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    Mamiya 200 APO Collar Query

    This is a long shot, but does anyone know of a tripod collar, regardless of make, that will fit the Mamiya M645 200/2.8 APO?

    As an FYI for anyone with a set of calipers, a box of tripod collars and a fit of boredom, the required collar diameter (closed) is ~70.4mm (larger can always be shimmed).

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    Re: Mamiya 200 APO Collar Query

    Have you tried looking at any of the Canon tripod collars

    The collars for the 200 2,8,300 f 4,and 70-200 (2.8 and 4) are all slightly
    different and you might find one that fits with a slight modification

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    Re: Mamiya 200 APO Collar Query

    Have thought of that - but the shops around here have zippo selection and I can't seem to find any mention of the diameter of the aforementioned lens collars (when closed). May post a query on a Canon forum. Talked to Kirk Enterprises - waste of time.

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    Re: Mamiya 200 APO Collar Query

    I have the collar for the 70-200 4.0L in front of me and a crude measurement
    suggests an inside diameter of approx 64-65mm

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    Re: Mamiya 200 APO Collar Query

    Rob:

    Try Burzynski:

    https://www.isarfoto.com/cms.php/en/...BURZYNSKI.html

    There are also cheaper Tripod collars on Ebay, but not many of them give dimensions of the ring.

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    Re: Mamiya 200 APO Collar Query

    Rob,
    You might also want to check the tripod collar for Sigma lenses:

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc....html#features

    I had to get one of these for my 120-300 f2.8 lens for easier handling and use with a monopod. I just checked the diameter and it looks like it may work for you at ~71mm. There is some play in it to crank it down, so it may work.

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    Re: Mamiya 200 APO Collar Query

    mtomalty - thank you.

    Robert - I saw the burzynski site. May drop isarfoto an email. Wish I could contact the actual manufacturer vs the distributor, but worth a try. Also keeping an eye on the auction you forwarded to me.

    LJ - great news on the Sigma 120-200. Might be something a little shimming via some rubber strips would fix.

    If we had shops around here that had any $%^& inventory I'd head over with my calipers, but such is not the case.

    Thanks for all the assistance - hate it when something overtly simple turns into a huge snipe-hunt.

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