Erik Pedersen Photography 2017 | Accessories - part 2 - L bracket

Accessories - part 2 - L bracket

April 18, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

How many of you have ever been out taking photos using your tripod and realize, hey, this would be way better as a vertical shot, but realized, dang, my tripod mount is only on the bottom of my camera, and I'll have to just drop the perfectly positioned and tightened tripod head on it's side. Which will probably mean a lot of lost time to get everything leveled again, and that perfect light might have passed or that deer to run off. I know, it's a common problem I encounter, but wait, there is a solution, an L Bracket.  This is literally a piece of metal that looks like the letter L. It's designed to allow you to quickly swap your mounted camera from horizontal to vertical with little fuss. 

Now here's the rub, you can either find really cheap or really expensive one, and in the camera world, well you usually get what you pay for. Well since I'm not making any money off my photography, at least not regularly, I tend to bargain hunt and do a lot of research to find that best bang for my buck, and that brought me to the 3 Legged Thing company. OH man, they have some cool parts for photography, and well priced. Since I tend to leave the grip on my camera all the time, I ended up purchasing a QR11 Full Size Universal L-Bracket in Slate Grey. It even came with a little carebiner/tool thing and a baggie to keep it in.  This version is designed to go further all the way along the side when a grip is mounted to the camera. Now, seriously, how much will I use this, probably not much, but it is one of those little things that when I am out shooting landscape or astrophotography while using my tripod, I've always wished I had one. 

 

Which brings me to my next entry, do I buy a lightweight tripod for hiking or just suck it up and carry my big clunky Vanguard Pro Alta.... ugh, what to do... hint hint, if you look closely, you know what I decided on.

 


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