RRS L Plate and GFX100

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JimKasson Forum Pro • Posts: 26,866
Re: RRS L Plate and GFX100

cortex95x wrote:

I've been a staunch supporter and purchaser of RRS products for as long as I can recall, but a recently received L-Plate has given me pause. In hand, it appears to have been machined to the same level of high quality that I've grown to expect from RRS, but upon examining the items included with the plate I came across two strips of clear tape along with a card explaining their purpose. Apparently, the L-Plate has the potential to scratch or otherwise deface the base of the camera, and it is suggested that the tape be applied to the camera—rather than the plate—to prevent same. If RRS is aware of the potential for damage to a $10,000 camera, should they not have modified the plate to prevent same? And are we not in essence defacing our own cameras with their tape?

I will be returning the L-plate and will search for a less potentially damaging alternative. If any GFX100 owners have or are using non RRS Arca Swiss compatible tripod plates, L or not, I would be most interested in hearing about it.

Thank you in advance

I saw the tape and threw it in the round file. I don’t intend to ever take the bracket off. When I sell my cameras, as I’m sure I’ll do someday with the GFX 100, I sell them with the plates attached.

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