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L-Bracket for Canon 5DIV, 5Ds R and 5DIII

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L-Bracket for Canon 5 series cameras

Rogeti mount for Canon 5DIV, 5Ds R and 5DIII


Rogeti have announced a new camera L Bracket specifically designed for the Canon 5D mk4 5Ds, 5Ds R, and 5D mk3.

It has an Arca style fit at the side and bottom, with three built in levelling vials.

Keith has been using it with his Canon 5Ds.

Note: A version of the bracket is also available for the Sony A7R3/A7R4/A7R2/A9/A9II camera bodies. Both (currently $80) are available via Rogeti’s web site

L-bracket-rear

Using an L Bracket

Some time ago I got a custom L bracket for my Canon EOS 1Ds mk3 (review notes) and found it very useful for quickly swapping the orientation of my camera on a tripod head with an Arca style clamping mechanism.  For various reasons I’d not really needed this until recently with my 5Ds.

Obviously, if a bracket is going to fit well to a camera, and not snag cables, it needs to be designed for a particular camera model. After making use of the Rogeti TSE frame for my Canon TS-E lenses (one reason I’d not needed the backet) I noticed that Rogeti now make a precision L bracket that fitted my 5Ds (there are versions for the 5D mk3 and 5D mk4).  Also at only $80 it’s somewhat cheaper than many custom brackets I’ve seen.

Here it is on my 5Ds [click to enlarge]

bracket-on-camera

The levels are clear and easy to read. even without my close-up glasses on.

The bracket fits very cleanly to the base of the camera and is nicely finished – no sharp pointed edges.

L-bracket-rear

The side of the bracket has a cut away section for the cable release on my 5Ds (why a 5Ds not a 5Ds R – see here)

L-bracket-cable-slotL-bracket-side

The base and side both have 1/4″ screw fittings.

When I first unpacked the bracket, I wondered what the bright shiny disk was for…

L-bracket-underside

It’s a magnetically attached ‘coin’ for all the times I’ve fumbled in my pocket for loose change looking for something to tighten a camera mount screw…

screw-tightening-disk

It’s a simple device that offers quick and solid flipping of the the camera from landscape to portrait (it was an upcoming on-location bit of product photography work that reminded me I’d not updated my old 1Ds mk3 bracket).

Using the bracket

In practice, it’s one of those things that ‘just works’ – having used Rogeti’s TSE Frame for my Canon TSE lenses I was expecting a solidly engineered bit of kit, and that’s just what I got.

RG1-kitNote: I’m currently testing an all new precision geared tripod head from Rogeti and have the latest (lighter) version of the TSE Frame to go with it. I’ll be trying this as well as the bracket with the new head.

 

 

Features

Rogeti notes:

  • Compatible with Canon 5D 3/4/S series cameras
  • Built-in high precision level vials in 3-axis directions
  • Single machined aluminum piece design, more accurate and durable
  • Arca-Type compatible on both axes.
  • Easy access to all camera ports and no obstruction to battery doors.
  • Screw tightener coin magnetically attracted at the bottom of the bracket
  • Precise scale on horizontal directions. Lens center marks on both horizontal and vertical direction.
  • Extra ¼” threaded socket for mounting and other purpose.
  • Light Weight: only 87 gram or 3 oz

A version of the bracket is also available for the Sony A7R3/A7R4/A7R2/A9/A9II camera bodies

Both are available via Rogeti’s web site

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