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    "L" Arca Swiss tripod plate for G1

    Is there an "L" Arca Swiss tripod plate that will work with the G1 when one wants to put it on a tripod? Has anyone tried either the generic RRS or Kirk "L" plates on it?

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    Re: "L" Arca Swiss tripod plate for G1

    I tried the Really Right Stuff BP-CS but it doesn't work as it catches on the LCD. Also, it blocks access to the battery.
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    Re: "L" Arca Swiss tripod plate for G1

    I'm using the RRS BPnS and it seems to work fine.

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    Re: "L" Arca Swiss tripod plate for G1

    I'm using a small gitzo ballhead and QR plate that does not block the LCD when used on a small gitzo carbon tripod. See my description in answer to a similar question on the Panasonic DPR forum:
    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...7&q=gitzo&qf=m

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    Re: "L" Arca Swiss tripod plate for G1

    My Olympus E520 Acratech plate works great on the G1, but it's not an L plate.

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    Re: "L" Arca Swiss tripod plate for G1

    You could use the generic RRS L plate, but you need to either remove it to swap the battery or cut that end off to clear the battery hatch.
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    Re: "L" Arca Swiss tripod plate for G1

    instead of an L bracket, is there a simple RRS QR plate that is suitable for the G1?

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    Re: "L" Arca Swiss tripod plate for G1

    I have the RRS small square B6D. I fits fine. Doesn't block the battery door or interfere with the LCD operation.

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    Re: "L" Arca Swiss tripod plate for G1

    Quote Originally Posted by edslaughter View Post
    I have the RRS small square B6D. I fits fine. Doesn't block the battery door or interfere with the LCD operation.
    Thank you, that's what I wanted

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    Re: "L" Arca Swiss tripod plate for G1

    Update:
    The RRS B9 E (a small compact plate) does not work properly on the G1. If you put it on in the correct direction you can't fully open the battery compartment making removal impossible. If you flip it around the stabilizing edge doesn't allow the screen to lay flat.

    Technically you can use it and bring the wrench along for battery changes.

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    Re: "L" Arca Swiss tripod plate for G1

    you guys really ought to get out more... and maybe take pictures... you really are getting a bit too obsessive... i mean... tripod mounting plates!!!... you managed in about ten posts to introduce me to a whole level of geekdom i never knew existed!!

    please dont take offence... whatever rocks your boat.... I am just slack jawed at your attention to detail

    love and peace

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    Re: "L" Arca Swiss tripod plate for G1

    oh bye the way... what is this 'tripod' of which you talk :-)

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    Re: "L" Arca Swiss tripod plate for G1

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinparis View Post
    you guys really ought to get out more... and maybe take pictures... you really are getting a bit too obsessive... i mean... tripod mounting plates!!!... you managed in about ten posts to introduce me to a whole level of geekdom i never knew existed!!

    please dont take offence... whatever rocks your boat.... I am just slack jawed at your attention to detail

    love and peace

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    Ha ha, I am charging the battery right now and getting ready to go shoot for sunset. Today at least I'm trying to go out prepared whereas yesterday I could have used a tripod and left it home. I will post pictures later....don't forget I'm 9 hours behind you so plenty of time left today.

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    Re: "L" Arca Swiss tripod plate for G1

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinparis View Post
    I am just slack jawed at your attention to detail
    HEY
    Leave me out of this. I promise I have NEVER fitted an L plate (whatever it might be) to ANY camera I've owned, and that my lack of attention to detail is legendary!

    There's nothing wrong with my jaw either.

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    Re: "L" Arca Swiss tripod plate for G1

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinparis View Post
    oh bye the way... what is this 'tripod' of which you talk :-)
    I'm using a small Gitzo Traveler. Very compact and light weight. However the head that comes with it isn't quite strong enough to hold some of my heavier equipment (but is probably great for the G1) so I upgraded the ball head. While it doesn't really need quick release plates, it makes life easier than screwing the camera on and off the tripod (which also worries me for wear and tear).

    The whole tripod is quite strong and weighs only 1 kilo and folds down to about 14"...yes pricey. They seem to have gone up in price since I bought mine.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...specifications

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    Re: "L" Arca Swiss tripod plate for G1

    happy new year jono
    never intended to bring your good name into disrepute

    Hope your skiing went suitably downhill and that the apre ski was warming and excessively relaxing!!

    cheers
    K.... and big hugs from the other half

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    Re: "L" Arca Swiss tripod plate for G1

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinparis View Post
    happy new year jono
    never intended to bring your good name into disrepute
    Happy New Year to you two too.
    Quote Originally Posted by kevinparis View Post
    Hope your skiing went suitably downhill and that the apre ski was warming and excessively relaxing!!
    I'm not sure that I ever find slithering down a hill on planks exactly relaxing . . especially when trying to keep up with 20 year old child who has been boarding for 60 weeks i the last three years!
    But - we had a wonderful time - 4 beautiful still sunny warm days (but not warm enough to make the snow soft). All 5 of us together (i.e. me, boss, 3 boys) no arguments, no (serious) injuries - only my credit card suffered!

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinparis View Post
    cheers
    K.... and big hugs from the other half
    Send them right back at her - lovely lady.

    Mind you, I WAS seriously offended

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    Re: "L" Arca Swiss tripod plate for G1

    terry

    thanks for the info... I was kinda joshing/ faking innocence when i asked

    sometimes humour doesn't survive email

    we are holding off on the G1 front until the Olympus version turns up ... or G1 bodies are available. Apparently the big UK Photo store sold out of them over christmas... maybe Panansonic did their marketing homework

    happy new year to you from both of us

    K

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