>The biggest issue with the P5 would be any tendency for the >camera to twist, which is the reason for all the custom bottom >plates that are engineered to grip the edges of the camera. >If not for that there would be no compelling reason to buy >custom straight plate camera brackets. > >I've seen very little feedback on the P5 so any comments about >plate twist from either of you would be appreciated.
The P5 has a neoprene-like rough textured material to minimize twisting. I've used it with both my Nikons (rubber camera base) and my Leica M8.2 (smooth metal camera base). The P5 grips well, particularly with the Nikons. I have not experienced any twisting with the P5, but have not used it in situations where it was exposed to a significant amount of twisting torque.