Huntington Witherill sent me this:
The Sony A7r is (IMO) a ground-breaking camera that will, I believe, experience wide spread use. However, the camera currently has a couple of nagging issues, one of which is a decidedly short battery life. The vertical grip (Sony part #VG-C1EM, which then facilitates the use of two (2) batteries, together) is proving to be an absolute necessity for anyone hoping to use the camera for serious and dedicated work.
In relation to the above, I also personally use Really Right Stuff “L-plates” to tripod mount all of my cameras.
Really Right Stuff does not currently make an L- plate for the Sony A7r when using the Sony Vertical Battery Grip accessory (Part #VG-C1EM). And unfortunately, upon contacting RRS about this, they have communicated that they “currently have no plans to introduce a compatible L-plate for the A7r/vertical battery grip accessory combination.” And, the currently offered (“pre-order” at this point) camera only L-plate (BA7-L) will not, according to RRS, be compatible with the Sony A7r camera when using Sony’s accessory battery grip.
Under the assumption that the more expressed interest and demand that RRS receives for a specific L- plate, the more likely it would be that RRS would actually manufacture a new plate for this particular camera/grip combination, I’m writing to ask that you please consider contacting Really Right Stuff (via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org) to express interest in seeing an L-plate offered for the Sony A7r camera using the Sony Vertical Battery Grip accessory (Sony part #VG-C1EM).
If you’d like to see RRS make an L-plate for the Sony A7r with vertical grip combination… as they say, squeaky wheel gets the grease!