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05-07-2014, 01:43 PM   #1
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L Bracket K3 with Grip Mestos PD-K3HL

Mestos PD K3HL Camera L Plate for Pentax K3 Vertical Grip New | eBay

Mine just arrived. Perfect fit for the K-3 with Grip

Well made.

Delivery to the US is very S L O W but worth the wait. Shipping included

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Great!
Now can dcshooter refinish one in silver for all the folks with Limited Silver K-3s?
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QuoteOriginally posted by RockvilleBob Quote
Mestos PD K3HL Camera L Plate for Pentax K3 Vertical Grip New | eBay

Mine just arrived. Perfect fit for the K-3 with Grip

Well made.

Delivery to the US is very S L O W but worth the wait. Shipping included
Compatible with Really Right Stuff? (Says Markins, Photoclam and Arcaswiss, so it should?!)

Will it be centered in vertical mode? (Screw hole on grip not centered)

Thanks in advance,

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Compatible with Really Right Stuff? (Says Markins, Photoclam and Arcaswiss, so it should?!)

Will it be centered in vertical mode? (Screw hole on grip not centered)

Thanks in advance,

Lars
ARCA compatible and centering is easy in both portrait and landscape mode. The lens centers are clearly marked on the sides of the L Plate for both portrait and landscape mode with a circle split by a vertical line.


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I don't like the allen wrench requirement!
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It would be nice to have another option to attach the bracket to the camera but I haven't found any L-Plate that fits either the K-3 or K-5 with the grip other than Mestos. This bracket fits perfectly and in my case it does not come off, it is how I use the camera. So once it is attached it just stays on my camera since it is light, strong and access to everything is unimpeded. .
I also carry a little pouch attached to my tripod that has a set of wrenches but I have not had the need to use the wrenches for the bracket once the bracket is mounted. Most brackets I've seen attach the same way, there is not a lot of real estate to house something larger than a screw with a hex head.
If you've seen one that fits the K-3 with grip that attaches differently - please post i a link- thanks.
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RRS waiting in the wings

I'm waiting for RRS to come out with one for the battery grip.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gosman Quote
I'm waiting for RRS to come out with one for the battery grip.

I asked them the last two times for the K-7 and the K-5 and they said they would not be coming out with one for the grip, only the camera body. Have they changed their minds recently?

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Wishful thinking on my part.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RockvilleBob Quote
Mestos PD K3HL Camera L Plate for Pentax K3 Vertical Grip New | eBay

Mine just arrived. Perfect fit for the K-3 with Grip

Well made.

Delivery to the US is very S L O W but worth the wait. Shipping included
I am thinking about getting the Mestos L-Bracket. If possible, could you post a snapshot of the L-bracket mounted on your K-3? Thank you!
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There is also another option to Metsos , it's GL-02 item#170985893374 on Ebay. but it's not specific forK-3 with Grip. I'm about to order one for K-5 and Grip.
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Looks promising Disco. I need one for K-3 and battery grip. Let us know how you like this.
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Looks promising Disco. I need one for K-3 and battery grip. Let us know how you like this.

I wil take pictures of it and post them up here , I've got the really Right stuff BH-55 Pro II Ballhead which I will be plannng on using with GL-02 Universal L-Bracket.
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Black Rapid strap

I'd really like a solution where I can hang by Black Rapid strap onto the L Bracket. That would be perfecto!
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I ordered the Mestos L-Bracket today for the K-3 + grip. It is supposed to arrive sometime before June 5th.
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