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The Kirk BL-D300 L-Bracket is a custom made one piece bracket manufactured from lightweight aluminium designed to fit the Nikon D300. Precise engineering means all controls on the camera are accessible with the bracket in place and the design means the camera can be used in landscape or portrait mode. More
Kirk's tripod heads require a compatible quick release plate to be attached to the camera equipment. Kirk offer a range of dedicated camera plates, lens plates, lens collars and L-brackets. To find out which plate you need please click on one of the following links:
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Expensive but very useful
from Huntingdon, Cambs
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Comments about Kirk BL-D300 L-Bracket for Nikon D300:
While the price of L brackets has always put me off as I feel they are rather expensive for what is essentially a shaped lump of metal, I eventually got fed up of having to shunt my tripod head over 90 degrees every time I wanted to do a portrait shot, offbalancing the tripod and changing my composition in the processThe Kirk bracket is an excellent fit, it sits on the bottom of my camera perfectly and doesn't budge in the slightest once tightened in place, and as would be expected, fits my arca swiss clamps as solidly as any other plate I've used and serves it's purpose perfectlyThere are a few manufacturers of L brackets out there but for me Kirk was the only option for one simple reason. All L brackets that I've seen include a standard 1/4" screw thread in the bottom, but in most cases this screw is off centre, whereas the Kirk one is central. For me this was a deciding factor because I use the Capture Clip system instead of camera straps, which necessitates the use of a very specific adapter plate that I needed to be able to add to the L bracket, and with an off centre screw hole this would have been very awkward, whereas with the centred Kirk screw this is a non-issueSo, in conclusion, it does exactly what would be expected of it, is rock solid, and is in my eyes designed better than it's competitors due to that centred screw thread. As with all L brackets, I still feel they're a lot of money for what they are, but I guess such precision machined aluminium has to come at a premium. Highly recommended if you can justify the cost
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A joy for portrait-format shooting
By Sir Reginald
I bought this bracket to go with my Kirk head, to achieve a better mount when shooting in portrait format, and it does all I hoped for. The camera balances on the tripod head rather than being attached from the side, making it much easier to move, fix and operate the camera. Light, beautifully made and slim - I keep mine on the camera most of the time. A joy.
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