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May 07, 2017 14:17 |  #1

I am coming back to Canon after a few years in the Fuji camp. I have not been up to date in forums...
I got a 7dII and I need an L plate. I see RRS has a modular one and you can get Sunwayfoto brand at BH (at a third of the price). You can also go with the cheap ones from eBay.
I have always used RRS plates but it is getting expensive for a piece of aluminum!
I wanted to know if there is anything else that I am missing. Another company? Any experience with the modular one from RRS?


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Post has been edited 9 months ago by rwmson.
May 08, 2017 06:49 |  #2

I have the RRS L-plate on my 7dMk2 and it works fine (as one would expect for a 70-bazillion dollar piece of aluminum).

yeah, I gots some stuff.

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Post has been last edited 9 months ago by ManiZ. 2 edits done in total.
May 19, 2017 18:05 |  #3

I would like to know as well. Sunwayfoto is a reputable option but they don't make one to work with the 5D4 grip, or at least I haven't found one. Besides RRS, Kirk is quite expensive as well.

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Post has been edited 8 months ago by CheleA.
Jun 24, 2017 15:38 as a reply to ManiZ's post |  #4

I bought an L bracket and a couple of clamps for my 6D and 70D through Ebay. The L bracket was $15 and was, and still am, impressed with the fit and finish. I was a machinist in a former life and I sure could not justify making it for what I paid.

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Post has been last edited 8 months ago by Wilt. 2 edits done in total.
Jun 24, 2017 16:13 |  #5

I have a Sunway for my 7DII, as well as original RRS L brackets for my 5D and 40D bodies. The only thing about Sunway (vs. RRS) is that black finish is not as hard and durable on the Sunway brackets, so it wears off where the screw holds the bracket to the body's tripod socket. It does not bother me, though, as I rarely if ever remove the L bracket. It fits my RRS QR lever unit on my BH-40 head just fine.

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