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Fuji XT1 QR L bracket .....

Postby bigsarg7 on Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:45 pm

Hey guys,

Just been looking around at some of the QR L brackets that are currently available for the Fuji XT1. Its not something I need right now, but it is something I would like to look into. However, on searching for compatibility with my current Manfrotto Joystick 222 Head which uses the QR Plate 200PL-14 RC2, I cannot find if any of the currently marketed L brackets will fit my current set up. I really like my joystick head, but I have to say shooting portrait orientation is just not good, I mean my xt1 is nothing in weight compared to my d700 but in saying that its just awkward. I figure an L bracket would be a good idea to have, but not essential. Do you have any idea on compatibility of any current XT1 L brackets that would suit? I am really enjoying getting out and shooting some nights cape photographs and well I like the portrait orientation for those shots and I can see my current joystick head arrangements driving me insane as it isn't the most shake free way to photograph things. So yeah, all you fuji fans will no doubt have an opinion of some sort. :lol:

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Re: Fuji XT1 QR L bracket .....

Postby aim54x on Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:37 pm

Not a Fuji fan....but the advice would be to get rid of the Manfrotto system, there are not many options for L-brackets there (none come to mind) but if you move to an arca swiss QR system (maybe change the quick release on your 222) you will have plenty of options.

This should do the trick to get you into a Acra Swiss QR
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/522722 ... ase-system

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Arca-swiss-t ... 1315679009

As for L-brackets

Really Right Stuff (the stuff that a few members here use)
http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/X-T1/
But I would also keep an eye on Bhphotovideo's used section
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Nt ... av-Search=

Then there is the usual selection of aftermarket bits
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1 ... ifilm.html

http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_odkw ... =&_sacat=0
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Postby Matt. K on Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:39 pm

Now THAT is an informative reply! Great work Cameron!
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Postby aim54x on Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:49 pm

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Postby bigsarg7 on Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:27 pm

Wow, so much to take in digest and get my mind around, I will have a look at all the links and see what I think afterwards...... thanks heaps for the replies. Love the advice and support... better than local stores thats for sure!
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Re: Fuji XT1 QR L bracket .....

Postby photohiker on Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:54 pm

I agree that the Manfrotto head isn't the best. Some of the Manfrotto heads can be retrofitted with Arca Swiss, but at the end of the day it's easier to switch to a decent ballhead. From the look of it, your joystick head isn't one that can be retrofitted with Arca.

I bought a LB-XT1 from ebay for my Fuji, works well. Probably 95% as good as a RRS plate at a fraction of the cost.
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Postby bigsarg7 on Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:57 pm

Well I've just purchased the battery grip, so once I get it and re save some money etc I will buy an L bracket and a new ball head I think. I looked into the sirui Cameron and I quite liked it. So likely going to head through Mainlinephoto for it in the future. Thanks heaps for all the advice and feedback.
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Postby bigsarg7 on Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:26 am

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Postby ozimax on Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:54 pm

All in jest Cameron. Fuji-ites are a bit like Apple-ites I suppose, but being Aussies, we poke fun at each and everyone we can, including ourselves. Especially Gary Stark. :biglaugh:
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Postby Matt. K on Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:21 pm

FUJI IS FREAKING FANTASTIC! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby bigsarg7 on Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:33 pm

Sorry cameron for any offence or hard feelings. None of it was meant to offend or upset you in any way shape or form. It was as Fraser said meant in a joking manner. I do apologise if it seemed as though we were forcing our opinions and that sort of stuff on you as its not meant that way, I am still in love with nikon, but my hands have been getting shaky and the legit reason for making the swap was for the compactness and lighter weight as I don't shake near as much.

But I have to say I'm still a Nikon-ite, Fuji-ite and sorry to say a apple-ite too. Guilty for it all!!

Cameron, you sold me my first Nikon and I would never want to upset you as i respect you, your experiences and your professionalism. I hope we can move past this and continue to be friends. I will endeavour to keep my jokes to myself so not to offend or upset others.

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Postby zafra52 on Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:47 am

Ozimax, one of the short courses I did a few years back was run by a gentleman with Parkinson's. The poor man shook like jelly, but still managed to produce excellent photographs always using a tripod with a remote trigger or the built-in timer in the camera. His motto was "...with knowledge, skill, time and the right equipment you can do anything if you want to."
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