Peak Design Tripod L Bracket

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Smallrig L-bracket with Peak Design anchors


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Sharing a few thoughts on the Smallrig L-bracket for Z6. Just got it yesterday later iii days shipment from Mainland china. Admittedly impressive.

The L-subclass is very well built and adds additional great grip for the pinky. Grip and feel with the bracket on the camera is positive. Information technology is very light, and I actually doesn’t recollect of it much. It is very well aligned with the photographic camera body.

One minor negative annotate is the forepart left corner of the bracket tends to be a piddling bit pointy into the left hand holding the photographic camera to the centre. Just this is simply a minor annoyance and probably hard to counter with a full length bracket.

Likewise in that location are no issues with the FTZ adapter.

Battery compartment is like shooting fish in a barrel reachable.

Left hand side camera connectors is reachable, but extending the L part will give much better space to get into the connectors. Hands adjusted with magnetic fastened tool.

Also works well with my RRS clench.

A bonus is that information technology is possible to movement the Peak Pattern anchor to the underside. Having the anchor on the right side of the camera body was an annoyance as it was e’er in the fashion reaching the rear wheel and buttons on top. Using the middle bridge on the underside of the bracket, left of the battery (seen from backside), makes the anchor completely go abroad. It is not even touching my right paw while shooting. Absolutely great.

Information technology gets a clear buy with me!




Front view on RRS clamp. Acme Design anchor well “clamped” between body and bracket. Great style to proceed the anchor away.




Meridian Design anchor attached to middle bridge on the lesser. Superb place to keep it, and well away from my hand.

Beneath…no disturbing contact with my right hand.





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rb4u2c •

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Re: Smallrig 50-bracket with Top Design anchors

Thank you! Which Peak Blueprint strap are you using?



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chambeshi •

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Re: Smallrig Fifty-bracket with Meridian Design anchors

+ane I plan to society asap

I also employ PD straps

A L- Plate is obviously very useful especially for shooting on a tripod…. and IMHO this SmallRig model adds 2 key more features to a Nikon Z. Excerpt from a contempo post :-

The ergonomics of these Z Nikons are nearly perfect besides ii features.

1. More depth to make the photographic camera higher to fit the bottom of i’s right hand;

ii. The big LCD is very exposed along its base. If the camera is dropped;

A polycarbonate grip makes a practiced shock absorbing baby-sit at the camera’south base… so be a spin off +ve for both extra depth and protection. Nevertheless, I’grand ordering the SmallRig L Plate, to add 16+mm to the base of operations and protect the LCD’s corner bottom-left.



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beatboxa •

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Re: Smallrig L-bracket with Peak Design anchors

Norwegian wood wrote:

Sharing a few thoughts on the Smallrig L-subclass for Z6. But got it yesterday after three days shipment from Cathay. Absolutely impressive.

The L-bracket is very well congenital and adds additional smashing grip for the pinky. Grip and feel with the bracket on the camera is positive. Information technology is very lite, and I really doesn’t think of it much. It is very well aligned with the camera trunk.

One small negative annotate is the forepart left corner of the bracket tends to be a little chip pointy into the left manus holding the camera to the eye. Merely this is simply a pocket-sized annoyance and probably difficult to counter with a full length bracket.

Also there are no issues with the FTZ adapter.

Battery compartment is piece of cake reachable.

Left hand side photographic camera connectors is reachable, but extending the Fifty office will requite much better space to get into the connectors. Hands adapted with magnetic fastened tool.

Also works well with my RRS clamp.

A bonus is that information technology is possible to move the Peak Design anchor to the underside. Having the anchor on the right side of the camera trunk was an annoyance as information technology was always in the manner reaching the rear wheel and buttons on top. Using the middle bridge on the underside of the bracket, left of the battery (seen from backside), makes the anchor completely go abroad. It is non even touching my right hand while shooting. Absolutely smashing.

It gets a articulate purchase with me!

I agree.

For anyone who wants them, here are more pics & description of my like setup (except moving the Peak Pattern anchor; and I as well added a hand strap):

  • https://www.dpreview.com/forums/postal service/62101576
  • https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/62106188

starfly •

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Re: Smallrig Fifty-subclass with Peak Design anchors

But be aware that the location where you put the PD anchor by the battery compartment has relatively sharp edges, at least it does on the one I received, so it may wearable downward the anchor more chop-chop.  I put the anchor on the other side battery compartment, at the border of the plate, where that bar has more than rounded edges so in theory it should cause less wear and tear of those anchors.



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Re: Smallrig L-bracket with Peak Blueprint anchors

rb4u2c wrote:

Cheers! Which Elevation Design strap are you using?

I use the Summit Design Leash. Its quite unobtrusive. Like it alot. I also have Slide variant, which I used for my 5dmk3, but I prefer the Ternion on Z6.



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Re: Smallrig Fifty-subclass with Peak Pattern anchors

starfly wrote:

Only be aware that the location where you lot put the PD ballast by the battery compartment has relatively sharp edges, at least it does on the one I received, so it may article of clothing down the ballast more apace. I put the ballast on the other side battery compartment, at the edge of the plate, where that bar has more rounded edges and then in theory it should crusade less wearable and tear of those anchors.

Yes, I am enlightened that this is probably not the intended place to put the ballast, but I exercise not discover the place sharp. Aye it is squared with a tiny radius, but I believe information technology will exist simply fine. If information technology proves to clothing it would probably exist possible to move the triangular “ringthing” that came with the Z6 strap to that place.



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