Kirk LP-45 70-200mm Replacement Foot Broken?
Just curious if any of you have had any issues with your Kirk LP-45 70-200mm VR & VR II Nikkor replacement foot?
Mine doesn't seem to fit tightly flush on my lens any more--as it wiggles slightly, which pretty much makes it useless when composing critically. Any suggestions on what might be wrong or how to fix?
UPDATE: Never mind. Turns out it was four loose screws on the small foot connector plate on the lens itself that was causing the wiggling. I tightened these and I'm now good.
#1. "RE: Kirk LP-45 70-200mm Replacement Foot Broken?" | In response to Reply # 0billg71 Nikonian since 14th Aug 2006Fri 22-Oct-10 02:40 AM
"Just curious if any of you have had any issues with your Kirk LP-45 70-200mm VR & VR II Nikkor replacement foot?"
Nope. Not too much can go wrong with a chunk of aluminum and a screw if its built right in the first place but it looks like you figured out your problem.
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#2. "RE: Kirk LP-45 70-200mm Replacement Foot Broken?" | In response to Reply # 0jrp Charter MemberFri 22-Oct-10 03:54 AM
AHA! Just when I was going to tell what to check, Dan!
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#3. "RE: Kirk LP-45 70-200mm Replacement Foot Broken?" | In response to Reply # 2spiritualized67 Nikonian since 28th Feb 2007Fri 22-Oct-10 07:13 PM
Yes, I had no idea it was the four extremely small Philips screws on the 70-200 lens foot plate itself. I guess all the usage loosened them.
I was able to secure them a little more using a small flat jewelers screwdriver, although it wasn't a Philips head nor the ideal size and I certainly didn't want to strip the screw heads.
So I just ordered myself some camera repair-quality precision Philips screwdrivers from www.micro-tools.com in sizes 000 through #1. Should come in handy for better securing this lens plate and some of my other camera gear with those tiny micro-sized screws. And come to think of it, I had trouble opening the battery screw on my Phottix wireless remote too.