Whenever I get a new camera, I turn immediately to Really Right Stuff for a grip or L-bracket or camera plate—top quality work made to fit exactly. These brackets are essential for my work.
So a big hooray that the new L-bracket is out for the Canon 5DS / 5DS R. Hopefully it will arrive via UPS today before I have to depart on my trip (the bracket for the Canon 5D Mark III is what I’ve been using, but it doesn’t fit quite right being slightly off square and with a bit of extra pressure on a small portion of the camera body).
The “L” part is not required and just the base plate portion can be used if desired.
Long a source of minor flex with all L brackets, the new bracket for the 5DS / 5DS R sports a special strap boss anchor (chrome finish part at top of L as show below). This optional (can be removed) part firmly and rigidly anchors the top of the L to the strap boss on the camera body—very sturdy. Nice work, RRS!
There are two positions (bolt holes) that are available. As shown below the alternate bolt hole is used to provide a substantial gap between the L portion and the camera body.
I mount the bracket flush to the left side, using the strap boss anchor as discussed above.
David S writes:
Got mine. It is very well engineered and made. It fits the camera perfectly, right down to the camera strap boss anchor on the L-bracket aligning perfectly with the camera – no fiddling or jiggling required to get it into the camera strap hole.
Access to the camera ports on the side is easy with the side bracket fitted and there is ample room in the design for the Canon cable release to be connected. Being able to store the tool in the base plate is a very good idea.
The downside to the L-bracket is the weight. It feels like it adds considerably to the weight of the camera, especially with the side bracket fitted. I may end up removing the side bracket from mine in order to keep the weight down.
DIGLLOYD: weight is always undesirable, but it does protect the camera on bottom and side and one can always remove it for handheld shooting (the allen wrench stows right in the bracket itself). Perhaps some future 3D-printed bracket can hollow-out things that cannot be hollowed out now.