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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    Looks very interesting, when will there be more info?

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    Very interesting. Only stickler on L-plates for the Phase camera body is making sure there is enough clearance to use the electromagnetic release cable. It was hard to see on the video, but looks like you can still use the cable, or at least without much interference.

    I'd like to know more!

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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    Agree, very interesting. Sadly the computer I used to view the video didn't have sound so I'm left asking the following...

    What does the plate weigh? What's the availability here in the States? Then there's the price...

    Regarding what Ken mentioned on the release cable - I've begun using the same cable I use for my WRS tech cam and so far have not had any problems; actually it's slightly easier to use than the electromagnetic release.

    Thanks for sharing

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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    That looks really very interesting and solid . I tried to find more info but could Not find anything . Does anyone know more and could give links ? ? ?
    Technical details , price and where to buy ?
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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    looks terrific ... I want one!
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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    Here is a contact e-mail for those , who are interested .
    [email protected] . No further info yet .
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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by jotloob View Post
    Here is a contact e-mail for those , who are interested .
    [email protected] . No further info yet .
    Got a reply, price is $425 euros which includes the bracket and PhaseOne plate. plates for other camera bodies in the "near future".

    I noticed it's being manufactured in the Netherlands by Cambo -printed on a PDF file he sent me. Don't remember noticing that in the video but maybe it was there.
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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Fox View Post
    . . . .
    I noticed it's being manufactured in the Netherlands by Cambo -printed on a PDF file he sent me. Don't remember noticing that in the video but maybe it was there.
    Wayne

    It is shown at the end of this page Smart Flex L-Plate | ksc.co.th

    I have placed an order for the HASSELBLAD V-SYSTEM version .
    Same price as for the PHASE version .
    I think , this L-Plate is just great . No more trouble to change between
    horizontal and vertical position of the digital back . No more "gymn" when you want to shoot in vertical .
    Regards . Jürgen .
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    Hi all,
    Been reading the forum for years but this is my first post as it is something I humbly can contribute.

    The designer of the Smart Flex is the southeast asian main distributor for Phase One and Cambo products. He got Cambo to make them in the Netherlands as he felt that he could not get the same quality from Asian suppliers, hence the relatively highish pricing.

    I am a Phase user and bought equipments from him but in no way affiliated with him.

    I got one of the first batch and absolutely love it. Make life so much easier. All the controls and connections are accessible. Nowadays when outside, I put it on a monopod, and able to flip for vertical shots in 4 seconds. Even the 300/4.5 balanced very well as the plate can move backward with ease. It is however not compatible with the V grip.

    The Phase One plate has the two locking notch so couldn't be use with other cameras that I own (Canon EOS) but he told me he will be coming out with plates for other bodies soon. I could see that Hass V users will love this and the leaf rotating back will have less of a reason to sell.

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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    We have 5 on order. Will let everyone know delivery time and pricing asap.


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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    That is very nice indeed.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    I have one on order as well.
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    See if I can upload some files here that where sent to me.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    Just heard, mine is on the way fedex. Looking forward to trying it.
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    Awesome Wayne. I'm sure a little user report everyone would enjoy to hear when you have the time. I'm waiting on his Nikon unit when he gets one going.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    We have 3 remaining in stock, $585 each.


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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    Received mine today. Seems very well made. I attached a arca swiss plate to the bottom so I could easily get it onto my cube. Rotation is smooth, thumb screws are easy to tighten up. You can leave the bracket on the tripod, using the camera bracket as a quick release if you want. I like how the safety catch to keep the camera from sliding out of the brackets can be easily opened and closed. Camera seems solid, and you can position the body so the accessary port on the camera is accessible for a cable release.

    Hope to get out and shoot with it in the next few days.
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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Fox View Post
    Received mine today. Seems very well made. I attached a arca swiss plate to the bottom so I could easily get it onto my cube. Rotation is smooth, thumb screws are easy to tighten up. You can leave the bracket on the tripod, using the camera bracket as a quick release if you want. I like how the safety catch to keep the camera from sliding out of the brackets can be easily opened and closed. Camera seems solid, and you can position the body so the accessary port on the camera is accessible for a cable release.

