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06-15-2022, 02:54 PM   #1
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L bracket for the K-S2?

Does anyone have an L bracket they like for the K-S2, one that they like for Arca-Swiss-style tripods? I have an L-bracket that was advertised on eBay as being for Pentax K-5, K-3, and K-70. It does not work; my K-S2 rotates forward when I take vertical shots with a heavy DA* 50135mm lens.

This L-bracket looks like a generic MPU-105 in my opinion; it has six little rubber pads on the bottom but no rubber pads on the side. The K-S2 has slightly curved sides, and I think the lack of a right angle encourages unwanted rotation.

I don't care much about access to batteries or headphone jacks; I'd be happy to unscrew the L bracket when I need to recharge.

This L-bracket does work fine with my smaller, lighter lenses, just not with my DA* 50135mm. Why oh why doesn't this lens have a tripod collar, again?

I've read old threads on this topic, but nobody seems to have a great solution:
QuoteOriginally posted by WondringLisa Quote
Hi all,

A short time ago I purchased a quick release L bracket for my K-S2, however I am having a problem that I have had with other plates that is exacerbated by the size of the L bracket. No matter how tight I try to secure it, it will still shift easily and I can still get gradual downward creep on my camera when securing it in the portrait orientation. Does anyone have any suggestions/fixes/hacks that will prevent it from moving once tight?

Thank you!

Lisa


06-15-2022, 09:24 PM   #2
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Sunwayfoto DPL-70 is a game changer for light weight cameras. I have it on my KS-2

In my exuberance I did not fully read your question. No this quick release plate (put on end it is an L bracket) does not work for long telephoto lenses. Only works where the center of mass is roughly over/near the bracket

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06-16-2022, 02:45 PM   #3
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I would suggest going for a L-Bracket with a lip on the edge (see image), when you align it on the camera it stops rotation as you have.

Sunwayfoto have a couple of universal brackets with the lip such as the DPL-02R or the DPL-04R , as do other brands. Just check the basic dimensions of the KS-2 and whichever bracket you go for ..

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I would suggest going for a L-Bracket with a lip on the edge (see image), when you align it on the camera it stops rotation as you have.

Sunwayfoto have a couple of universal brackets with the lip such as the DPL-02R or the DPL-04R , as do other brands. Just check the basic dimensions of the KS-2 and whichever bracket you go for ..
Seems as though everyone is sold out of DPL-02R brackets, but I just found a DPL-04R on B&H for $24, so I bought it. Thank you for that advice! I'll let you know how it goes!

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Seems as though everyone is sold out of DPL-02R brackets, but I just found a DPL-04R on B&H for $24, so I bought it. Thank you for that advice! I'll let you know how it goes!
Well, at least I tried. The DPL-04R is too big/too wide to achieve a snug fit for my K-S2. Im going to try a few cut/sanded popsicle sticks and rubber washers as spacers, but Im not hopeful. Imcpming around to the idea that a custom, 3-D printed L-bracket may be the only way to gobut having spent $90 on ineffective L-brackets at this point, I think my next purchase might need to be a DA* 60-250 with a proper tripod collar. That will take me some time to save up, but its a sure thing.
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