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SunwayfotoL-Bracket for Fujifilm X-E1 Digital Camera
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (4)
  • Travel (4)
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    • Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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4.0

Ideal L-bracket for travel tripod

By Dan

from Chandler, AZ

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Well Priced

Cons

  • Adds Weight
  • Sharp Corner

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel

Comments about Sunwayfoto L-Bracket for Fujifilm X-E1 Digital Camera:

Although purchased this product to improve the grip of my X-E2, I quickly found that the L-bracket is by far its best attribute. Although the grip is a major improvement over the X-E2 grip, it is still marginal for male hands.

The 39 mm Arca-type attachment works perfectly with my Davis & Sanford Traverse ball head. Not only that, the bracket has a thread attachment aligned to the optical axis, and provides battery and SD card access without detaching from the tripod!The optical center-line marks are an extra bonus.

This bracket is well built. Even after repeated cycles of attaching and detaching from the tripod, the black anodized finish remains as-new.

With this bracket, the XE-2 now rests flat, even with the 55-200 XF lens.

On the negative side, the XE-2 appears larger and is physically heavier, although it balances better with XF lenses. Perhaps worst design flaw is the sharp L-corner. To properly hold the camera, one must be careful to place the left palm completely under the lens. Reaching from the left will result in the sharp corner digging into the palm, with painful results. I will soon unlearn this bad habit.

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4.0

Makes the Fuji X-E2 a pleasure to work with

By The Photomaker

from Sarasota FL

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Assembly Screws Flimsy

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Makes Hand Holding Easy
  • Sports/Action
  • Travel
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments about Sunwayfoto L-Bracket for Fujifilm X-E1 Digital Camera:

I normally use "Really Right stuff" brackets on all my cameras,as their quality is first rate, but price was an issue. This Sunwayfoto L-bracket is about 1/4 of the price of RRS and the quality, feel and balance is very good. But, since the dovetail dimensions are smaller than RRS,it wont lock into the RRS quick release clamps. For that reason, and the fact that the assembly screws included are terrible, I gave it 4 stars.

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5.0

Surprisingly good

By Mike Scully

from Melbourne Australia

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sunwayfoto L-Bracket for Fujifilm X-E1 Digital Camera:

Changing from horizontal to vertical format shots on a tripod has always annoyed me. The whole shot needs reframing and the camera hangs precariously over the side of the tripod head. The answer was an L plate. Unfortunately they don't work with my Manfrotto head so I had to buy an Arca Swiss compatible head. The Sunwayfoto (weird name) L bracket was highly recommended and a whole lot cheaper than the market leader, like one quarter the price. It arrived well packaged and fits perfectly. The battery/card door is still accessible as are the ports on the side. However it isn't possible to use a plug-in remote release when the camera is tripod mounted in the vertical mode. I was doubtful about using the removable grip but it also adds to the experience. The bracket even locates the tripod mount on the optical axis, which Fuji wasn't able to do. In all, highly recommended.

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5.0

Nice Product

By Sanford

from Monterey, CA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sunwayfoto L-Bracket for Fujifilm X-E1 Digital Camera:

      Needed a grip to better hold the slippery XE1. I removed the side opposite the grip side as it not needed by me (three allen wrenches provided). Nicely packaged and beautifully made. The only problem I had was the Surepost system of shipping where UPS hands the package off to the USPS. This is just asking for trouble, bad tracking information, and dealing with rude, unknowledgeable employees of both companies. In the future I will use a mailbox store and just pay them the $ to receive my package. Much simpler.

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      4.0

      Great for the price

      By Craig

      from Berin, CT

      About Me Pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • No Stops

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Sunwayfoto L-Bracket for Fujifilm X-E1 Digital Camera:

      Works as advertised. I got the X-E1 because I get tired of my 5DmlIII but I do have bigger hands and this allowed me to have a better grip on it.
      The only down side is that it does not have stopes on it for the QR part of the bracket. Do be careful because of this for the bottom does not run the full length and the vertical QR is short.
      With all that said I would rather have this then spend as much as some of the others cost.

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      5.0

      Very good l-bracket

      By Tandemmer

      from Springfield, VA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Comments about Sunwayfoto L-Bracket for Fujifilm X-E1 Digital Camera:

      Does not work with a Really Right Stuff Lever clamp. Too narrow

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      4.0

      Nearly Great

      By telefoto

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sunwayfoto L-Bracket for Fujifilm X-E1 Digital Camera:

        The bracket is nicely machined from aluminum with a flat-black finish. Both the grip and the vertical bracket are removable with the included hex keys. Value priced compared to similar brackets.Only two issues kept this from 5 stars: The opening for access to the XE-1's battery/memory card slot could have been slightly larger and the horizontal "leg" of the bracket was not a tight fit on my Arca-Swiss style RRS ballhead.The 1st issue was only mildly annoying and the 2nd issue was solved by a short strip of masking/painter's tape along the front and rear edge of the bracket. Neither issue would be a deal breaker.

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