Kirk quick release replacement lens collar for Nikon's 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR lens
Reviewed by 3 customers
Replaced the original Nikon lens collar, w/tripod mount. The Kirk version provides two screw holes for mounting an attachment plate, with a built-in Arca-Style base plate. The quick release action allows you to remove the collar without taking the lens off the camera, when mounted to the lens. Also provides maximum support and bracing due to double contact points with the lens. There is an extended brace engineered to support the lens for rigidity and added strength. It is more expensive than one would like it pay, following the cost of a lens that approaches $3,000.00, but well worth knowing you investment will be secure when you are lugging your gear around mounted to a tripod.
I love this new lens collar. The original one had play in it when mounted on my tripod - this one is rock solid. It also makes the lens easy to carry and shoot hand held. I highly recommend it. It's an excellent compliment to my Kirk mono-pod head that I use with this lens.
I think the price is very high, but the quality is definitely there. It is a better design than the Nikon collar. It is too bad I had to purchase this collar when the lens cost almost three grand.