Canon EOS R5 with Really Right Stuff L-Plate Portrait Orientation

Really Right Stuff L-Plate for Canon EOS R5 and R6 (Podcast 728)

In this post, I share details of the new Really Right Stuff L-Plate for the Canon EOS R5 and R6 and a few other useful RRS accessories.

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9 Comments
  • Paul Schmitt
    Posted at 23:07h, 31 December Reply

    I opted out of the L-plate on my R6 because it limits the LCD motion as noted to under 35 degrees. That is a real problem when shooting Milky Way. With a wide angle lens, the vertical camera tilt is certainly more than 35 degrees. Had my heart set on an L-plate. Too bad.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 10:53h, 02 January Reply

      Hi Paul,

      I’m not sure if you understood the specs correctly, but the tilt you can achieve is not limited to 35 degrees. You pull out the LCD and can rotate it 90 degrees up or down, before opening it out fully into the opening in the L-Plate. Then from there, you have 35 degrees of “play”. This means you are actually rotating the LCD from between 72.5 degrees and 107.5 degrees.

      If you rotate the LCD in the opposite direction to start with, let’s say that puts your LCD at 270 degrees, you also have between 252.5 and 287.5 degrees in the opposite direction. This may be obvious, but I wanted to point out that you are not completely limiting the LCD to just 35 degrees of movement.

      If that’s your understanding, then it’s too bad that it won’t work for you. Otherwise, I hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Martin.

  • Dudley Warner
    Posted at 23:09h, 31 December Reply

    This is a really well done and helpful post. I have 2 EOS R5’s that I have RRS plates for – 1 L-Plate for the one with a battery grip and 1 Regular Plate for the one without a battery grip. I am interested in setting up a system for carrying them with a shoulder strap like the one you have devised. Will the RRS QD Loop work with lens plates other than RRS? My lens plates are Wimberley.

    Thanks –

    Dudley

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 10:59h, 02 January Reply

      Hi Dudley,

      I believe that the QD standard is not specific to RRS, but any other manufacturer’s plate would require a QD hole at the right size, with a groove a few millimeters deep into the hole, to catch the bearings that cause it to stop in place. You can see the shape of the hole and the groove in the vertical shot of the underside of the plate if you open it in the Lightbox. Hit the download button top right and take a closer look if necessary. Looking at the plates on the Wimberley website it looks like these are not included.

      I hope that helps.

      Regards,
      Martin.

  • Lyman Copps
    Posted at 06:49h, 01 January Reply

    I plan to add a RRS L plate to my Nikon Z7 II. Its really expensive, but once you have it, you have it. Your article describes the utility of the attachments better than anything I have read. There is also a dovetail slide-on for your Joby or Black Rapid tripod socket strap that can attach anywhere along the arca-Swiss brackets. The RRS sliding brackets provide stand-off room for cable access to the side ports.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 11:02h, 02 January Reply

      Hi Lyman,

      I’m pleased you found the article useful! I used to use quick release plates on my straps, but they can be a bit cumbersome and with two on a double-strap, the weight starts to add up. I’m really happy with the addition of the QD holes and D-Loops. Lightweight and solid connections. That’s what I’ve always wanted.

      Have a great 2021!

      Regards,
      Martin.

  • Dudley Warner
    Posted at 00:48h, 06 January Reply

    Thanks so much for your reply. Based on your post, I purchased the Slide Strap from Peak Design, and have found ways to attach my cameras to the strap using one QD D-Loop and existing positions on the camera or plates. This strap is perfect and your post made clear how easily it can position your camera and lenses in different orientations.

  • Biran
    Posted at 11:51h, 14 March Reply

    I’m looking at buying the L bracket for the R5 with battery grip. I was wondering if the QD socket is part of the CNC aluminum or a stainless steel insert. Glad you have no issues. that was a concern I had hanging that much $$ off the socket

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 15:56h, 14 March Reply

      Hi Biran,

      The socket is usually a hole machined into the bracket, not an insert. The hole seems safer to me, less to break, and as usual, it’s RRS high standards of machining. If you have any questions about the actual process or concerns, drop the guys at RRS a line. They’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you have.

      Regards,
      Martin.

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