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    Anyone using the RRS generic L-Bracket on an M8?

    I love the L-Bracket for my 5D and would like to use the M8 on my RRS head system. They tell me the generic bracket will work on the M8.

    Has anyone tried it?

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    Re: Anyone using the RRS generic L-Bracket on an M8?

    Hi John,
    I just ordered it this week. I've hear others like it. There is a picture of it on the M8 in Jack's gallery.

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    Re: Anyone using the RRS generic L-Bracket on an M8?

    I'm obviously an ignoramus, but what are they used for and what, aside from a computer term, is "RSS?"

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    Re: Anyone using the RRS generic L-Bracket on an M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    I'm obviously an ignoramus, but what are they used for and what, aside from a computer term, is "RSS?"
    LOL,
    I went through this about a month ago as I started on a new tripod journey and was lost after the first couple of posts on the tripods/ballhead thread

    RRS = Really Right Stuff a company that makes ball heads and other tripod goodies.

    The L bracket is essentially a quick release plate that is attached to the camera on the bottom but it in an L shape and continues along the side of the camera. It allows you to leave the tripod set as is and flip the camera from Landscape to portrait. No moving the ballhead and having to recompose the shot.

    Go to reallyrightstuff.com there is a video clip on their site

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    Re: Anyone using the RRS generic L-Bracket on an M8?

    Ah, very clever! Thanks, Terry!

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    Re: Anyone using the RRS generic L-Bracket on an M8?

    Just got one a couple of weeks back. Works great!

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    Re: Anyone using the RRS generic L-Bracket on an M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Brittenson View Post
    Just got one a couple of weeks back. Works great!
    Are you able to remove the base plate without removing the L-Bracket?

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    Re: Anyone using the RRS generic L-Bracket on an M8?

    Yes, No problems.
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    Re: Anyone using the RRS generic L-Bracket on an M8?

    RRS generic L-bracket on normal flat M8 base, RRS BP-CS on the grip base:

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    Re: Anyone using the RRS generic L-Bracket on an M8?

    Isn't that a 50 Lux with built-in shade? What is the shade you are using on it?
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    Re: Anyone using the RRS generic L-Bracket on an M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by carstenw View Post
    Isn't that a 50 Lux with built-in shade? What is the shade you are using on it?
    Hi Carsten:

    Yes, that's a Lux with sliding hood and that's the Heavystar cheapie screw-in metal hood on eBay. I think I paid like $14 with a cap.

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    Re: Anyone using the RRS generic L-Bracket on an M8?

    I only learned about RRS from from this forum - one of many interesting and useful pointers from people who know what they are talking about. Can't recommend the RRS site enough. I have placed my order for an L bracket for the M8/a standard system for the Alpa and Hasselblad as well as couple of ball heads.

    Apart from having the right gear to use a tripod properly - the L bracket in particular makes for very easy tripod mounting for stitched panoramics in vertical shot mode.

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    Re: Anyone using the RRS generic L-Bracket on an M8?

    You might also want to take a look at Kirk Photo too - Kirk and RRS sometimes enter into a bracket 'arms race' and some Kirk items work better than their RRS alternatives & vice versa.

    Both are excellent.

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