    Hope to get out and shoot with it in the next few days.

    Hi Wayne

    Mine is on the way You think there is a way to still use the hand strap?

    Thanks so much

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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Fox View Post
    Received mine today. Seems very well made. I attached a arca swiss plate to the bottom so I could easily get it onto my cube. Rotation is smooth, thumb screws are easy to tighten up. You can leave the bracket on the tripod, using the camera bracket as a quick release if you want. I like how the safety catch to keep the camera from sliding out of the brackets can be easily opened and closed. Camera seems solid, and you can position the body so the accessary port on the camera is accessible for a cable release.

    Hope to get out and shoot with it in the next few days.
    That sounds very good.
    As I have ordered the HASSELBLAD Version , I will still have to wait a bit . Impatiently .
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    Let me share the Has V version image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BJNY View Post
    I can't load that page because
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    But based on the pics that Guy and Sunchai posted here, it looks like a clever solution. The game changer, if I'm reading the pics correctly, is that the L part is not in a fixed position along the side of the body...there is fore-aft movement allowed for the body foot plate, with respect to the L.

    This means that the concern that Ken flagged ("Only stickler on L-plates for the Phase camera body is making sure there is enough clearance to use the electromagnetic release cable") can be bypassed. Slide the camera a little backwards to give space for the e-release.

    It also means that even the older AF and AFD bodies, whose very desirable mechanical mirror-up levers on the side foul the existing L plates for the AFDII and later, should now be usable with an L-plate unit. That would be nice for my AFD, should I ever upgrade from my square format DB (you don't need an L plate when you shoot square! )

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    I am sure that the following image may help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunchai View Post
    I am sure that the following image may help.

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    Thanks, it certainly does help! It confirms what I was hoping for.

    About the only thing I would improve about this design is the very bottom of the unit: that should also be machined with Arca-plate grooves, so that it could slot straight into the Arca-type clamping tripod heads that nearly everyone uses these days.

    Otherwise, we would have to screw a separate Arca-type plate onto the base of the unit, and that introduces a risk of twisting flexure. It would also become an even more complicated stack of components! -

    Tripod legs - head with Arca-clamp - Arca plate - L-plate base with clamp for L-unit - L-unit with Arca clamp - Arca plate for Camera - Camera!

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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    My ordered HASSELBLAD V-SYSTEM Version is on its way to me .
    It is in the customs clearence process in Cologne .
    I am impatiently waiting .
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    Ray, you beat me to it! The arca swiss standard for quick release is most popular----would be much more convenient/efficient and most importantly more stable---if the as quick release plate were cnc machined part of the base unit.

    When buying equipment at this level in Dante's Inferno, attention to details (both small and large) mean everything. When I buy something, I want to be able to use it as soon as it gets off the white or big brown truck that has just screeched to a stop at my doorstep. That means not having to buy or scrounge around looking in the photo junk drawer for a separate quick release plate to attach or a reducing bushing. (My understanding is the Flex L-Plate takes a 1/4 screw and needs the reducer bushing for the Phase DF 3/8----I prefer 3/8 all around as being stronger and more stable btw). I note that RRS packages the small bits and even an allan wrench with their products.

    Nice flexibility though as Ray points out again (as long as Phase doesn't change the bottom body configuration in the future), the Flex L-Plate has backwards and forward compatibility on all Phase/Mamiya AF/AFD/DF bodies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ondebanks View Post
    Thanks, it certainly does help! It confirms what I was hoping for.

    About the only thing I would improve about this design is the very bottom of the unit: that should also be machined with Arca-plate grooves, so that it could slot straight into the Arca-type clamping tripod heads that nearly everyone uses these days.

