Nice L-plate for A7 / A7R with Vertical Grip

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d altman
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Nice L-plate for A7 / A7R with Vertical Grip
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I really like having the vertical grip on my A7, and haven't removed it since I got it. I purchased from www.milich.com an L-plate made for use with the vertical grip. It wasn't inexpensive, $140 plus $20 for shipping, but it fits nicely. It arrived from New York to California via USPS in two days. It's a perfect fit with my RRS head.

The only negative I can see is it isn't possible to remove the batteries from the grip with the plate on it. It is easy to remove the plate though, with no Allen wrench. Probably with the design of the grip and how the battery compartment is extended, it isn't possible to get an L-plate designed to be open right there.

I thought I would share with the group here.

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Thanks bookmarked! Have ordered a vertical grip also. How much heavier do you feel the camera is now you've added this on top of it? I guess this is when you're doing studio/tripod work?

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Looks very industrial, and to some extent, you seem to lose the value of having a smaller body.

I go without the grip, but with a RRS custom plate on the bottom. When I want a L plate, I have an old RRS L plate from a Canon 5D I sold I have mounted a clamp inside it, and simply clamp that to the RRS plate on the A7R ... instant L plate

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npires wrote:

Thanks bookmarked! Have ordered a vertical grip also. How much heavier do you feel the camera is now you've added this on top of it? I guess this is when you're doing studio/tripod work?

The grip adds a little weight but makes holding the A7 in any orientation easier and more comfortable, IMO. So even though it adds weight, I don't notice it. The L-plate adds nominal weight, but I will only use it when I am using my tripod.

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Thanks! been looking for something like this...

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John A Clark wrote:

Looks very industrial, and to some extent, you seem to lose the value of having a smaller body.

I go without the grip, but with a RRS custom plate on the bottom. When I want a L plate, I have an old RRS L plate from a Canon 5D I sold I have mounted a clamp inside it, and simply clamp that to the RRS plate on the A7R ... instant L plate

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I just received my A7 and the first thing that I did was to install the vertical grip.  The second thing was to attach a lens.  Even with the grip the camera is too small for my hands.  I do like the weight savings.  I will need to try this, or a long shot... maybe someone will make a case with the grip installed... doubt it.

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d altman wrote:

npires wrote:

Thanks bookmarked! Have ordered a vertical grip also. How much heavier do you feel the camera is now you've added this on top of it? I guess this is when you're doing studio/tripod work?

The grip adds a little weight but makes holding the A7 in any orientation easier and more comfortable, IMO. So even though it adds weight, I don't notice it. The L-plate adds nominal weight, but I will only use it when I am using my tripod.

If it makes holding the camera more comfortable, then why would you only use it when doing tripod work?

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d altman wrote:

I really like having the vertical grip on my A7, and haven't removed it since I got it. I purchased from www.milich.com an L-plate made for use with the vertical grip. It wasn't inexpensive, $140 plus $20 for shipping, but it fits nicely. It arrived from New York to California via USPS in two days. It's a perfect fit with my RRS head.

The only negative I can see is it isn't possible to remove the batteries from the grip with the plate on it. It is easy to remove the plate though, with no Allen wrench. Probably with the design of the grip and how the battery compartment is extended, it isn't possible to get an L-plate designed to be open right there.

I thought I would share with the group here.

Thank you.  This is what I have been looking for.  I placed my order and am looking forward to receipt.

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Gary H wrote:

d altman wrote:

npires wrote:

Thanks bookmarked! Have ordered a vertical grip also. How much heavier do you feel the camera is now you've added this on top of it? I guess this is when you're doing studio/tripod work?

The grip adds a little weight but makes holding the A7 in any orientation easier and more comfortable, IMO. So even though it adds weight, I don't notice it. The L-plate adds nominal weight, but I will only use it when I am using my tripod.

If it makes holding the camera more comfortable, then why would you only use it when doing tripod work?

Sorry, my response was confusing. I never remove the grip.

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