Are custom camera plates worth it?

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Are custom camera plates worth it?
Jul 10, 2012

I'm looking at camera plates from both Markins and RRS and I see that RRS makes a lot more custom plates than Markins, specifically for smaller cameras like the X100, E-M5, NEX, etc.

The RRS plates look over built to me though but maybe I just don't know better.

Which brings me to my question, are these custom camera plates for mirrorless cameras really worth the extra cost? The X100 is so light that it really makes me wonder whether a custom plate isn't just over doing it.

So what do you all recommend? I'll be using both an X100 and an E-M5. Should I go with some universal plates or stick to RRS for the custom plates?

Fujifilm FinePix X100
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