SmallRig L Bracket for FUJIFILM X-T4 Camera LCF2812
1. Designed for Fujifilm X-T4 Camera.
2. Horizontal & Vertical Position Change.
3. Integrated Silicone Side Grip.
4. Built-in Flat Head Screwdriver.
5. 1/4" -20 Accessory Thread & Strap Slot.
SmallRig L Bracket for FUJIFILM X-T4 Camera LCF2812 is modular designed with anti-twist flanges to keep the camera from twisting and provide a comfortable grip. Both the base plate and side plate are Arca-type compatible dovetails enable the camera to mount in a vertical or horizontal position. It secures to the bottom of the camera with a 1/4 screw and an anti-twist locating pin prevent twisting. The anti-slip silicone grip would make it easier to handhold the camera. Each axis features a sensor centering line to align the camera on a tripod head. The side plate features a 1/4"-20 threaded hole that allows for mounting a Magic Arm 2163 for accessories. The bottom features a 1/4" -20 and 3/8 "-16 thread enables mounting a tripod plate. A flat head screwdriver stores on the bottom to secure the camera screw.
Designer: Clara Oswald
FUJIFILM X-T4 Camera
1 x L Bracket
1 x Hex Spanner
Product Dimensions: 144.1 x 77.7 x 61.5mm
Package Dimensions: 160 x 120 x 68mm
Net Weight: 126g±5g
Package Weight: 210g±5g
Material(s): Aluminum Alloy, Silicone, ABS
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I was totally blown away by the build quality of this L-bracket. All-metal construction, super solid and secure mounting and the rubber grip really improves the handling of the camera (especially if you have big hands and find mirrorless bodies a little on the small side). The rails don't add much bulk and they work perfectly for Arca-format tripod mounting, plus they protect 2 sides of the camera (either from small drops or just being set down on hard/rough surfaces like rocks).
I originally went looking for an L-bracket because with my heavier lenses, I found my old Manfrotto RC2 quick-release mount was constantly slipping - especially in portrait orientation (landscape too, to a lesser extent). That was a concern re: framing but mostly I was worried about the camera coming loose (which it had done a couple times - luckily not all the way). I looked at the options from Smallrig and RRS, and found that not only are Smallrig's prices A LOT more reasonable, they actually seem to have better fit and finish and don't obstruct ports or functions as much as RRS' options. The big thing is that with the flip-out screen, the gap in Smallrig's side-rail allows more flexibility for viewing angles than RRS', because it's a lot bigger. You need to be a little more careful when mounting that rail, to make sure you get good purchase on both sides, but it's not hard. I recommend comparing photos of both products -- the difference is very obvious.
I chose the rubber grip version a) because it was cheaper and b) because I don't really like the idea of adding a wooden component to a camera body that will very likely be subjected to inclement weather (or at least sweaty hands). The rubber is soft and kind of squishy, but very well supported by the internal metal frame. It's actually got a much nicer and more secure feel to it than Fuji's own battery grips (which are plastic construction, and don't conform perfectly to the camera body's integrated grip). The grip is deep enough that I can easily carry by hanging it from just my fingers, although I still use at least a wrist strap because I don't trust myself. It makes shooting handheld with long/heavy lenses much more manageable, and is so convenient that I now just leave it on the camera 24/7.
I also found their shipping estimates to be quite accurate. It certainly wasn't late and, if memory serves, it might actually have been a day or two early. I was originally a little wary of ordering simply because I didn't recognize the brand and worried that the Chinese connection (and some of the English translation on the website) implied a knockoff situation. I can say definitively: this is not the case. The design and build quality are absolutely top notch (it actually feels nicer than some parts of the camera itself).
Can't say enough good stuff about this thing. I started looking for something to solve a specific problem, but was surprised to find how much it improves my camera in literally every situation. Smallrig's pricing is great, but I really don't feel like they're undercutting the market; more like stuff from RRS is just way overpriced.
Well made and comes with a clever "screwdriver" that magnetically attaches on the bottom. It also comes with a hex wrench should I need to remove the side piece.
Kudos to SmallRig for a great product at a reasonable price.