LCA-11 Lens Collar

Replacement Lens Collars

LCA-11 Lens Collar

Lens Collar vs Lens Foot

Really Right Stuff offers three types of lens mounting solutions to fit our Arca-Swiss style quick-release system:

  • Lens plates, which add the RRS dovetail to the bottom of an existing collar and foot by mounting to existing sockets and using anti-twist flanges or multiple screws.
  • Replacement lens feet, which are meant to improve the strength and stability of a lens mount through profile reduction, increased strength, and dovetail integration (no plate needed).
  • Replacement lens collar & foot packages, which offer all the benefits of our lens foot in addition to correcting and improving upon the original manufactured collar in performance and functionality.

Many of the manufactured collars are more than reliable and can easily be adapted to mount to RRS support gear by replacing the lens foot. There isn’t a huge need for replacement collars across the market. The collars we do make are chosen based on user demand, and are meant to offer improved performance. Although we would love to see every lens supported by our beautiful craft, it simply isn’t necessary to do so. That being said, we have had quite a few request on certain models where we are more than happy to step-in and help our customers get the level of support they desire. All of our replacement collars make use of our sleek and sturdy LCF-10 Lens Replacement Foot, giving the user a modular versatility not found with the stock versions. Each collar and foot package is also compatible with our medium (87) and large (91) size orbital flash brackets, which mount to the upper dovetail of the LCF-10 Lens Replacement Foot.

RRS Lens Collars

LC-A10 Lens Collar

LC-A10 Lens Collar + Foot Package

Replacement collar for Nikon’s AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED lens.

LC-A11 Lens Collar

LC-A11 Lens Collar + Foot Package

Replacement collar for Nikon’s AF VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED lens.

LC-A12 Lens Collar
LC-A12 Lens Collar + Foot Package

Replacement collar for Nikon’s AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR lens.

Installing your RRS Lens Collar

  1. 1
    Remove the stock lens collar.

    Remove the stock lens collar.

    Remove the stock collar by loosening locking knob, aligning the lens and collar arrows and separating.
  2. 2
    Align the RRS collar.

    Align the RRS collar.

    Install the Really Right Stuff collar on the lens barrel by opening the hinged halves and aligning their inner groove with the protruding screws on the barrel. Unlike the stock collar, there are no arrows to align – the collar will mount in any position relative to the top of the lens. div>
  3. 3
    Close the RRS collar.

    Close the RRS collar.

    Close the collar around the lens and latch by tightening the locking knob. Before fully tightening the knob, rotate the lens within the collar to the desired orientation (using reference marks if necessary).
  4. 4
    Attach RRS lens foot.

    Attach RRS lens foot.

    Mount the LCF-10 foot by sliding the foot backwards onto the dovetail of the lens collar, until the spring-loaded catch snaps into place. Lock the foot in place using its star-shaped locking knob.

19 Comments

  1. Andrew Yen Wang says:

    Hi

    Can you make a L-braket for Alpa STC?

    Thanks you so much.

    From Canada

    • Jim @ RRS says:

      Andrew,

      We recently had a customer bring an Alpa STC into the showroom, and we played around with different plate options for it to find the best fit. An L-plate is really not needed, since the camera has sockets on both sides as well as the bottom. We found that mounting 2 BP-CS plates was a great fit, one on the bottom and one on the right (grip) side. We didn’t mount plates on the left because of the sliding back clearance needed there. The BP-CS does not negatively impact the grip ergonomics, and having one on each side gives you the same functionality as an L-plate.

  2. Christopher Coope says:

    I have just bought the new Nikon 80-400. I am hoping you can (eventually) supply an improved tripod mount, and one which I can also use as a carry handle. This last is important as it makes the heavy camera and lens combination so much easier to hold. I used to have a Sigma 50-500 and its foot made an excellent handle (and it also featured an approximation to an Arca dovetail: it worked very well with the Wimberley gimbal head).

    • Jim @ RRS says:

      We have a new collar for the Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm in the works now (LC-A13). Like the others it will make use of the outstanding LCF-10 foot, and offer significant improvement over the stock mounts.

  3. Why no Canon collars?

    • Jim @ RRS says:

      Hi Matthew,

      We’ve only made replacements for the Nikon collars in response to customer feedback about issues with those collars (and more recently, our own observations on their deficiencies).

      I suspect that if a Canon lens had issues with its collar we’d make a replacement, but so far they all have met stability demands.

      -Jim

  4. Paul Moriak says:

    Do you make a replacement lens foot for the Canon FD 300mm/2.8L lens?
    If not, is there a suitable L-plate?

  5. Mike Kononov says:

    Hi RRS,

    Any news on new Tamron 150-600 foot/collar combination? Is it in works?

    • Edward Oest says:

      I am also looking for this or suggestions for adaptation.

    • Ben F. says:

      Any more news/info on a Tamron 150-600 plate?

    • Jeff Maass says:

      I’m also looking for an LCF-xx for this lens.

    • Jim @ RRS says:

      Hi Mike,

      Sorry for the very delayed response! We don’t have any plans for a replacement collar or foot for a Tamron lens. We’ve been recommending the MPR-113 plate for that lens with great results so far.

      If you have any other questions please feel free to email us directly at info@reallyrightstuff.com.

      Thanks!

      Jim Weise
      Customer Service
      Really Right Stuff, Inc.

      • Jeff Maass says:

        Jim:

        I ordered the MPR-113 plate, and find the following that argues against it giving “great results”:

        1. The MPR-113 has two screws, the Tamron 150-600 has only one mounting hole in it’s foot.
        2. There is no flange on the MPR-113 to keep it from rotating when mounted just one screw.

        I had also ordered a B-82, which seems a better match, with one screw and a flange at the back to keep it aligned.

        Am I missing something about the MPR-113 which makes it a better choice? What to do with the second screw?

        • Jim @ RRS says:

          Jeff,

          The MPR-113 includes a modular anti-twist flange that can be installed at any one of six positions along the top surface, which actually offers more adjust-ability and positioning options than a built-n flange. The second screw would of course not be used on lenses that have just one socket, but is included with that rail nonetheless and can simply be removed.

          While B82 may also fit on the foot of the lens just fine, you’ll probably find it a bit too short to allow balancing at all zoom positions, since that lens extends quite a bit as it zooms from what I understand.

          If you have any other questions, please send them to info@reallyrightstuff.com so we can make sure we catch them in a timely manner! Thanks!

          Jim

          • Jeff Maass says:

            Jim:

            Right you are (of course)!

            I’ve replaced the B82 with the MPR-113, and All Is Well.

            It nests comfortably and firmly in my Wemberley head.

            Jeff

  6. Brett Braden says:

    What is the proper way to mount a Nikon 400mm f/2.8 on your long lens support system? I have the RRS replacement foot for my lens, as well as your long lens support kit (single quick release version). Should I reverse the foot to create more distance between the rear mounting clamp and the front y-support? Otherwise, with the position of the collar and foot on this lens, the distance between the rear mounting clamp point and the front of the barrel where the y-support touches the front of the barrel is very short.

  7. Brett Braden says:

    I decided to use the y-support at the back of the lens, close to the camera mount, rather than at the front of the lens. This creates the largest possible distance from the reverse-facing foot and the most stable setup.

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