Really Right Stuff 5DS/R L Bracket Review

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.

4-2

5-1

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.

_N5D4261-1

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.

_N5D4262-2

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.

_N5D4263-3

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

Thanks for reading!

 

Follow me on social media:

 

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.