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Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000

B&H # KIBLD7000 Mfr # BL-D7000
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Product Highlights
  • Compatible w/ Arca-Swiss-Style Clamps
  • Efficient Switching to 90° Tilt Mode
  • Single Piece of Lightweight Aluminum

The Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000 allows you to switch from portrait to landscape orientation and vice versa with your D7000 – efficiently, without the need to tilt your ball head and re-level the shot.

On both of its sides, the lightweight aluminum BL-D7000 L-Bracket is compatible with Arca-Swiss-Style quick-release clamps. It mounts to the bottom of the D7000 via a standard 1/4"-20 screw.

The single piece of machined 6061TG aluminum preserves your access to the battery compartment and the camera strap loop. Notched into both the horizontal and the vertical segments are sensor-centering lines – specific to the D7000, of course. Kirk recommends the use of the Nikon ML-L3 remote controller when you're using this bracket.

Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000
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    KirkBL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000
     
    4.6

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Solid/sturdy (10)
    • Attaches firmly (9)
    • Improves tripod function (9)
    • Fits well (8)
    • Stable (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (14)
      • Night shots (11)
      • Portraits (9)
      • Wildlife (9)
      • Travel (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (12), Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (18)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Precision Made, Light, Fits like a Glove

      Buy these with every new body I purchase. Very light and compact, rock solid on the tripod, paired with a B-1 or B-3 Head on a Gitzo and you've got sharpness...Read complete review

      Buy these with every new body I purchase. Very light and compact, rock solid on the tripod, paired with a B-1 or B-3 Head on a Gitzo and you've got sharpness beyond compare.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Almost a good L-Bracket!

      Sturdy, well machined bracket from Kirk. It does the job with one major exception: the opening on the side of the bracket should have somehow been designed wider so that the rubber doors...Read complete review

      Sturdy, well machined bracket from Kirk. It does the job with one major exception: the opening on the side of the bracket should have somehow been designed wider so that the rubber doors that cover the connections on the camera could have been easily opened and closed. As it is, I find it very difficult to open and close those rubber doors.

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      5.0

      Solid, lightweight, secure

      By PhotoJohn

      from Bellevue, WA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Only A Hex Tripod Screw

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000:

      Solid aluminum metal construction, lightweight and fits camera body. Hardly notice any additional weight at all.

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      4.0

      Essential accessory for tripod shooters

      By Photo Pastor Tom

      from Andover, MA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

      • Blocks Accessory Doors
      • Can't Tighten With Coin
      • Costly

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits

      Comments about Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000:

      When it comes to shooting in portrait orientation, an L-bracket is hard to beat. It keeps the camera balanced and centered over the tripod without all the fumbling and tweaking that's otherwise required. I would give the Kirk five stars except for two shortcomings. (1) It requires an allen wrench (supplied) to tighten and loosen instead of a more convenient coin. (2) The tight tolerances don't allow the accessory doors on the left side of the camera to be opened without removing or loosening the bracket. Otherwise the fit is nice and snug and much more secure than that of so-called universal brackets. That and its light weight means it can stay on the camera even when shooting handheld.

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      5.0

      Very well designed and made.

      By Craig @ Momentum Imagery

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Precision Machined
      • Very Robust Construction
      • Well designed

      Cons

      • None For My Use

      Best Uses

      • Architectural photography
      • Stitched Panoramas

      Comments about Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000:

      I generally use the L-bracket for architectural interior/exterior photography so I can keep my tripod head perfectly level while switching the camera between portrait and landscape orientation on the fly. Much quicker to work this way for me.

      Also works great for stitched panoramas with a nodal rail for the same reasons stated above.

      Since I don't keep the bracket on the camera all the time, I appreciate that Kirk designed in a very easy way to store the connection screw on the bracket, so it doesn't get lost in the bag.

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      5.0

      Great Bracket

      By Di

      from Hunter Valley Australia

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Tripod Function
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots

        Comments about Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000:

        Very sturdy, attaches easily to the camera. You will need the Arco Swiss tripod head for this bracket.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Plate

        By mrhooper

        from Melbourne, Victoria, 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
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000:

          Like all the Kirk products I have, this one did exactly what it is supposed to do. No questions.
          It's built to battleship standards and attaches perfectly, the rails line up exactly and it feels like the true piece of workmanship it is.
          Do I sound like a groupie. Yep, and loving it. When your images are that important why waste time and money on second rate gear. Get the best

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          5.0

          Another Great Kirk L-Bracket!

          By Lenswork

          from Colorado Plateau

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000:

            I love Kirk Photo L-Brackets... they always fit the camera perfectly, they are supper lightweight, and they provide a usability that a standard camera plate just cannot match. And, the BL-D7000 for the Nikon D7000 is just as great as expected and all my previous Kirk Photo camera and lens brackets.

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            • No

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            4.0

            D7000 L bracket is key!

