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Do you leave on or take off your L-Bracket?

 
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May 11, 2013 23:07 |  #31

I have one on every camera and leave it on at all times.


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May 12, 2013 02:04 |  #32

My straps are connected to the L bracket. The way I have the ends of the hand strap tucked away make it a pain to undo. I do have other lighter tripod plates if I need to travel light. I'm just too lazy to swap them.


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May 12, 2013 03:17 |  #33

I always take off the 'L' bracket when not using it, but tend to keep the normal (flat) one fitted as this gets used quite a lot.
Because it's a nice smooth/fitted bracket it doesn't cause me any discomfort or problems.


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May 12, 2013 15:59 |  #34

I don't use a grip, but my L bracket had never been removed from this camera or my previous ones. I like the way the camera rests on a table, especially with a long lens with a tripod ring. I have no problem with the weight, size, or feel of the bracket.


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May 13, 2013 00:50 |  #35

On all the time. You don't want to strip the tripod thread taking that thing on and off.


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May 13, 2013 09:25 |  #36

I have a gripped 5D3 and leave my Kirk L bracket on all the time as most of my shooting is indoors. Depending on what I want from the shot, I may or may not use an RRS bracket-mounted 580EXII, hence the L bracket.

However, one a recent short city-scape shooting for personal enjoyment, I took off the L bracket, and grip, to reduce overall weight for carrying the camera all day. When I got home, I put it all back on to be ready for my next shoot.


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May 14, 2013 14:53 |  #37

100% always mounted... It's a rarity that it'll come off... Probably just to clean (inbetween the camera and L-bracket) when I want to, but for the most part it doesn't come off my camera body...

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May 14, 2013 18:46 as a reply to  @ airbutchie's post |  #38

I leave them on my pair of cameras. I use a monopod or a tripod for a lot of my shooting and my monopod has an Arca Compatible quick release as does my tripod.


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May 14, 2013 22:29 |  #39

I just switched to the Arca-Swiss compatible quick release design. I couldn't be happier. I was able to get a one piece L bracket from Kirk for my 60D with grip and I also leave it on all the time. I'm still a bit giddy over my RRS purchase with all the Kirk plates, etc.


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May 21, 2013 21:30 |  #40

DavidR wrote in post #15918793 (external link)
It never comes off, weighs next to nothing and actually helps protect the camera.

+1

Great protection and my black rapid strap is set up with a small Kirk arca Swiss clamp that I use to attach the my step to the camera or to the lens tripod ring clamp.

Also I always keep a tripod in the car so unless I travel by plane without one I always want to be able to connect to my ball head quick release clamp.


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May 21, 2013 21:59 |  #41

never comes off.

I'm in the phase of carrying my travel tripod everywhere, so it's damn handy to have it on.


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Jan 29, 2014 00:43 |  #42

It doesn't feel uncomfortable?




  
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Jan 29, 2014 06:21 |  #43

On all the time.

Somebloke wrote in post #16646119 (external link)
It doesn't feel uncomfortable?

Nope. I don't use a battery grip. The L bracket doesn't get in the way at all.


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Jan 29, 2014 11:29 |  #44

I use to take it off when I didn't need it. After taking it off and putting it back on a few times it stripped my tripod mount on my 1D MK II. Since then I leave it on and it stays on.


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Jan 29, 2014 12:30 |  #45

Wow, this thread has sprung back to life!

Somebloke wrote in post #16646119 (external link)
It doesn't feel uncomfortable?

Not at all. You get used to it quickly and the advantages are great, unless you never use a tripod.

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