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Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS

B&H # KILP45 Mfr # LP-45
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You Pay: $80.00
Product Highlights
  • Replaces Nikon Foot
  • Arca Compatible

The LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS from Kirk replaces the stock lens foot with a quick release plate. The dual functioning attachment reduces setup time and lowers weight by eliminating the additional plate needed when using a stock foot. Constructed out of aircraft grade 6061 anodized aluminum alloy, it features a scratch resistant black satin finish. The LP-45 is compatible with Arca-style quick releases and comes with a 5 year limited warranty.

Replaces stock lens foot with quick release plate
Constructed out of 6061 anodized aluminum alloy with scratch resistant black satin finish
Compatible with Arca-style quick releases
Construction 6061 aircraft grade anodized aluminum alloy
Stainless steel screws
Lens Compatibility Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS
Head Compatibility Arca-style quick releases
Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS
  • Installation Screws
  • 5-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    KirkLP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS
     
    4.8

    (based on 51 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (40)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (43)
    • Solid/sturdy (36)
    • Fits well (35)
    • Improves tripod function (28)
    • Durable (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (25)
      • Sports/action (21)
      • Travel (18)
      • Wildlife (17)
      • Portraits (15)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (23), Semi-pro photographer (16), Semi-professional (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (29)

      Reviewed by 51 customers

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      5.0

      High price, but great quality

      By Reminiscent Pixels

      from Cypress, TX

      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
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS:

        I bought my 70-200mm f/2.8 VR used and it came without a lens plate. I was torn between this plate and much cheaper options. The final decision to spend the extra pennies on this plate was because I did not want to risk dropping my equipment due to buying cheap parts. The Kirk LP-45 is an excellent product. Great fit, finish and design. I could't be happier with this product. Other than the price !!

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        5.0

        Another solid piece from Kirk

        By PJ in OH

        from Columbus, Ohio

        Comments about Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS:

        I just replaced the original lens plate on my 70-200 mm VRII with this plate from Kirk. It was easy to switch them out (I believe another review said it took seven seconds which seems just about right) and it immediately felt more solid and secure than the original one provided by Nikon. Yes the price is high, but it fells like it will last forever.

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        4.0

        Solid

        By Terry

        from Orinda, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fits Well
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS:

          Cleaner than adding Arca-type plate to Nikon foot.

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          5.0

          Works Perfectly

          By Jim

          from Chicago

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

          • A little expensive

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS:

          I needed this piece to replace the lost original on my Nikkor 70-200 mm lens. This one is solid and well made and fits perfectly. No negatives other than the cost seems high for such a simple part.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good, but could be easier to tighten.

          By Joe C

          from Oakland, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

          • Loose Clamp

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS:

            This is very well built, and it gets the job done, but it took really serious tightening on the knob to get a good grip on the mating feature on the lens collar. This could be due to manufacturing tolerances on either part, but I feel like if they'd built a tiny bit more flex into the moving parts then it would have been better.

            I expect it work serve me well for a long time, but for somebody with hands that aren't so strong, this part would be a pain.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Plate

            By Dilitanne

            from ATL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well
            • Solid/Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Portraits
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS:

              I think it is better than the original - although I bought it to replace my lost orriginal.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Fits and works perfectly

              By RoyalsFan

              from Kansas City, MO

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS:

                  This is the lens foot that the Nikon 70-200 should have had. Fits perfectly. It's honestly a 7 second change from the stock foot to this one.

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                  5.0

                  Kirk Lens Plate

                  By Dave

                  from Carle Rock, CO

                  Comments about Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS:

                  Works perfectly with the 80-200 lens!

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                  5.0

                  Grip It Good

                  By Shooter Gregory

                  from Berkshires, MA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS:

                      Right, so I chose this plate rather than adding a plate to the Nikon mount, because it offers a chance to simplify. Usually a good thing in photography! This lens plate is solid as can be, well-machined, and I trust it completely.

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                      5.0

                      Very good improvement over stock foot

                      By Juan

                      from Boynton Beach, FL USA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action

                        Comments about Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS:

                        This is the foot that should have come with the 70-200VR II, I hope some day manufactures realize that Arca-Swiss is the quick release standard.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great plate

                        By mrhooper

                        from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS:

                          I love this plate. It works so well. Makes such a difference to the handling of the camera.
                          Like all Kirk products it does exactly what its designed to do. No compromises.

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                          5.0

                          Perfect fit for Arca-swiss tripod head

                          By Philippem

                          from Melbourne Australia

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Portraits
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS:

                            Ideal if you have an Arca-Swiss Ball Head.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Serves its intended purpose very well

                            By Chris

                            from Seattle

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fits Well

                            Cons

                            • Too expensive

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS:

                            This is a very well made product that serves its intended purpose very well. I rated it down one star because it is difficult to justify the price. It's a shame Nikon does not manufacture their lenses with an Arca-Swiss foot. We're therefore captive consumers for those willing to make the appropriate foot.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great convenience

                            By James

                            from Johannesburg, South Africa

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS:

                              Eliminates the need for attaching a quick release plate to your lens.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Neater than lens plate

                              By Rob C

                              from Davis, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS:

                                Good fit and stable. Neater set up than a separate lens plate.

                                All of my lenses / cameras use ARCA so keeps consistent.

                                Have Really Right Stuff lens collar for 80 - 400 which this also fits so reduces bulk to carry

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Adds convenience

                                By rwvaughn

                                from Missouri, USA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS:

                                  Using quick release clamps on my tripod and monopods it was necessary to add a plate to my lens. This foot meets that need well although a bit spendy.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  As Advertised

                                  By Ed

                                  from Northern Va.

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Shots

                                    Comments about Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS:

                                    I have many brackets & plates from RRS & Kirk. Both are great (and functionally indistinguishable - unless you read the logo).This one, from Kirk, fits the mold. Well made and solid and worthy of my trust for this [$]+ lens.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Does exactly what it says on the tin

                                    By Stilts

                                    from UK

                                    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
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel
                                      • Video
                                      • Weddings/Events
                                      • Wildlife

                                      Comments about Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS:

                                      Fits perfectly, works perfectly.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Works as advertised

                                      By MGregoryKnives

                                      from Southern Tier WNY

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS:

                                          What can I say? I needed this to adapt my Nikon 70-200 to my Kirk BH3 ballhead. Fits like a glove in the quick release, and feels STRONG on the lens collar. Nice step up from the factory foot.

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                                          5.0

                                          Quality Product From Kirk

                                          By Eso

                                          from Walnut Creek, CA

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Night Shots
                                            • Wildlife

                                            Comments about Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS:

                                            Fits like a glove-- actually seems like better quality than Nikon's original lens plate.

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                                            • No

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