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09-23-2015, 12:01 AM   #1
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Universal L-Bracket for K-3 with battery grip?

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I need to get universal L-shaped bracket for Pentax K-3 with battery grip attached as it will be some long exposures and I can not risk to get out of battery power.

Does anyone knows who or where I can find reasonably priced universal or specifically for Pentax K-3 + battery grip L bracket?

So far I found only some for Nikon or Canon specifically and only one universal... at AliExpress but I never purchased anything there and do not know if it is ok.

L Shaped Vertical Quick Release Plate Camera Bracket Holder for Nikon D90 D80 D70 D60 D50 D40 Battery Grip Arca Tripod Ball Head-in Tripod Monopods from Consumer Electronics on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group

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I have this: ProMediaGear Universal L-Bracket (4") PLX4 B&H Photo Video
but you need that part too: ProMediaGear Universal Bracket Plate PBX3BD B&H Photo Video
otherwise it wont fit... its not as stable as a full one piece L-bracket but for what i do its fine. And it can move... used sugru to make it stay in place
the good thing is i now just need to untighten two screws and can take the side part off = allowing to replace the battery.

i don't know if that fits but thats something i would like to try sometime:
Acratech Extended Universal L Bracket 1139 B&H Photo Video

there was a K-3 specific product (mestos) but they seem to be out of business..

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QuoteOriginally posted by max_pyne Quote
I have this: ProMediaGear Universal L-Bracket (4") PLX4 B&H Photo Video
but you need that part too: ProMediaGear Universal Bracket Plate PBX3BD B&H Photo Video
otherwise it wont fit... its not as stable as a full one piece L-bracket but for what i do its fine. And it can move... used sugru to make it stay in place
the good thing is i now just need to untighten two screws and can take the side part off = allowing to replace the battery.

i don't know if that fits but thats something i would like to try sometime:
Acratech Extended Universal L Bracket 1139 B&H Photo Video

there was a K-3 specific product (mestos) but they seem to be out of business..
I just was looking into the same one at local retailer but here in Canada is much cheaper than in US... I think it is same model. we have here PLX4-V, instead of PLX4, for 44.99 + Tax.

The other part is more expensive PBX3 and it retails at 60.99 + tax here.

I find many of them for Nikon in one piece for cameras with grip. Just do not know if they will fit K-3 and cannot find anyone who has them in stock locally.

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I had to google "sugru" as I didn't had a clue what it is... amazing product.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RAART Quote
I just was looking into the same one at local retailer but here in Canada is much cheaper than in US... I think it is same model. we have here PLX4-V, instead of PLX4, for 44.99 + Tax.

The other part is more expensive PBX3 and it retails at 60.99 + tax here.

I find many of them for Nikon in one piece for cameras with grip. Just do not know if they will fit K-3 and cannot find anyone who has them in stock locally.

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I had to google "sugru" as I didn't had a clue what it is... amazing product.
just be careful there is the PBX3 plate and the PBX3BD you need the bold one...

and anyway watch the demo video for the acratech product.

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I wonder if there is a way to use this product (on Ebay) as a universal L-bracket that would accommodate a grip...

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I picked up a Neewer generic from Amazon, worked great.
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just be careful there is the PBX3 plate and the PBX3BD you need the bold one...

and anyway watch the demo video for the acratech product.
I will check this the coming weekend if I do not go away... The bold one is with 3 verticall holes, correct and I am guessing here that I need this one while the screw on grip is off center?

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QuoteOriginally posted by sholtzma Quote
I wonder if there is a way to use this product (on Ebay) as a universal L-bracket that would accommodate a grip...

Panorama Set 4 Markins Kirk Arca Swiss Wimberley Foba Feisol Acratech Benro | eBay
I wonder that too but do not want to experiment.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Canuck_west Quote
I picked up a Neewer generic from Amazon, worked great.
And what model did you got? It is working with battery grip attached and comes in one solid piece?


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there was a K-3 specific product (mestos) but they seem to be out of business..
This is the one you are talking about?

mestos: Pentax K3 L-Plate for Grip only
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QuoteOriginally posted by RAART Quote
The bold one is with 3 verticall holes, correct and I am guessing here that I need this one while the screw on grip is off center?
Exactly!

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QuoteOriginally posted by RAART Quote
Originally posted by max_pyne Quote there was a K-3 specific product (mestos) but they seem to be out of business.. This is the one you are talking about? mestos: Pentax K3 L-Plate for Grip only
looks like... they started to sell again...? if this is true i would get one of those!! is this entry on the site from September or April? You can try to contact them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RAART Quote
I will check this the coming weekend if I do not go away... The bold one is with 3 verticall holes, correct and I am guessing here that I need this one while the screw on grip is off center?

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I wonder that too but do not want to experiment.

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And what model did you got? It is working with battery grip attached and comes in one solid piece?
I'll check for a model #. Yes, one piece, and with the grip.
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Sunwayfoto do quite a few universal L plates. On e...Bay. Oeccamera are a great store.


Also, regarding mounting on a ballhead, it's a good idea to use a macro rail in the mix, helps to balance out your camera and lens combo.



See here.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/22-pentax-camera-field-accessories/174187...lots-pics.html


I've actually changed a few things these days, must do an updated thread.

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Sunwayfoto do quite a few universal L plates. On e...Bay. Oeccamera are a great store.


Also, regarding mounting on a ballhead, it's a good idea to use a macro rail in the mix, helps to balance out your camera and lens combo.



See here.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/22-pentax-camera-field-accessories/174187...lots-pics.html


I've actually changed a few things these days, must do an updated thread.

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Your thread is great! For sure you must do update.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Canuck_west Quote
I'll check for a model #. Yes, one piece, and with the grip.
and did you check the model #?

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QuoteOriginally posted by max_pyne Quote
Exactly!

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looks like... they started to sell again...? if this is true i would get one of those!! is this entry on the site from September or April? You can try to contact them.
I did contact them but no response, but I will do again tonight if I find someone who speaks Korean.
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