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Markins L Plate?

 
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Nov 13, 2010 09:53 as a reply to  @ post 11275889 |  #16

agphotography wrote in post #11275685 (external link)
Oh im well aware of their wonderful functionality. I have L brackets for both of my cameras WITH their battery grips on, but a lot of time for walk around shooting I'll run my 5DmkII without a grip. I was just debating if is worth buying two MORE L Brackets. Something doesn't feel right about $500+ for 4 tripod plates ;)

"Walk-around"? You carry tripods at those times? If not, maybe just pick up a couple of basic A-S non-L plates for those times.


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Nov 15, 2010 16:56 |  #17

I have a Markins L-bracket on a 5D2. I bought it because it was notably lighter than the others, as well as cheaper. I think it is superb - no issues with it whatsoever. It has intents which locate with the tiny lugs on the base of the camera to prevent any movement. It lives on my camera - never comes off. I think every serious camera should have Arca-Swiss rails built-in from the factory.

I've made a slight modification to mine, taking a file to remove a small part of the lip which locates with the baseplate. This allows the bracket to slide a couple of mms closer so it's flush with the left-hand end of the camera, makes it more comfortable. It means that I can't use the remote release socket when the camera is vertical on the tripod, but since I use an IR release that's not a problem for me :)


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Nov 15, 2010 18:06 |  #18

Headshotzx wrote in post #11275889 (external link)
Thanks for the replies everyone (:

I was considering markins because it's cheaper and available locally from a photo store I frequent. It's SGD190 for the markins, and almost S$250 for the RRS.

Both plates have lugs for hand strap, and both have a 1/4" x 20 hole. Not sure about panoramic marking features though, since I don't do many of those shots. And I'm sticking with my kirk screw clamps for now...

if the price difference is that significant, i think i'd go for the markins plate. just my $0.02


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Nov 23, 2010 13:15 |  #19

There has to be a more affordable solution out there. $150-250 for an L-plate seems ridiculous to me.




  
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Nov 23, 2010 15:06 |  #20

JCAMER wrote in post #11333959 (external link)
There has to be a more affordable solution out there. $150-250 for an L-plate seems ridiculous to me.

I agree. There's a few on ebay, like this. No idea of quality, but how hard can it be? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk …et-CANON-7D-/330495340521 (external link)


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Nov 23, 2010 17:24 |  #21

ben_r_ wrote in post #11274074 (external link)
Go RRS and think no more about it!

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