The Really Right Stuff L-bracket for the alpha 7 Mk II arrived this afternoon. It’s quite a bit different form the a7 piece. The vertical piece ends with an open top to clear the door on the side of the camera, apparently for weight savings. The D-ring for hand tightening the 1/4-20 screw is gone, replaced by the standard RRS Allen bolt. There’s a place in the plate to keep the Allen wrench, so it’ll always be handy in the field. The bottom plate stops before the battery door, apparently to save weight (and maybe cost).
The contact area between the plate on the riser and the tripod head is smaller, but the designers of this plate knew the a7II had EFCS, so they didn’t have to make things quite as meaty.
It’s really well done.
so now the base plate does not provide extra grip height for a pinky finger… very unfortunate decision, shall wait for chineese to do it the right way
RSS indeed makes good stuff, I only wish they had never seen a hex socket screw in their entire lives. Arca makes some very nice stuff also, and to the best of my knowledge, one does not need to keep up with a hex key to use it.
I feel a lot better now.
I feel your pain. I’ve got Allen wrenches in all my camera bags. Kinda like I did with Hasselblad dark slides and that little tool you needed to cock the shutter in the lens when it was off the camera.
Karl Beath Photography says
I have not used the camera, so hence the question.
Would one be able to mount the camera vertically using this L Brckt and use the remote cable release? Or would one use a wireless remote?