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  • HELP! L-Bracket for the OM-D E-M1 MKII

    I've just got the above camera and wanted to know has anyone got an L-Bracket for theirs and if yes which one and will the screen full articulate?

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    Mark

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    • #3
      Re: L-Bracket for the OM-D E-M1 MKII

      I've seen the RRS's and Kirk's L-Bracket but I'm really after a cheapo eBay as I have a Kirk for my D750 and to be honest it's well overpriced.

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      • #4
        Re: L-Bracket for the OM-D E-M1 MKII

        I have been looking for one as well because I want to do panoramas on portrait mode more accurately.

        Sadly the RRS and Kirk are very much too expensive to my mind. However as I will only use in portrait mode not be able to open the screen and twist is not really an issue as long as I can open flat as it were to almost 180 degrees. So a generic version or maybe one, which I have seen on EBay, with adjustable length arms would be fine.

        For the latter I could then fit a clamp to rapidly fit to camera, via my permanently fitted tripod plate, and then attach to tripod in portrait. I would adjust, and fix permanently somehow, to make sure the nodal point is correctly positioned which is the whole point of the exercise. I could quickly fit this when I wanted to do a panorama and get accurate sequences for easy stitching.


        Hec
        I've worked hard to be this grumpy. It hasn't been easy at times but it's worth it.

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        • #5
          Re: L-Bracket for the OM-D E-M1 MKII

          If I find a generic L-Bracket on eBay (that fits snug) I"ll cut a piece out of the L-Bracket to allow the screen to rotate if possible.

          I'm still trying to find the correct settings for my custom menus as I only got the body on Thursday.

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          • #6
            Re: L-Bracket for the OM-D E-M1 MKII

            Does anyone know if the body size of the OM-D E-M1 MKII is the same as the MK1, as I've seen an L-Bracket on eBay with a piece out of the side to allow the screen to come out fully but it just says e-m1 but it must be for the MKII?

            eBay item number: 221531864405

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            • #7
              Re: L-Bracket for the OM-D E-M1 MKII

              The screen on the Mark 1 only tilts, it doesn't swing out like the Mark 2 so it is unlikely to be of any use.
              Iain

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              • #8
                Re: L-Bracket for the OM-D E-M1 MKII

                Originally posted by Billy View Post
                Does anyone know if the body size of the OM-D E-M1 MKII is the same as the MK1, as I've seen an L-Bracket on eBay with a piece out of the side to allow the screen to come out fully but it just says e-m1 but it must be for the MKII?

                eBay item number: 221531864405
                Regrettably no in this context. I have seen those and even sent a question to the supplier asking about a MKII version. The answer was in the negative.

                So I have the option I previously described or, as you had also suggested, use a generic version and do some DIY modifications.

                I am going to the photography show so I intend to have a look to see what is about almost certainly with some form of DIY in mind.

                Hec
                I've worked hard to be this grumpy. It hasn't been easy at times but it's worth it.

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                • #9
                  Re: L-Bracket for the OM-D E-M1 MKII

                  Originally posted by Grumpy Hec View Post
                  Regrettably no in this context. I have seen those and even sent a question to the supplier asking about a MKII version. The answer was in the negative.

                  So I have the option I previously described or, as you had also suggested, use a generic version and do some DIY modifications.

                  I am going to the photography show so I intend to have a look to see what is about almost certainly with some form of DIY in mind.

                  Hec
                  Yes, me too. This might be a decent option, and the price isn't bad: https://www.3leggedthing.com/store/a...eid=2ab4112129
                  Regards,
                  Mark

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                  http://www.microcontrast.com
                  Too much Oly gear.
                  Panasonic GM5, 12-32, 12-35, 15. Laowa 7.5.
                  Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70 & a Sony A7S.

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                  • #10
                    Re: L-Bracket for the OM-D E-M1 MKII

                    Originally posted by drmarkf View Post
                    Yes, me too. This might be a decent option, and the price isn't bad: https://www.3leggedthing.com/store/a...eid=2ab4112129
                    The taller versions look like they could be used with HLD9 perhaps, although it would be a pain to change the battery though.
                    Ross
                    I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
                    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
                    Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                    Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
                    Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
                    Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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                    • #11
                      Re: L-Bracket for the OM-D E-M1 MKII

                      Thinking out of the box.....

                      I tend to be a cheapskate and usually try and improvise with what is at hand.

                      I have a Manfrotto 234 monopod tilt head that I use.

                      https://www.amazon.co.uk/Manfrotto-2.../dp/B000KHZ8AA

                      It only tilts in one attitude, sort'a swings through 180 degrees.

                      It's more controllable than a ball head.

                      It works a treat when fitted atop a tripod and holds the camera steady for portrait shots, and it does not interfere with the screen articulation.

                      Who needs an 'L' bracket.

                      A pan and tilt tripod head would do the same thing.

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                      • #12
                        Re: L-Bracket for the OM-D E-M1 MKII

                        Originally posted by Dave in Wales View Post
                        Thinking out of the box.....

                        I tend to be a cheapskate and usually try and improvise with what is at hand.

                        I have a Manfrotto 234 monopod tilt head that I use.

                        https://www.amazon.co.uk/Manfrotto-2.../dp/B000KHZ8AA

                        It only tilts in one attitude, sort'a swings through 180 degrees.

                        It's more controllable than a ball head.

                        It works a treat when fitted atop a tripod and holds the camera steady for portrait shots, and it does not interfere with the screen articulation.

                        Who needs an 'L' bracket.

                        A pan and tilt tripod head would do the same thing.
                        I agree the tilt is better than a ball head for ease of use, "normally", except to getting the camera level, but to answer your question, anybody wishing to do panoramic photography but with the camera in the portrait position, since the camera needs to be rotated on the centre line of the lens (& ideally at the entrance pupil point of the lens), hence the 'L' shape bracket allowing that mounting point for portrait orientation. Obviously, if using using a lens with a tripod mounting foot (like 40-150 f2.8 Pro lens), then problem solved!
                        Ross
                        I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
                        Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
                        Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                        Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
                        Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
                        Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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                        • #13
                          Re: L-Bracket for the OM-D E-M1 MKII

                          In the past I have used the Nodal Ninja Pan head for panoramas... (details at http://www.red-door.co.uk/pages/prod...ats_in_the_box )

                          I haven't checked mine out yet with my E-M1 MkII... but would this be a cheaper solution?

                          Chris
                          Chris

                          Black OM-D E-M1 MkII, Silver PEN-F, Black Lumix GX7, and too many lenses!

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                          • #14
                            Regards,
                            Mark

                            ------------------------------
                            http://www.microcontrast.com
                            Too much Oly gear.
                            Panasonic GM5, 12-32, 12-35, 15. Laowa 7.5.
                            Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70 & a Sony A7S.

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                            • #15
                              Re: L-Bracket for the OM-D E-M1 MKII

                              Hi I have had the 3 legged thing bracket for over a year now. It’s well priced, the screen can be opened level and a little beyond enough, but not fully. If you attach the grip the battery can be changed no bother. I have it in the brightest colour which makes it stand out. The screw thread female is indeed well forward for the attachment of any type of plate. I have often considered taking a hacksaw to the runner/ slider to place it further back from the front of the camera but haven’t been brave enough. Overall it works and would give it 8/10.
                              Kind regards Mike
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