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              May 2010
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Featured Product: BEX-1.75 Pano Arm Extender
Featured Article: iLCP shoots to save Patagonia
Leica Plates Shipping in June!
new BEX-1.75
Vertical Pano Arm Extender

BEX-1.75 Pano Verticle Arm Extender
The BEX-1.75 extends the height of the vertical arm on our Omni-Pivot Packages. This is useful for certain camera-lens combinations when one wants to shoot the zenith (pointing straight up). Though not necessary for most flat-projection, composite panoramas that most nature photographers create, those shooting spherical or "virtual reality" images will find this useful.

BEX-1.75 Pano Verticle Arm Extender
Without the additional clearance provided by the BEX-1.75, this camera/lens combination would not clear the bottom rail and fully rotate to capture the zenith (straight up).

The dovetail at the top is bidirectional so you can orient it to slide fore/aft or left/right.

  • Dimensions: (WxDxH): 1.5" x 1.5" x 1.75" (38.1mm x 38.1mm x 44.5mm)
  • Weight: 3.2 ounces (91g)
  • Includes: BEX-1.75, two B107 "-20 captive screws, Hex Key

Install the BEX-1.75 directly to the bottom rail (with two screws, included), or choose BEX-1.75 Set with B2-FAB clamp. The set delivers quick-release convenience.

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Spring Photo Contest

Thanks for your photo submissions!

A big thank you to everyone who participated in our 2010 Spring Photo Contest. We have enjoyed receiving your beautiful photographs. The judges are evaluating the photos and will announce the winners the first week of June.

2010 Catalog
2010 Really Right Stuff Catalog

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MH01International League of Conservation Photographers shoots to preserve Patagonia, Chile

Jack Dykinga using his Really Right Stuff gear during the iLCP RAVE to Patagonia, Chile.
Jack Dykinga shooting wildflowers with RRS gear

Photo by Daniel Beltra, Image 2010 Daniel Beltra
Location: Aysen, Chile. Estancia Chacabuco, future Patagonia National Park. 18 February 2010
Equipment Used to take photo:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II; EF 24-70mm/f2.8L; f/8 @ 1/125 sec; ISO 250
lly Right Stuff Gear Shown:
TVC-33 tripod; BH-55 Pro ballhead; BD3-L

About the Shot:

R.A.V.E Patagonia, Chile
Photographers from around the world in the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) pooled their diverse specialties and talents at the Patagonia RAVE to help preserve a pristine region in Patagonia, Chile. A European energy consortium is trying to build five hydro-electric dams on two of the wildest rivers in the world - the Rio Baker and Rio Pascua, that would flood much of unspoiled Patagonia.

Rio Pascua
2010 Jack Dykinga

The Patagonian Foundation and Conservacion Patagonica invited the iLCP to launch a Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition (RAVE) to shine a light on the issue and open our eyes with their images. This RAVE involved six world renowned media professionals from Spain, the US, and Chile who spent three weeks documenting the area in photos and videos. Included in the expedition team was Pulitzer Prize winner and National Geographic photographer Jack Dykinga (shown in photo), and two time World Press winner and Prince's Rainforest Project Award winner Daniel Beltra.

*Check out The Patagonia RAVE Blog
Chacabuco, Patagonia, Chile
2010 Jack Dykinga

What is iLCP?


iLCP is a non-profit organization and select group of world-renowned nature photographer and videographers who help preserve our ecosystem through their powerful images. They partner with scientists, conservation groups and government officials, to bring awareness of the dangers facing our world with awe-inspiring images.

Interested? Watch a short video about iLCP.

MH01new! Unique Modular L-Plate and grip system for Leica M8/M9
Pre-Order Now; Ships in June!

Leica M9 L-Plate with grip
We are pleased to release our versatile components for the Leica M8 & M9:
  • Replacement base with dovetail
  • Optional L-plate component
  • Optional Grip
Our replacement base plate completely replaces the Leica base. This replacement base has an integrated dovetail for mounting in a Really Right Stuff clamp. Use the base alone as a conventional plate, or add an optional vertical component to create the L-plate, or add an optional grip. Both vertical components screws precisely to the base using the inlcuded hex key.

Leica M9 L-Plate with grip

Leica M9 Removable L-Plate

Leica M9 L-Plate with grip

Leica M9

Happy shooting!

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