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Kirk LP-47 Replacement Arca-Type Quick Release Lens Plate/Foot

B&H # KILP47 Mfr # LP-47
You Pay: $90.00
Product Highlights
  • For Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I & II) & 200-400 f/4 AF-S VR Lenses

The Kirk LP-47 Lens Plate is designed to take the place of the original tripod collar foot of a Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I & II) or 200-400 f/4 AF-S VR lens, and to convert the collar to make it directly compatible with Arca-type quick release clamps, without the need for additional quick release plates. The foot is 0.875" shorter than the original Nikon foot, which helps to lower its center of gravity. Critical mass is also reduced, but the original Nikon design is still maintained, which allows it to still be used as a carrying handle.

Each adapter comes complete with all the necessary hardware and tools to make the conversion.

Durable
Machined from 6061T6 aluminum, and anodized to an unscratchable black satin finish
Double-Dovetail Cross-Section
Double-dovetail design allows attachment of additional accessories to the upper or lower surface of the plate.
Weight 4.5 oz (127.5g)
Kirk LP-47 Replacement Arca-Type Quick Release Lens Plate/Foot
  • Installation Tools & Screws
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    KirkLP-47 Replacement Arca-Type Quick Release Lens Plate/Foot
     
    4.9

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Solid/sturdy (10)
    • Easy to use (9)
    • Fits well (9)
    • Improves tripod function (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/action (9)
      • Wildlife (9)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (4), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

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      5.0

      Replace your OEM foot now!

      By Vill

      from Dubai

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Improves Tripod Function
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kirk LP-47 Replacement Arca-Type Quick Release Lens Plate/Foot:

          If you own any of the designated Nikon lenses for use with this foot, I highly recommend you replace your oem foot. The Kirk replacement foot is bigger, beefier and has better balance than the nikon original foot. The added plus is you can use it directly with the Wimberley without an additional plate, which you would need to add if you kept the oem foot. The B&H desciption does not mention the lp-47 being compatible with the Nikon 300mm 2.8 vr or vrII, but it is according to the specs on the official kirk website.

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          4.0

          Good product, but with some issues

          By Evgeny K.

          from Russia

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                Comments about Kirk LP-47 Replacement Arca-Type Quick Release Lens Plate/Foot:

                Bought this foot for Nikon 500 mm VR lens. I like it overall - it works as expected, build quality is very good. But there are two things I'd like to share:
                1. I use 500 mm VR lens with Nikon D800 + battery grip on a gimbal head. To balance the rig, I have to attach the gimbal to almost the end of the foot. So, ideally it should be a bit longer. Not sure though how it is against other replacement feet - maybe it's an "industry standard" and I should not complain.
                2. This foot is not of a classic "double dovetail" design! The upper side of the dovetail is thicker than the bottom one. It will fit on a Arca-Swiss head. But in my case, I could not mount a flash bracket on it - it is mounted on the upper side of the dovetail, which is thicker than the standard. Unfortunately, you will not find an alert on specific design of this foot (and it is unique to Kirk, as I understand - RRS, for example, uses a classis "double dovetail"), so in my case it was an unpleasant surprise. To mount the flash bracket you will need to buy a separate plate from Kirk - KC-1FP or its modifications, which may be not even listed on Kirk's website (you need to contact them directly). I am not too happy with this and would buy the RRS foot instead, which does not need additional plates to mount the bracket.

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                5.0

                Nicely made. Works and fits

                By JB

                from Vermont

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability
                • Strong Clamp

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Kirk LP-47 Replacement Arca-Type Quick Release Lens Plate/Foot:

                Used to it to replace the foot on my Nikon 500mm F4 and jt was easy to install. Fits perfectly and seems to be built well. Price is high but it seems comparable to other products. Reduces clumsiness and weight of long plates.

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                5.0

                Kirk foot

                By gwcbirds

                from McLeansville, NC

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • Improves Tripod Function
                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Kirk LP-47 Replacement Arca-Type Quick Release Lens Plate/Foot:

                  Well made and excellent replacement foot for your lens adding quick release reliability

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                  5.0

                  Kirk comes through again

                  By Eye Candy

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Improves Tripod Function
                  • Solid/Sturdy
                  • Well Built

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Kirk LP-47 Replacement Arca-Type Quick Release Lens Plate/Foot:

                    I bought the Kirk LP-47 replacement foot for my Nikon 200-400VR lens. As with all my other Kirk plates and clamps the quality is top notch. The added length of the foot makes it much easier to carry and the built-in Arca-type plate means there is one less thing to come loose (as opposed to adding a plate to Nikon's foot). Installation is simple. Use the included allen wrench to remove the 4 bolts from the Nikon foot, replace it with the Kirk LP-47 and replace the bolts.

                    The fit and finish is top quality as is all the Kirk products I have tried. I would say that this is a must have if you own the Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I & II) or 200-400 f/4 AF-S VR lens.

