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Canon1

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Canon did a really great job with this camera.  I am really impressed with IQ, AF, Ergonomics etc... except they really dropped the ball on the threaded camera mount location. 

It is so close to the card/battery hatch that none of the plates out there can mount on and allow access to the hatch.

Anyone know of one (ARCA SWISS STYLE)  that has the mounting hole offset to the extreme edge so that it does not need to be removed to get at the battery/card slots?

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Re: G1X II- Mounting Plate.... What does canon expect us to do here??
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 10:19:35 PM »
You could put a spacer between the camera and whatever foot you like so that the door has room to open.

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Re: G1X II- Mounting Plate.... What does canon expect us to do here??
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 10:29:18 PM »
The small plates from Hejnar have holes pretty close to the edge.  I have one for my EOS M (the 0.8" without ridge) that I use to mount it in my RRS clamps.

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Re: G1X II- Mounting Plate.... What does canon expect us to do here??
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2014, 10:37:48 PM »
Really right stuff made a plate for the mark 1 version. I called them about the mark 2 version. They said they wanted to gauge the market before making a plate. If everyone can request it from them they are likely to produce it.
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Re: G1X II- Mounting Plate.... What does canon expect us to do here??
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2014, 12:32:51 AM »
The small plates from Hejnar have holes pretty close to the edge.  I have one for my EOS M (the 0.8" without ridge) that I use to mount it in my RRS clamps.

http://www.hejnarphotostore.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=24_32

Ill look into that. It still looks like the hole is too far from the edge. There is really no real estate to work with. I may need to modify a plate, just don't want to pierce the anodization. Thanks.

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Re: G1X II- Mounting Plate.... What does canon expect us to do here??
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2014, 12:34:02 AM »
Really right stuff made a plate for the mark 1 version. I called them about the mark 2 version. They said they wanted to gauge the market before making a plate. If everyone can request it from them they are likely to produce it.

I already asked RRS about it. They informed me that they were not going to make one. Time will tell if they change their mind.

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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2014, 12:36:43 AM »
You could put a spacer between the camera and whatever foot you like so that the door has room to open.

Jim

Thanks Jim. It would need to be a really big spacer as the hinge side is right against the plate mount. Sort of would defeat the purpose of being a small (relatively) p&s camera. Thanks for the thought.

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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2014, 12:36:43 AM »

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Re: G1X II- Mounting Plate.... What does canon expect us to do here??
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2014, 10:22:51 AM »
Really right stuff made a plate for the mark 1 version. I called them about the mark 2 version. They said they wanted to gauge the market before making a plate. If everyone can request it from them they are likely to produce it.

I already asked RRS about it. They informed me that they were not going to make one. Time will tell if they change their mind.

I really hope that isn't true.  The RRS plate for the Mark I really made the camera for me.  I even assumed that Canon's redesign of the flip-out LCD was a nod to all the L-bracket fans who were put off by the swivel  design of the Mark I.

On the other hand, if RRS stays out of the market, someone else will likely fill the void.  Ebay and Amazon have a number of low-cost Arca products available now. 
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Re: G1X II- Mounting Plate.... What does canon expect us to do here??
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2014, 08:07:28 AM »
I use the Acratech 2179 plate, http://www.acratech.net/quick-release-plates/2179. With it mounted it is possible to open the battery chamber, and it have a great fitting to the camera.

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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2014, 08:07:28 AM »