Nikon 70-200 f4 Aftermarket Tripod Collar

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David A. Hamments
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Nikon 70-200 f4 Aftermarket Tripod Collar
Jun 18, 2013

Good afternoon everyone, today I traded in my trusty Nikon 80-200 "Push-Pull" for the new Nikon 70-200 F4 telephoto lens. Although many suggest a tripod collar is not required (and not shipped with this lens), I would feel better mounting it on my tripod with a collar, rather than without. Having said that, I'm not prepared to spend almost $200 for the Nikon or other high end replacement collars. Has anyone tried an inexpensive Chinese knock-off collar like this one?:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/New-Nikon-Metal-Tripod-Collar-Mount-Ring-for-Nikon-AF-S-70-200mm-f-4G-ED-VR-lens-/181085884115?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&hash=item2a298f4ed3&_uhb=1

For about $30, including shipping I'm wondering if it would stand up to occasional use on my D7100 as well as to relieve the lens' weight with my Black Rapid strap.

Thanks in advance to those who respond....

Cheers, D. Hamments
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