2020.10.11

L-brackets offer an easy way to attach a camera to a tripod — be it in landscape or portrait orientation. While some smaller quick-release plates work too, their lower weight and price can hardly offset the ease of use of a good L-bracket.


However most L- brackets are currently designed for specific brands and models, which means that you have to buy a new one for your new camera every single time.


When my Fujifilm X-T4 arrived, I started to look for an universal L-Bracket with reasonable price and found one that was made by an UK based company named 3 Legged Thing.

Ellie System from 3 Legged Thing is a new evolution of universal L-Bracket, bringing users increased compatibility with a wider range of cameras, and advanced functionality. L-Brackets are primarily used to switch from landscape to portrait on a tripod whilst maintaining the focal plane and horizon. Ellie Short, is a well machined piece, has a shorter 70mm base plate that fits all my Fujifilm X-T series cameras nicely without losing battery compartment access. I am very impressed with the quality. Please note that the Fujifilm X100 series is an exception due to its smaller body footprint.

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T3

Fujifilm X-T4

Fujifilm X100V

Compatible with standard Arca-Swiss clamps, Ellie Short features two different 2 screw mount slots in the base. This allows users to position the L-Bracket in the optimal position for their camera. The length of the bracket base can be adjusted thanks to two rigid stainless steel sliding bars which are then fixed into position by the supplied hex keys. The rear edge of the base is sloped to better enable screen access. Ellie’s vertical aspect has an opening in one side, allowing users with L-shaped cable pins to connect accessories. This opening can be placed in one of four positions by inverting or reversing the vertical aspect.

Ellie offers two sizes: Standard (for bigger DSLRS) and Short for most mirrorless cameras. Both come in Orange and Gray.


Bottom line: No bracket is perfect. However, if you don’t want to keep buying L-Brackets consider the 3 Legged Thing brackets.

WHAT'S IN THE KIT?

Ellie Short Arca-Swiss compatible quick release L-Bracket with 70mm base

Stagsden Stainless Steel camera screw

Retaining bolts (2.5mm hex) for horizontal axis security

Dual-ended mini tool with two hex keys for adjustment of vertical aspect and to secure stainless steel sliding rods into place

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Base Length - 70 mm / 2.75 "

Working Base Length - 80 - 113 mm / 3.15 - 4.45 "

Upright - 85mm / 3.35 "

Shoe - 38 mm / 1.5 " Standard Arca-Swiss

Weight - 88 g / 0.19 lb

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