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Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body

B&H # KIBLD700 MFR # BL-D700
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  • For Arca-Type Quick Release System

The Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket is an ultra-compact and lightweight L-bracket that is custom designed to snugly fit a Nikon D700 camera body. Machined from one single piece of 6061T6 industrial strength aluminum, it provides full access to all switches, sockets, and the battery drawer. This design allows you to release, turn, and remount your camera in mere seconds, when switching from horizontal to vertical orientation and back. It is especially ideal for use with shorter macro, wide-angle, and tilt-shift lenses.

For use with quick release systems that use the Arca Swiss type clamp.
Weight 3.2 oz (90g)
Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body
  • Allen Key
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    KirkBL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body
     
    4.8

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (21)
    • Fits well (21)
    • Solid/sturdy (21)
    • Improves tripod function (18)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (18)
      • Night shots (17)
      • Travel (10)
      • Portraits (9)
      • Wildlife (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      My fist L bracket - its great

      No more flopping the top of my ball head to the side and restricting its use.

      I bought it over the basic plate to support doing panorama work vertically - now...Read complete review

      No more flopping the top of my ball head to the side and restricting its use.

      I bought it over the basic plate to support doing panorama work vertically - now it is easy to rotate around the entrance pupil in portrait orientation.

      Nice and solid and I can still hand hold it comfortably.

      You have to watch out for the fact that the mount point when in portrait is at a different place than when mounted in landscape. Remember to adjust our rail so the entrance pupil is still over the centre of rotation.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Bad choice if you have non Arca Swiss

      The bracket is designed for my Nikon D700 but I use Gitzo ballheads which will not work without an adaptor which costs more than the bracket. The attachment has to be done with an...Read complete review

      The bracket is designed for my Nikon D700 but I use Gitzo ballheads which will not work without an adaptor which costs more than the bracket. The attachment has to be done with an allen wrench which cannot be carried on airlines. A slotted screw would work better and would save the cost of including with the product.

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      5.0

      L - Bracket

      By Ethan

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body:

        This is very durable and rugged, makes taking landscape photo's and tripod work much much easier and enjoyable. Can easy switch between landscape & portrait orientation while staying perfectly centered on a tripod ball-head. I'm glad I've finally got one of these for my D700.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent Choice

        By SisQLady

        from Bonanza, OR

        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography
          • Travel

          Comments about Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body:

          I have wanted an L-Bracket for some time and especially the one that is Arca-Swiss. This easy to place on my Nikon D700 camera and fits my ball head perfectly.Well constructed and a great price for what you are purchasing.

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          • No

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          2.0

          Bad choice if you have non Arca Swiss

          By Napoleon

          from Addison, Texas

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

          • Adaption To Non Arca Swis
          • Allen Wrench Attachment
          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots

          Comments about Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body:

          The bracket is designed for my Nikon D700 but I use Gitzo ballheads which will not work without an adaptor which costs more than the bracket. The attachment has to be done with an allen wrench which cannot be carried on airlines. A slotted screw would work better and would save the cost of including with the product.

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          • No

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          5.0

          L-Bracket for Nikon D700

          By L

          from Aurora, ON

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Travel

            Comments about Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body:

            I like to hike and take pictures of landscape a lot. I always use tripod. L- Bracket in this situation is much more convenient and faster to use than a regular acra- swiss plate. Beside you also can use this L-Bracket when battery grip is on. Yes, it provides full access to all switches and sockets, but not so convenient to use them when Bracket is on. Overall I'm very happy with this L-Bracket.

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            5.0

            The bracket works perfectly.

            By Glen

            from Douglasville, GA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits

              Comments about Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body:

              The bracket works perfectly and is just what I was looking for. The only difficulty I encountered was with my tripod, an inexpensive Chinese knock-off, which required some adjustment to accomodate the bracket.

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              5.0

              Love it!

              By GoranPhoto

              from New Jersey

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body:

                I love this thing. I shoot lots of landscapes with heavy lenses and was beginning to notice my camera slipping on the quick release plate mounted on the tripod. Needless to say, this affected image sharpness. I looked around for a solution and stumbled upon this guy. Problem solved! Whether in portrait or landscape mode, the camera doesn't slip one bit. What's more, switching between the two orientations is a breeze. Awesome product every photographer should have.

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                5.0

                Beautifully made bracket

                By Steve T

                from Australia

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Travel

                Comments about Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body:

                Using it with a sirui head and tripod. Works perfectly when switching between portrait and landscape.

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                5.0

                Solid. Made in USA.

