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Jul 21, 2021 18:54:55   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
Thomas902 wrote:
"...Nikon feet are not Arca-Swiss compatible." ClarkJohnson yes this has been a major caveat for Nikkors up until the latest release i.e. Nikon AF-S 70-200 f/2.8E FL VR ED which finally sports a Arca-Swiss compatible Foot. No need to purchase a Kirk replacement here...

btw, that new Nikkor is also the first AF-S 70-200 f/2.8 that doesn't suffer from horrific focus breathing at portraiture distance... my AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G IF ED VR II is actually only a 135mm optic when set to 200mm from minimum focus distance out to ~ 15 feet...

Nikon finally got the news... Folks were weary of having to pony up another $250 for a Arca-Swiss foot...
And caved in to portrait shooters and produced a "True" 200mm optic for those commercial photographers.

trapper we are still waiting on WHY you broached your query... a.k.a. what Nikkor are you interested in?
Thanks!
"...Nikon feet are not Arca-Swiss compatible.... (show quote)


When did Nikon start with an Arca Swiss compatible foot on the Nikon AF-S 70-200 f/2.8E FL VR ED? I had to put an RSS plate on mine.

Did you buy yours new?

NikonUSA seems to shows it with their standard foot.

https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/camera-lenses/af-s-nikkor-70-200mm-f%252f2.8e-fl-ed-vr.html

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Jul 21, 2021 19:13:40   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
HRBIEL wrote:
Besides the obvious lack of an Arca Swiss interface that has already been mentioned, the Nikkor 500mm f5.6 pf lens comes with a removable foot. The foot slides onto the collar, is tightened with a knob on the foot itself and also incorporates a trigger release mechanism that can accidentally be activated when holding the system by the foot. If the knob is not tight enough and the trigger is activated you can be left holding only the removable foot and the lens/camera will be on the ground. This has happened to Steve Perry. So tighten yer knobs lol!
Besides the obvious lack of an Arca Swiss interfac... (show quote)


I put a Wimberley plate on my 500 PF foot. I had a few from the old days. I'm gonna make a wild guess that the issue with the knob loosening is because the knob on the collar is very close. It would be real easy to accidently grab the wrong one. It pays to check often.

The RRS foot looks like it mounts the same as the Nikon, but adds the Arca Swiss grooves.

https://www.adorama.com/rrslcf11.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwi9-HBhACEiwAPzUhHL5T9FLjpJ2aKGDrpsxdjhMxEHBDZXLxyjIzFXvWRrOzbV6rJCjXDBoC6N8QAvD_BwE&gclid=CjwKCAjwi9-HBhACEiwAPzUhHL5T9FLjpJ2aKGDrpsxdjhMxEHBDZXLxyjIzFXvWRrOzbV6rJCjXDBoC6N8QAvD_BwE&utm_source=adl-gbase-p

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Jul 21, 2021 20:05:07   #
RowdyRay Loc: MN
 
imagemeister wrote:
This "problem " crosses ALL lens makers - it is not only Nikon !


Yes, it does. When I got the Tamron 150-600mm G1, it was missing the foot. Hence the good deal I got. But, after some research the original foot stunk for balance. Turns out Tamron made an improved version (longer) for an additional cost. Bought the improved version, of course, and works great.

My Sigma 150-500mm balances fine. But the 150-600mm Sport did not. Bought a Wimberly foot because of the reviews. Works great now. But, why would you sell a lens with a foot that won't allow it to balance? Doesn't make sense to me.

To the OP, it's important to know which lens you have so that someone can point in the right direction to fix the issue.

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Jul 22, 2021 01:18:33   #
trapper1 Loc: Southside Virginia
 
I am looking at buying a used Nikon 80-400 to use with a ball head tripod. My son's beach house in NC backs onto the Inland Waterway and the wetlands between the house and the waterway teem with bird life. The back porch faces the Inland Waterway, providing a perfectly stable platform for photography. Yes, I know there are better lens but I also know that they are much higher priced and being retired I have financial restraints with which to contend.
Some of the 80-400s advertised do not include a foot which is why I made this inquiry as I might need to buy a lens that does not come with a foot.

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Jul 22, 2021 02:14:36   #
HRBIEL Loc: Rapid City, SD
 
Trapper1, we all live within financial constraints so I would like to provide an alternative to the nikkor 80-400 that will probably fit just as well. That is the Tamron 100-400. I would look for a used one for nikon’s mount and also look for the Tamron Tap-in console as it provides additional tuning capabilities.

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Jul 22, 2021 08:40:11   #
imagemeister Loc: Stuart, Florida
 
HRBIEL wrote:
Trapper1, we all live within financial constraints so I would like to provide an alternative to the nikkor 80-400 that will probably fit just as well. That is the Tamron 100-400. I would look for a used one for nikon’s mount and also look for the Tamron Tap-in console as it provides additional tuning capabilities.


The Tamron is a good alternative ! - BUT, the tripod collar is optional at extra cost. The Tamron collar is expensive - but knock-offs are available.
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Jul 22, 2021 08:52:38   #
imagemeister Loc: Stuart, Florida
 
trapper1 wrote:
I am looking at buying a used Nikon 80-400 to use with a ball head tripod. My son's beach house in NC backs onto the Inland Waterway and the wetlands between the house and the waterway teem with bird life. The back porch faces the Inland Waterway, providing a perfectly stable platform for photography. Yes, I know there are better lens but I also know that they are much higher priced and being retired I have financial restraints with which to contend.
Some of the 80-400s advertised do not include a foot which is why I made this inquiry as I might need to buy a lens that does not come with a foot.
I am looking at buying a used Nikon 80-400 to use ... (show quote)


Yes, so the tripod collar on the 80-400 is removable. The foot and collar are intregal. - Many remove the collar for handholding, and then loose it ! - Which is the reason most used ones do not have the collar - just as well because you should probably replace it with a Kirk or some other good third party. You do really need a collar to effectively use the bracket I suggested earlier ! - OR - you could use it like most - and just hand hold.

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