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    Bracket for Vertical Positioning of Mamiya 7

    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by keithwms View Post
    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?

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    For the best, Really Right Stuff's L bracket and Mamiya 7 plate for an Arca style quick release.

    http://reallyrightstuff.com/rrs/item...atus=1&Tp=&Bc=
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    Switch from you Gitzo to an Arca quick release. You'll never go back to the Gitzo.
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinholemaster View Post
    For the best, Really Right Stuff's L bracket and Mamiya 7 plate for an Arca style quick release.

    http://reallyrightstuff.com/rrs/item...atus=1&Tp=&Bc=
    Right on the Money, Walter! That's the solution I implemented and I'm very happy with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinholemaster View Post
    For the best, Really Right Stuff's L bracket and Mamiya 7 plate for an Arca style quick release.

    http://reallyrightstuff.com/rrs/item...atus=1&Tp=&Bc=
    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.

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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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