- Works with the Nikon D500
- Two-piece design with a removable vertical piece
- Extending the vertical piece to free up the cable ports.
- Two safety stops on vertical and horizontal surfaces
- Compatible with Arca-Swiss style tripods and monopods
- Easy battery access
- Built-in Allen Wrench Storage
- Made of aircraft-grade aluminum
- Black anodized scratch-resistant finish
- Made in the USA
- 5-year warranty
ProMediaGear PLND500 Arca-Swiss L-Bracket for the Nikon D500 Overview
The ProMediaGear PLND500 Arca-Swiss L-Bracket is made for the Nikon D500.
The PLND500 L-Bracket helps in making quick transitions from horizontal to vertical composition. It is also compatible with Arca-clamps in the market.
This Nikon D500 L-bracket is made of aircraft-grade aluminum which makes it lightweight and durable. The base plate hugs the Nikon D500 perfectly and reduces the risk of it sliding or coming out.
One of the features of this L-bracket is the extendable vertical plate. This frees up the cable ports. You may also use the ProMediaGear A10 cable port protector to prevent cables from getting detached.
There are two options for strap ports available as well. The SS2 strap port works with ProMediaGear SS2 plugs while the QD strap port works with any QD plugs - including the ones from other brands.
It also comes with a 5-year warranty so you may shop with no worries.
- Removable strap loop
- Allen Wrench
- Really Right Stuff
- If you already own a ProMediaGear flash bracket you only need to purchase the vertical piece of the L-Bracket.
- 30-day money-back guarantee with free shipping in the United States. Buy it today, if you don't like it simply contact us and we'll refund all charges and even pay for return shipping
I have 6 PMG L brackets for my Z5, D850 and D500, two for each camera (one each used with battery pack/vertical grips and one each without). That alone should say something. They are all very solid, precisely machined to PMG's very high standards. They fit my cameras perfectly and I love the built-in features: 1) magnetic storage for the allen wrench. 2) the slide out portion makes it even easier to access ports and position the camera vertically without interference from cables. I index marked the 2 rods with a silver pen so I can quickly and consistently reposition the upright portion of the bracket. 3) strap loops compatible with traditional straps and quick release designs, including Peak's wonderful straps. 4) QD/SSP strap ports making these even more versatile. PMG's L brackets are the first accessory I buy with every new camera.
My first time owning a PMG product. It is made better than expected, even after a friend suggested I check them out. He bought their stuff when PMG was just getting started.
The base plate has a nub sticking up from the plate to positively locate it and prevent rotation. It's almost motionless before tightening the screw! Other plates rely on the force of the screw and maybe some rubber. This plate is designed way better!
The vertical bracket comes with an Allen wrench to adjust it. I found one of my wrenches that's a little longer and dropped it into the through-hole, allowing the small magnet to hold it in place. I've been out shooting birds and the wrench is still there.
The only thing that bothers me as a perfectionist, and it's exceedingly minor, is that the 2 adjusting screws in the base plate for the vertical bracket extension rods, push on one and pull on the other when tightening. It really makes no difference in the real world, but in my mind I'm imagining a skewed bracket from the uneven forces. I'm sure it'll never make a difference, though.
The strap loop comes as a separate piece, with screws. I can't use it on my D500 because Nikon decided to place the battery door horizontal to the body, not vertical. That loop goes right over the door. That's okay, though. I already have a cushioned aftermarket strap that I transferred from my D600 before selling it.
I am waiting for another D500 to become available. When it does, I'll order another bracket like this, and I'll be in hog heaven, just like I am now.