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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.

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!
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