L Bracket Recommendation


bychan

Link Posted 05/10/2018 - 01:26
I know that a dedicated L bracket is no longer available for a K3, so a universal model has to be used.

I'm therefore after one to fit my K+F TC2534 tripod, which has a standard 14" attachment.

I have viewed many, and am a bit confused
Many confirm to be arca swiss compatible, so my query is would such a bracket be compatible with my tripod?

Any recommendations?

Thanks
Adrian
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smudge

Link Posted 05/10/2018 - 08:08
bychan wrote:

Many confirm to be arca swiss compatible, so my query is would such a bracket be compatible with my tripod?

Thanks
Adrian

The short answer would appear to be - yes.

I've not come across this brand before but looking at this glowing review https://digital-photography-school.com/review-kf-concept-tc2534-tripod/ it shows it has an arca style plate fitting i.e. the plate is held firm by tightening a knob rather than the Manfrotto style lever. So just remove the plate and replace with any Arca compatible bracket.
Regards, Philip

bychan

Link Posted 07/10/2018 - 14:10
Thanks Phillip.
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 07/10/2018 - 22:15
The L bracket is designed for arca swiss heads and allows easy removal for moving from portrait to landscape whilst keeping the head locked in place. They're also good for panoramics as the camera sits directly on top of the head,

I have a K1 but before that a K3ii and I used one of these:
link

More pricey is prime: link

The L bracket has a standard tripod screw in the base but not the side, I use this for screwing in a rapid strap though.


On the K1, bargain L bracket for it


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Last Edited by cardiffgareth on 07/10/2018 - 22:18

bychan

Link Posted 10/10/2018 - 18:59
cardiffgareth wrote:
The L bracket is designed for arca swiss heads and allows easy removal for moving from portrait to landscape whilst keeping the head locked in place. They're also good for panoramics as the camera sits directly on top of the head,

I have a K1 but before that a K3ii and I used one of these:
link

More pricey is prime: link

The L bracket has a standard tripod screw in the base but not the side, I use this for screwing in a rapid strap though.


On the K1, bargain L bracket for it


Thanks for your input Gareth, greatly appreciated.

I had actually looked at the two you have mentioned, and have now ordered the second one

Thanks
Adrian
K5IIs, Sigma 10-20, Pentax DA 16-85, Pentax DA 55-300, Pentax 70 Ltd, Metz 44 AF-2.
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ambott/
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