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I know I'm dredging up an old topic but, after reading every post, I've just got to say how completely disappointed I am with Really Right Stuff. I've spent hundreds upon hundreds of dollars on RRS gear. Everything I've ever purchased from them has been designed to perfection. Every item fit like a glove. The stuff was so well-designed it was downright sexy.
So how on earth did RRS go from design after design of glove-like fitting camera plates with beautifully radiused curves that gently cradle the camera perfectly with zero chance of camera marring, to its 5D Mark III design with an abundance of hard angles, flat anti-twist edges, and nary a radiused camera-hugging curve in sight?
Worse, my personal communication with RRS reveals a company that seems oblivious to the fact that elegance in design seems to have escaped them with the release of their 5D Mark III camera plate and L bracket.
Sure, the Rev A version may very well be perfectly functional. It may very well fit the camera without marring the camera body. But all photographic evidence points to a product that does NOT fit the camera in the same pleasantly perfect body-hugging way that we saw with so many previous designs.
I noticed that the designer, Matt, from RRS only posted a total of 6 messages on this forum. It makes me wonder if he got fired.
At any rate, I am extremely saddened that a company that I once revered as the best of the best—a company that was the epitome of design perfection—has released a product that is so, well, ordinary.
Worse, they seem completely happy with that.