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                    5.0

                    Fantastic Upgrade from Nikon foot

                    By ACon

                    from Massachusetts

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well
                    • Improves Tripod Function
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Kirk LP-47 Replacement Arca-Type Quick Release Lens Plate/Foot:

                      I have this on my Nikon 300mm f/2.8 VR II lens. I use it with an arca mount ballhead (Markins with quick-release lever plate)and also with a Wimberley Sidekick. Absolutely no issues with either moutn.

                      I like that the Kirk foot base is longer than the Nikon's foot because it allows a lot of flexibility to balance the camera body and lens using the Sidekick. The D4 and D800 have different centering points with the 300mm lens, and this Kirk foot allows adjustment to center both setups.

                      The distance from the Kirk foot to the lens is a tiny bit larger than from the original Nikon foot to lens, but this does not affect the balancing and use in the Sidekick.

                      Installation was incredibly easy. Under 2 mins. as mentioned several times before, this longer foot base does make for a much more comfortable handle than the Nikon foot.

                      A must-buy if you have an arca mount.

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                      5.0

                      A nice upgrade

                      By jrosedds

                      from Toronto, ON

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits Well
                      • Improves Tripod Function
                      • Solid/Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Kirk LP-47 Replacement Arca-Type Quick Release Lens Plate/Foot:

                        I'm using the Kirk LP-47 foot with my Nikon 200-400VR lens. It is an ideal way to add arca-swiss compatibility to the lens. I prefer replacing the entire foot rather than bolting a plate onto the stock Nikon foot. Installation of this foot is straightforward - remove 4 bolts, swap the feet, replace the bolts.

                        The foot itself is beautifully milled and finished. It is silky smooth black anodized aluminum with rounded corners. It features two safety screws to help prevent accidental slide-out of the lens should the clamp loosen slightly.

                        There is sufficient clearance between the foot and the zoom ring to allow unrestricted zooming, even when wearing gloves. The foot also makes a nice handle!

                        I have mounted the Kirk LP-47 on my RRS lever clamp and it holds beautifully. It also fits fine on my Markins lever clamp which has been adjusted to fit my RRS camera plates. Of course there is no issue with my screw clamps either.

                        I think there is probably some inherent flexibility in the Nikon lens collar that is difficult to totally eliminate with a replacement foot alone. As such, while I have noticed an improvement in rigidity of my setup (Gitzo 3541LS, RRS BH-55) after installing this foot, it still isn't "rock-solid-perfect".

                        Considering the price of the lens itself, the small cost of upgrading the foot to this Kirk LP-47 is a non-issue. Highly recommended.

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                        5.0

                        Awesome product

                        By Nikon Dave

                        from Peabody, MA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fits Well
                        • Solid/Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Kirk LP-47 Replacement Arca-Type Quick Release Lens Plate/Foot:

                          I got this along with the replacement foot for my new Nikon 200-400, the combination feels very secure. Very much in line with the othe products I have gotten from Kirk over the years, it's clearly well designed and well executed, and worth every penny!

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                          5.0

                          A must Accessory

                          By Vinod Chandra B V

                          from Bangalore, Karnataka State, INDIA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fits Well
                          • Improves Tripod Function
                          • Solid/Sturdy

                          Cons

                          • Pricey

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Kirk LP-47 Replacement Arca-Type Quick Release Lens Plate/Foot:

                          Can be used on your Nikon 200 400 or on your Nikon 500 mm, has its own dovetail design, compatible with many manufacturers like Kirk, Wimberly, Arcaswiss, and so on. Reduces the weight as it replaces the original feet and it is ergonomically designed for easy carrying.

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                          5.0

                          LP-47

                          By Surf

                          from Australia

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fits Well
                          • Improves Tripod Function
                          • Quick Release
                          • Solid/Sturdy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Night Shots
                            • Portraits
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Kirk LP-47 Replacement Arca-Type Quick Release Lens Plate/Foot:

                            Required for stability and to also remove the extra weight of a quick release plate. This item also reduces the risk of twisting when mounted and acts as acarry handle that you can place a normal size hand around. No downside...great item.

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                            5.0

                            Works Well -

                            By Mmck

                            from Palo Alto, CA

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fits Well
                            • Improves Tripod Function
                            • Solid/Sturdy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Kirk LP-47 Replacement Arca-Type Quick Release Lens Plate/Foot:

                                I am using this for the Nikon 300mm 2.8 VR lens to replace the Nikon foot.

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                                5.0

                                Great with the Nikon 200-400

                                By RB Bob

                                from Red Bluff, CA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fits Well
                                • Improves Tripod Function
                                • Solid/Sturdy

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Sports/Action
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Kirk LP-47 Replacement Arca-Type Quick Release Lens Plate/Foot:

                                I use the LP-47 with the Wimberley Sidekick on my 7.2 lb Nikon 200-400. (The stock Nikon foot is not compatible with the Arca-Swiss system)

                                In addition to being long enough to easily obtain balance on the Sidekick (adjusted by lateral movements), it makes a great handle for carrying the lens from case to tripod.

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