Kirk L-Bracket for Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Kirk L-Bracket for Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Kirk L-Bracket for Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

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Product Highlights

  • Arca-Type Compatible Design
  • Black Anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • Maintains Access to the Battery Door
  • Access to All the Camera's Ports
  • No Interference with Tilting Screen
  • Sensor Centering Lines on Both Axis
  • Switch from Landscape the Portrait
  • 1/4"-20 Female Mounting Socket
  • Included Hex Wrench
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Kirk BL-EM1II overview

  • 1Description

The L-Bracket for Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II from Kirk Enterprises, allows the camera to mount vertically or horizontally to a tripod head without losing your center of axis, and It also enables you to have the speed of changing orientation if the need arises.

This L-bracket is Arca-type compatible and made specifically for the OM-D EM-1 Mark II camera. The bracket maintains access to the battery door and all the camera's ports. At the same time, the camera's tilting screen can move freely without any interference.

On the back of the L-bracket, sensor centering lines on both axis have been scored into the aluminum to indicate the camera's placement. The vertical side-arm is non-removable from the bottom plate, and the bracket is completely machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, which also has been black anodized. The anodizing makes it resistant to scratches and rust. If an Arca-type head is not present, you can still mount the bracket to a tripod head via the 1/4"-20 female socket.

Able to change vertical or horizontal orientation without losing the center of axis
Dovetail design is Arca-type compatible, and scored with sensor centering lines on the back of the bracket
Complete access to the battery door and camera ports, and with no interference to the tilting or rotation of the screen
L-bracket is machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, which has been black anodized
If no Arca-type head is present, the bracket can still mount via the 1/4"-20 female mounting socket
In the Box
Kirk L-Bracket for Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
  • Hex Wrench
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Kirk BL-EM1II specs

    Mounting Screw 1 x 1/4"-20 Male
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1 x 1/4"-20 Female
    Material of Construction Aluminum
    Weight 2.8 oz / 79.4 g
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    Package Weight 0.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.2 x 1.6 x 1.3"

    Kirk BL-EM1II reviews

    L-Bracket for Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from L-bracket for Olympus E-M1 Mark II First things first, there are as yet no Arca-compatible L-brackets for the Olympus E-M1 Mark II that allows full swinging of the articulated LCD screen. Only two L-brackets are so far available for this camera (Kirk and RSS). It is not completely impossible to design one (the vertical part of the Arca plate must be offset about 1 in the forward direction to do this), but no one has had the courage of making such a radical departure from typical L-brackets. Therefore, I removed the vertical part of the Kirk bracket. This leaves the horizontal base alone attached to the camera. You can do the same with the RSS bracket, or buy only the base (no such choice is available for the Kirk one, but the latter is cheaper). The RSS vertical part can slide out a bit from the base, but also in the extended position blocks the full swinging of the screen (it might be worth thinking about a design that makes it slide 1 forward instead of sideways). Where the Kirk and RSS bracket bases differ mostly is their length. The Kirk one is short, and leaves the right half of the camera underside completely exposed. The RSS one completely covers the underside (still allowing the battery door to be fully open) and also extends the right hand grip a little downward. The Mark II grip is already (barely) big enough for my hand, but if your hands are really big, the RSS plate will help. The Kirk bracket takes a little less space in a bag, so choose this one if your bag is already tight. The Kirk base plate slides sideways out of an Arca clamp in either direction, the RSS one only to the right (seen from behind the camera). Both brackets are well made, so choose yours based on size of your hands and bag, details of construction, price and availability. Neither is perfect for shooting with the camera in portrait orientation on a tripod, but both work in landscape orientation. I just tilt the tripod head 90 degrees instead, or turn a telephoto lens within its collar.
    Date published: 2017-05-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wish I Would Have Known About it Sooner! Along with a Swiss-Arca style ball head, this is a great combination for a lot of the work I do. Switching from horizontal to vertical is a breeze. Some have noted that the LCD screen no longer articulates fully, but that's ok with me. The pros far outweigh the cons. I you want to keep the screen fully functional, don't buy this piece!
    Date published: 2018-04-24
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