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Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII

B&H # KIBL5DM2 Mfr # BL-5DII
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Product Highlights
  • Tripod Mount Bracket
  • For Arca-Type Quick Release System
  • Full Use of Remote Switch
  • Full Access to Side Hatches
  • 3.6 oz

The Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII is an ultra-compact, lightweight tripod-mount that is custom designed to snugly fit a Canon 5D MarkII camera body. Machined from a 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 tripod mount systems that use the Arca Swiss type clamp.
Designed to allow use of the Canon Remote Switch, even in vertical format.
Custom made one-piece bracket machined from light weight 6061TG Aluminum.
Allows full access to rubber side hatches.
Allows use of camera strap.
Weight 3.6 oz (102g)
Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII
  • Allen Key
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    KirkBL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII
     
    4.8

    (based on 34 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (27)
    • Fits well (24)
    • Solid/sturdy (24)
    • Improves tripod function (20)
    • Attaches firmly (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (28)
      • Portraits (20)
      • Night shots (18)
      • Travel (13)
      • Weddings (12)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (18), Photo enthusiast (8), Pro photographer (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (32)

      Reviewed by 34 customers

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      5.0

      Perfect tool for the job

      By Jeff

      from Grand Junction, CO

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII:

        The Kirk L-Bracket is exactly what I was looking for. It's light weight and sturdy and allows for quick changing from landscape to portrait orientation on my Induro Ballhead.

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        5.0

        Worth buying

        By KAR

        from Montana

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII:

          I like the idea that the camera stays centered over the tripod and not hanging down on the side of the head.

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          5.0

          Works well. sturdy.

          By Jason from KC

          from Overland Park, KS

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII:

            Works great to switch between landscape and portrait on a ball head. Also, there is enough room to attach a couple of spring wire hoops (like from a key chain) so that you can hook your Black Rapid strap to it.

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            4.0

            Great Product

            By BIGPAUL

            from Cincinnati, Ohio

            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

              Comments about Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII:

              Great product, tight mounts and better tripod stability. Just adds that extra push to provide much sharper images.

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              5.0

              Very nice fit on 5D II

              By RAVMAZ

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              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-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII:

                Perfect fit and very nicely made product. If you are looking for an L bracket for your 5D II, look no further.

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                5.0

                Great, Just what I needed

                By brank

                from Gillette, WY

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII:

                I have a camera strap that screws into the bottom of my Canon 5D MarkII and therefore I can not have the plate for the tripod attached at the same time. This bracket has a place on the bottom to screw the camera strap onto it. This was just the solution that I needed.

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                5.0

                Great product

                By Harry

                from Chicago

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII:

                  I do most food photography , this bracket is my food for living:)very light weight the fit in Mark II is perfectly done design.

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                  5.0

                  Good Snug Fit, Quality Build

                  By Brad

                  from Clarenville, NL, Canada

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • No Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII:

                    I use my L-Bracket with a Nodal Ninja panorama head. The option to switch the camera to landscape orientation is a great help.

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                    5.0

                    Fits Like A Glove

                    By John

                    from Muncie, IN

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII:

                      I use it to line up shots on buildings. All the camera controls are easily accessible. I wouldn't be withou one.

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                      5.0

                      Fits as it should

                      By Bill

                      from Colorado

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits Well

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII:

                        Allows access to all ports, battery,memory card and triggers. Does the job. The shrink wrap packaging is the worst ever to remove.

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                        5.0

                        Works perfectly.

                        By traveler1116

                        from richmond, va

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII:

                            Fits perfectly and is lighter than expected. Using with a Benro B3.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Great product

                            By Guy Dude

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fits Well
                            • Improves Tripod Function
                            • Solid/Sturdy

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII:

                            Used it on my 5d with a Velbon DV-7000 tripod. It fit securely, leaving room for attachments. It's solid and robust. Screws onto the camera with an Allen wrench, so be careful not to loose the key that comes with it. Great for portraits.

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                            5.0

                            Best bracket ever !

                            By Heilander

                            from Grand Jct, Co

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Good Stability
                            • Large Range of Motion
                            • Strong Clamp

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Portraits
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII:

                            Easy quick change between landscape and portrait, great addition to my camera and tripod combo

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                            4.0

                            Great gear

                            By eimages

                            from Portland, OR

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Good Stability
                            • Strong Clamp

                            Cons

                            • Price

                            Best Uses

                            • Fine art
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Pro DSLR
                            • Product
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII:

                            Everything I wanted. Mounts firmly. Lightweight. Well machined. I would have given it 5 stars, but the high price tag prohibits that.

                            Functionally, my only gripe is with how this unit interacts with the remote cord cover on the 5d. Sure, you can pry open the rubber cover easy enough and pivot it out of the way. Plug your remote cord in and you're good to go. But if you want to mount the camera in a portrait orientation, you have to fiddle with the cover a bit so that is doesn't get in the way of the arca-swiss clamp. The remote cord is fine, it does not get in the way, just the rubber cover. A small nusience.

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                            5.0

                            What is there not to Like

                            By MileStone

                            from Baboursville, WV

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Good Stability
                            • Large Range of Motion
                            • Strong Clamp

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Portraits
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII:

                              so many uses for this product, very well made.

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                              5.0

                              Solid Versatile Performer!

                              By blestage

                              from Boston, MA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Firmly
                              • DSLR Video Versatility
                              • Good Stability
                              • Large Range of Motion

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII:

                                I use this L-Bracket on a Manfrotto 501HDV head mainly to shoot HD video. This is, by far, the most versatile and solid mounting system to adapt my camera to still or video shooting.

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                                5.0

                                Well made and easy to install

                                By Ladyd

                                from Vancouver Island Canada

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Firmly
                                • Good Stability
                                • Strong Clamp

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII:

                                  Good fit and easy to install. nice smooth finish, no sharp edges. Great for tripod work saves a lot of frustration in using portrait mode.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great addition for Arca-Swiss QR

                                  By Gerryj19

                                  from MA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Access to camera panels
                                  • Attaches Firmly
                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Versatility
                                  • Well designed

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII:

                                    This is now attached to my Canon almost all the time. I love being able to quickly use my camera in landscape or portrait orientation in the Arca-Swiss Quick Release. It adds versatility to how I use the tripod for planned shots. It doesn't interfere with using the camera without the tripod and I actually like the feel of it now. It is well designed and doesn't obstruct the CF card panel, the battery panel or even the connection panels. I have even used it with the remote shutter release cables without taking it off. I thoroughly recommend this for use with an Arca-Swiss QR head.

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                                    5.0

                                    Works great

                                    By j-carmichael

                                    from Seattle, WA

                                    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 BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII:

                                      Seems a little expensive for what it it, but it works great with a good tripod head.

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                                      5.0

                                      Wonderful Solution for my 5d MarkII

                                      By TerryM

                                      from Atlanta

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Fits Well
                                      • Solid/Sturdy

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Kirk BL-5DII L-Bracket for Canon 5D MarkII:

                                        I wanted to be able to mount my 5d MarkII in the portrait position in the arc swiss head. This bracket solves the problem. Just screw it in the bottom of the camera and now you can mount the camera either way, portrait or landscape.

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