Note: This product is NOT compatible with Manfrotto MHXPRO-BHQ6 ball head.
Now a custom-designed left side grip for L bracket 2218 is also available. You can swap the side plate with this grip for video-shooting. Handheld shooting with your left hand and both hands are thus possible.
Designer: Tracy Joy
Co-designer: Daniel Ockeloen
SmallRig L-Bracket for Sony A7III/A7M3/A7RIII/A9 2122
1. Custom designed for Sony A7III/A7M3/A7RIII/A9, formfitting and extended 20mm grip height for improved comfort.
2. The base plate and side plate are of Arca-Swiss standard for tripod mounting.
3. Removable and slidable side plate for added mounting flexibility.
4. Built-in Allen wrench at the bottom.
5. Opening for hand straps, 1/4’’-20 and M4 screws.
This product is custom designed for Sony A7RIII, A7M3, A7III, and A9 cameras. Both the base plate and the side plate are of Arca-Swiss standard. It mounts to the camera's tripod socket and extends 20mm height for more comfortable gripping. The side plate is detachable and slidable as per your needs. Accessories such as hand straps, and Metabones adapter support 1764 could be attached to it, providing more stability.
1 x L Bracket
2 x Hex Spanner
Product Dimensions: 138.2 x 93.5 x 60mm
Net Weight: 170g
Materials: Aluminum Alloy
My pinkie finger and I are very happy with it.
I have been using it for months, and haven't taken it off my camera since attaching it.
The L-bracket provides a much improved support for the little finger to the Sony A7 cameras. Plus, it is a secure bracket for tripod mounting. For my fingers, it is about 25% larger than necessary, with a that much extra weight. Best solution would be for Sony's cameras to be a half inch taller with better battery(ies). The only other suggestion would be to give the end a rounded indentation for the small finger to nestle. In summary, the bracket does exactly as advertised at a reasonable cost.
These are very well designed and the price is fair. The hex tool for adjusting the bracket and adding attachments is held on the bracket with a magnet in it's own little slot- nice!
They are also part of a modular system so they're more than just a good L-bracket. I use the coldshoe mount to both offset a small monitor, and free up the hotshoe. I also use the adapter support up front for my sigma adapters - though a specific sigma support would be best, this still adds some support.
Really great stuff - thanks.
One of the best things about mirrorless bodies is that they are so small compared to dSLRs, but that's also one of my biggest problems. Because they're so small, they don't fit in my big hands. I hate the feeling of my pinky curled underneath the body, I don't feel like I've got a good grip in it, especially with a big heavy lens.
That's why I bought the SmallRig L-Bracket. I don't really need the side piece, and honestly, may remove it, but the extra height it provides gives me a firm grip on the body and greatly improves the stability as I hold the camera. The bracket is very well made, solid aluminum and looks great as well.
My only complaint about this is that they don't have a version that works directly with the Peak Design Capture clips. If they had that, I'd have definitely bought that as the PD Capture Clip compatible clips work in both Arca and Manfrotto RC2 type mounts and I wouldn't have to add a plate to the Smallrig bracket.
But all in all, I'm very satisfied with the bracket.
This things is absolutely amazing. Very well crafted, the quality is incredible for the price point! VERY impressive quality and well put together. I never thought I would use the side piece, but I LOVE IT! I can stand the camera up on its side and hold it very well steady or I can quickly and easily go vertical on a tripod without having to contort the tripod all around and create an off balance in weight! HOWEVER....
After using it some, I made two very small modifications. As I hold the camera in my right hand, where the corner of the rig contacts my hand it can quickly become very uncomfortable and painful after shooting for a bit. This is an easy fix... I just took it off and used my belt sander and carefully sanded down that edge on the very corder to smooth it out and make it more "form fitting" to a hand so it's not "digging" into the palm of your hand there. As my left hand comes up to support the camera on the left side, I did the same mod slightly to the left side to just to literally "take the edge off" SOMEWHAT... not a whole lot but some. YES, this took the paint off where I did this, but it was WELL and I mean VERY WELL worth it as it is now SUPER comfy in my hands with no irritation. This did NOT negate any use of the product whatsoever. Everything is fine. I will email pictures of the mod for future reference.
I will ALWAYS buy from this site though. GREAT Stuff and the videos of the co-creator are very good! Thank you!
This L-Bracket together with the Left Side Grip (2218) allows for comfortably holding your camera with either hand as well as passing it back and forth between hands. This functionality is incredibly practical for all forms of shooting. SmallRig, please make a wood version grip for those wanting a classier look. Thanks
Really like the bracket, makes the grip feel much better in handling, better overall ergonomics in hand holding and shooting the camera. I also applied a textured grip tape template from the front that wraps around the back side that I made for the the bracket to match the camera grip, which makes it feel even better.
A few suggestions on updated models;
-develop a A9 half cage model option like the new A7iii model with a improved grip transition area on the lower right side and update this model
-round over the bottom corners of bracket
-create a attachment point on bottom left side of bracket to attach Peak Design or other clips so it has attachment points on both sides of device to provide balance
-tool-less attachment screw at the bottom
Fits perfect! Helps me with stabilizing my video footage. Special features I love, the magnetic allen wrench on the bottom!
If you are looking for a L Bracket that fits perfectly, allows battery access without modification and provides just the right space for that errant pinky finger, look no further. Allows for quick change to portrait orientation and still able to access side compartments. This was a great purchase. Shipping was fast.