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Not good if you use a tripod mounting plate or with a tripod. Tripod mounting socket should be slightly recessed - it's proud.
on January 5, 2016
If you use a mounting plate (Arca Swiss, Gitzo, Manfrotto, etc), this is not for you.
Man, I wanted to LOVE this thing.
I use an Arca Swiss plate on my gear - we all know that stuff is rock-solid.
So......I attached the plate to this grip, and once I had the screw tightened, I noticed the whole plate was still spinning and easy to twist by hand.
Hmm. On my D90, it was rock-solid.
I first thought that, maybe, the hole for the tripod screw was too shallow, and the screw was bottoming out. But I could see by eye that it was fine.
Next, I thought that maybe the bottom of my camera had a "stickier" material than the bottom of this grip.
Again, nope! They are both the same material.
This was puzzling. Then I got another idea....
I held the grip upside down and ran a straightedge over the bottom.
The tripod screw insert is not flush with the bottom of the grip. In woodworking, we'd say it was a little "proud".
So no matter how hard one should/would/could attach a flat plate (which is what you'd have on a tripod as well, right?), it would be impossible for the gear NOT to be insecure.
As for build quality and such, other than the above problem, it is fine.
The material and fit and finish is perfect. It feels great!
Just use caution if you mount it onto a plate or tripod.