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

    (based on 53 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (42)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (44)
    • Solid/sturdy (38)
    • Fits well (37)
    • Improves tripod function (30)
    • Durable (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (26)
      • Sports/action (21)
      • Travel (18)
      • Wildlife (17)
      • Portraits (15)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (24), Semi-pro photographer (17), Semi-professional (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (30)

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      5.0

      Kirk Lense Plate

      By Walt

      from Mequon

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 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:

        Great product. Replaces OEM plate so can use with Arca Swiss style quick release system.

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        5.0

        Very useful. Great quality.

        By Richie

        from Ireland

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            This is a very useful addition to my kit. I handhold my 70 -200 most of the time so do not want the extra weight of a permanent plate. This great quality plate makes it so easy to remove the lens. Delighted I bought it.

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            • No

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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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              • No

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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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                  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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                            • No

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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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                              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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                                    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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