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L Bracket for Canon 80D


IanPerkins Avatar
4 May 2019 3:51PM
I would like to get an L Bracket for my 80D, but notice that some brackets will block the remote port or hinder the use of the tilt screen. Can anybody recomment a bracket that will suit the 80D without causing these issues?
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sitan1 Plus
15 1.3k 1 United Kingdom
4 May 2019 5:47PM
How I found one for my Nikon D750 was to check out all the l brackets on amazon then read the comments and reviews and found one which didn't block the ports via the comments.
I know this doesn't exactly answer your question but if no one comes up with a recommendation you can try my method, good luck.
colin beeley Avatar
colin beeley Plus
20 1.2k 10 England
4 May 2019 6:59PM
EddieAC Avatar
EddieAC 18 3.8k 2 United Kingdom
6 May 2019 9:12PM
I happened to watch the video below during a break at work and it may be of interest.

The L Bracket that Brendan refers to seems to help solve the issue of fouling some of the flip screens.




JJGEE Avatar
JJGEE 18 8.1k 18 England
7 May 2019 6:57AM
Also check that the L Bracket is compatible with your tripod head.

I eventually bought an Area Swiss L Bracket but still have to undo and swivel to get access to the battery, not that much of a problem as I always go out with a fully charged battery so generally not an issue.

But, as Brendan implies, quite an useful accessory Smile
pink Avatar
pink Plus
20 7.4k 11 England
7 May 2019 7:11AM
I found a used Really Right Stuff L bracket on ebay and it is brilliant, I have used a few in the past but this is made from one piece of aluminium so is very rigid, I found that the 2 piece ones can work loose and I used to put some thread compound on it to stop this happening.
The 3LT ones that Brendan uses are good but I thought expensive, some now come with a female threaded hole that you can use for a magic arm for LED light attachment etc, great for macro.
I use a generic cheap (10) one off ebay for my Canon G1X which has a flippy screen with no problems.
Good luck in your search
Ian
IanPerkins Avatar
7 May 2019 10:21AM
Thanks guys for your help. The 3LT Ellie reviewed in the video looks perfect so I'm going to buy that.

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