Nikon 80-400 AF-S VR collar does it need replacing?

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John Fleming
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Nikon 80-400 AF-S VR collar does it need replacing?
Feb 15, 2014

I just picked up the new Nikon AF-S 80-400 having taking advantage of the $400 rebate.

The question I have, before I go ahead and order the RRS lens plate/foot, is regarding the lens collar.  Does it need to be replaced because of a bad design?  There seems to be back and forth opions here and I was wondering, now that the lens has been out for a while, what the general feeling is.   I just got the lens and haven't tried it out yet (on a tripod) as I don't have a QR plate for it.

So before I go and order something fro RRS I would like to hear what others are experiencing or have experienced.

Thanks in advance.

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