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04-21-2017, 08:58 AM   #1
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The L Bracket - a study in elusiveness...

I'm looking for an L bracket that will fit my K5, with battery grip. I have searched everywhere - the best I can find is an Acratech universal plate, retailing at $249 - and I live in the UK, so add $$$ for import duties, shipping etc. Promedia Gear appear to have discontinued making their universal L bracket, according to an email from B&H, received yesterday.

Is their anything out there that people have come across that might do the trick, or am I fated to have to pay long bucks, as my father would say...

Thanks all.

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Certainly a steep price. I do not personally own this one, but this one looks quite good: FITTEST FK5L L Plate L Bracket QR For Pentax K5 Body Only / Arca Compatible
or this one:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112238761503?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageNa...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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sorry, nevermind my post. Missed the part about batter grip...
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Mestos made one, you could try to track one down used. Not sure if they still produce them new.

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04-21-2017, 02:51 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by -wikstrom- Quote
Certainly a steep price. I do not personally own this one, but this one looks quite good: FITTEST FK5L L Plate L Bracket QR For Pentax K5 Body Only / Arca Compatible
or this one:Vertical Shoot Quick Release Plate/Camera Bracket Grip fr Pentax K7/K5/KR/KX/K30 | eBay

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sorry, nevermind my post. Missed the part about batter grip...
Hey, don't worry - I appreciate you taking the time to reply!

04-22-2017, 01:02 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jeff Quote
I'm looking for an L bracket that will fit my K5, with battery grip. I have searched everywhere - the best I can find is an Acratech universal plate, retailing at $249 - and I live in the UK, so add $$$ for import duties, shipping etc. Promedia Gear appear to have discontinued making their universal L bracket, according to an email from B&H, received yesterday.

Is their anything out there that people have come across that might do the trick, or am I fated to have to pay long bucks, as my father would say...

Thanks all.
Promedia L bracket is back ordered not discontinued. I have used the L bracket on a number of devices with it on my K 1 at present. Might not be as pretty as the custom fit but sure is versatile.
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04-22-2017, 01:16 AM   #6
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Promedia L bracket is back ordered not discontinued. I have used the L bracket on a number of devices with it on my K 1 at present. Might not be as pretty as the custom fit but sure is versatile.
RONC
I'm afraid this email from B&H tells a sad tale...

Dear Customer
Thank you for your interest in the following item:

ProMediaGear Universal L-Bracket (4")
(B&H # PRPLX4)
You are receiving this message because you asked to be notified when this item becomes available. We regret to inform you that this item has unfortunately been discontinued. Please check back on our website for similar or possible replacement items.
We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.


Product Availability Update




ProMediaGear

B&H # PRPLX4
Universal L-Bracket (4")








Thank you, The B&H Web Team B&H Photo Video Digital Cameras, Photography, Camcorders 420 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA | Call: 212-560-3277 / 800-718-5999


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Assemble something your self along these lines:



Works okay with remote controller and slots cut in arms of L bracket to cater for battery grip. Ugly but works.
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Assemble something your self along these lines:



Works okay with remote controller and slots cut in arms of L bracket to cater for battery grip. Ugly but works.
Thanks for your photo tip. Your rig looks VERY stable, which is what we're all after.

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Ha, lol sorry I didn't include the pictures of the guy ropes and cross braces. Works indoors on level ground and no wind.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jeff Quote
I'm afraid this email from B&H tells a sad tale...

Dear Customer
Thank you for your interest in the following item:

ProMediaGear Universal L-Bracket (4")
(B&H # PRPLX4)
You are receiving this message because you asked to be notified when this item becomes available. We regret to inform you that this item has unfortunately been discontinued. Please check back on our website for similar or possible replacement items.
We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.


Product Availability Update




ProMediaGear

B&H # PRPLX4
Universal L-Bracket (4")








Thank you, The B&H Web Team B&H Photo Video Digital Cameras, Photography, Camcorders 420 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA | Call: 212-560-3277 / 800-718-5999


Prices, specifications, and images are subject to change without notice. This is an automated email response and cannot be replied to.
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I sent a note to Promediagear and asked about the bracket as it is listed as out of stock on their website.
Will let you know when I hear from them.
RONC

---------- Post added 04-22-2017 at 06:06 AM ----------

Promediagear response:

Hello Ronald,

The PLX4 L-Brackets will be available again in 2-3 months. I apologize for the inconvenience.


-- Best Regards
Tom Fudala | PMG | ProMediaGear | 708-263-4443
04-22-2017, 08:15 AM   #11
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I sent a note to Promediagear and asked about the bracket as it is listed as out of stock on their website.
Will let you know when I hear from them.
RONC

---------- Post added 04-22-2017 at 06:06 AM ----------

Promediagear response:

Hello Ronald,

The PLX4 L-Brackets will be available again in 2-3 months. I apologize for the inconvenience.


-- Best Regards
Tom Fudala | PMG | ProMediaGear | 708-263-4443
Thanks for finding out that the PLX4 L brackets are not discontinued. Good news indeed. I'll set a reminder to check back in a few months.

Once again, thank you so much. Much appreciated!

Jeff
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