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01-20-2019, 10:15 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by wombatwal Quote
Has anyone bought a L bracket for the K1, for placement on a tripod?
I am going up to the Snowy Mountains NSW, Australia at the end of the month for some landscape photography.
I would like a L bracket before I go.
I use the Really Right Stuff BK1-L set. It's not cheap ($120 from B&H) but it's a quality product and works perfectly. It leaves the battery door clear when mounted - you can see various views of the mounted product in the pics on the B&H site:

Really Right Stuff BK1-L Set L-Plate for Pentax K-1 BK1 L-SET


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01-22-2019, 02:57 AM   #17
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Well I finally got a L bracket for my K1 with Manfrotto tripod. I got the Manfrotto MS050M4-Q2 L Bracket. This fits my tripod quick release mechanism. The only problem is that this L bracket is made for a camera with a motordrive. So I cannot centre the lens to be equal in both landscape and portrait orientation. Otherwise it fits well to the K1. I don't think this will be a big problem.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wombatwal Quote
Well I finally got a L bracket for my K1 with Manfrotto tripod.
Can you post an image of battery door/ plate and the the vertical bit so I can see how the input/output align with the plate? (Like for example if one were to shoot portraits tethered).

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Can you post an image of battery door/ plate and the the vertical bit so I can see how the input/output align with the plate? (Like for example if one were to shoot portraits tethered).

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Ok, will post soon. The underside of the bracket covers the battery door.

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Can you post an image of battery door/ plate and the the vertical bit so I can see how the input/output align with the plate? (Like for example if one were to shoot portraits tethered).

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Thank you!

I too have the 15-30... does it feel secure on your tripod in the portrait orientation?
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I have only got the setup, camera, lens and L bracket recently. Will be going away next week for 3 days of landscape photography. Will report back then.
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Thank you!

I too have the 15-30... does it feel secure on your tripod in the portrait orientation?
Back from my landscape 3 day shoot. L bracket worked very well in portrait and landscape mode, very secure.

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