The NiSi NLP-S is an aluminium L-Bracket available in four sizes, the NLP-C for larger DSLR and early Mirrorless, NLP-S for Sony and some Nikon Z, NLP-C(G) for Canon DSLR and a Fuji and the NLP-S(G). For a full compatibility list for Canon R and newer Sony’s, it’s best to check out the NiSi website here. https://nisioptics.co.uk/product/quick-release-universal-adjustable-l-plate/
Unlike L-brackets in the past, where each was generally designed for a specific body, and the fit was 100% perfect, these days, we’re a little more forgiving as photographers. The design of the NLP-S might be universal, fitting several cameras, rather than just one, but the fit is surprisingly precise on the Sony A7 III.
The bracket attaches to the base of the camera using the 1/4-inch thread. The bracket features an Arca-Swiss style quick release design along both the horizontal and vertical, so there’s no need to install any other type of quick release plate. Of course, you need a tripod with an Arca-Swiss-style clamp system.
If for some reason you do feel the need to bolt something else to the base of the L-bracket without first removing it, NiSi has featured an additional 1/4-inch thread slightly offset, which is a nice feature.
Another nice feature is the inclusion of a small Allen key that’s securely held in place under the base plate section by a magnet. This can be removed to tighten or loosen the screw that bolts to the camera’s base, so no need to carry a coin around with you.
Between the L-bracket’s metal and your camera’s base is a thin strip of rubber. This is enough to ensure that the camera stays securely in position.
While the fit of the bracket out of the box is good, there is some room for adjustment. At the base of the brack are two screws that can be loosened so that the vertical part of the bracket can be adjusted slightly sideways. Doing this enables better access to the accessory ports on the side for some camera models.
As with almost all L-Brackets, the vertical doesn’t sit flush against the camera side; while this initially seems a little annoying, the reason is practical. Firstly the small accessory port doors need room to be opened and moved clear of the ports, and secondly, the strap lug sits at the top left of the bracket. The lug acts as a good spacer and guide when positioning the bracket.