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L Bracket

I was out and about at the weekend with a local Flickr group and one of the guys had his rather large Canon on an L bracket and it looked like a handy bit of kit for switching between landscape and portrait while keeping the weight of the camera and lens over the tripod.
I have since started looking into these for the E-5 and wondered if anyone here has one or has used one and can advise if they are worthwhile or not?
An E5 specific bracket seems a little hard to find unless shipped from the US so the universal brackets might be the way to go?
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Re: L Bracket

I had one for my E-1 but sold it with the camera and haven't bothered with one since. The extra weight and bulk outweighed the benefit of not having flip the tripod head for me.
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Re: L Bracket

Iain,
I have a ReallyRightStuff L-plate for my E-3. The part number is BOE3-L. I looked on the RRS website but it's no longer listed.

If you can establish whether this would also fit an E-5 (maybe an email to RRS?) and it is of interest please let me know - because it is just not getting much use these days.
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Re: L Bracket

Manfrotto make one for their heads, Part No RC4 [ dependent on head , they have others ], Iain.
This is the one I have, and if you are using a tripod all the time, very, very useful indeed, although it is quite heavy.
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Re: L Bracket

I've searched for this as well for the E-M5 and the only place I found was RRS in the US at exorbitant prices. I shoot a lot of landscapes and jumping between portrait and lnandscape more often than I ever thought I would. An L plate would be very useful, but not £200 worth.
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Re: L Bracket

I have looked at the RRS version (very expensive) which does seem to be suited to the E-5 but are no longer made.
Chris, if you want to pm me regarding a price I will give it some thought.
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Re: L Bracket

I did find an L bracket useful for close ups. Shooting for publication I'd always try to shoot landscape and portrait versions. Flipping the camera on an L bracket required much less reframing.
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