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

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I bought a cheap plate from Amazon: product number B07D3K24DR (since I can't post a url). However, it does not fit well at all and I am returning it. I think I may have to bite the bullet and buy the RRS version.

On other thing I've noticed about all of these plates; they don't have a tripod hole. It doesn't worry me too much but I suppose if you have one of these straps that attaches via the tripod bush then you might be stuck.

I really wish Meike would make one for this camera. I have their Fuji X-T2 plate and it is a perfect fit and very high quality.
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I bought one of these recently. Well made and fits very well. Screen swivel a little compromised, but still very usable.
They're one & the same L bracket & I had to modify mine to use it. It doesn't have the recessed area to allow a better fit to the base (& can move around) so I added leather around it, not to mention removing a section underneath to allow the battery door to open sufficiently & also if using the L bracket in portrait position it doesn't clamp at the centre of the lens mount with a standard Arca-Swiss clamping base. I also have a more expensive ProMaster one as well & it needed some slight shaving to fit better. Annoyingly, the side bracket is not alligned at the same depth as the base & is further back which then restricts the opening of the screen. I only use mine as a base plate for a better hold & possible tripod mount (landscape only).

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

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I bought a cheap plate from Amazon: product number B07D3K24DR (since I can't post a url). However, it does not fit well at all and I am returning it. I think I may have to bite the bullet and buy the RRS version.

On other thing I've noticed about all of these plates; they don't have a tripod hole. It doesn't worry me too much but I suppose if you have one of these straps that attaches via the tripod bush then you might be stuck.

I really wish Meike would make one for this camera. I have their Fuji X-T2 plate and it is a perfect fit and very high quality.
Well, I went for the RRD plate eventually, and I must say it's a gem. It's not apparent from their web pages, but the finish on the plate is quite superb; silky smooth metal, rounded surfaces; couldn't be more different from the eBay knock-offs. It is a precise, exact fit for the camera. It has an extra screw thread on the lens axis for a tripod. It fits my 3-legged thing tripod exactly. One nice touch; it includes an allen key held in place in the bottom surface by magnets; very neat. I bought it direct from the website and paid the VAT, duty and delivery charges. Pricey but I think the quality merits the cost. Highly recommended.
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Re: L-Bracket for the OM-D E-M1 MKII

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Well, I went for the RRD plate eventually, and I must say it's a gem. It's not apparent from their web pages, but the finish on the plate is quite superb; silky smooth metal, rounded surfaces; couldn't be more different from the eBay knock-offs. It is a precise, exact fit for the camera. It has an extra screw thread on the lens axis for a tripod. It fits my 3-legged thing tripod exactly. One nice touch; it includes an allen key held in place in the bottom surface by magnets; very neat. I bought it direct from the website and paid the VAT, duty and delivery charges. Pricey but I think the quality merits the cost. Highly recommended.
The Pro Master version isn't all that cheap (& not a cheap 'knock-off'), but obviously not as nicely designed (& made) as the RRS version though, but since I mostly only use the bottom plate the Pro Master is fine (after some very slight shaving to fit better) to extend the grip for my little 'pinky'. It is both Arca-Swiss mountable as well as providing a tripod mounting screw hole which would probably only be used if I'm videoing on my Velbon tripod, otherwise I've gone Arca-Swiss with the others.
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Well, I went for the RRD plate eventually.
I meant RRS - sorry for the typo if you've been searching the web for RRD plates!
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