Bracket for Vertical Positioning of Mamiya 7

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  1. sanking

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    I have read that some people use some kind of L bracket to place the Mamiya 7II on a tripod for ease with making vertical shots. Can someone recommend a good bracket for this camera? I use the camera a lot in vertical configuration and find it fairly awkward to use it this way.


    Sandy King
     
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    Thanks Keith, but that one won't work for me as it must be used with Arca style quick release plates and I am using a Gitzo type release.

    Any other ideas?

    Sandy
     
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    Switch from you Gitzo to an Arca quick release. You'll never go back to the Gitzo.
     
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    Trade me your ratty 7 for my svelte black 6.
     
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    Walter, I've been looking at this bracket also. I take it you've tried the L-bracket on the Mamiya 7? RRS says it's not a custom bracket for the M-7, while the conventional plate on the same page IS. Does the L-bracket RRS suggests fit well and work well?

    I have other RRS gear and it's generally excellent.

    Sorry to hijack!
     
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    Kirk also makes a base with a 3/8" screw thread that you can fit to any tripod head. The base in combination with their Mamiya 7 L bracket would allow you to use your Gitzo head. I carry one of these bases to convert my non-Arca tripod heads as needed.
     
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    RRS, Kirk, Acratech and Markins all use the Arca-Swiss type QR system. They all make high quality products and any of them can be fit to both 3/8" and 1/4" tripod screws.

    I prefer the combination of quality, variety and service that RRS offers.
     
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    Thanks to all for your replies to my question. Someone in a private pm offered me a novoflex mc-vertikal at a good price and I am going to give it a try. If it works it will be a lot less expensive than any of the other options mentioned, especially since they would involve a new ball head when I am very happy with the one I have.

    Will let you know how it goes.

    Sandy