            By hd in Arl

            from VA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Portraits

              Comments about Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000:

              The L-bracket is a must for any landscape photographer! Easy to attach and very convenient!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great product

              By oktravelers

              from Texas

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fits Well
              • Improves Tripod Function
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000:

                  Obviously your access to the accessories doors is limited with this in place. You must loosen the bracket and slide it away from the doors to open them. Screw to camera uses an allen wrench (which is provided). Centering grooves are difficult to see in low light so took some white paint and rubbed it into the grooves on both the bottom and side. Fits the MH-657 quick release assembly (arca-type).

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                  4.0

                  Solid Bracket

                  By RCF

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Portraits
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000:

                    Easy to change from landscape to portrait without messing up head adjustments. Solid mount to camera, no twisting or slipping. 4 stars because bracket must mount off center in order to open port doors for remote, etc. Does not affect function but would prefer close fit while using remote. Have used Kirk L-Brackets before and will very likely put one on every camera we buy in the future.

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                    4.0

                    works very well

                    By Relishguy

                    from San Francisco

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fits Well
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots

                      Comments about Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000:

                      I was worried that I had not bought the correct hardware, but it seems to have worked out very well..with my 1/4" screw on the ballhead, I was able to screw in the Kirk H/W and everything works well..

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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Excellent Kirk L-Bracket for D7000

                      By Zev

                      from La Jolla, CA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly
                      • Good Stability
                      • Strong Clamp

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000:

                        I have had a Kirk L-Bracket on my D300 for 3 years. It lets me secure the camera to Arca-Swiss mounts such as my Wimberley Gimbal Head, Arca-Swiss Ball Head, and Acratech Long Lens Head. I use all those heads with my long lenses that come with a foot. But when I am using wide angle and normal lenses, the L-Bracket enables me to quickly mount the camera itself in both regular and side positions - hence the "L". In addition, In addition, a really nice feature is the ability to slide the L-Bracket out a little so that I can plug in USB cable and/or wired remote shutter release. It actually protects the cable ends from undue pressure that may occur under field conditions.

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                        5.0

                        smooth operation

                        By tom

                        from sarasota, fl

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Firmly
                        • Good Stability
                        • Strong Clamp

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000:

                          holds the camera very solidly in position. is difficult to get the cable release in position

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                          • Yes

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                          4.0

                          Kirk L-Bracket Works well at a price

                          By jy

                          from Bethesda MD

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Firmly

                          Cons

                          • Pricey

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000:

                            Bracket fits snuggly and unobtrusively and allows fast switch from horiz to vertical. Light but substantial. Only complaint is it seems somewhat overpriced.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Just what the Dr ordered!

                            By CreakyKnees

                            from Puget Sound, WA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Interferes with cables

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000:

                            I have been using Kirk Photo L brackets since the 35mm SLR days (starting with my F100.) I have brackets on all three of my tpods and L brackets or (lense) feet on all my kit.

                            The entire system is mix and match, and while the cost is a little more than not using anything it is well worth the money.

                            Being another one of Kirks' finely engineered and made products this one did not disappoint either.

                            My only nit is that *had* they applied a little ingenuity, the could have found some way to shape the back portion of the vertical (in normal or landscape aspect) arm so that it did not interfere with the cable jack access doors on the (photographers') left side of the body.

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                            5.0

                            Expensive, but very useful

                            By Prosail

                            from Southern California

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots

                              Comments about Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000:

                              Tern Kirk L bracket is a nice little luxury, I have found it invaluable when working on a try-pod, aspect changes take seconds and can be done without changing the set up of the head.
                              This is a quality product, well made and finished. It does make the camera more bulky, so I leave mine off except when I'm using the legs.

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                              4.0

                              works great with kirk ballhead

                              By gastwa

                              from rockville, md

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Firmly
                              • Good Stability
                              • Strong Clamp

                              Cons

                              • Blocks port doors

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000:

                              everything about this L bracket is great except that it blocks the port doors for the USB and remote. Fit and finish are top notch. very stable with my kirk BH-3 ballhead.

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                              5.0

                              Awesome

                              By James

                              from San Antonio TX

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Stability
                              • Strong Clamp

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000:

                                  This is an awesome tripod bracket. Kind of pricey, but it is nice.

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                                  3.0

                                  Almost a good L-Bracket!

                                  By Dezignman

                                  from Staten Island, New York

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Firmly
                                  • Good Stability

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000:

                                      Sturdy, well machined bracket from Kirk. It does the job with one major exception: the opening on the side of the bracket should have somehow been designed wider so that the rubber doors that cover the connections on the camera could have been easily opened and closed. As it is, I find it very difficult to open and close those rubber doors.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Kirk L-bracket for Nikon D7000

                                      By Pete

                                      from San Jose, CA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000:

                                        Perfect!
                                        I especially like the fact that it allows lateral adjustment to enable access to the camera's electrical connections.

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                                        5.0

                                        Excellent L Bracket

                                        By Kevin H.

                                        from Baltimore, MD

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000:

                                            Make life easier when taking shots from Horizontal to Vertical. Does not change one's perspective so there's no need to adjust the tripod. It's a little pricey but I wouldn't do without it.

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