Why are tripod collars so expensive?

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MinAZ
MinAZ Senior Member • Posts: 4,112
Why are tripod collars so expensive?

I almost choked when I saw the price of the tripod collar for the $1200 Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM lens is $160. It almost made me go get the Tamron 70-210mm f/4 version instead, until I saw that the cost of the collar for the $800 lens is $140. Is it just me or does this seem very overpriced for this item? I am almost tempted to buy the lens without the tripod collar, although I am sure I will come to regret the decision eventually.

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