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Fons Baerken

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What L bracket?
« on: December 02, 2018, 09:34:18 »
What L bracket are you using with your D850?

There are quite a few brands offering a bracket all at different prices.

Eddie Draaisma

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Re: What L bracket?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 10:49:05 »
RRS BD850-UL; simple and solid single-piece design with a position locking pin. Good alternative for the RRS BD850-L two-piece bracket which has the disadvantage that the left straplet needs to be removed in order to have the l-part close to the body.

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Re: What L bracket?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2018, 12:40:12 »
I have the Kirk BL-D850 -  works fine and I am quite happy with it.  this is size without the grip.
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Re: What L bracket?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2018, 13:39:06 »
Thank you Eddie for recommending the light version bracket over the normal one.

Bob i will check out the Kirk they are only available from Germany but cheaper than the RRS option.

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Re: What L bracket?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2018, 14:07:48 »
Fons - I use Sunwayphoto - not expensive but solid and rigid enough. Available on eBay and as cheaper OEM forms without the felt bag and Allen keys.

http://www.sunwayfoto.com/e_goodsDetail.aspx?gId=1445

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Re: What L bracket?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2018, 14:53:09 »
Fons - I use Sunwayphoto - not expensive but solid and rigid enough. Available on eBay and as cheaper OEM forms without the felt bag and Allen keys.

http://www.sunwayfoto.com/e_goodsDetail.aspx?gId=1445

I had the sunway with the d800; so many differences in prices the sunway goes for 75 and the RRS UL for 200.
And there is a Genesis L-Plate for 50.

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Re: What L bracket?
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2018, 15:18:13 »
Fons - I use Sunwayphoto - not expensive but solid and rigid enough. Available on eBay and as cheaper OEM forms without the felt bag and Allen keys.

http://www.sunwayfoto.com/e_goodsDetail.aspx?gId=1445

that stuff breaks.. I know. you have to be careful the it is not cast aluminum instead of solid..
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Re: What L bracket?
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2018, 15:23:59 »
that stuff breaks.. I know. you have to be careful the it is not cast aluminum instead of solid..

Oooops, that could be an expensive experience.  :o
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Re: What L bracket?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2018, 16:06:08 »
Fons - I use Sunwayphoto - not expensive but solid and rigid enough. Available on eBay and as cheaper OEM forms without the felt bag and Allen keys.

http://www.sunwayfoto.com/e_goodsDetail.aspx?gId=1445

I use this one too. No problem sofar.
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Re: What L bracket?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2018, 16:35:42 »
I use the Really Right Stuff BD850-UL

I am still working on getting the right L-Bracket for the Nikon Z7.
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Re: What L bracket?
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2018, 17:35:22 »
that stuff breaks.. I know. you have to be careful the it is not cast aluminum instead of solid..

Really?  I use Sunway ballhead, universal rail and camera plates and have had only positive impressions so far...
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Re: What L bracket?
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2018, 18:16:38 »
u can check the light one with home made strap in 11 days
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Re: What L bracket?
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2018, 18:40:40 »
Really?  I use Sunway ballhead, universal rail and camera plates and have had only positive impressions so far...

I bought a lot of the Sunway stuff for mostly studio macro work.. definitely broke.

for all my work outside, I use Kirk.. always have. RRS is fine too.
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Re: What L bracket?
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2018, 18:56:05 »
I bought a lot of the Sunway stuff for mostly studio macro work.. definitely broke.

for all my work outside, I use Kirk.. always have. RRS is fine too.

I could see that happening. It really depends on use. Your photos are not just from high skills but also serious glass (Otus, big long lenses). I use and like the Arca Swiss ball head - but a friend of mine shoots big 600mm Canons and broke his. I use relatively dainty old lenses, nothing bigger than Zeiss 135mm and the Sunway has so far been adequate for my use.

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Re: What L bracket?
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2018, 19:02:32 »
I could see that happening. It really depends on use. Your photos are not just from high skills but also serious glass (Otus, big long lenses). I use and like the Arca Swiss ball head - but a friend of mine shoots big 600mm Canons and broke his. I use relatively dainty old lenses, nothing bigger than Zeiss 135mm and the Sunway has so far been adequate for my use.

just my recommendation.  Can't go wrong with Kirk and RRH and they all fit well too. Also the Kirk ballheads are great.
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