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
Replacement collar for Nikon’s AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED lens.
Replacement collar for Nikon’s AF VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED lens.
Replacement collar for Nikon’s AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR lens.
Installing your RRS Lens Collar
Remove the stock collar by loosening locking knob, aligning the lens and collar arrows and separating.
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>
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).
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.