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5th of April 2010 (Mon), 20:01
I recently bought a G9 and found that most tripod plates have to be removed in order to access the Battery/card door. Has anyone found a work around so you can leave a plate in place but also pop the card in/out? I have a couple DSLR's and want a mount system that I can use on all my gear. The magmount looks interesting. Has anyone tryed this mount on their G series? Does it allow for card access?
5th of April 2010 (Mon), 20:50
The G10 has its socket hard-by the battery/memory door. I'm guessing the G9 is identical. I doubt that there is a bespoke plate; it would totally lack support on one side of the socket.
I have a selection of Manfrotto RC2 plates, one of which sees regular use on my G10. I have to say my battery is usually well-charged and 4-gig cards do take a while to fill - even with RAW.
But sometimes that plate has to come off - it's one of those shrug-your-shoulders pain-in-the-ass things that go with the territory of what I do consider as an eminently pocketable small camera.
5th of April 2010 (Mon), 21:53
I am hoping someone has thought about this. It was one of the drawbacks to the G series (in my opnion). I believe that cameras should be designed for ease of use (card loading slot on side of camera vs bottom). I owned a Canon S3 that was built in this configuration and it worked well. I guess there is a level of give and take when it comes to camera design. Give me a side loading card slot any day.
Maybe a 1/4x20 male to female extention rod? Is there such a beast?
5th of April 2010 (Mon), 22:44
If you use Really Right Stuff's tripod's you can get the G L plate which does offer clearance for the battery. http://reallyrightstuff.com/QR/04.html
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