    Otherwise, we would have to screw a separate Arca-type plate onto the base of the unit, and that introduces a risk of twisting flexure. It would also become an even more complicated stack of components! -

    Tripod legs - head with Arca-clamp - Arca plate - L-plate base with clamp for L-unit - L-unit with Arca clamp - Arca plate for Camera - Camera!

    Ray
    Ray, I think many will be agree to have the arca plate buit in to the bottom of the base
    May I share, to built in the ready to go for arca will have to increase the thickness
    Of the bottom base for at least 5 mm. this will be effect to the weight and size
    Of the unit. I am agree that the one who have the arca systems will more like it.
    But they still have many also, who never use and no willing to use the arca systems.
    Should not enjoy to carry more extra thickness and extra weight.
    The other topic is the safety. To have the arca plate ready at the bottle the most concerning should be the safety. How to prevent the Smart Flex with camera slip off from the arca clamp. As there are too many arca clamp system available in the market each one have their own designed and security system.
    I think may be it will be good also to have the arca clamp which matching and safety to the arca ready on the Smart Flex.
    Tripod legs - head with Arca- Clamp(special designed)- arca ready on Smart Flex- Arca plate for camera- Camera?

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    I have found the following table which showed the load of screw which may be useful:
    The table at the (Grade S)showed
    the Load of ¼ inch screw is 2192 Lb.
    the load of 3/8 inch screw is 5354 Lb.
    weight of Phase One or Mamiya body is (1030g.or2.266 Lb.)
    weight of the most heavy lens is75-150mm = (1800g. or 3.96 Lb.)
    weight of the digital is difference belong to what digital back is mounting on,
    the weight given with in 2000g. or 4.4 Lb.
    total weight = body+digitalback+lens (2.266+3.96+4.4)= 10.626 Lb.or 4,830g.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunchai View Post
    I have found the following table which showed the load of screw which may be useful:
    The table at the (Grade S)showed
    the Load of ¼ inch screw is 2192 Lb.
    the load of 3/8 inch screw is 5354 Lb.
    weight of Phase One or Mamiya body is (1030g.or2.266 Lb.)
    weight of the most heavy lens is75-150mm = (1800g. or 3.96 Lb.)
    weight of the digital is difference belong to what digital back is mounting on,
    the weight given with in 2000g. or 4.4 Lb.
    total weight = body+digitalback+lens (2.266+3.96+4.4)= 10.626 Lb.or 4,830g.
    Sunchai.
    It isn't the load weight which is the issue for cameras and heads; it's the lever moment, the propensity to twist around the axis of the screw. The 645 body plate has 2 pins to prevent this, but there is not a similar dedicated anti-rotation fitting on the base of the Flex unit, so any plate or head (Arca or not) you attach it to would not keep it as rigid as if the unit itself were machined with Arca QR grooves.

    I speak from long and often frustrating experience when it comes to trying to keep cameras, longer/heavier lenses, or telescopes from twisting on their tripod screws. Even tightening things to breaking point was sometimes not enough.

    You really need the design to be "anti-rotation" at every interface in the chain...and the best anti-rotation interface of all is one where there is actually no interface, just a one-piece machined unit.

    "How to prevent the Smart Flex with camera slip off from the arca clamp" - I think you are worrying unnecessarily about this. There is no slippage when an Arca-style clamp is sufficiently tight. Most of my Arca-plate devices came with no 'security screw', and I took the screws off those which had them, as they are an unnecessary nuisance. Anyway, letting your camera slip off the clamp falls into the realm of "user error"; Flex can't concern themselves with what a clumsy user might do. They should just focus on the designing it for best performance.

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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    great!
    So we should contact/order via ksc.co.th?
    They just show an email (no web e-store)!
    How did you pay (bank to bank transfer)? Has somebody actually received to real product?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edouard View Post
    great!
    So we should contact/order via ksc.co.th?
    They just show an email (no web e-store)!
    How did you pay (bank to bank transfer)? Has somebody actually received to real product?

