The combination of PS-N7 specific plate with PS-7NL L side plate gives the PSL-7N specific L Bracket.
This is their second modular base plate + L bracket combo after the introduction of the PCL-1DX Custom L Bracket for Canon, in their expanding line of Arca-Swiss® compatible Specific Quick Release Plates and L brackets.
The PS-N7 Plate
Mounting the plate on the Camera
|As we can see in the illustration above, the base plate occupies all the width under the LCD screen ...|
...Starting from the left edge and stopping just before the battery door hing enabling the unobstructed exchange of batteries. As we shall see later, the width and edge placement is justified by the L bracket option.
|The PS-7N convex edges sit against the front panel of the camera, leaving the back free for once more unobstructed raise and tilt of the LCD screen|
|As seen quite clearly in the photo above with NEX-7 equipped with PS-N7 and clamped on Sunwayfotto FB-44 ball head.|
The PSL-N7 L Bracket
|A closer view of the very slim PS-N7L side L plate reveals the small captive mounting holes for the M3 screws that reside in a slightly off-center extension at the bottom.|
|Another remarkable attribute of the L side plate is its thickness. Just thick enough for the formation of the dovetail, once again eliminating any excess weight possible.|
|The PS-N7L off-center mounting extension matches and aligns perfectly with the PS-N7 base plate dovetail. Meaning that at either landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) position the camera will maintain the same distance from the subject.|
Mounting the Bracket on the Camera
|The PS-N7L side reaches the same height as the LCD screen, a bit lower than the strap hook. While the opening permits full access to the camera side connectors.|
|The PSL-N7 fits nicely and embraces the Sony NEX-7 body adding a minimal extra to the camera dimensions and weight.|
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Price & Availability:
The current retail price for the PS-N7 plate is US$ 38.00 while for the PSL-N7 L bracket is 63.00 (+Shipping where applicable) and are available from Amazon.com
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