What is this camera bracket for?

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JoeSchmoe007 Regular Member • Posts: 254
What is this camera bracket for?

https://media.the-digital-picture.com/Images/Other/Canon-EF-70-300mm-f-4-5.6-IS-II-USM-Lens/Canon-EF-70-300mm-IS-II-Lens-on-Tripod.jpg

There is a bracket between the tripod head and the camera. Part of the bracket is on the side of the camera but I am not sure what function it performs.

This is from https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-70-300mm-f-4-5.6-IS-II-USM-Lens.aspx review.

What is this bracket for?

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