#19. "RE: RRS L Bracket Obstructs Connector Cover." In response to In response to 2
New York, US
If you were shooting tethered or doing video with an external mic, then those are all reasons to have the cover open.
I had to use a paperclip to open the cover of the D300 with the RRS L-plate installed. With the D800, I wasn't sure there was even enough clearance for that, so I've been repositioning the L-bracket to give more clearance (admittedly, a royal pain in the you know what).