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Anybody else running into issues using the Really Right Stuff Base plate ( BM10 B ) specifically on the M10 Monochrom?

I'm attaching a photo (left: factory fit) showing the issue (only occurring on the side with the circular tab/retainer) where the base plate is pushing on the leatherette to the point where it's bubbling the material. I could certainly file the base plate down, but that's not ideal. According to RRS, they've heard vague rumors of concerns with the M10M. Also, I'm seeing that the rubber pad on the opposite side of the "problem spot" is slightly misaligned.

Exchanging is complicated by the fact that the item appears to be on backorder and RRS indicated they are not going to do another production run (i.e. it's a discontinued item). I may consider a universal L-bracket, but these base plates are pretty sweet. Incidentally, the L-bracket and grip from my M240 RRS variant appear to line up perfectly with the M10 model.

I've had great luck with RRS products in the past, but maybe I got a lemon. I imagine the tolerances are likely an issue on the Leica cutting/placement of the leatherette side of things, but that's going to get tricky to sort out.

Thanks for your feedback!

(Sorry for duplicating, I started this on the M10 side and wasn't clear on how to migrate to the monochrom world)

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Your post prompted me to double-check my own RRS plate fit on my M10-Monochrom.  Mine fits perfectly.

My plate was from RRS' first production run, shortly after the M10 was released.  Sorry (and surprised) to hear that they're not planning on continuing that plate in their catalog, as I would probably buy a second copy at some point (on motorcycle trips I typically carry a color M in addition to my Monochrom and its convenient to have them both ready for a tripod).

 

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4 hours ago, Jager said:

Your post prompted me to double-check my own RRS plate fit on my M10-Monochrom.  Mine fits perfectly.

My plate was from RRS' first production run, shortly after the M10 was released.  Sorry (and surprised) to hear that they're not planning on continuing that plate in their catalog, as I would probably buy a second copy at some point (on motorcycle trips I typically carry a color M in addition to my Monochrom and its convenient to have them both ready for a tripod).

 

I would suggest calling them to voice you're interest in another plate. I think the idea was the M10 has been out for some time, but if demand is high enough (based on the introduction of the M10M) they may find it compelling to do another production run (after the pandemic).

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On 4/23/2020 at 7:13 AM, Habbable said:

I would suggest calling them to voice you're interest in another plate. I think the idea was the M10 has been out for some time, but if demand is high enough (based on the introduction of the M10M) they may find it compelling to do another production run (after the pandemic).

 

On 4/22/2020 at 4:12 PM, Habbable said:

Anybody else running into issues using the Really Right Stuff Base plate ( BM10 B ) specifically on the M10 Monochrom?

I'm attaching a photo (left: factory fit) showing the issue (only occurring on the side with the circular tab/retainer) where the base plate is pushing on the leatherette to the point where it's bubbling the material. I could certainly file the base plate down, but that's not ideal. According to RRS, they've heard vague rumors of concerns with the M10M. Also, I'm seeing that the rubber pad on the opposite side of the "problem spot" is slightly misaligned.

Exchanging is complicated by the fact that the item appears to be on backorder and RRS indicated they are not going to do another production run (i.e. it's a discontinued item). I may consider a universal L-bracket, but these base plates are pretty sweet. Incidentally, the L-bracket and grip from my M240 RRS variant appear to line up perfectly with the M10 model.

I've had great luck with RRS products in the past, but maybe I got a lemon. I imagine the tolerances are likely an issue on the Leica cutting/placement of the leatherette side of things, but that's going to get tricky to sort out.

Thanks for your feedback!

(Sorry for duplicating, I started this on the M10 side and wasn't clear on how to migrate to the monochrom world)

 

Greets, with hopes you & yours & are, & remain healthy!

Simply, I've a few M bodies (sounds torpid/morose, right, but no!)... am using RRS plates to connect to my Acratech ball-head with these plates, with good effect.  On the older Ms, am using the now discontinued (familiar?) B30 (older Ms had tripod mount opposite release in base plate, thankfully)... Okay, not helpful to you all with the newer M models.  I've also used the RSS MC-L, again with older Ms.

Challenges I've found are newer Ms with tripod mounts _directly_ in the cam body instead of base-plate... may have begun with the M2XX series of cams, dunno.  Sooo, a few observations on tripod mount connection:

--that the tripod mount is _in body_ with newer Ms, a quickly removable tripod plate is key... unless you've a compatible 128GB card... & battery life ;)
--that the RSS plate is ill fitting, whither another means to steady the cam?
--while no spokesperson for, Peak Designs have a couple plates which may be removed with a smallish coin that I use with my Ries/Acratech ball-head (no hex key required, yet stable).
--agreed, the tripod mount with newer Ms is challenging.  Must say I was flummoxed/_bothered_ with this change...

...so, while I keep the RSS plates on my older Ms for additional grip & function, I carry these "coin operated" PD plates when I must affix to a tripod/unipod, as needed.

My feeling is you didn't get a "lemon," but, as it seems, the last of its breed.

Sadly, I don't have PD plate model numbers, yet they're named "Standard," & "Dual" plate models, last I checked.

Wake well my friends, & happy snaps!

Dave

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On 4/22/2020 at 6:12 PM, Habbable said:

Anybody else running into issues using the Really Right Stuff Base plate ( BM10 B ) specifically on the M10 Monochrom?

I'm attaching a photo (left: factory fit) showing the issue (only occurring on the side with the circular tab/retainer) where the base plate is pushing on the leatherette to the point where it's bubbling the material. I could certainly file the base plate down, but that's not ideal. According to RRS, they've heard vague rumors of concerns with the M10M. Also, I'm seeing that the rubber pad on the opposite side of the "problem spot" is slightly misaligned.

Exchanging is complicated by the fact that the item appears to be on backorder and RRS indicated they are not going to do another production run (i.e. it's a discontinued item). I may consider a universal L-bracket, but these base plates are pretty sweet. Incidentally, the L-bracket and grip from my M240 RRS variant appear to line up perfectly with the M10 model.

I've had great luck with RRS products in the past, but maybe I got a lemon. I imagine the tolerances are likely an issue on the Leica cutting/placement of the leatherette side of things, but that's going to get tricky to sort out.

Thanks for your feedback!

(Sorry for duplicating, I started this on the M10 side and wasn't clear on how to migrate to the monochrom world)

if an exchange is not available, you could probably easily trim the pad on the RRS base plate with an exacto knife. I have them on both my 10-P and 10-M and really like them.

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Just got my RRS plate for my M10M.  It fits fine.  I do have a tiny spot of leather that is pushed up in the front (not quite like yours - it bumps up and then back down towards the body right at the edge) that was there before I ever mounted the RRS plate.  Probably like that when I got the camera.

For the record, I wrote RRS a few weeks ago about the M10 plate + L bracket + grip, as they did not have it in stock, and they said they had more coming.  I ended up ordering it from B&H who had the full set in stock.

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Mine just arrived and fits fine too.

i probably over did it with adding the L plate and the hand grip. But if I’m going to use it on a tripod, which I have, a RRS baseplate is faster to switch with the regular baseplate than adding a smaller base to the Leica baseplate. And it will not twist.

I got mine directly from RRS where they are clearly well in stock as they are promoting it with a picture on their opening page.

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