Explorer VX-UN Vertical Explorer Universal L Bracket

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  • Regular price $79.00
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  • Quickly change the orientation of the camera between landscape and portrait

  • The VX-UN Universal L-Bracket will fit most DSLR / Mirrorless cameras without a battery grip

  • Lightweight CNC machined aluminum weighing just 99g (3.5oz)

  • 61mm of lateral screw mount adjustment range to support larger cameras

  • Protective rubber pad to increase friction and reduce movement

  • Compatible with ARCA and RRS quick release clamps

  • Maintain access to the accessory ports on your camera

  • Dual spirit levels for accuracy

  • 1/4” accessory mounting threads

  • Dual safety stops to prevent the bracket from accidentally sliding from compatible quick release plates


The Explorer VX-UN Vertical Explorer Universal L Bracket is designed to fit a large range of DSLR / Mirrorless cameras to provide flexibility between horizontal and vertical shooting positions and to help maintain balance through the center column of a tripod. The CNC machined aluminum design has been finished with a grey anodized coating for durability and weighs just 99g (3.5oz). The VX-UN is fully compatible with is compatible with both Arca-type and Really Right Stuff lever clamp. 

Multiple 1/4” mounting threads are located on the bracket's bottom and side to support accessories such as video lights or microphones connected via mounting arms or cold shoe adaptors. Anti-slip rubber pads and dual safety stops minimizing lateral movement for security and help to prevent the camera from accidentally sliding out of compatible ARCA / RRS quick-release clamps. 

The two-piece design allows the bracket to be disassembled, with each piece can be used independently as a standard quick release plate. When inverted vertically and used with a ball head with a panning clamp, the Explorer VX-UN can be used as a panning tilt head for video purposes.


The ability to quickly change your camera's orientation from landscape to portrait is one of the biggest advantages when using an L bracket over a standard quick-release mounting plate. This can provide multiple options for compositions while still maintaining balance and even weight distribution on a tripod.

Advantages of using an L-Bracket 

  1. Better weight distribution and balance through the tripod

  2. Maintain composition when changing from horizontal to vertical orientation

  3. Great for panoramic shots in both vertical and horizontal orientation

  4. Allows for a full range of motion in portrait / vertical orientation when using a ball-head

  5. Maintain access to the accessory ports on your camera (custom-fitted L-Brackets)

  6. Acts as a protective shell around the camera body