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    Need a dedicated non-twist camera plate for Pentax K5 and D-BG4 Grip

    Just got the D-BG4 grip to go with my new K5, and to say I'm chuffed would be an understatement.

    The K5 body felt like a toy in my largish hands, and I seemed to have a finger or two flapping in the breeze, but the grip has transformed the way the camera feels. How does bloody brilliant sound?

    Pentax , in their wisdom, have moved the tripod mounting point off-centre, so my camera plate no longer fits the contour of the base.

    I've googled and googled and the only dedicated plate I've found is a Mestos, here, on fleabay : http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mestos-PD...item415ba54e62

    Anyone familiar with it, or found another brand?
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    Kev

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    Not sure if one of these guys have what you're after-
    http://www.kirkphoto.com/
    http://reallyrightstuff.com/Index.aspx?code=46&key=fr

    I have items from both and can recommend highly

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    Quote Originally Posted by junqbox View Post
    Not sure if one of these guys have what you're after-
    http://www.kirkphoto.com/
    http://reallyrightstuff.com/Index.aspx?code=46&key=fr

    I have items from both and can recommend highly
    Cheers mate.

    Kirk used to make the PZ-135 for the K7 but for some reason stopped when the K5 came out. It fits both. Go figure.

    RRS don't do one either.

    I really want a non-twist plate for when I have my 300mm on in portrait mode.

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    If you have a head which is Arca-Swiss compatible, you can also look at the Acratech plates.
    They literally have hundreds to choose from, and they are very light and very strong too, with a lip on the rear end shaped to fit various cameras and have many model specific plates for cameras with grips attached.
    They have an agent in Canberra (photovideo.com.au ) and they are nice people to deal with, and their prices are almost the same as the US retailers.
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    Thank you for your reply.

    I have checked Acratech, RRS, Kirk, Markins and Photoclam, with no joy.

    The only possibility I've found is the Mestos I mentioned above.

    Since that post I've read a thread on Pentax forums where quite a few are using the Mestos plate with no problems, so I guess that gives me some confidence.

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    I've just hit the button for the Mestos.

    Thanks for the help.

    Cheers

    Kevin

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