For the most versatile use of your Platypod, we do recommend using an Arca-type L-bracket to allow vertical camera positioning. You might want to check out ReallyRightStuff.com for some heavy-duty L-plates, Sunwayfoto or 3-Legged Thing for some excellent yet less-expensive options or ProMediaGear.com for other alternatives. These companies make camera-specific models for the more popular professional models, as well as a few universal and adjustable plates. Again, you might want to read reviews and try before you buy with these products.