There are times when I really don’t need the VG-C1EM vertical grip and I went on a search for Swiss-Arca brackets and this particular item got my attention
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What makes this particular bracket special is the extension surrounding the battery compartment.
it adds about 1/2inch of height which is just enough to grip this camera with all fingers, provided you don’t have giant hands.
you will need an Allen wrench or a small coin to tighten it, a quarter won’t fit.
this item is precision made and doesn’t have any sharp corners and fits the A7/r perfectly.
You still have access to the battery compartment and the screen can be tilted downwards, however, you have to pull it out and away from the body first.
Overall I am stoked with this item, it has a solid feel, works as it should, adds just enough height to get a good grip and protects
the bottom of the camera. You can get it here on ebay.
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yes, peak design, love it especially for the A7. punctured road tube, prevents rattle noise during video shoots.
Those look like Peak Design connectors. What are those rubber sleeves and what for?
Thanks, Mike…I have something like this for my NEX-7 and I love it! (It was made by a guy in Lompoc, CA; probably an aerospace engineer/technician associated with Vandenberg. My NEX-7’s EVF has failed [dropped during a film shoot, but I got my money’s worth out of that camera!] so I’m hoping my NEX-7’s grip fits the A6000.)