L-Plate Camera Brackets for Sony a7 IV, a7R IV, a7S III, a1 & a9 II

L-plate manufacturers had to scramble to retool their brackets for the newest generation mirrorless fullframe cameras. Here’s a list of L-plate camera brackets with Arca-Swiss Quick-Release dovetail available for Sony a7 IV, a7R IV, a7S III, a1 & a9 II cameras.

PCTC L Plate Camera Bracket for Sony a7R IV

PCTC Skidproof L Plate Camera Bracket for Sony A7R IV a9 II

PCTC Skidproof L Plate Camera Bracket for Sony a7R IV ($65.99 from Amazon) This L-shape Arca QR plate specially designed for Sony a7R IV & a9 II cameras features baseplate & side Arca standard grooves design with adjustable grip width that’s extendable up to 27mm.
In-stock at Amazon and available with Amazon Prime Shipping

Stabil LSIV – L Plate Bracket (Orange) for Sony a7R IV


Stabil LSIV – L Plate Bracket (Orange) for Sony a7R IV ($99.92 from Amazon) Its bright Alpha Orange color makes this the most striking L-Plate on the list. Precision machined from solid blocks of 6061-T6 aluminum. Stabil LSIV L plates feature precisely contoured anti-twist flanges for a perfect fit that prevents twisting between the camera and L plate with soft material. With its Arca-type compatible dovetail, it enables the camera to mount in a vertical or horizontal position. The Stabil L plate LSIV does not block the LCD monitor from tilting, it easy access to the battery door as original design.
In-stock at Amazon and available with Amazon Prime Shipping

SmallRig L-Bracket for Sony A7R IV

SmallRig L-Bracket for Sony A7R IV LCS2417

SmallRig LCS2417 L-Bracket for Sony A7R IV ($46.90 from SmallRig) Both the side plate and base plate are Arca compatible, with sensor centering marks on each axis, allowing quick switch of your camera from vertical to horizontal. It comes with multiple 1/4” threaded holes allowing mount of accessories. For example, mount the SmallRig Cold Shoe Mount 1593 to attach a microphone and mount SmallRig Cable Clamp 2259 to protect the HDMI cable and port. The side plate can be extended to left by 26mm if you need more room for tethering or cable release. It is compatible with the Peak Design Clutch and other hand straps.

SmallRig Cold Shoe Mount 1593 & SmallRig Cable Clamp 2259
SmallRig Cold Shoe Mount 1593 ($6.87) & SmallRig Cable Clamp 2259 ($19.90)

Quick Release L Plate Bracket with Scalable Extension for Sony a7R IV

Quick Release L Plate Bracket with Scalable Extension for Sony a7R IV

Quick Release L Plate Bracket with Scalable Extension for Sony a7R IV ($35.95 on eBay) Compatible with Arca-Swiss stardard,both the LB-A7R IV base plate and vertical plate are 100% compatible with RRS lever-release clamp. It features a detachable design, the base plate and vertical plate can be easily disassembled and assembled to fit different shooting experience. LB-A7R IV grip will not affect battery compartment lid opening and the data cables hatch opening. The base plate has reserved extra 1/4”-20 threaded mounting holes and strap hole for additional functions.
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Red Quick Release L Plate Bracket with Scalable Extension for Sony a7R IV

Red Quick Release L Plate Bracket with Scalable Extension for Sony a7R IV

Red Quick Release L Plate Bracket with Scalable Extension for Sony a7R IV ($35.88 on eBay) Red version of the Quick Release Plate L-bracket for Sony a7RM4 listed above, compatible with Arca-Swiss stardard, both the LB-A7RIV base plate and vertical plate are 100% compatible with RRS lever-release clamp. Features a detachable design, the base plate and vertical plate can be easily disassembled and assembled. LB-A7RIV grip will not affect a7R IV battery compartment lid opening and the data cables hatch opening, will not affect the screen folding and opening, will not affect the installation battery. Base plate has reserved extra 1/4”-20 threaded mounting holes and strap hole for additional functions.
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USA MADE

While the Chinese brackets listed above are generally quite good, the best quality brackets are those designed and machined in the US. For those of you who prefer brackets made in the United States, Kirk brackets drop ship in 7-10 days and RRS brackets will arrive early December:

Kirk BL-A7R4 L-Bracket for Sony a7R IV

Kirk BL-A7R4 L-Bracket for Sony a7R IV

Kirk BL-A7R4 L-Bracket for Sony a7R IV ($150 from B&H Photo) Solid one-piece design, with anti-twist flanges that keep your camera from moving within the bracket. With its Arca-type dovetails, it enables you to mount the camera in a vertical or horizontal position onto a compatible head, and the black anodized 6061-T6 aluminum L-bracket has a slotted design for side port access. The bracket will not block the LCD monitor from tilting, it provides access to the battery door, and it has a hand strap loop machined on the right-hand side. The included hex wrench is used to tighten the L-bracket to the camera body, and it stores under the horizontal plate. A quick disconnect mounting socket is located on the bottom and sensor centering lines are on the back, so the camera can be aligned on a tripod head.

