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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:28 pm 
I'm planning on buying a Canon 70-200 f4 lens and can't find the correct tripod mount ring for it (can only find the ring for the IS version). Anyone know?

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:47 pm 
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Hi Roland,

I bought an AII W from Amazon for my EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM. What makes you think that the non-IS version of this lens needs a different ring? The Amazon page at this link only mentions the EF 70-210 f/4L USM but I bought it for the IS lens and it fits fine.

Also the Digital-Picture.com review of the EF 70-210 f/4L USM specifically mentions that the AII W adaptor works with that lens.

Bob.

P.S. You can successfully use this lens with the tripod attached to the camera body but I certainly wouldn't recommend it for sustained or rough usage.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:21 am 
Thanks Bob,

I was looking on BH Photo and the ring they is specified for the IS version. I was puzzled myself but haven't been able to check at my local store. Looks like this is the one to get tho.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:35 am 
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Hi Roland,

My pleasure. My biggest problem with the ring adaptor is the price. I guess Canon charge what they can get away with and would argue that limited sales mean higher overheads. Even so, you can pick up the EF 50mm f1.8 II lens for less.

I am sure you will be delighted with the 70-200mm lens.

Bob.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:49 am 
Couldn't agree more - crazy price, so is going to take some serious justification before I make the decision. I'm actually getting way ahead of myself as I still need to buy a mono/tripod... :oops:

As you said, the EF 50mm f1.8 II lens costs less. It's also on my wishlist and probably better to get first since I'm going to learn/produce more with it.

My wife is going to the States in Sept & she doesn't know yet that she's going to have to haul some gear back for me :D


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