    Contact the following address: [email protected] (refer to the getdpi forum)
    Mine will be delivered tomorrow afternoon .
    Ask for payment method . I will pay by PAYPAL . That is the easiest way .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ondebanks View Post
    It isn't the load weight which is the issue for cameras and heads; it's the lever moment, the propensity to twist around the axis of the screw. The 645 body plate has 2 pins to prevent this, but there is not a similar dedicated anti-rotation fitting on the base of the Flex unit, so any plate or head (Arca or not) you attach it to would not keep it as rigid as if the unit itself were machined with Arca QR grooves.

    I speak from long and often frustrating experience when it comes to trying to keep cameras, longer/heavier lenses, or telescopes from twisting on their tripod screws. Even tightening things to breaking point was sometimes not enough.

    You really need the design to be "anti-rotation" at every interface in the chain...and the best anti-rotation interface of all is one where there is actually no interface, just a one-piece machined unit.

    "How to prevent the Smart Flex with camera slip off from the arca clamp" - I think you are worrying unnecessarily about this. There is no slippage when an Arca-style clamp is sufficiently tight. Most of my Arca-plate devices came with no 'security screw', and I took the screws off those which had them, as they are an unnecessary nuisance. Anyway, letting your camera slip off the clamp falls into the realm of "user error"; Flex can't concern themselves with what a clumsy user might do. They should just focus on the designing it for best performance.

    Ray
    Ray,
    in the case of the protection from slip off is not necessary may be the attachment image arca style
    may be help some. The 2 bars have built in for anti-rotation.
    this anti-rotation arca plate size is 50mm.wide 52mm.deep from the front and 10mm thick but only increase the total high of 8mm when mounted to the smart Flex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunchai View Post
    Ray,
    in the case of the protection from slip off is not necessary may be the attachment image arca style
    may be help some. The 2 bars have built in for anti-rotation.
    this anti-rotation arca plate size is 50mm.wide 52mm.deep from the front and 10mm thick but only increase the total high of 8mm when mounted to the smart Flex.
    Do you have an Arca part number for that plate as it looks like it solves the potential twist problem?

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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by gazwas View Post
    Do you have an Arca part number for that plate as it looks like it solves the potential twist problem?
    As far as I can see , there is no such part in the ARCA camera plate program . I have some ARCA and NOVOFLEX plates here and will see if I can make them fit the L-PLATE . Using a milling machine of course .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunchai View Post
    Ray,
    in the case of the protection from slip off is not necessary may be the attachment image arca style
    may be help some. The 2 bars have built in for anti-rotation.
    this anti-rotation arca plate size is 50mm.wide 52mm.deep from the front and 10mm thick but only increase the total high of 8mm when mounted to the smart Flex.
    Ah - that's more like it. OK, it's an extra piece to attach, but it does avoid the rotation problem. Is this another SmartFlex component?

    Ray

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    Quote Originally Posted by jotloob View Post
    As far as I can see , there is no such part in the ARCA camera plate program.
    That's what I thought.

    Rules me out then.

    I'm about to buy a buy a Cube because of the Arca mount rigidity but the lack of a built in Arca mount or inclusion of a anti twist Arca adapter puts me off. A shame because it looks excellent!

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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    Gareth

    Don't throw the towel .
    My L-PLATE should arrive this afternoon . Wait for my update to see what can be machined . I think the only trouble I see in the moment is , that a reworked anodized part can not be anodized again , so that the reworked surface would have to stay blank .
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    The Smart Flex L-Plate arrived . Its is very well made .
    There are some ARCA plates , which can be reworked . I will figure that out later . The base plate must have at least 50x55 mm and the hole should be in the center . Rework will not take long and is possible .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ondebanks View Post
    Ah - that's more like it. OK, it's an extra piece to attach, but it does avoid the rotation problem. Is this another SmartFlex component?

