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    Assistance required with Tripod ring mount

    Hey all,
    I recently purchased a 100 mm EF f2.8 USM MACRO. I found it a tad too front heavy when tripod mounted so I purchased a Canon Tripod Ring Mount (D).
    My problem is that it is too tight a fit and I cannot engage the locking pin. I have checked and rechecked the model and I have definitely purchased the correct unit.
    Is there a trick to mounting these things onto the lens?
    Geoff Port
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    Hi Geoff

    I just had a look at my Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro lens (not the L version) and on its Tripod Mounting Ring it writes Tripod Mount B and not D.

    Is D for the L version?

    Cheers

    Dennis
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    Hey Dennis, I am totally confused now. The blurb on the eglobal website definitely says that the the D mount is the correct version for the EF 100mm Macro not the L version. The Canon box says for EF lens accessories Tripod Mount Ring D (B). The Canon website was of little help.
    As Maxwell Smart once said "It missed by that much". Nearly fits but not quite.
    It appears obvious after viewing your photo that I have the wrong mount.
    Now will come the battle to return it.
    Thanks for your assistance.

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    I've been using one of these http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Camera-Tr...item3f1f8ea217
    on my Canon EF 100 f2.8 Macro (non-L) since 2011 without any problems.
    It's marked as a Tripod Ring A (W).
    I also bought a hood http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Lens-Hood...item2eb49bf23e.
    I simply can't justify the ridiculous prices of the Genuine Canon parts.
    Mark

    Canon 70D w/Grip l Canon 60D w/Grip l EF 100-400 f4.5-5.6L IS USM l EF 70-200 f4L IS USM l EF-S 15-85 f3.5-5.6 IS USM l EF 100 f2.8 USM Macro l EF-S 18-55 f3.5-5.6 IS STM l EF 50 f1.8 II l Canon EF-S 10-22 f3.5-4.5 USM l 430 EX II Flash l Rode Stereo VideoMic l Manfrotto 055XPROB + 498RC2 Tripod l Benro MP-96 M8 Monopod l Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack l Lowepro Pro Runner 300 AW Backpack l PS CS5 Extended l Lightroom 4.3

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    Hi Geoff

    Hope you manage to get the correct replacement part soon. Here is a screen print from the Canon 100mm F2.8 macro (non-L) manual/brochure.

    I purchased the genuine Canon product as I personally feel more comfortable with the OEM equipment for accessories such as these, despite the higher price. I think mine came from DDP when they had a store in Brisbane and ran a special on these rings, narrowing the price differential so it was more palatable.

    Cheers

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    Awww! Crikey Mark, $7:95 I've layed out $195 delivered and it STILL won't fit. If only I'd done a more througher check on eBay

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    Thanks for this info Dennis. I'm still working on replacing the mount I have purchased. Waiting on a reply from eGlobal. I don't recall any instructions like you have supplied here. I'm presuming it came with the lens. Will have to investigate the bow.

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    The eBay product is also less complicated, as there's no "adapter" needed. If this product hadn't done the job, I doubt that I'd ever have been able to justify spending $180+ for the genuine product, given it's about a third of the cost of the lens!!!

    I can understand Canon charging the prices they do for lenses, bodies, flashes, grips etc, but I'm afraid that gouging the customer for items such as this is completely unacceptable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Port View Post
    Awww! Crikey Mark, $7:95 I've layed out $195 delivered and it STILL won't fit. If only I'd done a more througher check on eBay

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    Thanks for this info Dennis. I'm still working on replacing the mount I have purchased. Waiting on a reply from eGlobal. I don't recall any instructions like you have supplied here. I'm presuming it came with the lens. Will have to investigate the bow.
    Hi Geoff

    I have the 580EX II flash hanging off an arm attached to an aluminium ring, which is itself attached to the lens plate/collar. I use the ring as a handle during macro photography and also for handling the rig, so there is a bit of extra weight and leverage on the lens collar compared to when just mounting it on a tripod head.

    I decided that I have more confidence in Canon’s design, manufacturing and materials control for the tripod ring, with the additional weight and handling stresses I place on the collar, so for me it was a no-brainer; I had the funds at the time and DDP had a special so it wasn’t too painful a decision.

    There is a point where the Canon rrp price is simply unpalatable, so when I decide that I want the Canon accessory rather than a 3rd party unit, I usually wait until a dealer has a special and then make a purchase. So far I've been lucky!

    Cheers

    Dennis

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    For all those that replied to my original post the news is that eGlobal are taking the two mounts back, supplying me with the correct mount and a refund for one of the returns. Apparently their catalogue was incorrect.
    Yea eGlobal!

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