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longtallkarl

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Arca Swiss compatible plate for M5?
« on: June 23, 2018, 12:24:48 PM »
Hi All,

Has anyone found an Arca Swiss compatible plate for their M5 that doesn't impact ANY functionality?  It seems they mostly impede some movement of the screen.  It might be too much to ask for I realize, but I thought I'd see if anyone had found a solution that worked for them.

Thanks,

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Arca Swiss compatible plate for M5?
« on: June 23, 2018, 12:24:48 PM »

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Re: Arca Swiss compatible plate for M5?
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2018, 03:44:57 PM »
The plate supplied with my Sirui T-025X carbon tripod (C-10S ballhead) fits my M3 perfectly. I can access the battery and card and I expect you to be fine with the M5's silly downward pivotting screen.
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Re: Arca Swiss compatible plate for M5?
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2018, 04:00:23 PM »
This is what I use on my M5.  No interference.  You can get either just the plate or also the side piece to have an L Bracket:

http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/plates-brackets/plates-brackets-cameras/canon-cameras/custitem_facet_camera_model/EOS~M5

5D4; 6D (for now); M5; M3 (for now); several lenses (Ls, non-Ls and Ms).  Enthusiast.

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Re: Arca Swiss compatible plate for M5?
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2018, 05:03:52 PM »
I too use the RRS L Plate on my M5, the best thing is the QD Magpul connection.
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brad-man

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Re: Arca Swiss compatible plate for M5?
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2018, 06:30:31 PM »
I purchased a 2-pc L bracket off of ebay that is very similar to the RRS version for under $20 around a year ago. It doesn't quite have the fit and finish of the RRS and I had to do a little filing to allow the battery door to open past 90 degrees, but it is rock solid and quite a bargain. Mine was branded Fittest. This appears to be the same:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Quick-Release-Plate-Bracket-Base-Holder-L-Plate-L-Bracket-For-Canon-EOS-M5/382298150319?hash=item5902bed5af:g:JIcAAOSw~HBaH2fG

longtallkarl

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Re: Arca Swiss compatible plate for M5?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2018, 12:00:13 AM »
Thanks for the replies!

I read a review on the b&h site that with the RRS plate attached the screen wouldn't flip down all the way (selfie mode)  ultimately not a deal breaker, but just wondering if there were others out there that were somehow not coming up in my searches.  I might try the RRS clone first - thanks for the tip brad-man!

-k


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Re: Arca Swiss compatible plate for M5?
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2018, 10:38:00 AM »
The screen slip thing isn't a deal breaker for me personally since I never flip down the screen or would want to. Now if it articulated, that would be different.
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Re: Arca Swiss compatible plate for M5?
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2018, 10:38:00 AM »

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Re: Arca Swiss compatible plate for M5?
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2018, 01:46:18 PM »
well the M5 screen really is "original stupid Canon". So very wrong, that not even "Really Right" can right it.  :D

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Re: Arca Swiss compatible plate for M5?
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2018, 04:01:10 PM »
well the M5 screen really is "original stupid Canon". So very wrong, that not even "Really Right" can right it.  :D

You had to join  us here...geez
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Re: Arca Swiss compatible plate for M5?
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2018, 04:24:53 PM »
cannot speak to the M5, but after using hi-end Really Right products for years, I got tired of expensive camera-specific plates and L-plates. Now my preferred source is China brand "Mengs".

They are dirt cheap and functionally I had no issues whatsoever. Use them with a Markins ball head / clamp. 

These 2 work well on my EOS M (1st gen) - not sure for M5 though ... but they got lots of different ones in many sizes. :-)
* plate: https://www.gumptrade.com/14010005101.html
* L-plate: https://www.gumptrade.com/14010000101.html


slclick

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Re: Arca Swiss compatible plate for M5?
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2018, 07:34:02 PM »
How one tires of quality is beyond me.
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Re: Arca Swiss compatible plate for M5?
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2018, 08:05:43 PM »
How one tires of quality is beyond me.

not tired of quality. But tired of expensive *camera-specific* plates that are worth zero as soon as i get next camera.

slclick

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Re: Arca Swiss compatible plate for M5?
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2018, 08:16:04 PM »
How one tires of quality is beyond me.

not tired of quality. But tired of expensive *camera-specific* plates that are worth zero as soon as i get next camera.

I just met two RRS staff (married) today who were relocated by the company to Lehi, UT  from SLO,Ca they take care of their people and I will gladly pay more for a product from a company that does that then some  nameless Chinese entity. RRS for the win.
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Re: Arca Swiss compatible plate for M5?
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2018, 08:16:04 PM »

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Re: Arca Swiss compatible plate for M5?
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2018, 08:49:23 PM »
sure. America first. fine with me.

Like yourself I buy cameras made in some cheapo Absurdi-stan for some japanese company I don't like. And as long as those cameras don't come with Arca-groves at the bottom -  which would be the only "really really right" solution, I buy cheap, fully functional Chinese plates / L-plates that remain usable on more than just 1 camera.

It is better for my wallet and better for the environment too. USA; POTUS and MAGA? Dont give a fart.  :)

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Re: Arca Swiss compatible plate for M5?
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2018, 09:00:48 PM »
sure. America first. fine with me.

Like yourself I buy cameras made in some cheapo Absurdi-stan for some japanese company I don't like. And as long as those cameras don't come with Arca-groves at the bottom -  which would be the only "really really right" solution, I buy cheap, fully functional Chinese plates / L-plates that remain usable on more than just 1 camera.

It is better for my wallet and better for the environment too. USA; POTUS and MAGA? Dont give a fart.  :)

Don't ever pull me into a 'like yourself' argument.


Also, MAGA? Saying I support the idea of RRS taking care of it's staff has NOTHING to do with DT and his idiotic platforms. You manage to pull the craziest off topic inaccuracies out of your pootus time and time again. So, for the record, why did you change names? Run off the playground  and had to use a different email?


I absolutely pity your presence here, but I understand the simple mind process of complaining and whining and how it makes you feel bigger and better. Enjoy.
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Re: Arca Swiss compatible plate for M5?
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2018, 09:00:48 PM »