The Acratech Universal 'L' Bracket is a practical alternative to dedicated 'L' brackets. Its design allows the weight of the camera to stay centered over the tripod during vertical or portrait shots and it attaches to your camera with an "Arca" type clamp so it is quickly removed for hand held shots.
- Arca Type Clamp
- Fits Most SLR and DSLR cameras
- Satin Black Anodized Finish
- Made in U.S.A
Acratech 1138 Overview
Acratech 1138 Specs
|Package Weight||0.6 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||5.7 x 5.4 x 2.4"|
Acratech 1138 Reviews
Part of my kit when I am using a tripod
I have two of these L brackets, now, using them with my Panasonic G1/GH1/GH4 cameras. Especially useful when doing tripod mounted panoramics, since you can easily turn the camera for a vertical format image set. But, useful any time you want to change quickly between horizontal and vertical format with a tripod. They fit my Panasonic cameras well.
Very Well Built but Pricey
Instead of buying L-brackets for each of my cameras, this thing does it for all my cameras now. Great build quality. Pricey, but worth every penny.
Well built & adaptable
Another well built product from Acratech. Just got back from a week landscape trip and it performed well. No slippage or loosening. Recognize that it is a universal L bracket so the side ports may not line up perfectly, but I went this way to have the flexibility to use it on different camera bodies.
I was imitially reticent to spend this much on an L-bracket but since I was buying some new gear I decided to go for it. I am glad I did. It is solid, holds the camera firmly, and makes it so easy to change between horizontal and vertical. The center of the frame is not exactly the same when changing, but it is not that far off. Thus, reframing would be needed only in the most exacting situations.
I bought this bracket to use with Nikon D7100 and D750 bodies rather than purchase separate L brackets for each body. The design, manufacturing and quality are excellent. While lightweight it's also sturdy. Paired with the Acratech GP-s Ball Head, the bracket is highly flexible and easy to use. Setup takes very little time and the bracket uses minimal space in a backpack when not in use.
This does the job for me.
I have a somewhat unusual circumstance. I regularly use a Cotton Carrier (vest) to carry my DSLR camera as I walk around taking photos. It has a universal plate on the bottom that has not only the Cotton Carrier adapter, but it is also grooved to fit into Arca Swiss clamp on the top of my tripod. I wanted an L bracket to use when taking a series of Panorama images (in portrait mode). This was the only L Bracket I found that would work for me without having to remove my normal Cotton Carrier camera plate. The L-bracket is now a part of my tripod gear instead of being a part of my camera gear.
In response to complaint of RRS quick release plate
All lever quick release plates are a compromise. They sacrifice grip strength and grip range for convenience. They also do not wear well with NO adjustments. I still have one I used for years. It was retired for occasional use when it started slipping for vertical macro and astro pictures. The only thing that saved the camera and lens was I had the stop pins in the plate. (stop pins highly recommended.) Now I use a RRS screw clamp almost exclusively reserving the quick release clamp for light duty horizontal photography. This is NOT a review of the product but a response to an earlier 3 star review.
It doest the job.
It works and fit well.
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