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L Bracket - Setting Up

JJGEE 15 7.8k 18 England
26 Nov 2017 7:40PM
I have an L Bracket ( Arca Swiss ) where the two tripod plates ( one being screwed into the camera's tripod socket hole ) can be adjusted by sliding along rails.

Is there a technical / preferred method of where to adjust these plates along the rails.

Not doing panoramas so nodal point is, I think, not really relevant.

Any thoughts would be most welcome.

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Chris_L 6 5.5k United Kingdom
26 Nov 2017 7:48PM
When nodal point isn't an issue then for me I go for balance and steadiness, avoiding getting in the way of battery doors and the like and avoiding catching lenses (one of my long Arca Swiss type plates catches the barrel of a couple of lenses when it's centred on the tripod socket hole)
JJGEE 15 7.8k 18 England
26 Nov 2017 8:19PM
Thanks Chris, will do some practical experimenting out & about in real life situations later in the week,

Philh04 Plus
14 2.1k United Kingdom
27 Nov 2017 8:46AM
With an 'L' bracket it would be preferable for the mounts to be in line with the centre of the lens on both the base and the side, simply makes it all that easier on the tripod, no need to be super accurate if the lens entry pupil isn't too important.

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