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#1 RonSmith

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 12:04 PM

Any word from RRS about an L-Bracket for the X-T1?

 

Alternatively, does any know if their L-Bracket for the X-E1 will work until they come out with one?

 

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 12:15 PM

I doubt the X-E2 will work, that is just a guess. I am sure they will make one, they seem to support the Fuji, so hopefully they will do one quickly, does not hurt to put in a request. The more requests they get, the more likely they will have incentive to get one done timely.

 

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 12:25 PM

Good idea, Alan.  I just sent them an e-mail and received an automated response with a Case Number, indicating that someone from customer support will get back to me.

 

I'll post what I hear from them.

 

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 01:44 PM

There are plenty of generic ones around. All the OP has to do is some research.



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 02:10 PM

The real question is will they make one for the X-T1 + Grip? They have not done so for the E-M1 or A7/A7r. They only have a bottom plate for the A7/A7r + Grip with no option to "L" it.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:51 PM

Do L brackets generally work well when the camera has bays on both sides?  How does the vertical part of the bracket not block the bay door from opening?


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:35 PM

Do L brackets generally work well when the camera has bays on both sides?  How does the vertical part of the bracket not block the bay door from opening?

 

The vertical portion has an opening allowing access to the ports on the left side of the body.



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:38 PM

Do L brackets generally work well when the camera has bays on both sides?  How does the vertical part of the bracket not block the bay door from opening?

L-brackets place the vertical part on the left side of the camera, not the right where the shutter release generally is. How it interferes with the door(s) on the left side of the camera depends on the design of the doors. I have seen U-shaped and C-shaped brackets (along with the more traditional O-shaped brackets) used for the vertical component. iShoot has a bracket for the X-E1/2 that allows the left side door to be opened but you have to slip something pretty thin in there to pop it open. How this can be done with an X-T1 remains to be seen.


Edited by Carlos Echenique, 09 February 2014 - 10:41 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 07:28 AM

I for one hope somebody out there makes an L-Bracket for the X-T1 with vertical grip.  I have a Kirk Enterprises L-Bracket on my Nikon D4 and it is wonderful...gives me Arca-Swiss compatibily in both landscape and portrait formats, but doesn't interfere at all with shooting handheld in either format. 

 

I'm going to contact both them and RRS to put a request in.

 

 

 

I also saw these two "Universal L-Brackets" from ProMediaGear that might work...I had one of theirs for my old Nikon D7000 and it was actually a pretty nice quality piece of kit...

 

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 07:29 AM

 

I'm going to contact both them and RRS to put a request in.

 

Tell me how and I will second that request.


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 07:53 AM

Carlos,

 

I simply emailed them from their websites and submitted a request for L-Brackets for the X-T1 and for the X-T1 with vertical grip.  I may use one of the "universal" plates from ProMediaGear that I posted above until a "legit" X-T1 L-Bracket is available from somebody.

 

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:00 AM

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:58 AM

Really Right Stuff's reply:

 

 " It doesn't look as though we currently offer a plate for that camera, and we have yet to make a decision.

 

 If we decide to make a custom plate for that camera, you will see such an announcement on our Facebook page or in one of our newsletters. In the meantime, here are some generic plate options you could use:

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 However, please be aware that because this is a generic solution, there is no guaranteed anti-twist and you might need to remove the plate from the camera in order to access the battery door/memory card slot of your camera body.

 

 Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with. "

 

 

Maybe with more requests, RRS will decide to add L-plates for the X-T1 and X-T1/Grip combo.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 07:54 PM

I've been an L-bracket user through many cameras. I'm also a ball head user. The fact is, I've very seldom used the bracket in its portrait orientation as a notched ballhead allows for the same positioning. In my opinion, an L-bracket is really only useful as a protective piece. They're good at taking a beating, but for the weight and bulk they add, I won't be buying one for the T1 and grip. I'll add a generic Arca-Swiss plate to the grip and the Fuji grip for just the body.



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:02 PM

I've been an L-bracket user through many cameras. I'm also a ball head user. The fact is, I've very seldom used the bracket in its portrait orientation as a notched ballhead allows for the same positioning. In my opinion, an L-bracket is really only useful as a protective piece. They're good at taking a beating, but for the weight and bulk they add, I won't be buying one for the T1 and grip. I'll add a generic Arca-Swiss plate to the grip and the Fuji grip for just the body.

L-Plates are nice because they allow full use of the ball head adjustment while in portrait orientation. When you drop the camera into the slot in the ball head to go into portrait you loose any fine tune adjustments, in other words you might not be able to drop it enough to make it perfectly level. This could be because of uneven ground, or your tripod ins't adjusted right. The bigger problem is all that weight is off axis which makes it extremely hard to move it within the ball head and not have it shift around. With an L plate the weight remains centered over the ball head; flipping the camera and head to get portrait mode gives you a less well-balanced load.

 

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