Fittest L-plate for Olympus E-P5

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by GrandpaBert, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. GrandpaBert

    GrandpaBert New to Mu-43

    6
    Jan 12, 2014
    I have been a big fan of RRS for my Olympus Camera & Lens Plates but for some reason known only to themselves, they have refused to produce an L Plate for the Oly E-P5! Instead, they tell me to use a mickey mouse generic plate more suited to a lightweight P&S camera. I finally broke down and purchased a FITTEST BRAND L Plate with Attached Grip for less than $40 [from China, of course] . I wasn't expecting too much in the way of quality but boy am I surprised! It is very close to my RRS Plates in terms of fit & finish [time will tell on the finish] and at less than 1/4 of what RRS would charge, its a bargain. I doubt if I will buy anything else from RRS based on this!

    E-P5 L Plate fr.JPG

    E-P5 L Plate.JPG
     
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  2. Rudy

    Rudy Mu-43 Veteran

    449
    Jan 24, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    I just got one as well.
    Five day (free) shipping from China to California.
    Bulks up the EP-5 quite a bit, but it's nice for bigger lenses, like my Tamron 180 f/2.5...
    Rudy
     
  3. GrandpaBert

    GrandpaBert New to Mu-43

    6
    Jan 12, 2014
    Hard to imagine how they can sell it for as little as $35 and ship it for free as well!
     
  4. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee

    772
    May 3, 2013
    California
    How does it look on the camera?
     
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  5. GrandpaBert

    GrandpaBert New to Mu-43

    6
    Jan 12, 2014
    I will post a pic later today!
     
  6. GrandpaBert

    GrandpaBert New to Mu-43

    6
    Jan 12, 2014
    Pics of my new Fittest L Plate for Oly E-P5

    Pics of my Fittest LB-EP5 as requested

    lb-ep5 back.JPG lb-ep5 bot. lb-ep5 lhs. lb-ep5 rhs. lb-ep5 top.
     
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  7. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
  8. betamax

    betamax Mu-43 Regular

    195
    May 7, 2011
    NSW, Australia
    Alan
    well I finally got one of these. Thanks for the heads up by the OP.

    It's not so practical holding it with one hand, and feels a little slippery. The grip should have wrapped around the straps and over the right latch, as it feels a little precarious. But holding it with both hands, it feels great. It definitely solves the problem of the O12-40 as it feels secure and balanced. Weight all up is 1020 grams.