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Just bought a RRS L-bracket, but may be having second thoughts?

 
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Feb 10, 2016 09:09 |  #1

I just placed an order for a BH-40 and L-bracket for a Canon 6D (no battery grip), but I've been reading a few tests where mounting vertically with the L-bracket actually introduced more camera shake. I've seen this repeated on numerous forums, but is it an old photographer's tale, or one that's borne out in reality?

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Feb 10, 2016 09:11 |  #2

I have the same one, no problems. Just make sure you push it against the body firmly when you tighten the screw. You'll be just fine. Works like a charm.


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Feb 10, 2016 09:12 |  #3

I wouldn't worry about it. I have RRS L brackets on my cameras and see no issue. Any camera I have would get an L bracket.


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Feb 10, 2016 11:10 |  #4

Hokie Jim wrote in post #17892938 (external link)
I just placed an order for a BH-40 and L-bracket for a Canon 6D (no battery grip), but I've been reading a few tests where mounting vertically with the L-bracket actually introduced more camera shake. I've seen this repeated on numerous forums, but is it an old photographer's tale, or one that's borne out in reality?

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Feb 11, 2016 07:24 |  #5

I can't say I use it vertically very often, but I haven't detected any camera shake with this L plate. Sturdy as it should be.


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Feb 11, 2016 07:29 |  #6

You get far more camera shake when you use most heads to drop your camera 90 degrees. The L bracket is far more stable option.


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Feb 11, 2016 07:39 |  #7

Can't live without an L. Tighten it down and enjoy. :)


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Feb 11, 2016 08:40 |  #8

Old wives' tale, getta new wife!  :p


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Feb 11, 2016 10:17 |  #9

Thanks all!

Now I just need to decide on a legset  :p


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Feb 11, 2016 21:15 |  #10

Had an RRS L plate on every body Ive owned for years now. Never experienced or even read of what the OP mentioned. They are rock solid and a necessity IMO.


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Feb 12, 2016 09:41 |  #11

With an RRS L plate and BH-40, there's only one logical choice (well, two if you want to be fussy) - the RRS Series 2 (TVC-23 or TVC24 depending on whether how short it collapses matters). Might as well keep everything rock-solid.


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