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Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E

B&H # KIBLD800 Mfr # BL-D800
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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-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E allows you to switch from portrait to landscape orientation and vice versa with your D800 or D800E – efficiently, without the need to tilt your ball head and re-level the shot.

On both of its sides, the lightweight aluminum BL-D800 L-Bracket is compatible with Arca-Swiss-style quick-release clamps. It mounts to the bottom of the camera 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.

Compatible w/ Arca-Swiss-style clamps
Efficient switching to 90° tilt mode
Single piece of lightweight aluminum
Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
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    KirkBL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E
     
    4.8

    (based on 43 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (36)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (26)
    • Fits well (24)
    • Improves tripod function (23)
    • Solid/sturdy (21)
    • Stable (13)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (34)
      • Night shots (25)
      • Portraits (22)
      • Travel (17)
      • Wildlife (16)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (18), Photo enthusiast (16), Pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (40)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The perfect companion

      I have used Kirk and RRS gear for years. For mounting and stability purposes, you cannot beat them. They are the sturdiest, lightest, best built plates and l brackets available.Read complete review

      I have used Kirk and RRS gear for years. For mounting and stability purposes, you cannot beat them. They are the sturdiest, lightest, best built plates and l brackets available.

      And if anyone is wondering, they are fully interchangeable. Buy with confidence and know that you are buying in the best support system on the market.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Does Not Mate Well with my Ball Head

      I bought this bracket at the same time as a Giotto MH-3300 ball head and they mate very poorly. They just barely hold together although both are supposed to be Arca-Swiss compatible. I...Read complete review

      I bought this bracket at the same time as a Giotto MH-3300 ball head and they mate very poorly. They just barely hold together although both are supposed to be Arca-Swiss compatible. I will have to replace the Kirk BL-9800 L-bracket. It does fit perfectly on the Nikon D800 end.

      Reviewed by 43 customers

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      5.0

      Excellent, as usual

      By General

      from Nebraska

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E:

        Product is another Kirk outstanding product, and service by BH was outstanding as usual. Hard to wax poetic about an L-Bracket; it does its job.

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        5.0

        Works as Advertised

        By YneGrwr

        from Cloverdale, Ca

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E:

          As expected. Appears to be good quality. Allows access to battery and left side cable ports.

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          5.0

          Top quality L bracket

          By Toddb

          from Tennessee

          Comments about Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E:

          First PC of Kirk equipment, I usually buy RRS. They were out of stock, so I bought the kirk. It is of equal quality to RRS and a little bit cheaper. The only thing I miss on it are the safety stop screws, but the input door for cables opens with out having to move the bracket which is a huge plus. I can with out a doubt recommend this product.

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          4.0

          Good Product

          By Vince

          from Dalls, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E:

            It's simple, easy to use and stable with rapid mounting. It also works great with the D800 and Vanguard ball head. One drawback an allen head screw.

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            5.0

            excellent product

            By rdteasley

            from Madison, MS

            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
              • Portraits
              • Travel
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E:

              This is the first Kirk plate I've owned. I own a leading competitor's product which I have on a Nikon D700. The Kirk plate is less expensive and superior to my other L-plate. I can't say enough about the superiority of dedicated L-plates over conventional base plates or screw mounting cameras to tripod heads. The L-plate makes switches between horizontal and vertical axis shots incredibly rapid and keeps the tripod head aligned with the tripod legs promoting greater tripod stability.

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              5.0

              VERY GOOD PRODUCT

              By Jose

              from Pembroke Pines, Florida

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Portraits

                Comments about Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E:

                I used this L-Bracket before for my nikon d 300 and it works great for vertical and horizontal position and it keeps the subject on the view finder so now I've got me another for my d 800.

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                5.0

                Best Quality and easy access to camera

                By Raj

                from San Francisco ,CA

                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

                  Comments about Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E:

                  Easy to switch between Landscape & Portrait modes.
                  Easy access to all ports on the camera
                  Very stable and durable construction

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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-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E:

                  Solid aluminum angle, lightweight and secures well to camera.

