I have several comments on this very welcome development (see the press release further below)—
- The press release suggests not just small EVF cameras, but also small DSLRs. It seems curious to offer those brackets, but to say nothing about professional cameras, like the Nikon D3x or Canon 1 series.
- Is the dovetail design actually compatible with the variance in the various clamps on the market, particularly the Really Right Stuff quick release and screw clamps. I have encountered incompatibilities with clamps and dovetails before.
- No doubt the bracket will be very high quality as is typical of Arca-Swiss, but one concern is whether the projecting dovetail makes it uncomfortable and awkward for carrying the camera in one’s pocket.
- There seems to be no provision for a grip, and since some of the smaller cameras suffer from very poor grip-ergonomics, the Really Right Stuff bracket with its optional grip might be more practical for varied shooting.
ARCA-SWISS INTERNATIONAL — October 11, 2011
Arca-Swiss presents the ‘NEX Kit’ for NEX-3 and NEX-5 Sony cameras.
The kit consists of an L-bracket and a viewfinder shoe for an optical finder.
Previously Arca-Swiss has released the Mini L-bracket for compact cameras such as the Olympus E-PL1, E-PL2, Panasonic Lumix GF and LX3, Samsung NX-100, Canon G10, The new smallest DSLR offerings from Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax and Sony.
Today we present a new mini L-bracket. Light and small, it is specifically designed to mate specifically with the Nex 3 and Nex 5 cameras from Sony.
The Nex L-bracket is fully adaptable with our monoball®Fix and monoball®Classic quick release systems. It takes into account the compact design of the Sony Nex cameras allowing a fast change from landscape to portrait format and vise-versa. Secure handling of the cameras when hand holding is improved due to the L-bracket as well.
The design further allows free access to cable ports allowing unhindered connection to the computer without having to remove or shift the bracket.
The kit includes a shoe allowing easy attachment of an optical finder. An optical finder is a great accessory allowing the photographer to see better, yielding faster, more accurate composing and shooting in low light conditions.
ARCA-SWISS is committed to the constant evolution and innovation of its products!
price : 159 € (Taxe free)
Further informations : ARCA-SWISS : 03 81 85 40 60 or : firstname.lastname@example.org