oh my an L braket from China for the 7D

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Ken Rosen Regular Member • Posts: 364
oh my an L braket from China for the 7D

http://cgi.ebay.com/Aluminium-Quick-Release-L-Plate-Canon-7D-AS-Kirk-BL-7D_W0QQitemZ260551414653QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3caa13137d

It looks like you can now buy Chinese made L brackets. It looks similar to the Kirk. The side appears to be less deep, weight is 2 oz lighter, that's almost half the weight. The aluminum isn't as strong but maybe enough for its purpose. From the pictures it looks well made and the cost after shipping is almost $50 lower. This could put a dent into RRS and Kirk's L bracket business. I prefer to support small innovative companies like Kirk and RRS then go with a cheaper knockoff.

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pixseal Veteran Member • Posts: 3,077
Re: oh my an L braket from China for the 7D

Ken Rosen wrote:

It looks like you can now buy Chinese made L brackets. It looks similar to the Kirk. The side appears to be less deep, weight is 2 oz lighter, that's almost half the weight. The aluminum isn't as strong but maybe enough for its purpose. From the pictures it looks well made and the cost after shipping is almost $50 lower. This could put a dent into RRS and Kirk's L bracket business. I prefer to support small innovative companies like Kirk and RRS then go with a cheaper knockoff.

It seems that the Chinese-made L-bracket does not allow the use of a remote plug. Compare with the Kirk bracket: http://www.kirkphoto.com/L-Bracket_for_Canon_7D.html

It's a design flaw that will keep me from buying one.
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Yellonet Senior Member • Posts: 1,253
Still $100 for a simple piece of metal. [nt]
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Ken Rosen OP Regular Member • Posts: 364
Not so simple piece of metal.
Ken Rosen OP Regular Member • Posts: 364
Re: oh my an L braket from China for the 7D

dherzstein wrote:

It's a design flaw that will keep me from buying one.
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Yes you are right, what were they thinking when they redesigned it.

Mark B. Forum Pro • Posts: 20,586
Can you produce for <$100?

Just wondering if you can make a short production run of these for

Idaho360 Regular Member • Posts: 116
Re: Can you produce for <$100?

Looks like you get what you get what you pay for. I use mine in portrait with a remote sutter release. Paying a $100.00 for this is not saving $50.00. It would cost me $100.00 for the piece of junk and another $150.00 for the one I would use =

$250.00, not much saving. Also doesn't fit the gripped 7D. And I also agree with Ken "I prefer to support small innovative companies like Kirk and RRS then go with a cheaper knockoff." Roger

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