>Folks, I shouldn't worry too much about the price of the >tripod collar. > >No matter what it's priced at, few pople with any brains will >buy it. Anyone with sense will wait a bit for Kirk and >ReallyRightStuff to release their versions which will probably >grip firmer, have a dovetail rail and likely be cheaper. > >Lets face it, the first thing I do with any large lens is >replace the Nikon lens foot with a better quality RRS one.
Likely be cheaper? Almost certainly!
Cost of Nikon collar with Arca-Swiss adaptor plate = $223.95 + $55.00 = $278.95 (assuming the cost of the adaptor plate is the same as that for the RRS 300mm f4 plate). This is $83.95 more than the $195.00 RRS charges for their 300mm f4 collar.