JTec improves
the performance
of the world's most
respected cameras by:

• securer tripod mounting
• better stability
• finer image framing

Precision machined serious compact camera accessories
that allow you to focus on your creativity, not on your equipment


Universal L Bracket







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UNIVERSAL L-BRACKETS AND UNIVERSAL CAMERA PLATES

How did JTec improve
on the Micro-Fast®

Mini Universal L-Bracket?

The Micro-Fast® Universal L-Bracket mounts the camera to a tripod safely and securely. This means we increased the high resolution capabilities of your camera for panoramic landscapes, timed exposures and carefully posed portraits!

Machined grooves align & allow for a firm bite.

The Microfine Grip on the underside of our Micro-Fast® Universal L-Bracket that ensures a safe AND snug fit. This feature is CRITICAL to holding our L-Bracket firmly against your camera body.
      JTec's Micro-Fast® Universal L-Bracket is made from 6061 aluminum billet and machined to fit snugly against the camera body. Our patented design ensures there is no movement between the plate and the camera body. The raw aluminum is bead blasted and tumble deburred after machining, cleaned, and then anodized in black to match your camera.

Why should you invest in JTec's L-Bracket quickrelease system?

Because screwing your camera or lens onto a platform with a standard ¼"-20 screw is tedious and insecure. Not only is it a hassle to screw your gear onto that platform, but once installed the camera or lens is free to rotate; there's nothing to prevent it from coming loose.
      Why invest your money in a tripod and tripod head only to compromise your shots with an insecure connection between camera and head? Instead, use a quality tripod head with a quick release plate.
      A quick-release system has two parts: a quick-release clamp and our Micro-Fast® Universal L-Bracket. You always need both pieces of this system. The clamp will stay on your tripod head all the time, and JTec's Micro-Fast® Universal L-Bracket will stay on your camera all the time.
      You will need to purchase a separate quick-release plate for each camera or collared telephoto lens that you want to mount in the quick-release clamp on your tripod head. Our Micro-Fast® Universal L-Bracket is based on the Arca-Swiss standard. The Arca-Swiss standard is a quick-release system that was developed by the Arca-Swiss company.

Precision machined accessories that allow you to focus on your creativity, not your equipment.

How often do you wish your camera had a special accessory that would make it complete?

All JTec camera accessories are designed and manufactured at JTec's facility in Thomaston, CT USA

You receive: Professional quality parts, manufacturer direct pricing! A world-class combination!

Universal L-Brackets

JTec is driven to produce innovative products that are cost effective for our customers and highly utilitarian. For this reason we have spent a great deal of time working on compact and lightweight universal-fit L-Brackets. Why, in an era of specialization, would we want to do this?

We have found that many of our customers own multiple cameras, and want the benefit of easy tripod mounting but are loath to purchase multiple specialized brackets to match their many cameras.

In addition, the rapid pace of change in digital camera capabilities means that our customers buy newer cameras more often to take advantage of that change. Again, many balk at the need for purchasing a new bracket for that new camera.

So we came up with a unique method of mounting our L-Brackets to the camera: the MicroFast(tm) system. It is designed to allow extremely fine registration, permitting super accurate fitment. In addition, it is very secure. Conversely, it allows us to accommodate a large range of adjustment, which means we can design our brackets and plates to fit a large range of camera sizes.

We have tweaked the Arca Swiss dovetail so that it fits most of the Arca Swiss style clamps on the market.

We have tried to simplify mounting by using screws that can be tightened with a coin, eliminating the need to carry a specialized tool.

On our Mini brackets we mount the dovetail at a 90 degree offset from "normal" in order to allow the part to be very compact without compromising the security of the clamping.

Why tripod mount a camera?

Mounting to a tripod is important because it eliminates movement of the camera caused by the inherent unsteadiness of holding a camera and pressing the shutter. With the image stabilization in many cameras, some of this problem is mitigated. By mounting the camera on a tripod, however, the problem disappears. In addition, the photographer can take best advantage of the panorama mode of many cameras when mounted on a tripod.

Why should you invest in an L-bracket or camera plate-based quick-release system? Because screwing your camera or lens onto a platform with standard ¼"-20 screw is tedious and insecure. Not only is it a hassle to screw your gear onto that platform, but once installed the camera or lens is free to rotate; there's nothing to prevent it from coming loose. Why invest your money in a tripod and tripod head only to compromise your shots with an insecure connection between camera and head? Instead, use a quality tripod head with a quick release plate. A quick-release system has two parts: a quick-release clamp and a quick-release plate or L-bracket. You always need both pieces of the system. The clamp will stay on your tripod head all the time, and the plate will stay on your camera all the time. You will need to purchase a separate quick-release plate for each camera or collared telephoto lens that you want to mount in the quick-release clamp on your tripod head. Our quick-release plates and L-brackets are based on the Arca-Swiss standard.

What's also nice about an L-bracket is that the camera can be mounted in both the landscape mode, for wide panoramas, and in portrait mode, for portraits, or for panoramas made with an emphasis on height rather than width.

Quickly release, turn, and remount your camera for either a horizontal or vertical shot - no more flipping your tripod head on its side or upsetting your shooting position. These plates work especially well when you're using shorter macro, wide-angle, and tilt-shift lenses.

You can change format from landscape to portrait and keep all of the bearing weight directly on top of the tripod, instead of needing to go in to a drop notch as you do with a "conventional plate." This allows the tripod to absorb vibration more efficiently. It saves you the composition time as well. Whenever you go into a drop notch you then have to scoot and raise the tripod to get the rig back where you had it. With the L-plate the camera stays right where it was, saving the time needed for readjustment. Finally, it's quick! Once you're familiar with the gear you can change from landscape to portrait faster than you can say it!

Our L-Brackets are made from 6061 aluminum billet and machined to fit snugly against the camera body. The raw aluminum is bead blasted and vibration deburred after machining, cleaned, and then anodized in black to match the camera.

Features:

  • Machined out of solid 6061 aluminum billet
  • Anodized black to match the camera color
  • Compatible with Arca Swiss style tripod clamps
  • Compact, adds little weight or bulk to the camera

Benefits:

  • L-bracket allows tripod mounting in both landscape and portrait position
  • Helps get perfect panoramas
  • Tripod mounting eliminates shake for detailed landscapes or architectural shots
  • An L-bracket expands the utility of a camera by allowing the photographer to
    1. Mount the camera to a tripod
    2. Mount the camera to the tripod in two orientations: landscape and portrait

MINI L-BRACKET        COMPACT L-BRACKET        STANDARD L-BRACKET

Camera Plates

As much as L-Brackets represent the ideal solution for tripod mounting a camera, sometimes size considerations make an L-Bracket impractical. For that we have Universal Camera Plates.

Like our L-Brackets, our Camera Plates are made from 6061 aluminum billet and machined to fit snugly against the camera body. The raw aluminum is bead blasted and vibration deburred after machining, cleaned, and then anodized in black to match the camera.

Features:

  • Machined out of solid 6061 aluminum billet
  • Anodized black to match the camera color
  • Compatible with Arca Swiss style clamps
  • Compact, adds little weight or bulk to the camera

MINI CAMERA PLATE              STANDARD CAMERA PLATE


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