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Re: Arca Swiss L plate

The Amazon-sourced L-bracket has arrived, and it's OK. Not perfect, but certainly OK, and it fits very securely allowing good access.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The only area that isn't perfect is the two allen bolts holding the right hand grip to the bottom plate: they weren't very tight, and using the supplied small allen key to give them a bit more torque did more damage to their heads than I'd really like. I don't rate this as much of an issue: the grip doesn't improve security of the plate on the camera, and I'm actually tempted to remove it to reduce size and weight.

Anyway, the larger gauge allen screws holding the short arm of the plate to the base are properly tight, and they are the same gauge as the tripod screw in the base (which usefully also has a 'coin' slot).

The whole ensemble with camera fits my Markins Arca Swiss ballhead perfectly, and so far I rate it well worth 25 quid.

Now I just need the height extender...
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Re: Arca Swiss L plate

The extender clamp arrived yesterday and seems absolutely fine. The clamp mechanism is firm and wobble-free, the finish and fit are great and there's plenty of space to loop the remote cable through.

It all looks a bit Heath-Robinson, but certainly solves my needs for a very fair price. Thanks!

It would be a lot simpler if someone produced a right-angled Olympus cable connector, of course...
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Re: Arca Swiss L plate

As this thread has been resurrected I should add that I removed the safety stops from my universal L brackets. For me they defeat the purpose of an L bracket if you have to fully open the clamp to swap between landscape and portrait framing.
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Re: Arca Swiss L plate

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The extender clamp arrived yesterday and seems absolutely fine. The clamp mechanism is firm and wobble-free, the finish and fit are great and there's plenty of space to loop the remote cable through.

It all looks a bit Heath-Robinson, but certainly solves my needs for a very fair price. Thanks!

It would be a lot simpler if someone produced a right-angled Olympus cable connector, of course...
Yes, a right angle plug/cable would be nice.

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As this thread has been resurrected I should add that I removed the safety stops from my universal L brackets. For me they defeat the purpose of an L bracket if you have to fully open the clamp to swap between landscape and portrait framing.
Until you forget to tighten the clamp properly & the camera slips out.
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Re: Arca Swiss L plate

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Until you forget to tighten the clamp properly & the camera slips out.
I don't think any of the custom plate makers had safety stops when I started using the Arca Swiss system. I used my Kirk telephoto plates for a couple of decades without safety stops and most of my plates still don't have them.
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I don't think any of the custom plate makers had safety stops when I started using the Arca Swiss system. I used my Kirk telephoto plates for a couple of decades without safety stops and most of my plates still don't have them.
We used to drive cars without seat belts too. And power tools just had plain on off switches, but thankfully we have fail safe or safety etc included in designs now.
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