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Drats, another question (l-plates) - it'll be the last for a while (honest!)

BGD600

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BGD600 Registered since 19th Sep 2012
Thu 28-Mar-13 02:33 PM

Hi all,

I've got a new AS z1 coming my way and have ordered the custom plate for the d600 with grip and also the tripod plate for the 70-200 vr.

I'm now wondering about l-plate vs standard...

My gear is: 16-35 f/4, 24-70 f/2.8 and 70-200 f/2.8

For most of my outdoor tripod work I typically shoot in landscape orientation and as I will have the tripod foot for the 70-200 (it has the lens collar), I don't see an advantage to an lplate there for portait orientation.

The 24-70 I would most likely shoot hand-held for portrait work, but can see that I may wish to use the tripod. The 16-35 would again likely be in landscape orientation, but I can see that I may wish to have the flexibility to go portrait too.

Thinking about the above, I can't make a compelling case for the lplate (which is a LOT more expensive that the standard) as it seems to me that the ballhead should have little difficulty with either the 16-35 or 24-70 in portrait orientation using the drop slot.

Having said all of that, I've been wrong before, so would really appreciate your insights.

Cheers,
B



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