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Novoflex Tripod Collar for Select SL Lenses

BH #NOASTATSL • MFR #ASTAT-SL
Novoflex
Novoflex Tripod Collar for Select SL Lenses
Key Features
  • For Heavy Leica SL Zoom Lenses
  • Maintains Camera/Lens Balance Point
  • Arca-Type Compatible Dovetail
  • 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 Female Threads
Designed for the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH and the Apo-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4.0 heavy Leica zoom lenses, the Tripod Collar for Select SL Lenses from Novoflex attaches quickly and achieves a stressless camera/lens balance point. The collar has an Arca-type dovetail making it compatible with the large group of manufacturers that use the Arca system of quick releases. The dovetail mounting plate also has alternative 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 female threads for those who want to attach the collar directly to the tripod head.
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Novoflex ASTAT-SL Overview

Designed for the Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH and the Apo-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4.0 heavy Leica zoom lenses, the Tripod Collar for Select SL Lenses from Novoflex attaches quickly and achieves a stressless camera/lens balance point. The collar has an Arca-type dovetail making it compatible with the large group of manufacturers that use the Arca system of quick releases. The dovetail mounting plate also has alternative 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 female threads for those who want to attach the collar directly to the tripod head.

Novoflex ASTAT-SL Specs

Load Capacity3.8 lb / 1.7 kg
Arca-TypeYes
Weight2.1 oz / 60.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.395 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.7 x 5 x 2.1"

Novoflex ASTAT-SL Reviews

A useful clamp!

By James M
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-06-14

The collar adds a muchly improved mounting point for the SL and the 24-90 lens combination. It is not necessary for the 90-280 since it comes with a robust, non-QR mounting point but can be used instead of the standard mount. It worked well with my Novoflex and Gitzo QR's.

Does not work with RRS Quick Release clamps

By Robert
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-29

First, it does work well to clamp the SL 24-90 and the SL 90-280 (redundant on this one). The clamp screw is on the left side viewed from camera rear, not the best, but it's a compromise. On the 24-90, the ring sits very close to the handgrip, so having the clamp screw there would not leave room for fingers. Ideally, the clamp screw should be on top, but then rotating the camera to portrait is problematic (finger clearance to the grip), unless you are a 'clockwise' rotator. Anyway, I'm OK with the clamp after playing with it. HOWEVER, one star because I use multiple RRS ball & leveling heads with arca swiss quick release clamps. The Novoflex slides right out of all of my quick release clamps! It was quite the surprise as I caught the camera on the way down. No problems with RRS quick release clamps and RRS plates (of course), Wimberly, and all others I have tried- except for this one. I did have one arca clamp floating around that worked- it had a knob screw tightening mechanism. But surprise again- on one other (I think it was a Custom Bracket clamp) I could not tighten the hand screw knob far enough to clamp the Novoflex because there was a stop in the hand screw mechanism. Bottom line- your results will depend on the type of arca swiss clamp you have. It's pricey, but limited market, so that's OK. I returned it- I would have kept it if the arca foot was more 'compatible'.

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Will this collar cause chaffing/abrasion on the ...

Will this collar cause chaffing/abrasion on the lens barrel?
Asked by: Douglas
No.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-02-21

question

I use gitzo ballhead. And I use leica sl24-90. I'm wondering that this collar can fit my gitzo ballhead adapter. Please answer the question. Ballhead adapter can be fit every kinds of ballhead?
Asked by: Anonymous
The tripod color is compatible with the Leica Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 2.84.0/2490 mm ASPH lens.It has an Arca-Swiss Style plate. If you have the adapter that converts the head to Arca-Swiss style it should work.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Does this collar interfere with the zoom function ...

Does this collar interfere with the zoom function of the lens(es)? In other words, can the lens(es) still be zoomed with the collar in place?
Asked by: Douglas
Yes, the zoom will function as normal.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-02-21

What about compatibility with any/all of the ...

What about compatibility with any/all of the Leica SL PRIME lenses? Anyone have any verified answers?
Asked by: Douglas
According to Novoflex's website, it works with 2 zoom lenses. I would recommend contacting them to see if it may work for the prime lenses. NovoflexTel: +49 8331 88888 Website http://www.novoflex.com/ Email [email protected]
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-02-21

Is this collar compatible with the 16-35/3.5~4.5 ...

Is this collar compatible with the 16-35/3.5~4.5 Leica SL lens? I see that it's advertised as compatible with the 24-90 and the 90-280, but has anyone actually tried or confirmed compatibility on the 16-35 SL lens?
Asked by: Douglas
According to Novoflex's website, it works with 2 zoom lenses. I would recommend contacting them to see if it may work for the prime lenses. NovoflexTel: +49 8331 88888 Website http://www.novoflex.com/ Email [email protected]
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-02-21
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