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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

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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


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]


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.


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)


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…


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…


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.




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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  • Keith | Dec 1, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    I keep the GD3WH for messier environments. I like using the Rogeti head for its precision, but take far more care of it.

  • Jan Albrecht | Dec 1, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    thanks to comment on this.
    The rogeti geared head looks very well also, like a tough but still compact tool, which could take some on location. Most geared heads have mechanics exposed to dust, lots of corners difficult to clean, or are just big clunky in design, and fragile to transport… maybe the arca swiss D4 head is comparable, but costs more than twice. I use still the benro GD3 WH, which does its job ok.

  • Keith | Nov 30, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    It is very well made – little touches like the magnetic ‘coin’ underneath means that it always gets properly fitted, when I’m out.
    The bubbles are very good too – I’m testing one of Rogeti’s tripod head options and find I’m using the bubbles in the bracket more than the head.
    I don’t know about the lens marks – I never use them for anything :-)
    The gap hasn’t been an issue when I’ve used it that way round.

  • Jan Albrecht | Nov 30, 2020 at 11:48 am

    Hi Keith,

    this seems a nice tool, so i am considering it to replace more awkward solutions….
    How does the Rogeti L-bracket fare after some use?
    Does it (still) fit free of wiggle and torsion?
    can de lens center marks be trusted?
    is the screw keeping tight?
    In portrait position does the cable gap interfere in any way if you center the lens on your tripodhead?

    so much questions about such little things

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