The SunwayFoto PCL-R5 L-Bracket for the Canon EOS R5/R6 was recently the subject of a review on my blog. Soon after that, I came across another intriguing L-bracket manufactured by Peipro. This particular L-bracket has an intriguing character that none of the other L-brackets had, so I decided to purchase one and give it a try.
The usage of a tripod head that is compliant with Arca-Swiss standards is required while using my Canon EF 100-400mm lens. Because of this, and the fact that I detest flippy-floppy ball heads, the accessory that would serve me best would be a gimbal that was compatible with the Arca-Swiss mounting method.
I have three requirements when it comes to L-brackets, which are as follows:
- Because I don’t wear anything around my neck, it has to have a connecting point for my wrist strap instead of a neck strap.
- It is required to have a vertical section that may be removed.
- It is required to have many accessory mounting places that are 1/4″-20.
Extra support for your pinky finger and protection for the camera body surrounding the battery compartment are both provided by the Peipro L-Bracket, which stretches the complete length of the Canon EOS R5 or R6 camera body. This feature gives the Peipro L-Bracket its distinctive character. Because I have particularly large hands, I was really interested in anything that may increase the size of the R5’s gripping surface. Peipro also produces a variant of this product called “Baseplate alone” that does not include the vertical section. This is an option worth considering if you like the grip extension function but are not interested in the L-Bracket.
AliExpress is the only location I’ve been able to find where you can get the Peipro L-Bracket for the Canon EOS R5/R6. Because of this, you will need to place your order straight from Hong Kong.
On Amazon, you can get Peipro L-Brackets designed for various cameras, but there isn’t a single one designed for the Canon EOS R5 or R6.
I did, however, have some trouble obtaining the L-bracket. Because the first cargo was supposedly “lost,” a second one had to be dispatched. At first, I tried to acquire a red anodized one since I thought it would picture better. However, by the time the re-shipment was to go out, the store had already run out of them, so I decided to have the black one shipped to me instead. I went with the expedited delivery option, and it got to me in about a week. My experience placing an order through AliExpress, which was my first time doing so, was straightforward and simple.
Structure and Specifications
When I first received the Peipro L-Bracket in the mail, I was a little let down to see that the design was a little bit different from the photographs on the website. After careful consideration, I believe that the design that was sent to me is the one that I favor the most. It was distinct in two respects.
To begin, the vertical section does not slide out but may be removed and turned around in either direction. Second, there is a reduction in thickness under the body (8mm vs. approximately 13mm).
The Peipro L-Bracket, in general, has excellent construction, and both its fit and finish are of the highest possible quality.
There are five accessory mounting holes sized 1/4″-20 located on the left side of the vertical part, and there are four accessory mounting holes located at the bottom of the base plate. In addition, there is a location on the base plate for a hex key, and there are magnets there to keep the hex key in its proper position. There is unrestricted access to the battery door, and there is a connection point in the bottom that may be used to attach a wrist strap or any other strap or safety device. Even when the wrist strap is attached to the camera, the door to the battery compartment can be opened completely.
One of my favorite features of this L-Bracket is the fact that it spans the entire available width. Not only does it assist cover that corner of the camera, but it also gives my pinky finger an additional resting area of roughly 9.5 millimeters, which is about 3/8 of an inch. My pinky finger would typically hang halfway off the camera grip in its normal position.
It also offers a full-width surface for the camera to sit on, which makes it more stable and makes it less likely that the bottom of the camera will be scratched if it is placed on a rough surface. In my opinion, this also contributes to a more polished and consistent overall appearance. It does not have the appearance of an aftermarket add-on at all.
Within the vertical portion is a cutout that serves as the screen for the flippy thing. Because the opening in this bracket is bigger than the opening on the SunwayFoto PCL-R5 L-Bracket, the screen has a greater amount of rotational freedom while it is in the extended position.
The vertical section may be removed entirely or turned 90 degrees, pointing downward, thanks to the presence of two little hex screws. Although this is not the most compact option, it does provide unrestricted access to the audio, video, and camera ports on the device. You may also slide the vertical piece forward and backward with the help of the little hex screws, which provide access to the camera ports. Even though the little hex screws could be more prone to lose than other designs, I don’t anticipate having to remove them very frequently.
There are not any safety stop screws included with the Peipro L-Bracket. If it is a feature that you would want to have on your plates or L-brackets, you might need to look into purchasing a different brand.
What Is Inside the Box?
- L-Bracket for the Peipro
- Two wrenches with hex heads
- User Manual
- What I Like
- Low profile design
- Complete length for more holding space as well as protection
- The vertical segment may be rotated.
There are nine accessory mounting holes (1/4-20), five of which are located on the side bracket, while the remaining four are located on the bottom.
- It is possible to use a coin, a slotted screwdriver, or a hex wrench in order to tighten the slotted screw.
- The excellent hard-anodized coating on the surface.
- a hole in which a wrist strap can be attached (I use this on all my cameras)
What I Would Adjust
- However, there is a sensor centering mark on the front of the device. the rear does not have one.
- Does not have any screws for the safety stop
A Few Parting Thoughts
The Peipero L-Bracket has exceeded all of my expectations in every way. It is a great fit, functions just as it should, and adds just enough grip area to make holding the Canon EOS R5 a little bit more comfortable than it would be without. The additional protection is a welcome addition to what was already a high-quality product. If aesthetics are important to you, you won’t be disappointed. I would want to make it clear that I paid for the Peipro L-Bracket out of my own personal funds.