LPSA7R4 L- Plate Review
Introduction
Hello my friends here I am again this time to talk you about a new Leofoto piece, this time it was sent for testing a plate, known as L-Bracket or L-Plate for my Sony a7r4 l. For many do not know this plate and will even ask what is a L-Bracket ....
I will explain later the benefits of using this plate.
It is with great pleasure that I do a job again for Leo foto, a brand with some prestige in the market in tripods, L-Plates, plates, cages, cell phone holders and other accessories. In my website you can find two reviews of this brand tripods and tripod strap.

ABOUT LEOFOTO
Zhongshan Laitu Photographic Equipment Co., Ltd was founded at the beginning of 2014. It is located in Zhongshan, beautiful Pearl River Delta area in China. Leofoto team has been designing and manufacturing series of camera support systems by comparing and studying the high-end photographic accessories made in China and abroad and combining different suggestions from professional photographers for over a decade. Leofoto has become China specialized photographic equipment producer in only 4 years.
They are a young company with hi-tech equipment and creativity, for many years, they have been supplying the whole world with high quality professional tripods, ball heads and other support accessories.
They have 1 assembly workshop with 4 assembling lines, 2 CNC machine centers(including 80sets of CNC precsion machines), high and low temperature testers, corrosion resistance testers and other high-precision devices.
They have more than 20 management employees and 130 dedicated workers.
Current production capacities can yield quotas of 1000 tripods per day. Besides, they highly automated production lines enable us to supply the best quality products at competitive prices.
Leofoto's high skilled management team ensures a solid compliance program, while maintaining the official trading standards. Leofoto's constant growth is due to their research & development team. They are the foundation stone of our business. At Leofoto, they always strive to provide the best quality products and service for photographers and videographers from all over the world...

THEIR AMBITION
Be dedicated and enthusiastic to meeting and leading user needs. They focus on photographic support system and will keep an eye on related industry, their mission is to help professional photographers to finish their works by supplying the most profession support systems. Meanwhile, they will combine our skills and customers’ needs perfectly and assist their clients in promoting our brand in channels, forums, fairs etc to achieve the best commercial values of their brand. They will always believe in our clients and thank them for their recognition and support.
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PACKAGING AND UNBOXING

As usual Leofoto have a beautiful design box. Inside the box  you could find a plastic foam bag with the L-Plate for a Sony A7R4, and in the bottom of Plate we can find allen wrench.
WHAT'S A L-PLATE?


A lot of photographers never heard about a L-bracket before.
The real reason for a L-bracket becomes obvious when we connect a camera to the ball head. In landscape position it is not much different from a normal camera plate. But when you need to place the camera in portrait position, a few things will happen with a normal camera plate. First of all, the camera with lens will be tilted 90° towards the left or right of the ball head. With a heavy camera, or a light tripod, the setup may become unstable. But also the composition will change because the camera had a different position.
When we use a L-bracket, nothing has changed with the landscape position. When we want to change it into portrait position, we have to disconnect the camera from the ball head, rotate the camera 90°, and connect it again to the ball head. This way, the weight of the camera and lens is still right above the center of the tripod, keeping the setup well in balance. But also the composition remains the same. Sure, it has changed in orientation, but the position of the camera has not changed. It just rotated.
SPECIFICATIONS

- The Sony LPS-A7R IV is a  dedicated L-plate for Sony
- LPS-A7R IV is made of aircraft aluminum and CNC machining.
- On the lower part it has a 1/4 screw for anchoring.
- Entry at one end, for anchoring shoulder straps.
- External dimensions: 142mm Length x 38mm (+70mm) Width x 90mm Height.
- Weight 120 grams
FEATURES AND BUILD CONSTRUCTION

The L-plate LPS-A7R IV is  Arca Swiss  type L-Plate design to Sony A7R4 this mount allows quick and precise positioning of the camera in horizontal or vertical format without forcing the ball head or the correct balancing of the camera.
This quick release plate is screwed to the base of the camera by 1/4 standard screw. It is made of lightened CNC aircraft aluminum with Allen screw. The Leofoto LPS-A7R IV L-shoe can be used with any of the Leofoto ball heads NB, LH, LG, CB series, among other models. It is also compatible with 3-axis heads with Arca Swiss/Kirk type plate connection. On the side it has an open space to place connection cables such as triggers, intervalometers, Hdmi Cable, Charging Cable, among others.
local battery replacement
On this plate there is a place where we can easily replace the battery, without disassembling it, and the place is spacious enough to do the replacement without any problems.
INTERFACE
In terms of connections, L-Plate was very well thought out, because it is full of coupling points
PRICE AND VALUE
Leofoto can be  purchased for its value and great performance and also for the great looks, i think for the quality they offer in this L-Plate, you can buy this L-Plate in Spain in Leofoto.es  for 72€.
 Those who understand and appreciate the value of quality buy Leofoto products without hesitation.

MY CONCLUSION​​​​​​​

All the photographers like to take vertical pictures, and like to make Panoramas, here is a good tool, this L-plate, has an excellent design and good quality, has a good access to change the battery, and has a cut in the side to facilitate the access to the camera doors, for me its only small negative point is its price, I think it could be a bit more accessible, as for the construction it is awesome.
WHAT I LIKED
- Exclent Quality;
- Easy to Replace the Battery;
- Easy Access to the Camera Ports. 

WHAT I FEEL COULD BE IMPROVED
- Could be more attractive price.

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