You don’t have stuff till it’s REALLY right stuff, right?
This is one of those products that no one thinks they need until they have it.
I’ve been using the RRS L-Bracket for over a year now and I can honestly say it’s one of my favorite pieces of gear I’ve owned. If your a landscape or a studio photographer this is the life changing product for you.
I know what you’re thinking, you could just tilt the camera on it’s side if you’re using a ballhead with your tripod. There’s a few reasons why this isn’t the best solution, particularly for landscape.
- You have to re-level every time you switch positions, time is money and money is the shot. Therefore the shot could be lost because of the extra time it takes to tilt.
- Having your camera tilted to the side on a ballhead means the weight of the camera is shifted all the way to the side making it more prone to falling over, especially if it’s a windy day. With the L bracket it evenly distributes the weight like when it’s in the horizontal position.
- If you’re doing a panorama with a tripod the L bracket keeps the camera level all the way through. It’s also a lot easier to rotate the camera for panoramas when you have an L bracket attached.
Just like every other piece of gear there are some downsides, these are pretty minor with this setup though.
- It’s expensive.
- It adds bulk and weight.
That’s all I can think of. Obviously the pros outweigh the cons, if you’re a serious landscape or studio photographer this is the piece of gear you need in your kit.
They make the L bracket for just about any modern camera body you can think of.
All Really Right Stuff products are made in the US of A located in San Louis Obispo California. They started selling stuff through B&H which I’m really excited about because I want to pick up another L bracket for my second camera body in the future.
B&H purchase link – Here
RRS Website – Here
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