Anyone use a body-plate on D70 w/vertical-grip?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by jay_hector, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. I want to put a quick-release plate on a D70 with the Jenis vertical-grip pack.
    My RRS D1H plate is too narrow to fit. I have a D200/MB200 that I'm going to
    get a plate for, and measuring the bottom of the Jenis, it might be possible to
    use a D200 plate, that is if I had one to test. What Arca-Swiss-type plates do
    any of you with vertical-grips use on the D70 (my clamps are Wimberley), and did
    you have to do any customising of the plate to make it fit?
     
  2. Have you spoken with RRS? They do not list a plate, but it's possible there's a reasonable fit.

    The connection between optional vertical grips and cameras is so wobbly, I doubt there is any real incentive to produce such a plate.
     
  3. Ed, RRS makes plates for various cameras with and without vertical-grips/battery-packs. Since the D70 does not have a factory pack they don't make a plate for the aftermarket units. I ordered the D200/MB200 L-bracket and a universal body plate to see if it fits. From my measurements of the Jenis pack, I think the D200/MB200 L-bracket should bolt right up to it. We'll see once they arrive what's what. Thanks for the comment.
     
  4. I got my plates from RRS, the D200/MB200 L-bracket and the univeral plate. The L-bracket fits perfectly on the D70/Jenis combo, except that the tripod mount is off by about 3/8ths of an inch, so no go there. The universal plate fits perfectly on the Jenis pack, but the anti-twist flange blocks about 1/8" of the battery door on the pack. Since the pack with two ENEL3 batteries can shoot for about 2000 shots, I just load the pack, put the plate on and I'm in business for a long time.
     

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