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    Tripod Plate

    Hi Guys,

    Looking for a A7r tripod plate, non L, which will work with my RRS Lever release. They're not the latest lever releases which work with all plates. The RRS one does not allow the screen to tilt downwards apparently. The Markins looks perfect but I've no idea if it will work with the lever release.

    Any thoughts?

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    Re: Tripod Plate

    > Any thoughts?

    may be this one : search for "L-shaped Quick Release Plate A7" on eBay... $70 only, low risk... remove L part from it and you are done.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/L-shaped-Qui...-/251433882776

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    Re: Tripod Plate

    The markins is $49 on ebay actually but it's still not pocket change.
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    Re: Tripod Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Rubinstein View Post
    The markins is $49 on ebay actually but it's still not pocket change.
    yes, but markins does not fit as good as this one does (I have RRS base plate on E-M1 and that one on A7 and RRS is not really any better, except the logo)
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    Re: Tripod Plate

    Confused, sorry, do you have the markins or this ebay one?
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    Re: Tripod Plate

    I have the Markins and really like it. I do not have a lever release ball head though.

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    Re: Tripod Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Rubinstein View Post
    Confused, sorry, do you have the markins or this ebay one?
    I have that one from ebay for A7...
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    Re: Tripod Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by mark1958 View Post
    I have the Markins and really like it. I do not have a lever release ball head though.
    Markins does not provide anything for your pinky to hang on unlike either RRS or China-made from Ebay... for me that was an important consideration.

    Plus unlike the base plate for E-M1, the one that RRS has for A7/A7r looks much uglier visually - that side cutout in the base plate for its L-part is simply abhorrent... that looks like 2 weedy dystrophic legs ...

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    Re: Tripod Plate

    When plates do not work in the RRS Lever Action clamps, it's usually because the vertical dimension of the plate at the bevel is a few fractions of a millimeter too short.

    I have a couple of plates that were either loose or did not clamp with my older RRS Lever Action clamp. A thin piece of card stock glued to the bottom of the plate solves the problem. (I've used a piece of Epson Hot Press Natural scrap that I trimmed to fit the plates exactly. The paper is just shy of 0.3mm thick.)

    I just made another shim like this for the Novoflex ASTAT/NEX tripod mount base as it too is a hair thinner than the old Lever Action clamp can accommodate. The ASTAT/NEX works perfectly now with the RRS clamp.

    Hope that helps.

    Godfrey

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    Re: Tripod Plate

    Godfrey, that gives me an idea of how to make my Novoflex adaptor collar mount fit properly into my Cube's clamp, in which it otherwise sits so loosely that it would fall off if not perfectly level... thank you!

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    Re: Tripod Plate

    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    Godfrey, that gives me an idea of how to make my Novoflex adaptor collar mount fit properly into my Cube's clamp, in which it otherwise sits so loosely that it would fall off if not perfectly level... thank you!
    That's how it was with mine too.

    I put the shim in place and fitted the Elmarit-R 135mm lens to the camera assembly afterwards ... turning the camera on its side in the ball head, with the channel pointing straight down: it doesn't budge at all now. :-)

    I've just ordered another B2-LR-II as I finally decided, after a half-year or so worth of dithering, that I wanted to try one of the Arca-Swiss P0 heads. The B2-LR-II looks to be a near perfect match to that head, ordered another one for the purpose.

    Supposedly these later RRS clamps have more ability to accommodate slightly thin plates, but I know my fix works so I'm looking forward to trying the P0 out now.

    Godfrey

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