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                  4.0

                  Good product

                  By Robl

                  from Ontario

                  Comments about Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E:

                  Wish I would have treated myself to this years ago. The product is very high quality and fits nearly like a second skin. On the vertical part of the bracket however there is contact on the beveled part of the body around the strap ring that could be slightly redesigned to fit flush along the side of the camera.body.

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                  5.0

                  It's a Kirk, what else is there?

                  By NeilVan

                  from Coquitlam, BC, Canada

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Firmly
                  • Good Stability

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E:

                    I use Acratech, RRS, Gitzo and Kirk for anything support related but always get Kirk for my L-Plates as I just prefer the finish and how they mount (the design).

                    This L-bracket is excellent just like my BL-D800G (for the D800 and MB-D12). Zero play once mounted and it has a mark for the centre of the sensor when I have the camera in a vertical orientation.

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                    4.0

                    form meets function

                    By Big Dog

                    from Menlo Park, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Good Stability

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E:

                      simple and easy to use

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      BL-D800 L-Bracket

                      By FotoTed

                      from Payson, AZ

                      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-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E:

                        I have used either Kirk or Really Right Stuff L-brackets on all my cameras for years. Both are excellent. Kirk usually is slightly cheaper. My choice sometimes is base on immediate availability and whether free shipping is offered.

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                        5.0

                        Great Kirk Quality

                        By Chuck

                        from Arizona

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Firmly
                        • Good Stability

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E:

                          Works great with the D800 and Kirk bullhead. Fantastic stability and rapid mount.

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                          5.0

                          Buy this Bracket

                          By Martini

                          from Exton, Pennsylvania

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E:

                            I use the Kirk Bracket in my studio. Before I got the Kirk Bracket system, I used to have to re-set my camera on the tripod to switch from landscape to portrait shooting. Every time I would make the change, I would undoubtedly have to reset the level on my tripod and recheck hight etc. This bracket system allows me to be much more fluid with my models and my shoots just go better.

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                            5.0

                            Always tight tolerances

                            By Mike from Oakton

                            from Oakton VA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Good Stability

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E:

                              These always fit perfectly with access to the camera functions and jacks.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Nice L-Bracket

                              By PhotoDady

                              from St Paul, Minnesota

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Firmly
                              • Good Stability
                              • Large Range of Motion

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E:

                                Fits perfectly on my D800, I would have liked to have a measuring scale for precision placement on my pano mount, other than that I would certainly buy another if I needed to.

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                                5.0

                                Great product as described

                                By Domenico

                                from Toronto, ON, Canada

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Firmly
                                • Good Stability

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E:

                                  • Fits the camera perfectly
                                  • Allows access to ports without the need to move/adjust
                                  • Lightweight but very strong

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great product

                                  By Geno

                                  from Corte Madera, CA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Firmly
                                  • Good Stability

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Shots
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E:

                                    The product is well designed without obstruction to camera function/operations. I compared Kirk with RRS's version: same price, design and quality, but elected to go with Kirk at B&H for its free shipping. It does what its promised to do. I usually leave the bracket on body just as a "bumper" in case of accidental bumps.

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                                    5.0

                                    Very Pleased

                                    By Photolady

                                    from Austin, TX

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Firmly
                                    • Good Stability

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E:

                                      It was a little tricky to figure out exactly how to put the bracket on my D800 but once it got it on I have been delighted with the way it works and how secure the camera feels when it is in place.

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                                      5.0

                                      Very good machining

                                      By Dan

                                      from Chicago

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Firmly
                                      • Good Stability

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Kirk BL-D800 L-Bracket for Nikon D800 and D800E:

                                        Kirk makes good L-Brackets. I have one for my D7000 also.

                                        Another thing I love about it is that it's made in the USA.

                                        Not sure what else to say but that it works for me.

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