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phild
14-10-2010, 20:23
I've been looking at tripod mount rings for the 70-200 F4L, the genuine Canon item is obscenely expensive, there are a number of clone items available.

Has anyone had any experience with the clone items? i.e. brands and effectiveness.

unistudent1962
14-10-2010, 20:43
I have to agree on the Canon pricing, it's ridiculously over-priced.
This is something Canon need to address, the f2.8 has it included, but you have to fork out more cash if you buy the f4.
I bought one of these for my 70-200 f4L IS http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280437104428 for $9.99 delivered.
Ordered it on 21/8, received it 3/9. It looks and feels exactly the same as the genuine Canon product and I am very happy with it.

jbee
14-10-2010, 21:51
I have an eBay Chinese knock off one too and it's fine. The Canon price is insane for a simple casting

phild
15-10-2010, 12:54
Thanks guys, I was hoping someone had bought one as there are a few different designs, one in particular looked as though it may nt clamp as securely.:th3:

unistudent1962
15-10-2010, 13:43
I bought one of these for my 70-200 f4L IS http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280437104428 for $9.99 delivered.
Ordered it on 21/8, received it 3/9. It looks and feels exactly the same as the genuine Canon product and I am very happy with it.

As I stated in my original post I have BOUGHT one and been using it since September.
CLICK to view the one I purchased http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280437104428
Machined Aluminium (NOT plastic as some of them are), clamps securely, well lined to protect the lens barrel, does the job perfectly.

Renae
17-10-2010, 00:27
I'm another one who bought a ridiculously cheap knock off from ebay. I've had mine for over 3 years now and it works perfectly. I say get the el-cheapo :D

unistudent1962
17-10-2010, 09:30
Renae,
Off topic I know, but how have you found the 70-200 f4L with the 1.4x II extender?
Thanks Mark

phild
17-10-2010, 09:36
I have ordered the one from that link.

unistudent1962
17-10-2010, 19:58
I hope you're as happy with it as I am.
Let us know what you think when it arrives.

Mick B
29-08-2011, 19:47
I ordered one for my Canon 70-300 L lens from DH Gate (they don't have them any more) and paid $23 delivered. Only received it today and it was a bit hard to fit it to the lens as the felt was just a bit thick. I remembered I had some felt from about 10 years ago still down in the shed and it is a tad thinner, so I ripped the old felt out and fitted the thinner stuff ......... fits nice and easy now.