                By Sue B MI

                from Grand Rapids, MI

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Portraits
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body:

                  I do like that Kirk designs an extra screw-port into the base as the bracket itself uses the one in the camera. Like that kind of thoughtful engineering. Beautiful tooling quality.

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                  5.0

                  What can I say - it's a Kirk

                  By Kirman

                  from Annapolis, MD

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Portraits
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body:

                    Landscape photographer. The L bracket stays on the camera and I use it when shooting a lens without a ring. It does not interfere with the nikon access flaps. It is perfectly machined and fits tightly to the the ball mount.

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                    5.0

                    My fist L bracket - its great

                    By Ian

                    from Ottawa, ON

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Cover tricky to use

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Panoramas

                    Comments about Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body:

                    No more flopping the top of my ball head to the side and restricting its use.

                    I bought it over the basic plate to support doing panorama work vertically - now it is easy to rotate around the entrance pupil in portrait orientation.

                    Nice and solid and I can still hand hold it comfortably.

                    You have to watch out for the fact that the mount point when in portrait is at a different place than when mounted in landscape. Remember to adjust our rail so the entrance pupil is still over the centre of rotation.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great for architectural photography

                    By Georges LeGros

                    from Geneva / Switzerland

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots

                      Comments about Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body:

                      Very well constructed, very sturdy and beautifully finished. I use this bracket for architectural photography with a D700 and the heavy Nikkor 24mm PC-E lens. Used with the KIRK 2" standard clamp, this bracket allows me to change quickly between landscape and portrait mode without heaving to readjust the levelling of the system.

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                      5.0

                      Perfect mate for a camera and head

                      By Bill H

                      from Ludington, MI

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fits Well
                      • Solid/Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body:

                        This is a great bracket for the D700 and a Kirk head.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Simple use

                        By Tosh

                        from Tokyo,Japan

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fits Well

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body:

                          I just use this only to strap D700 now. Very convenient. I learned it from a Japanese dentist in his home page.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Love the girth

                          By Matt the nicknameless

                          from NY, NY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Architecture
                            • Home
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body:

                            I use the L-bracket with my blackrapid R-strap attached at the bottom. The wide foot area allows me to keep the strap attached when I want a quick tripod shot, and the L shape gives me an option for portrait mode shots while keeping the strap attached at the bottom. This bracket has made quick shots a reality. I can alternate from hand held shooting with my strap attached to solidly mounted tripod shooting very quickly.
                            The only drawback is probably the access to the video outputs, which takes a bit more time to get my fingernail in there to open the rubber seal. At first, the bracket wouldnt allow the rubber to seal closed and it would pop open, but I adjusted the bolt and now it seals perfectly.

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                            4.0

                            Works Great!

                            By Gerry

                            from New York City

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Pricey poor value

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Portraits
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body:

                            This works great. Easy to attach and and very sturdy. I would have given it a 5 star but i thought it was a little on the pricey side.

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                            4.0

                            Works well...

                            By Dave Allen Photography

                            from Asheville, NC

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fits Well
                            • Solid/Sturdy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots

                              Comments about Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body:

                              This bracket works just fine for me. It is super strong, the only real drawback is that the side and bottom plates are slightly different sizes for some reason. This isn't really an issue if you use a screw-type mount, but can be a pain if you have a lever type...

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                              5.0

                              Essential tripod accessory

                              By Donm60

                              from Tampa FL

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • ArchitectureReal Estate
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body:

                                If you use a tripod and want to switch quickly between landscape and portrait orientation this is the tool for you.

                                Kirk makes high quality gear that is sturdy and functional. I was using a similar L bracket on my D300 and got this one when I moved to a D700.

                                I use this on a Gitzo GT2340L Tripod with a Kirk BH-1 Ball head equipped with an Arca Swiss type quick release plate.

                                I would definitely recommend this product to a friend.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Fantastic L Bracket by Kirk

                                By ljgent

                                from Holden, MA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body:

                                  I was not one to use my tripod very much, until I purchased the L-Bracket by Kirk for my Nikon D700. It is totally awesome. If you use a tripod and do not have an L-Bracket for your camera you do not know what you are missing with a quick release plate I change my camera from horizontal to vertical in a flash.

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                                  5.0

                                  Indespensable item

                                  By Harmany in nature

                                  from Flint Hill, VA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Shots
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife

                                    Comments about Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body:

                                    If you own a tripod, you need one of these, it makes the change from horizontal to verticle composition a snap.

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent product

                                    By orangefirefish

                                    from los angeles

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • All

                                      Comments about Kirk BL-D700 Compact L-Bracket for Nikon D700 Camera Body:

                                      Light, sturdy, and well made.

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