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Nov 16, 2012 21:25 |  #1

Sorry if this is obvious, but I've never used a grip before, and while it seems great in portrait, I liked my L bracket, and wondering if I should get one for the gripped camera or if it defeats the purpose. Without the grip, you just hold the side of the camera since the bracket is on the bottom. But with the grip, if you shoot in portait mode (ie, the point of a grip) then you're holding the bracket, which would seem really uncomfortable. Can someone weigh in on this for me?


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Nov 16, 2012 23:17 |  #2

I have a 5D with the Canon grip and a Really Right Stuff L plate. The L plate adds about 3/8" of thickness to the bottom of the grip, which becomes the right side when rotated to portrait. Its smoothly machined metal and I personally don't have a problem with it. Try folding up some paper or something to simulate the added thickness and make sure you can still reach all the controls comfortably.

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Nov 16, 2012 23:54 |  #3

definitely, confirm above post 2nd time


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Nov 17, 2012 10:24 |  #4

I have them on all my bodies, I like them




  
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Nov 17, 2012 12:35 |  #5

Thanks, Mike - that helps. The 5d3 is already a fair bit bigger than the original 5d, and the grip is too, so the whole thing is really getting large and heavy, even though I have big hands. I'll probably have to try it and see.


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Nov 17, 2012 12:42 |  #6

I have a Kirk on my 5D2. I would say it actually feels better, because the Kirk plate attaches to the camera strap lug making the camera one solid unit. It alleviates the flex between the grip and the body, giving it a very solid feel.

edit: I just checked the Kirk site and the 5D3 L bracket also attatches to the camera strap lug. You can check it out here:
http://www.kirkphoto.c​om …D_Mark_3_with_B​G-E11.html (external link)


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Nov 18, 2012 11:40 |  #7

thanks everyone. here goes...


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Nov 18, 2012 12:10 as a reply to  @ andrew vincent's post |  #8

You'll be glad you did!:D




  
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Nov 19, 2012 10:42 |  #9

It does add a bit of bulk, but if you need an L plate (which I believe most do) its well worth the minor "inconvenience".


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