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

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

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  • Replaces Nikon Foot
  • Arca Compatible

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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
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.1 x 2.6 x 1.0"
Kirk LP-45 Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR & VRII AFS
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  • 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 62 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (49)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (51)
    • Solid/sturdy (46)
    • Fits well (45)
    • Improves tripod function (34)
    • Durable (10)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (31)
    • Sports/action (24)
    • Travel (21)
    • Wildlife (20)
    • Night shots (18)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (28), Semi-pro photographer (19), Pro photographer (4), Semi-professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (37)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Balance may be off with D700 and MB-D10

    I don't know if any other plates are better, but I can't easily balance my D700 with my MB-D10 battery grip on my Wimberly Sidekick with a Nikon 70-200 VR II lens.Read complete review

    I don't know if any other plates are better, but I can't easily balance my D700 with my MB-D10 battery grip on my Wimberly Sidekick with a Nikon 70-200 VR II lens.

    The plate is too short on the rear so to make it work only about 1/2 the plate ends up in the clamp. It does balance okay when not using the grip.

    I knock it down to 4 stars for this reason. I wish I would have known ahead of time that this wouldn't be an issue.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Needed this to fit the Swiss

    Since the Nikon did not have the fitting to attach to the Swiss-A I had to purchase this.

    It was easy to install and seems to be well made.

    Since the Nikon did not have the fitting to attach to the Swiss-A I had to purchase this.

    It was easy to install and seems to be well made.

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    5.0

    Got to have item for tripod use

    By Bruce

    from Hilton Head, SC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Pricey

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Shots

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

    The 70-200 f/2.8 is my first lens with a tripod collar and was puzzled how to use on a tripod without this product. Guess you can buy an plate to attach for less than this but this product is still a much better solution.

    Good quality piece of metal, a bit pricey but not the most expensive product out there for this use on this lens.

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    • No

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    3.0

    Needed this to fit the Swiss

    By Charles of "Higher Call" Photography

    from WA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to install
    • Fits Well
    • Solid/Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      Since the Nikon did not have the fitting to attach to the Swiss-A I had to purchase this.

      It was easy to install and seems to be well made.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Quality Product

      By bkp944

      from Knoxville, TN

      About Me Semi-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:

          The Kirk plate fits tight and is the perfect replacement for the Nikon foot.

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          4.0

          solid

          By Tom

          from Baltimore

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

          I used this to replace the lost Nikon plate. Much less shake than having camera on tripod with long lens.

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          5.0

          The Best Lens Plate There Is

          By Jyd

          from Twin Cities

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            Really fine product designed to work pefectly with the lens. Easy to install and remove. Rock solid in use. You won't be disappointed if you chose to swap the Nikon clamp with this unit.

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            5.0

            Love it!

            By Pat L

            from Sherman Oaks, 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

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

              This is a way better alternative to a screw on lens plate. Works perfectly. When will Nikon get the hint and stop putting useless lens feet on their lenses?! Simple to replace.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Perfect!

              By Terry Costelloe

              from Asheville NC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wildlife

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

                Well Built • Solid • Fits perfectly on the lens at one end, and both my tripod heads at the other. No wobble or loosening between a tripod plate and the lens. Excellent fix for an old issue.

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                5.0

                Well Made

                By Muz of Montana

                from Great Falls MT

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • 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:

                  I have other Kirk products and all of them are well made and function as they should. This Lens Plate is no exception. Fit and function is excellent. When I need quality accessories I always buy Kirk.

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                  5.0

                  Kirk is the only way to go....

                  By Wayne

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I love Kirk Enterprise for their quality.

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                      • No

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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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                                  • 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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                                            • No

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