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01-23-2013, 03:01 PM   #1
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MESTOS PD K5H L-Bracket

Does anyone know where I can pick one of these plates up? I've looked all over ebay and all the adds have ended, been removed or just don't exist anymore. I've seen a few listed and sold here in the marketplace but nothing recently. I have the plate for my K20 and absolutely love it and would love to get one for my new K-5. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

01-23-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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Not sure if that are the ones which you are looking for, but just in case here it is the link.
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L-bracket

You're right - the seller, dhsummer, is no longer selling these on ebay. I just bought one a few months ago so they were available. Maybe you can try emailing him via ebay - he is quite responsive, or was in my case.
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I'm awaiting plates for K-5 and DBG-4 form this seller and he puts up D800 ones now. Maybe you could send him a message?
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QuoteOriginally posted by mushin Quote
You're right - the seller, dhsummer, is no longer selling these on ebay. I just bought one a few months ago so they were available. Maybe you can try emailing him via ebay - he is quite responsive, or was in my case.
I also had a great experience from this seller twice. I bought the L bracket for the DBG4 and also bought two standard plates for the DBG4 from him. I would check out one of his auctions for the D800 plate, and send him a message asking if he has any for the K5/DBG4.
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I think Really Right Stuff still has K-5 L brackets left in stock listed as K-7 L Bracket. It's listed in their 2013 catalog for a mere $140
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I contacted the ebay seller, dhsummer, and they DO have them in stock! They said they're just really slack at updating their ebay store and that's why it's not listed on ebay.
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I have the RRS L-Plate. It is a beautiful, high-quality piece that works great.

Not cheap but the best in the business.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pauld Quote
I contacted the ebay seller, dhsummer, and they DO have them in stock! They said they're just really slack at updating their ebay store and that's why it's not listed on ebay.
The same thing happened a while back with me when I wanted to order the Mestos camera plate for the K-5 w/grip. dhsummer was very responsive - had the plate in a listing within the hour. Good people and I love their plates.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-camera-field-accessories/187763-me...available.html
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He said they are opening their own website soon so they don't list a lot of stuff on ebay anymore. Luckily he was willing to sell me the L-plate I wanted. Now it's just sit and wait for it to come.
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I own the Mestos L Plate for K5 + Grip as I think it is the only L plate available that accodates both the K5 and the grip. Very nice, well made - high quality.
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I received both my DBG-4 plate and K-5 one (no L) from the seller I mentioned above and also I can say that they are beautifully crafted and the grip one is always on my grip now without affecting my shooting.
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I have a Fittest L-plate for my K-20 and absolutely love the craftsmanship, quality and functionality of it. Unfortunately they don't make a plate that accommodates for the K-5 battery grip or I would have bought one of those as well. From looking at both I don't see very much of a difference. Since switching to a gimbal head I absolutely need the L-plate option.
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You could alway try one of these.. DEMO SUNWAYFOTO L Plate DPL-05 DPL05 for Camera w Battery Grip Arca Compatible | eBay I have a standard Sunwayfoto L-Plate for my *istD, But was thinking aboot one of these to replace it.
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I thought about going the universal plate route if I couldn't find the L-bracket I wanted. I like having the option of being able to open the grip up to change the battery without having to take the plate completely off.
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