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The Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 is a custom-made one-piece aluminium L-Bracket. When attached it allows full access to all the switches and battery drawers and allows quick changes from horizontal to vertical composition and vice-versa without having to adjust your tripod and/or tripod head. The Kirk L-Bracket also helps to protect the camera body and keeps the weight of the lens and body over the tripod's centre of gravity. The L-Bracket from Kirk attaches directly to Kirk Ball Heads and other 'Arca-Type' heads. 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:
Once you have determined the correct plate for your equipment, they can be found on the Wex Photographic site by clicking the following links:
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Comments about Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 D800E and D8:
Well engineered product. Provides a stable base for the camera and allows camera to be oriented from landscape to portrait very quickly. Most important is it prevents the camera moving when in portrait orientation with heavy lenses.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Worth every penny
Really good landscape photography accessory.
Great piece of kit
About Me Professional
Permenantly on my camera. Quick and easy to use. High quality product.
Does what is supposed to
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Great if you have an Arca compatible tripod head and need to use it Landscape and Portrait orientations.
I would buy this product again ...
from Saudi Arabia & UK
Non of my camera bodies would ever be without an L-Bracket of one sort or another. I usually buy RRS L-Brackets, but when I got my D810 I was short on time and couldn't wait for RRS to ship from US So, I opted for the Kirk plate.Well, they are just as good as they can get; and I put my gear through some really tough terrain ... from UK climate all the way to 55C in the desert of Arabia.These are solid and work as the tin states.
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Good product, not cheap but great fit
By Allan Jamieson
Had intended to buy the RRS version but it is hard to find in the UK and the Kirk version fits any Arca Swiss type head perfectly, can't really think that the RRS could be any better really.Using the L plate totally transforms the handling of the camera in terms of switching quickly from landscape to portrait format and keeping the camera absolutely level. If you are serious about your photography this is one of these items that you didn't think or know much about before but which you will enjoy using, gives you more time to concentrate on the important stuff like taking the photographs!
L bracket review
By laurie the curmudgeon
Surprisingly light light yet strong
Must have accessory
from Tamworth, Staffordshire
Specially designed l-bracket eliminates any movement of the quick release plate.Must be used with "Arca" style quick release system. Allows rotation of camera from landscape to portrait without the need to recompose image. Great piece of kit. Have recommended to at least four friends for their cameras.
Essential for studio work
Allows transition from portrait to landscape quickly with a very secure Arca type mount. I have all my tripods/gimbal and shoulder strap fitted with Kirk/Arca clamps and can just move the camera from one to the other. On a tripod or studio camera stand, you can then switch from vertical to horizontal format in seconds. Expensive but well made and worth it for the security and speed of use. No more screwing and unscrewing the camera to move it or change orientation, just a quick unclamp and re-clamp. Much better.
Buy the right bracket for your Camera
Supports the camera well when being used for portrait pictures and sits rock steady on the tripod
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