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Quick Release L Plate Bracket for Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Battery Pack Grip

 
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Feb 15, 2014 18:50 |  #16

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Op/Tech Utility Loop -that looks interesting.

Works pretty well and allows quick removal of the strap when you need to. You just end up adjusting the strap a bit shorter.

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Feb 15, 2014 20:16 |  #17

C Scott IV wrote in post #16692087 (external link)
This is why I like the Kirk L-bracket.

While an L-bracket (without a strap lug clamp) may be rigid there is still flex between the battery grip and camera. The clamp that tightens around the strap lug eliminates the flex between the battery grip and the camera. Eliminating any flex between the tripod mount and the lens is a good thing.

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Feb 16, 2014 10:07 |  #18

virsago_mk2 wrote in post #16691012 (external link)
What brand is that?

Looks exactly the same as my ProFoto brand,

It was in a clear plastic bag. I would contact the vendor. The other brand on eBay is iShoot, this is not an iShoot. Mine has the SS allen head anti slide offs and the D ring fastener. I have seen the one I got from other eBay vendors, just compare pictures to make sure. BTW iShoot may good also but I can not vouch for them.

here is mine: http://www.ebay.com …_trksid=p3984.m​1497.l2649 (external link)

here is the iShoot version as far as I can tell from the pictures the plate is the same, it's just has different fasteners and no anti slide stops, but the holes are there. Also $10.00 with out the fasteners and D ring. $89.00 delivered.

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Feb 16, 2014 10:12 |  #19

Scatterbrained wrote in post #16692189 (external link)
Works pretty well and allows quick removal of the strap when you need to. You just end up adjusting the strap a bit shorter.

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So you really trust that Op-Tech loop and can vouch for it's strength?

That is exactly what I want.


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Feb 16, 2014 11:50 |  #20

Coral wrote in post #16693523 (external link)
So you really trust that Op-Tech loop and can vouch for it's strength?

That is exactly what I want.

Absolutely. That material is stronger than it looks. My normal "walk around" set up is a gripped 5D2 with 24-70L. Not exactly light. IIRC it's rated to safely hold 17lbs and from what I've seen I think they've underestimated. ;) Kinda like a car seatbelt. You can hang a car by it's seatbelt and the belt won't break. (Volvo used to do this in the 60's actually).


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Feb 16, 2014 13:54 |  #21

Dear Coral,

I'll second Scatterbrained's endorsement of the OP/TECH uni-loop system.

I use a 1DMK2 that I purchased second hand on the original OP/TECH strap that a professional sports photographer used for 60000 images, many with a 70/200f2.8 or 300f2.8 attached to the body.

It shows absolutely no wear at the attachment point on the camera lugs, zero, zip, zilch. You can definitely trust OP/TECH straps and for that matter all of their gear. For the money expended the performance easily meets or exceeds that of similar systems costing considerably more money. OP/TECH gear is excellent stuff by anyone's criteria.

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Feb 16, 2014 19:05 |  #22

Thanks guys! I'll order a set tonight. I was going to try to DIY some like this, but this will save a lot aggravation and reinventing the wheel.

Could you confirm this is what you are using: http://www.amazon.com …FNU&coliid=I1TN​CSL2W8C099 (external link)

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Feb 16, 2014 19:10 |  #23

That's the one. It'll be pretty stiff going through the strap lug, just don't try to use anything sharp to shove it through. ;)


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Feb 16, 2014 19:15 |  #24

Scatterbrained wrote in post #16694724 (external link)
That's the one. It'll be pretty stiff going through the strap lug, just don't try to use anything sharp to shove it through. ;)

Thanks, man.... ordered! :)


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Feb 16, 2014 19:48 |  #25

Pulling it through with a twisty works pretty well. You know, the wire thingy used to keep a bread bag closed.


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Feb 16, 2014 22:04 |  #26

Got the Sunwayfoto version myself on Saturday and so far the fitment isn't perfect. Has needed quite a few pieces of gaffers tap, otherwise the tolerance is just too much and the bracket rotates. I'm still considering returning the thing...


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