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60D - Any experience with L plates (brackets)?

 
daleg
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Feb 06, 2014 00:21 |  #1

I'm up late researching my (hopefully soon) conversion of tripod heads and gear to arca swiss clamps and plates.

My current crop body is the Canon 60D - with the articulating LCD. I see that RSS only offers a base plate and not their L-plate for this camera - probably because of blockage/interference with this LCD screen.

I also see component L-brackets from Kirk (gripped and non-gripped) and similar (cheaper) L-brackets from ProMediaGear - also gripped and non-gripped.

Does anybody have experience using any of these L-plates with this articulating screen? To block this screen in either portrait or landscape mode when mounted to a tripod would negate a significant benefit of having such a flexible screen. FWIW, I am considering purchasing both cropped and non-cropped plates as we'll occasionally travel light (sans grip).

Thought I'd check for others' experiences - before blundering ahead - with Blind Faith!

Thanks...
Dale




  
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xeodragon
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Feb 06, 2014 02:07 |  #2

daleg wrote in post #16667235 (external link)
I'm up late researching my (hopefully soon) conversion of tripod heads and gear to arca swiss clamps and plates.

My current crop body is the Canon 60D - with the articulating LCD. I see that RSS only offers a base plate and not their L-plate for this camera - probably because of blockage/interference with this LCD screen.

I also see component L-brackets from Kirk (gripped and non-gripped) and similar (cheaper) L-brackets from ProMediaGear - also gripped and non-gripped.

Does anybody have experience using any of these L-plates with this articulating screen? To block this screen in either portrait or landscape mode when mounted to a tripod would negate a significant benefit of having such a flexible screen. FWIW, I am considering purchasing both cropped and non-cropped plates as we'll occasionally travel light (sans grip).

Thought I'd check for others' experiences - before blundering ahead - with Blind Faith!

Thanks...
Dale

RRS L-Plate for 60D: http://www.reallyright​stuff.com/s.nl/it.A/id​.2142/.f (external link)

I've had the chance to try out both. I've yet to encounter one that's perfect. For example, the Kirk one doesn't really allow good use of the left strap lug on the camera. The RRS I found doesn't let you open some of the side ports on the camera comfortably to insert a cable. Both affect the LCD swivel feature. They're both well built, with the Kirk being abit chunkier and the RRS being a little slimmer. It's unfortunate that both of these products are not "perfect" but just work "okay" IMO.




  
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