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Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000

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Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible w/ Arca-Swiss-Style Clamps
  • Efficient Switching to 90° Tilt Mode
  • Single Piece of Lightweight Aluminum

You Pay: $129.95

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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.

Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 4.3 x 2.0"
Kirk BL-D7000 L-Bracket for Nikon D7000
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty
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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)

    • 1 Stars

       

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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

    No 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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          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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                                • No

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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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