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slclick

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Lens Plate question
« on: January 18, 2014, 02:56:18 PM »
I'm debating between the RRS L84, Wimberley P20 and the Kirk LP-41 for my new 70-200 2.8L IS2.

Any great reasons why I should pick one over the other? When not mounted on the ball head I will be using a RS-7 strap. I'm not certain that the P20 has a hole for the FR-3 on the strap. It looks like the other two do have threaded holes.

Thanks in advance
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Re: Lens Plate question
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 03:29:34 PM »
The Wimberley P-20 does not have a 1/4"-20 threaded hole on the bottom, the RRS L84 does.  The L84 is also about 1/4" shorter than the P-20, if that matters.

Rather than screwing the BR lug into body or lens plate, I'd suggest attaching the lug semipermanently (Loctite Blue 242) to a small AS clamp.  RRS has the B2-FAB-F, which is a 1.5" clamp. I prefer the smaller Kirk QRC-1, a 1" clamp - I have one on each of my two BR straps, and I can easily and securely move the attachment point from body to lens to another lens or remove it for tripod/monopod mounting.
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Re: Lens Plate question
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 04:57:09 PM »
Thank you Sir, I'll look into that system. iirc you have mentioned it in some past threads which now apply to my sitch and so well, I'm paying attention!
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Re: Lens Plate question
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 08:53:38 PM »
I have been using one of these on my 70-200 F2.8 IS Mk1 for 4+ years. It has never moved, never needed re-tightening etc. I simply put it on the lens foot when it was new and forgot about it. I also use a longer (115mm) version on my 300 F2.8 L IS again no twisting, loosening or quality issues. I also have longer plates from Kirk and Wimberley - they are no better.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lens-Plate-for-DSLR-Canon-Sony-Nikon-Pentax-Sigma-Minolta-Tokina-Leica-Tamron-/310788470687?pt=AU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessories&var=&hash=item485c6fb79f
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Re: Lens Plate question
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