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iShoot tripod collar for SEL70200G: quality?
(09-09-2019, 09:38 AM)JJ_SO Wrote: I got at some point a lot of this Mengs/Gumptrade stuff. It's rather simple - if the quality is poor, it will be obviously and visibly poor and you would not use it.

It's as you said. I just got it and it's ok. It's a bit different than Sony's: the original piece has a knob that turns for just a few rounds and locks a spring-based mechanism which keeps blocked the ring around the lens. It's an advantageous solution when you want just to loosen it a bit to rotate the lens and fasten it again, but I don't need that. On the other side, it's the dangerous part when I use the collar with the shoulder strap: because if the mechanism is damaged it looks like the thing is fastened, but it's only the spring working; and at the first stress the thing opens.

The Mengs piece just sports a knob that rotates for many rounds and fasten very firmly.
Also, the white paint is lighter than the colour of the lens, but who cares about that.

Fine, thanks.


Sony a6300, Sony a6000, Sony NEX-6, Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS, Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS, Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS, Sigma 150-600mm Æ’/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary, Samyang 12mm Æ’/2, Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN | A, Meyer Gorlitz Trioplan 100mm Æ’/2.8, Samyang 8mm Æ’/3.5 fish-eye II | Zenit Helios 44-2 58mm Æ’/2 
Plus some legacy Nikkor lenses.
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