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L-brackets: advantages and disadvantages ?

newbird

Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
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newbird Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006
Thu 19-Apr-12 02:12 AM | edited Thu 19-Apr-12 02:15 AM by newbird

Hi,

I used to have a Markins camera plate for my D200. As my new D800 will arrive soon, I want to order another camera plate but I was wondering if I should rather buy an L-bracket. I have never tried one and have no idea how it feels on the camera body...

What are the advantages and disadvantages of an L-bracket compared to a camera plate? Weight? Orientation of ballhead knob? Easier or faster portrait orientation? Higher difficulty to insert memory cards? Takes more place in camera bag? ???

With an L-bracket, can you orient the ballhead knob below the battery door as I presently do with my D200 and camera plate? ( I may be wrong but it seems that L-brackets requires to orient the ballhead knob towards you or the lens, i.e. perpendicular to the camera body... I must be wrong as it doesn't seem practical) ??

Any info would be useful

Thanks

Yvan
Quebec Fine-Art Landscape Photographer
http://yvanbedardphotonature.com

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