5D III Camera Plate
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Danpbphoto
Registered: Jan 03, 2004
Total Posts: 13060
Country: United States

Just called RRS 5DMK3 RevA- on backorder...2/3 weeks was Jim's best estimate on RevA "L" plate.
Can't wait that long..
Dan



cheem
Registered: Jul 15, 2008
Total Posts: 337
Country: Canada

I rejected my RRS L Rev.A so they will getting one back in a couple of days. I wasn't happy with the step design, I thought Rev.A would be a rounded lip. Maybe you could secure mine when it gets back to them. PM me for the details if you like.



Danpbphoto
Registered: Jan 03, 2004
Total Posts: 13060
Country: United States

cheem wrote:
I rejected my RRS L Rev.A so they will getting one back in a couple of days. I wasn't happy with the step design, I thought Rev.A would be a rounded lip. Maybe you could secure mine when it gets back to them. PM me for the details if you like.


If you are addressing my post, I bought a Kirk instead.
Dan



jasonsim
Registered: Feb 08, 2011
Total Posts: 689
Country: United States

Enjoying my kirk!!! It really molds to the body and the extra eyelet piece makes it extra sturdy.



amsterdem
Registered: Nov 10, 2010
Total Posts: 177
Country: United States

Kirk is better than the RRS, design wise and fit, and I have purchased $2k worth of RRS products.

Kirk plates for my 5d III



mrbig
Registered: Jul 24, 2010
Total Posts: 61
Country: United States

I also like the Kirk plate better than the RSS. The only thing I wish they hadn't done on the Kirk was to offset the 1/4-20 tripod threads and the mounting screw. There are times when I mount the camera (with the plate still attached) to one of my gear heads and it's nice to have the same center point.



Stunnaz
Registered: Apr 11, 2007
Total Posts: 1195
Country: United States

ok, i'm going to switch my order to kirk because of you guys!



Danpbphoto
Registered: Jan 03, 2004
Total Posts: 13060
Country: United States

Stunnaz wrote:
ok, i'm going to switch my order to kirk because of you guys!



I was a "faithful" RRS person for many, MANY years...until this thread and the design of the new 5D3 plate. Was not happy and my conversation with Jim@RRS did not alleviate the situation so I bought a Kirk.
It will be here tomorrow.
I don't think you will regret your decision.
Dan



dan7768s
Registered: Nov 20, 2010
Total Posts: 74
Country: United States

I've just got received my 5D3 RRS L bracket. It fits like it is part of the camera, solid as can be. I've had Kirk plates for other cameras before and they are really good too so I sure you will be happy with it. But now that I have the RRS L bracket I think the talk about them not fitting properly just isn't the case in practice.



Danpbphoto
Registered: Jan 03, 2004
Total Posts: 13060
Country: United States

dan7768s wrote:
I've just got received my 5D3 RRS L bracket. It fits like it is part of the camera, solid as can be. I've had Kirk plates for other cameras before and they are really good too so I sure you will be happy with it. But now that I have the RRS L bracket I think the talk about them not fitting properly just isn't the case in practice.


Dan,
I could not be happier that RRS has "squared away" this plate. My Kirk will be here today along with the 5DMK3.
RRS are fine people to deal with but sorry it took them so long to get it right.
Good Luck!
Dan



swldstn
Registered: Jan 08, 2012
Total Posts: 573
Country: United States

Got the Kirk. Fits great. Highly recommend.



DocsPics
Registered: Feb 02, 2008
Total Posts: 2823
Country: United States

I like RRS as well. But had to get the Kirk due to time issues. It fits well. Just wish they had put in those little anti-slip stops (or whatever you call them)....just in case



Stunnaz
Registered: Apr 11, 2007
Total Posts: 1195
Country: United States

I received my Kirk plate today. I was not expecting it so quickly as I placed my order only a couple of days ago, and it was listed as pre-order on their site.

Like you guys said, it's a perfect fit. No problems at all. Compared to my RRS 5D2 plate the design is slightly different, but the overall camera size is the same and they both serve the same purpose. The finish is identical.

I don't think you can go wrong with either brand, but Kirk will get my vote as they're shipping right now.

Thanks guys.



markymarc
Registered: Dec 23, 2005
Total Posts: 292
Country: United States

Sorry to re-hash this. But for the folks with the Kirk plate AND who have a RRS BH-40 QR ballhead, are there any tight fit issues I should be concerned about?

Anybody still unhappy with the latest Rev A or Rev A (prime) from RRS?

L-bracket for a non-grip 5d iii that is.

Thanks!



RileyJoseph
Registered: Sep 21, 2011
Total Posts: 202
Country: Canada

I received my Rev 'A' L-plate from RRS this week. It fits perfectly and doesn't leave any marks on my 5Dmk3. I was annoyed about how long it took the plates to come out and be shipped.. as I ordered mine well over a month ago. But I am glad it is here and it fits.



Danpbphoto
Registered: Jan 03, 2004
Total Posts: 13060
Country: United States

Stunnaz wrote:
I received my Kirk plate today. I was not expecting it so quickly as I placed my order only a couple of days ago, and it was listed as pre-order on their site.

Like you guys said, it's a perfect fit. No problems at all. Compared to my RRS 5D2 plate the design is slightly different, but the overall camera size is the same and they both serve the same purpose. The finish is identical.

I don't think you can go wrong with either brand, but Kirk will get my vote as they're shipping right now.

Thanks guys.


DITTO! I am a RRS guy but ordered the Kirk instead and could not be happier! Now I have an alternative for plates and with B&H and Adorama o/s on the 5DMK3 got mine as fast or faster with ProFeel and no s&h charge! You can preorder garunteed w/ PayPal(Invoice for payment sent when arrives at ProFeel not pay b4 you can order) instead of tying up your credit card until shipped.
Dan



cheem
Registered: Jul 15, 2008
Total Posts: 337
Country: Canada

I am going to order the Kirk PZ-148 (non-L) and the Kirk L bracket from B&H once they get them in stock as I am in Canada and the border/customs gong show is better through B&H since their price is the price.

I rejected the RRS L bracket (Rev. A) order when it arrived as I didn't like the look of the step and the Kirk has the added advantage of being able to slide farther away from the camera body for cable space when tethering.



Mark Booth
Registered: Jun 10, 2003
Total Posts: 1432
Country: United States

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.

Mark



Marco
Registered: Jan 21, 2002
Total Posts: 1416
Country: Italy

+1

Totally agree with Mark.
It's beyond me how a company like RRS which always released great-looking products could design such an ordinary plate...

I still have the L-plate for my previous Nikon D3 and its design is as smooth as can be. What's going on?...



cheem
Registered: Jul 15, 2008
Total Posts: 337
Country: Canada

I ended up going for the Kirk Non-L after having owned the RRS L-bracket on my 40D for four years. I selected the Kirk based on this thread and the smooth round cradle that touches the camera. It has been solid as a rock and I have had a handstrap affixed to it for the past six + months.

I returned the RRS L-bracket (Rev.A) as they did not address the steps on the part that hugs the body.



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