I’ve found a good L-Bracket for the K-1!

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Schleiermacher Senior Member • Posts: 2,322
I’ve found a good L-Bracket for the K-1!

Good L-brackets are expensive and sometimes difficult to source for the Pentax K-1 (and presumably K-1ii). I have found a good one for about $58.50 (US). It’s less than half the price of the $120.00 custom designed one for the K-1 made by Really Right Stuff.

Make and Model:

3 Legged Thing Ellie Universal L-Bracket with Shorter Base

Model #: Ellie-S-G

This model is adjustable and does not block access to the battery compartment door or to the HDMI/USB/DC-IN ports. When flush against the left side of the camera, it does slightly inhibit opening and closing the MIC/Headphone ports. I am able to open and close these covers but it’s a bit tight. I suspect that the adjustability of the unit would allow me to accommodate opening these two port covers more easily if I really needed access to them (but I don’t). Finally, the beveled rear of the bracket base does not interfere with the movement of the tilting LCD screen. Over all, it’s an excellent match for the K-1 (and other Pentax DSLR’S due to its adjustability.

It is also finely machined and very solid. It comes in two colors slate grey or copper orange.

3 Legged Thing makes many L-Brackets. Be sure to order the model above that is adjustable and has the shorter base otherwise the base plate will block the battery compartment door.

Pictures of it on my K-1:

Adjustable base and no interference with nattery compartment door

Cut-out accommodates opening door to lower side ports

Top of side bracket presses against the base of the mic/speaker port covers making access a bit tricky.

Beveled base accommodates full range of motion of rear LCD

The reason we love L-brackets!

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