I have this lens now. Is there a better tripod ring and foot than the one which comes with the lens? Thank you!!
Good morning, Mike.
Brief preface: My name is not Bradley, it is Erik. I am a photographer for work and my 300 f4 was destroyed due to a work accident. Brad (my boss) paid for the new one for me, ergo I am in Adorama's computer as Bradley (specifically for this particular lens.)
Anyhow, I have also had some minor issues with my tripod mount not being all that substantial for this lens so I got a Kirk NC-300 as a replacement / upgrade. It was about ten-fifteen percent of the price of this lens and I like it better, but I don't know if I really like it all THAT much better.
Obviously, it's your call. If you shoot this lens from a tripod a lot - especially if you're at odd angles - the Kirk is a good choice.
I hope this has been helpful.