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Do you leave you L-Plate or Grip on your camera?

 
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Jun 09, 2012 10:08 |  #16

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Jun 09, 2012 11:01 |  #17
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Jon wrote in post #14554555 (external link)
If 6 oz. is going to break you, then you've got a bigger problem than the L plate. Maybe the actual installation is 10 sec. but there's also storing it where you'll be able to find it. Your gamble, but it's a bogus issue.

ETA: And the L plate's part of my flash bracket setup (external link).

Give me a break. If you take it off your camera, you'll loose the bracket? Now who exactly has a bigger problem?

And yes, not only is there extra weight with the L-bracket, but also extra bulk and to boot, it adds awkwardness with gripping the camera. So, there is zero use for the bracket if you are not using a tripod and at least 3 negatives.

I say leave it off unless you have a tripod with you.




  
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Jun 09, 2012 11:05 |  #18

How do you guys feel about that markins hand strap? I use a RRS plate


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Jun 09, 2012 11:17 |  #19

Tommydigi wrote in post #14554748 (external link)
How do you guys feel about that markins hand strap? I use a RRS plate

I have tried several hand straps over the years ... I currently have a Markins strap on each of my camera bodies. I find them to be the most comfortable with the least restrictions. :D

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Jun 09, 2012 11:19 |  #20

Hogloff wrote in post #14554736 (external link)
Give me a break. If you take it off your camera, you'll loose the bracket? Now who exactly has a bigger problem?

And yes, not only is there extra weight with the L-bracket, but also extra bulk and to boot, it adds awkwardness with gripping the camera. So, there is zero use for the bracket if you are not using a tripod and at least 3 negatives.

I say leave it off unless you have a tripod with you.

"adds awkwardness with gripping the camera"? You must have it on wrong.


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Jun 09, 2012 11:20 |  #21

The L-Plate or basic plate does provide protection to the bottom of your camera from scrapes and scratches when putting it down on the ground, rocks, or other rough surfaces. The bottom of my cameras look brand new when I finally sell them since they have always had a plate mounted.


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Jun 09, 2012 11:23 |  #22

Tommydigi wrote in post #14554748 (external link)
How do you guys feel about that markins hand strap? I use a RRS plate

Some good discussions here!

Tommydigi, I went on the recommendation of hfgarris and tvphotog (sp?) in various handstrap threads and very glad I did. Just got the hand strap in yesterday and have been trying it throughout the day. Feels great, soft leather, slim profile, adjusts and fits nicely. You do pay for a premium over other handstraps however (read: canon and herringbone) but I felt the extra premium for the quality was worth it. Installation is fairly straight forward as well, although Markin's instructions were fairly lacking. Feel free to ask me to post a pic when you get one if you're having trouble.




  
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Jun 09, 2012 11:25 |  #23

hfgarris wrote in post #14554793 (external link)
The L-Plate or basic plate does provide protection to the bottom of your camera from scrapes and scratches when putting it down on the ground, rocks, or other rough surfaces. The bottom of my cameras look brand new when I finally sell them since they have always had a plate mounted.


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True, I actually put my camera in my bag so that the handstrap is facing up, such that the L plate protects the bottom of the camera in that setting. I find that this position lets me grab my camera fairly easily from the bag.




  
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Jun 09, 2012 11:27 as a reply to  @ Tommydigi's post |  #24

I put an L bracket on the camera and it could be welded in place for all I care - it is never coming off. I feel that it protects the camera a bit, and it provides a good flat surface when I set it down. If I need to brace the camera on a rock or something, I would rather have the bracket on the camera.

Besides, I think it looks cool!


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Jun 09, 2012 11:48 |  #25

So no issues using it with the RRS plate ? I don't mind paying the premium if it works. I tried a cheap hand strap and it was ok and all. I just don't care for hanging the camera off my neck anymore.


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Jun 09, 2012 11:56 |  #26
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Jon wrote in post #14554791 (external link)
"adds awkwardness with gripping the camera"? You must have it on wrong.

Nope. Tell me how the L-plate adds comfort when gripping the camera.




  
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Jun 09, 2012 13:10 |  #27

Hogloff wrote in post #14554927 (external link)
Nope. Tell me how the L-plate adds comfort when gripping the camera.

I was quoting you directly. For me it's completely neutral when holding the camera. So if you claim it "adds awkwardness", it's up to you to prove that you're doing things correctly, since that's not something I've heard from anyone else.


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Jun 09, 2012 13:13 |  #28

I moved it permanently after adding power grip that is an aftermarket.


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Jun 09, 2012 13:17 |  #29
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Jon wrote in post #14555209 (external link)
I was quoting you directly. For me it's completely neutral when holding the camera. So if you claim it "adds awkwardness", it's up to you to prove that you're doing things correctly, since that's not something I've heard from anyone else.

So you are telling me the L-plate sticking out on the bottom and side of the camera does not affect your grip in any way. You don't ever need to hold those parts of the camera. The plate is definitely not ergonomically designed to be held on to.




  
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Jun 09, 2012 13:25 |  #30

Right. I don't need to hold the camera bottom or the left side. The camera/lens rests on my left hand, with the weight balanced on it, but I'm not "gripping" the camera, or the clamp, with either hand. That is, by the way, the recommended manner of holding your camera and has been for many years. So it doesn't matter to me whether it's there or not as far as holding the camera. Now tell me how you end up "gripping" the clamp, since it "adds awkwardness" (your words, which you've avoided justifying).


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