    Ray
    This plate have designed and made for friend in Phase One.
    it will increase the weight from 400 g.(smart Flex alone) to 460 g.
    It was no intension, including this plate as the Smart Flex component.
    But If the plate is useful it may available for the one who want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunchai View Post
    But If the plate is useful it may available for the one who want it.
    That would be a definite YES!

    Sunchai, you seem to know a lot about this product so do you work for Smart Flex?

    IMO all high end kit should come in Arca mount (the standard) or and adapter to allow Arca mount like the one you've shown here.

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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    Hello Gareth

    The L-PLATE is a great tool and very well machined .

    I have successfully reworked my ARCA plate .
    It is a HASSELBLAD design plate , but that size is not available any more .
    What is needed is an ARCA plate with at least 50x55mm as I already stated above . The screw must be in the center .
    802210.1 1/4 " screw or 802210 3/8" screw would be candidates .
    The size of these plates would allow to rework for parallel fitting to the SMART FLEX L-PLATE or 90 degree to the L-PLATE . This is the case for my plate .
    An other solution for attaching in both ways would be the NOVOFLEX round 6x6 Q-PLATE . This one can also easiliy be reworked .
    So , here is some homework to do .
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    That would be a definite YES!

    Sunchai, you seem to know a lot about this product so do you work for Smart Flex?

    IMO all high end kit should come in Arca mount (the standard) or and adapter to allow Arca mount like the one you've shown here.
    It is my interest to bring in the useful and facts information and thank you so much for the input
    I have learned a lot from this forum.
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    It is my interest to bring in the useful and facts information and thank you so much for the input
    I have learned a lot from this forum.
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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    I guarantee you that if you make this with the Arca plate on it you'll sell every copy that any of the dealers pick up. I know practically nobody who uses a camera mounting system with medium format who doesn't either use the full size or micro Arca or RRS/Kirk mounts.

    Like others here I've been through the pain of using screw in tripod plates and they ALWAYS twist unless they have either registration pins or some form of anti-twist or body mount. That includes all of the Manfrotto rectangular, octagonal and generic Gitzo plates that all sit in my 'never to be used again crap' drawer.
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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    I guarantee you that if you make this with the Arca plate on it you'll sell every copy that any of the dealers pick up. I know practically nobody who uses a camera mounting system with medium format who doesn't either use the full size or micro Arca or RRS/Kirk mounts.

    Like others here I've been through the pain of using screw in tripod plates and they ALWAYS twist unless they have either registration pins or some form of anti-twist or body mount. That includes all of the Manfrotto rectangular, octagonal and generic Gitzo plates that all sit in my 'never to be used again crap' drawer.
    Hi

    Just for the record, I put a RRS BP-CS: Multi-camera plate. Cost 49.00 USD.

    The plate has a lip on one side - impossible to twist.

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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    For those of you , who are using ARCA plates only (me) have a look for the different ARCA plates here :
    http://www.arca-shop.de/media/files_...lassic_eng.pdf
    I can see , that my plate is still available . 802221 . So I was wrong in my above statement .
    Better are 802222 or even 802210 .
    The last one could even be reworked to fit for parallel to sliding direction and/or in line with the lens axis .
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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    Here a quick shot of the SMART-FLEX with my reworked ARCA plate attached .


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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by jotloob View Post
    Here a quick shot of the SMART-FLEX with my reworked ARCA plate attached .
    What exactly is involved in "reworking" the plate?

    RRS etc are not readily available in the UK where as the Arca plates are easy to get and are obviously of very high quality so would prefer that option. However I have no experience in metal working since my school days and the occasional sharpening of the blade on my mower and your picture looks like it came with that plate attached (I fear mine wouldn't ).

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    Re: Smart Flex L-Plate

    I really confused, what I have to order. Have Arca Heads and will use the Smart-Flex with the Hasselblad H4/5D. I do not like to do any "reworking". And also it must be rotation free. If this is not possible, then I order a RRS Hassy Plate again again.
    Thanks, Rem

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