How do like your OMD EM5's L-bracket?

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JohnInMaine Junior Member • Posts: 38
How do like your OMD EM5's L-bracket?

I had an L-bracket on my 5D and loved it. Switched to the OMD EM5 (happy about that) but I miss having an L.

I'd love to hear from anyone who has used an L-bracket on their EM5: what model? like it or no?

I've found these L-brackets for the EM5:

Jim (machinist/creator from NY): $125 http://www.getdpi.com/forum/433660-post12.html

Jtec: $119.95 http://jtec-online.com/omd3m5.html-- it looks like the battery door is blocked

Really Right Stuff's BOEM5-L $120: http://reallyrightstuff.com/Items.aspx?code=BodyOlympusEM5&key=cat

Any others?

Thank you

Bob Tullis
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Re: How do like your OMD EM5's L-bracket?

JohnInMaine wrote:

I had an L-bracket on my 5D and loved it. Switched to the OMD EM5 (happy about that) but I miss having an L.

I'd love to hear from anyone who has used an L-bracket on their EM5: what model? like it or no?

I've found these L-brackets for the EM5:

Jim (machinist/creator from NY): $125 http://www.getdpi.com/forum/433660-post12.html

Jtec: $119.95 http://jtec-online.com/omd3m5.html-- it looks like the battery door is blocked

Really Right Stuff's BOEM5-L $120: http://reallyrightstuff.com/Items.aspx?code=BodyOlympusEM5&key=cat

I've only tried the RSS grip, the plate became a necessity, the grip portion worthwhile to give it a try while at it.   I had no idea how much I'd take to it, can't imagine shooting w/o this grip now.

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kamiyama
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RRS L Bracket

The RRS works beautifully. It is precision made, very light and not obstructive of any function on my E-M5. I keep it on permanently and use it with both my Arca Swiss Z1/Gitzo 3541LS and my Joby Ball Head X (a best buy, excellent lightweight ArcaSwiss compatible head)/ Gorillapod.SLR Focus. Worth every penny.

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inasir1971
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Re: How do like your OMD EM5's L-bracket?

+1 for RRS

The ergonomics are dramatically improved with the grip.

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FrankParis Senior Member • Posts: 1,042
With the RRS L-bracket, don't need no stinking grip

inasir1971 wrote:

+1 for RRS

The ergonomics are dramatically improved with the grip.

I found that with the RRS L-bracket, I have no desire for the additional expense of a grip. The bracket itself provides a perfectly adequate grip. I put the bracket on a year ago and through tens of thousands of shutter clicks, on an off a tripod, I haven't taken it off once. These days I even use the L-bracket with the RRS B2 FABF B clamp to mate with the BlackRapid RS-Sport L Sling Camera Strap when walking around without a tripod. I fasten the clamp onto the vertical leg of the bracket so that the camera hangs vertically at my hip. I wouldn't even be interested in photography without an L-bracket. And the B2 FABF B clamp allowed me to trash my neck strap that attaches to the sides of the camera, just about the biggest nuisance you can be shackled with on a camera.

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DLBlack Forum Pro • Posts: 13,233
Re: How do like your OMD EM5's L-bracket?

I love my RRS L bracket w/ grip.  I got it for the Arca Swiss plat but found the grip makes camera handling a lot better.

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OP JohnInMaine Junior Member • Posts: 38
Re: How do like your OMD EM5's L-bracket?

I decided on the BOEM5-L from Really Right Stuff.  Prompt shipping.  I've had it for a couple of weeks and gone out shooting a half dozen times.  Love it.  It fit perfectly, it's tight as a drum, and it's designed to make everything on the camera accessible.  I hate having to spend that much money, but I admit I do love it.

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Re: How do like your OMD EM5's L-bracket?

JohnInMaine wrote:

I decided on the BOEM5-L from Really Right Stuff. Prompt shipping. I've had it for a couple of weeks and gone out shooting a half dozen times. Love it. It fit perfectly, it's tight as a drum, and it's designed to make everything on the camera accessible. I hate having to spend that much money, but I admit I do love it.

I reconciled myself to their pricing over ten years ago and haven't regretted it for a moment. You can always depend on perfection from them.

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wine540 Regular Member • Posts: 409
Re: How do like your OMD EM5's L-bracket?

FrankParis wrote:

JohnInMaine wrote:

I decided on the BOEM5-L from Really Right Stuff. Prompt shipping. I've had it for a couple of weeks and gone out shooting a half dozen times. Love it. It fit perfectly, it's tight as a drum, and it's designed to make everything on the camera accessible. I hate having to spend that much money, but I admit I do love it.

I reconciled myself to their pricing over ten years ago and haven't regretted it for a moment. You can always depend on perfection from them.

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Frank Paris

The RRS is a quality item, like all of their stuff. I like the removable vertical piece. The tripod screw is centered, if you use it. Their products have always stood up well over time and their custimer service is excellent. I used this on trips through the White Mountains in NH, Ireland and around Taos/Santa Fe. Solid, well-engineered and reliable. You get what you pay for!  No reason to look elsewhere.

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Re: How do like your OMD EM5's L-bracket?

I really like the RRS L-bracket on my EM5.   I makes a big difference in holding the camera, especially with long lenses mounted, and it has a minimal impact on the size (in the bag) of the camera.  I needed it for the AS mount as well, and also use it with my Black Rapid strap with AS clamp.

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pxchoi Regular Member • Posts: 430
Re: How do like your OMD EM5's L-bracket?

I have the RRS L bracket with the grip - love it

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