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Arca Swiss L plate

Anyone know of an Arca Swiss compatible L plate for the M5 II that allows access to the wired remote socket?
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Re: Arca Swiss L plate

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Anyone know of an Arca Swiss compatible L plate for the M5 II that allows access to the wired remote socket?
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Check out this search. http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nk...5II+Arca+Swiss
This one might be a good option.


You would also need an add on stand piece (can't remember what it's proper name is) to allow the cable to be in place & I will look through my past orders to point you to a suitable unit later.
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Re: Arca Swiss L plate

This is the additional height extender for portrait position which allows room for a remote cable to be attached that I bought & works quite well.


Found here. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Improved-...sAAOSwpdpVY9tr

I think it is a much better price than you'd have to pay for that Really Right brand.
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Re: Arca Swiss L plate

Aha! Yes, that extender piece will do it, and it will also work with my E-M1's RRS L-plate I'm sure. Brilliant. thanks.
It's also available via UK eBay and free shipping claims it will arrive by the end of July, which will be in time for my next significant landscape photo trip.

Does it give enough clearance for the RM-UC1 cable?

I much prefer a wired release over the smartphone app since I'm not keen on running down the phone battery if I'm out on the hills all day.
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Re: Arca Swiss L plate

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Aha! Yes, that extender piece will do it, and it will also work with my E-M1's RRS L-plate I'm sure. Brilliant. thanks.
It's also available via UK eBay and free shipping claims it will arrive by the end of July, which will be in time for my next significant landscape photo trip.

Does it give enough clearance for the RM-UC1 cable?

I much prefer a wired release over the smartphone app since I'm not keen on running down the phone battery if I'm out on the hills all day.
I hope it would come sooner than the end of July though.
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Re: Arca Swiss L plate

They usually underpromise and overdeliver in my experience.

I've also ordered one of the L plates from UK Amazon which will be here next week: it will be interesting to compare it with the E-M1's RRS L plate.
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They usually underpromise and overdeliver in my experience.

I've also ordered one of the L plates from UK Amazon which will be here next week: it will be interesting to compare it with the E-M1's RRS L plate.
I think the E-M1's RRS L plate is over priced & went for the iShoot branded one instead at a much cheaper price. As long as you're buying from a highly rated seller with good feedback (& only negatives from whingers).
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Re: Arca Swiss L plate

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I think the E-M1's RRS L plate is over priced & went for the iShoot branded one instead at a much cheaper price. As long as you're buying from a highly rated seller with good feedback (& only negatives from whingers).
Yes, I agree. I got the RRS from someone on here as I recall, for a very fair price.

I've bought plates over the years from both expensive (RRS, Kirk and Markins) and cheaper (JJC and similar) sources and I've never had a problem with either. I do follow your advice about choosing a cheaper seller, of course!

I'm sure it's more significant where there's more engineering involved in what you're buying: joints, hinges, balls, sliders etc and I'm generally happy to pay top whack for that sort of stuff. In my experience again, it's best to buy those things well and only once...
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Re: Arca Swiss L plate

BTW, the height adaptor needs to be high enough for the length of the moulded plug on the remote cable (hanging out of the side of the camera). I bought this one & it isn't high enough.
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BTW, the height adaptor needs to be high enough for the length of the moulded plug on the remote cable (hanging out of the side of the camera). I bought this one & it isn't high enough.
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Yes, I guessed as much.
The one you recommended is a bit ungainly-looking, but should do the job well.

BTW does anyone know if you can get extension cables for the RMUC-1 and/or adapters that have smaller plugs or else a 90 degree bend plug? I've had a search and can't find anything.
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BTW does anyone know if you can get extension cables for the RMUC-1 and/or adapters that have smaller plugs or else a 90 degree bend plug? I've had a search and can't find anything.
We wish!
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Re: Arca Swiss L plate

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They usually underpromise and overdeliver in my experience.

I've also ordered one of the L plates from UK Amazon which will be here next week: it will be interesting to compare it with the E-M1's RRS L plate.
I've no complaints about the cheaper Chinese plates and clamps, the finish is better than some of the name brand items I've got. The nice thing about them is they're cheap enough that when you start filing/drilling/tapping them you don't worry about it.

Having a wide variety of plates I only use screw locking clamps, the lever types weren't available when I started using the system and given the issues some users have had with the lever types I avoid them.
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Re: Arca Swiss L plate

At the risk of hi-jacking the thread, I bought a cheap "Arca Swiss" ball head to stick on top of my monopod, for use with the 300... the system seems to work very well, but there's no form pf security, if the clamp screw gets accidentally loosened... the lens and camera will slide straight out - how do you secure it better?
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At the risk of hi-jacking the thread, I bought a cheap "Arca Swiss" ball head to stick on top of my monopod, for use with the 300... the system seems to work very well, but there's no form pf security, if the clamp screw gets accidentally loosened... the lens and camera will slide straight out - how do you secure it better?
No hijack at all!

I've linked here to one of the Markins ballheads that has an image showing the main safety feature on many ballheads - a sprung button that presses upwards from the clamp base and usually engages in one of the cutouts in the QR plate:

http://www.photoproshop.com/Tripod-A...vf0fc2fj5g3ji0

Some heads have got a button or lever on the side or bottom that withdraws the button, while with others you need to push it down with a finger or stick through a hole in the plate.

Hope that makes it sort-of clear.
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Re: Arca Swiss L plate

Some plates have safety stops on the ends, stopping them sliding fully out of the clamp. I used Kirk telephoto plates for a couple of decades without safety stops. You have to get used to making sure the clamp is tight before you throw the tripod over your shoulder.
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