Really Right Stuff Sony a7R IV Ultralight L-Bracket

Really Right Stuff Sony a7R IV Ultralight L-Bracket

Really Right Stuff Sony a7R IV Ultralight L-Bracket ($140 from B&H Photo) Solid one-piece design that is Arca-type compatible and facilitates easier, more stable switching between horizontal and vertical shooting orientations when working on top of a tripod. The CNC-machined 6061-T6 aluminum plate maintains complete access to the camera’s battery door and side ports. It also has an anodized Type II black finish that is resistant to scuffs and scratches and laser-engraved center marks on the back for alignment on a tripod head.

Really Right Stuff L-Plate Set for Sony a7R IV

Really Right Stuff L-Plate Set for Sony a7R IV

Really Right Stuff L-Plate Set for Sony a7R IV ($190 from B&H Photo) Modular design composed of an Arca-type compatible base plate and L-component that facilitate easier, more stable switching between horizontal and vertical shooting orientations when working on top of a tripod. The CNC-machined 6061-T6 aluminum L-plate set maintains complete access to the battery door without obstructing the tilting LCD monitor of the camera. Plus, the L-plate set has been type II black anodized, which makes it resistant to scuffs and scratches. Furthermore, the base plate has laser-engraved center marks on the back to align it on a tripod head.

Really Right Stuff Sony a7R IV L-Plate with Grip

Really Right Stuff Sony a7R IV L-Plate with Grip

Really Right Stuff Sony a7R IV L-Plate with Grip ($205 from B&H Photo) If you need a L-Bracket to use with vertical grip VG-C4EM, this is it. Modular design that is handled comfortably by its ergonomic extended grip. The L-plate is composed of an Arca-type compatible base plate and L-component that facilitate easier, more stable switching between horizontal and vertical shooting orientations when working on top of a tripod. The CNC-machined 6061-T6 aluminum plate maintains complete access to the camera’s battery door and side ports. It also has an anodized Type II black finish that is resistant to scuffs and scratches and has laser-engraved center marks on the back for alignment on a tripod head. A 1/4″-20 threaded socket is located on the bottom of the plate to add accessories to the L-plate.

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15 thoughts on “L-Plate Camera Brackets for Sony a7 IV, a7R IV, a7S III, a1 & a9 II”

  1. Hi brian, you might also want to look the smallrig new l-brackets most seem to have copied their old design (of the 20mm grip). For the sony A7R4 they will design several new ones. One of them is not in pre-order : https://www.smallrig.com/smallrig-l-bracket-for-sony-a7r-iv-lcs2417.html and included many new small features like sony type rubber on the outside/inside for more comfy feel. It will be the first in a range and extra parts will be designed for extending it again.

  2. Good Morning Brian

    Stabil LSIV – L Plate (Bracket) for Sony A7RIV (Orange)

    It looks like you need to slide out the side bracket to attach a remote shutter release?

      1. tnx sorry should have been more clear, i helped on most of the older models and we added new features compared to them (yes redesigned for R4 is one) but also a few other things. i have a youtube video on it i made and will review once i get a unit. Next to that there will probably also be a ‘pro’ version (like the 2236 for the R3/M3) later. Smallrig updates for models about once a year. Tnx for adding it to the list. Its so nice to see many products out already with different styles and pricepoints.

      2. There are several more products underway, but smallrig is very open to co-design so join their facebook group and just ask. my guess is first ‘half’ cage will be of the 2236 type so a l-bracket that can turn into a half-cage on demand.

  3. smallRig Half cage arca was my choice for the A7R3… i hope they will produce one for the 4…
    I still can’t understand why no camera body have an arca dovetail incorporated !

  4. The Kirk L bracket BL-A7R4 is in stock if you order direct from Kirk. I got mine about two weeks ago. It works well, but it is $150. Fits my RRS ball head fine. The doors are easy to open for hooking up my intervalometer.

  5. PSL A7RIV made by Sunwayfoto is also available !

    I will go with the smallrig because i shoot 80% of the time tethered… and the optional cable clamp 2259 is nice to have !

  6. Arthur P. Johnson

    Good evening, Brian,

    I’ve been very happy with my Really Right Stuff L-Brackets and am practically wed to them, as my straps are now fitted with D-Rings that lock into the brackets. I just received my new Sony a9 Mark II and am hoping RRS will create a bracket set for this camera, but haven’t found any place to preorder one. Do you know if they will be creating one —or if, perhaps, the a7r Mark IV set will serve?

    1. Sony a7 IV and a9 II have the same body dimensions and share accessories like the same vertical drive and L-plates. Ergo the headline 😉

  7. Thanks for detailing the options. There seems to be a big price range so I am wondering which you recommend most. I have the RRS for my a7riii and wonder if less expensive options are as good. Thank you for any info.

    1. RRS camera brackets are unquestionably the best quality of the bunch. It’s just depends on your budget and how long you plan to hold onto your camera.

  8. I’ve found one can rarely go wrong with gear from RRS. They’re my default for brackets, tripods, ball heads, pano-gimbal heads and pretty much anything else upon which you can mount a camera. You pay a premium for their made-in-USA, beautifully designed items, but I’ve never regretted the decision to go RRS.

  9. I bought the Really Right Stuff Modular L-Plate Set for Sony Alpha a1. I’m really uncomfortable with the little finger and It is also relatively thin and I was more comfortable which was thicker. They don’t give any option to contact anything on the side and it sucks a lot. It’s Very expensive and I’m really not happy with it.
    I bought cheap bracket in 20$ and it’s so Mach better

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