I waited entirely too long to get an L bracket for my camera. It wasn’t that hard to shoot vertical and I did not want to waste money on a bracket that could only fit one camera and would add weight and size. Before my recent trip to Glacier National Park, I finally broke down and decided to test this bracket from Leofoto, mainly because of its awesome price. At less than $20, it was well worth giving it a try. I was surprised when I received the bracket that it was all metal and fit my camera perfectly snug. It was much higher quality than I expected for that price. I was able to access everything without removing the plate, although the battery cover took a little finagling from time to time. Moreover, it adds almost no weight and only a little size. The whole plate acts as a tripod plate so you can attach it anywhere to the tripod. It was so so so convenient to use on this trip and I never had to mess with my tripod to get it to the one position where I could shoot completely vertical. This was such a game changer, I will never go back to not using an L Bracket on any camera I own. If you have not purchased one yet, you need to order one now!
One extra thing about this plate that I discovered late in the trip was an extra thread on the outside of the L Bracket. This was very exciting for me because it meant I could attach my Peak Design clip (or any sling-style strap) to the L bracket and still take full advantage of being able to clip my camera wherever I please.
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