The ProMediaGear PLX3T Universal L-Bracket is perfect for cameras with an articulated screen. It fits various camera sizes regardless of the brand as long as it does not have a vertical grip. You can attach it to either a full-frame or a crop-sensor camera.
In addition, this bracket is compatible with Arca-Swiss clamps. This means you can use it with any tripod or monopod from other brands. But, it is best used with ProMediaGear carbon fiber tripods.
Moreover, ProMediaGear uses aircraft-grade T6061 Aluminum for this bracket. It is lightweight and durable. Plus, it has a black-anodized finish too.
There are two parts to this L-bracket. The vertical plate extends to fit the camera body. Unlike other brackets, the vertical part extends further to free up the cable ports. It is also offset to make way for the articulating screen. Besides that, the battery compartment remains accessible.
Lastly, this bracket has an integrated QD camera strap port. The SS2 version is currently end-of-life. With the right attachments, you can convert your camera to a tiny rig.
Despite the universal compatibility, cameras with battery grips do not work with the PLX3T. The vertical part is too short for the added height of the grip. However, the ProMediaGear PLX4T Universal L-Bracket is available for the same price.
This offset design is great. Yes, it leaves plenty of clearance for a flip out screen, but it also makes it really easy to get to the camera ports. An added bonus is how well it works as a left side handle. The forward offset leaves plenty of room for fingers and improves the overall balance when I have a heavy flash on a Boomerang bolted to the other side of the camera plate. But wait, there's more--the cold shoe is just right for mounting a remote trigger out of the way. Did I mention it also works well as an L-bracket? :-)
I had been struggling to find an L-bracket without loosing the free movement of the flipping screen. This L-bracket is the only one that allows free movement (as far as I have discovered). I also find it very convenient to hold on to; it provides a sturdy grip on the left hand side of the camera. I have small hands, so my fingers don’t get caught. It has many opportunities to attach other gear, both on the bottom as on the side. The quality of the product seems very good. Downside: it adds quite some weight to the camera and it’s quite bulky in the camera bag. I ordered it on a Tuesday and it arrived in the Netherlands on Friday morning! That is insanely fast! I was surprised though that I had to pay 50 euros tax/import fee in cash to the UPS driver (since no taxes were paid in the USA during the ordering process). I would liked to have known this in advance, as this is quite a lot of money. Paying with card was not possible according to the driver, only cash. That seemed quite strange to me. All in all very happy with my purchase. It is my first L-bracket and I enjoy the convenience of it every day I am shooting. I highly recommend it. I also bought the C60 Arca Swiss compatible quick release clamp. Very happy with the combination of the two.
There is no way can this bracket fit a Nikon D5300!!! I have tried to arrange it every possible way and it just doesn't cut it. How can I process for a refund!
Fits my R7 pretty darn good for a Universal. If I could do anything to improve this "uni" it would be to add a mechanism to keep the camera from twisting on the pivot point. But as is it is a good fir for my camera.
This is the second L bracket set I've bought from ProMediaGear and I'm very happy with both.
Sturdy and well made.