Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/21

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Subject: [Leica] Somewhat OT Canon lens question
From: grduprey at (
Date: Fri Mar 21 08:45:17 2008

Thanks Doug and Clayton,

I will check into these options.  As to using the Canon collar with the 
Vario Elmar, well the lens is to be used on a 20D anyway, so it could really 
get angry and explode into the Canon body to protest.  ;-)  I have talked to 
it and told it if it would just promise to work for the time being, I would 
get a either a R10 or a DMR for it to work with after we return from Europe. 
 It seems to be happy with that for now.  ;-)


-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "R. Clayton McKee" <>
> I have a Tamron collar I found to fit an old 50--200 Sigma lens, 
> years ago in the manual canon days.  It's hinged on one side and has 
> a locking screw on the other; works quite well.  Looks like it'd fit 
> something around 2 3/8 - 2 1/2 inches in diameter.  
> B&H also lists something similar as a lens accessory, but it says 
> "canon" on it and your lens might die of embarassment or get so angry 
> at you that it wouldn't work....
> Quoth the :
> > An related question...  Anyone know of a lens collar that would fit
> > the Leica 80 - 200 Vario Elmar R so it can be mounted on a tripod or
> > monopod?  This lens is quite heavy and does not include a collar for
> > this purpose.
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