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    Arca Swiss L brackets for Nikon F cameras

    Are there any compatible L brackets for any of the Nikon F cameras?

    So I ordered a sunywayfoto universal bracket for my Nikon F without too much thought. Well it fit fine, but then I realized that I can't change the film!

    Then I thought, well, maybe I can just get an F3 but then I thought that the bracket might intefere with the swinging back.

    So my question is:

    Anyone use an L bracket for any of their Nikon F's? outside of the F6 and the collector cameras (titanium F3) most nikon's are not too expensive so I do not mind getting a new body just to use an L bracket.

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    Just checked Really Right Stuff's website to see if they make an L bracket, but they do not. Looks like a custom bracket will have to be made.

    They do make them for FM2's, F100, F4, F5, and N series bodies.

    http://reallyrightstuff.com/Items.as...yNikon&key=cat
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    See RRS's Multi Camera L-Plate and schematic for precise dimensions to determine fit.

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    One probably would work on a motor driven F. You'd have to find a way to operate the open/close key, but it'd work.

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    I've spent plenty of time using F's with L brackets, to change film, you take the camera off. A bit of a PITA, but not a big deal really.

    The alternative would be to use a shoe mount flash (assuming you're using a flash on the bracket).
    There is really no other way aside from the motor suggestion to get something that's compatible.

    Think of it as a "feature"
    Last edited by bdial; 02-19-2013 at 06:07 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Oh and to be clear, I'm talking about an arca swiss L bracket for placing the camera in portrait/landscape orientation on the tripod. Nothing to do with flash.

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    It seems that the F5 would be the easiest solution because they are less rare but the most inconvinient for me because I have non ai glass, argh. I can probably measure the dimensions of the universal but user experience will be easier because I may not think of the small incompatibilities.



 

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