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    Default Cheap L-bracket (a.k.a. L-plate)

    I am using the Manfrotto RC4 system and a D90. Any recommendation for a cheap L-bracket that will allow me to take portrait mode on my tripod?

    Thanks!

    (Pls don't suggest DIY... I super lame at it.)

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    Can look at Sunwayfoto L-type quick-release plate, not sure if it fits nice though: ( http://www.sunwayfoto.com/html/products/0006393.html )
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    Default Re: Cheap L-bracket (a.k.a. L-plate)

    Any one know if there is a shop here in Singapore selling this?

    http://www.newtoncamerabrackets.com/new_page_25.htm

    Or is it cheaper to buy direct from them?

    (Not cheap but no one could suggest a cheaper alternative.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilb87 View Post
    Can look at Sunwayfoto L-type quick-release plate, not sure if it fits nice though: ( http://www.sunwayfoto.com/html/products/0006393.html )
    TS is using Manfrotto RC4 system and the one in your link is using Arca-Swiss system so it is not going to work for TS.
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    hi,
    Currently i am using one by Camdapter. Build quality is pretty good to me.. delivery is quite fast too, ard 1 week.
    http://www.camdapter.com/adapter/l-p...o_adapter.html

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    Default Re: Cheap L-bracket (a.k.a. L-plate)

    Manfrotto do have a L bracket, but it is not for RC-4.
    http://www.manfrotto.com/product_lis...834.0.0/Plates

    you can get a Arca-Swiss clamp to fix on your RC-4 plate and get a Arca-Swiss type of L bracket or
    get a RC-2 QR clamp to fix on your RC-4 plate and get a manfotto L bracket.

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    Default Re: Cheap L-bracket (a.k.a. L-plate)

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    I am using the Manfrotto RC4 system and a D90. Any recommendation for a cheap L-bracket that will allow me to take portrait mode on my tripod?

    Thanks!

    (Pls don't suggest DIY... I super lame at it.)
    I know there are tons of L plates for Arca Swiss compatible QR clamps, and there is a couple of manufacturers that makes L plate for Manfrotto RC2. But for RC4, you have to go with universal plates, and attach 2 QR plates. It will be heavy.

    I had the Camdapter RC2 L pate previously (bought the first batch from Jim @ camdapter). I sold it to a friend who is using RC4. What he did, was to buy the Manfrotto 323 plate adapter from Cathay photo ($50), screw the clamp onto the RC4 plate.so the quick release becomes RC2 system. Or you can buy the pan head from Benro ($130+), and mount that onto your RC4 plate.

    If you want to go Arca swiss route, the only way, is to either replace the RC4 clamp on your head (quite a bit of work), or you can get a Arca swiss style clamp with 1/4 inch thread and mount onto the RC4 QR plate. I recommend the Kirk clamp, that sells for $90, but it is hard to get, because it is always out of stock.
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    Default Re: Cheap L-bracket (a.k.a. L-plate)

    Manfrotto RC4 L plate is available @ Cathay Photo... Less than SGD200... L BRACKET RC4 MS050M4-RC4 - Plates | Manfrotto

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    Quote Originally Posted by mod101
    Manfrotto RC4 L plate is available @ Cathay Photo... Less than SGD200... L BRACKET RC4 MS050M4-RC4 - Plates | Manfrotto
    Thanks. But I am giving up on RC4. Bought a cheap arca swiss adapter plate on eBay to convert my Manfrotto ball head (which I like) to arca swiss. Hopefully it will work out.

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    Default Re: Cheap L-bracket (a.k.a. L-plate)

    No probs Agree - better to convert Manfrotto to AS type of clamp or change to AS ready ballhead... more choices. I have also moved away from both RC2 & RC4 to AS. There is this company that I stumbled upon that makes clamps customized for Manfrotto https://www.hejnarphotostore.com/ FYI
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    Default Re: Cheap L-bracket (a.k.a. L-plate)

    Someone just post wts a manfrotto L plate with rc2 mount. Check it out in BnS others

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    Quote Originally Posted by shierwin
    Someone just post wts a manfrotto L plate with rc2 mount. Check it out in BnS others
    And that's the problem with their RC system - RC2 cannot use on RC4.

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