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Which collar for 300/4 AF-S, Kirk or RRS?

groovon

Oakland, US
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groovon Basic Member
Sat 30-Aug-08 10:45 PM | edited Sun 31-Aug-08 01:41 AM by groovon

I'm a bit stuck on this question. The main points for considering the RRS collar are that a/ it will accept the same foot as my 70-200VR (either the Nikon foot or the RRS S/A-type foot), and b/ having a removable/interchangeable foot, the 300 will be more compact for stowage and (possibly) offer better handholding.

I just don't know whether the RRS, being a cantilevered design, can equal the 2-point Kirk NC-300 for rigidity. On the surface it looks as if the Kirk design might have the advantage there.

So basically that's my question: In practice, is the RRS collar for the 300/4 AF-S (used with the RRS S/A foot) as rigid a design as the Kirk NC-300?

(RRS gives a 30-day trial period, so that's something I could try. I've never laid hands on the Kirk collar though.

Thanks for any answers or feedback.

Oh, and BTW, do you find, when handholding the 300/4 AF-S, the Kirk collar to be a help, or a hindrance? (I find that the stock Nikon collar/foot, when handholding that lens, provides a secure hook for my fingers to grasp. Dunno if the same applies to the Kirk NC-300, though.)

Dave

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