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Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip

B&H # KIBLD800G MFR # BL-D800G
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Product Highlights
  • For Quick Changes in Camera Orientation
  • Arca-Style Quick Release
  • Single-Piece Machined Aluminum Alloy
  • Sensor Centering Lines on Both Sides

The Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip allows you to quickly change the orientation of your Nikon D800, D800E or D810 on its Arca-compatible tripod head when the camera is being used with the MB-D12 battery grip. Simply loosen the clamp, rotate the camera/grip/bracket, and re-clamp. By reorienting while using the L-Bracket, you won't upset your shooting position, and there's no need for the extensive re-leveling that becomes necessary when you tilt most heads 90°. The bracket allows full access to all switches and battery drawers.

Machined from a single piece of lightweight 6061T6 aluminum alloy.
L-Bracket allows the use of a camera strap.
1/4"-20 screw for connecting to battery grip.
Sensor-centering lines for both horizontal and vertical orientation. These help you position the camera properly within the ball head's Arca-style clamp.
Made in the USA.
Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    KirkL-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip
     
    4.5

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (14)
    • Fits well (8)
    • Solid/sturdy (8)
    • Improves tripod function (7)
    • Durable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (13)
      • Night shots (6)
      • Portraits (5)
      • Travel (4)
      • Wildlife (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (17)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Couldn't be without it

      Like the my previous five Kirks L-brackets this one fits the D800e like a glove.

      Given the cameras high resolution it makes this product indispensable for tripod work..and for vertical pano's.

      Like the my previous five Kirks L-brackets this one fits the D800e like a glove.

      Given the cameras high resolution it makes this product indispensable for tripod work..and for vertical pano's.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Shame on Kirk for this one!

      What a surprise to receive this Kirk L-Bracket for my D810, and to find out they haven't redesigned it, but rather just kept the same bracket that was used for the D800 and...Read complete review

      What a surprise to receive this Kirk L-Bracket for my D810, and to find out they haven't redesigned it, but rather just kept the same bracket that was used for the D800 and D800-E, rationalizing that there was not enough design changes in the body style of the D810 to warrant a re-design of their own bracket.I called Kirk on this one, and as nice as they are, and as beautifully made as this piece of gear is, I had trouble accepting their rational on this one.Normally a Kirk bracket rides tight in to the camera and allows easy access to the side doors and battery. With this bracket, there is no way you can open all the side doors without unloosening the bracket screw and sliding the whole bracket out as far out as possible, which when done, even though there is a huge gap between the bracket and the camera, does finally allow the doors to barely open, but as discussed, not through the bracket, but in spite of the bracket. (And what about the plastic "keepers" Nikon includes for the cables to be held securely?) Fuhgeddaboudit.So if you are in the field, or even doing casual shooting and are using one of Kirk's excellent ball heads, you had better carry an allen wrench with you, or get used to having a big gap between the camera and the L-bracket. FYI- this bracket will work ONLY with the Nikon battery grip - NO after-market grip will fit.I'm very disappointed in Kirk on this one, and feel badly about it because I own and use a great deal of their well made, well designed gear.Everyone is entitled to strike out once in a while.

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By RightLight

      from MI

      Comments about Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

      Great fit. I found easier to open media bay as compared to RSS (without grip which it replaced). Like and it recommend it to any one. Not an iota less than RSS but slightly in price and the mail RSS charges.

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      4.0

      Solid L-Bracket

      By David A

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Solid Quality

      Cons

      • Pricey

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

      I give this 5 stars for build quality, but 3 stars for value. At least for the hobbyist, it's hard to justify this price for something that is essentially two tripod plates connected by the elbow.I may be in the minority here, but it could use a second strap mount point so I can mount my Luma Cinch to either side of the bottom plate.

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      5.0

      L bracket

      By Lety

      from texas

      Comments about Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

      love this L shape bracket
      attachment
      makes it much easier to handle camera
      thank you

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      5.0

      Nice Bracket

      By Cherrycamper

      from Baltimore

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

            Works as it should. Good quality

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            • No

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            5.0

            Quality Craftsmanship

            By Tom

            from Seattle

            Comments about Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

            The fit and finish are perfect, just as you would expect from Kirk. You will never be disappointed with their level of craftsmanship and performance.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            I should have purchased RSS

            By Jim from Coral Springs Fla

            from Coral Springs Fla

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Bulky
            • Fit

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

            Same price as RSS, very bulky, poor fit. Do not use with 3rd part grip

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            • No

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            5.0

            support camera

            By Laer

            from rive-sud Montreal

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Video
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

              très pratique pour passer d'un plan horizontal a vertical.appareil très stable.

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              • No

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Shame on Kirk for this one!

              By NorthFL Pro-Shooter

              from North Florida

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Well Built Good Quality

              Cons

              • Poor Design On Nikon D810

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

                What a surprise to receive this Kirk L-Bracket for my D810, and to find out they haven't redesigned it, but rather just kept the same bracket that was used for the D800 and D800-E, rationalizing that there was not enough design changes in the body style of the D810 to warrant a re-design of their own bracket.I called Kirk on this one, and as nice as they are, and as beautifully made as this piece of gear is, I had trouble accepting their rational on this one.Normally a Kirk bracket rides tight in to the camera and allows easy access to the side doors and battery. With this bracket, there is no way you can open all the side doors without unloosening the bracket screw and sliding the whole bracket out as far out as possible, which when done, even though there is a huge gap between the bracket and the camera, does finally allow the doors to barely open, but as discussed, not through the bracket, but in spite of the bracket. (And what about the plastic "keepers" Nikon includes for the cables to be held securely?) Fuhgeddaboudit.So if you are in the field, or even doing casual shooting and are using one of Kirk's excellent ball heads, you had better carry an allen wrench with you, or get used to having a big gap between the camera and the L-bracket. FYI- this bracket will work ONLY with the Nikon battery grip - NO after-market grip will fit.I'm very disappointed in Kirk on this one, and feel badly about it because I own and use a great deal of their well made, well designed gear.Everyone is entitled to strike out once in a while.

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                • No

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                5.0

                BUY THIS BRACKET!

                By Martini

                from Pennsylvania

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Studio Work

                Comments about Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

                I use the KIRK L Bracket in my studio with my D800E. With all of those pixels, my camera rarely leaves the tripod. It is always a pain to have to re-do the tripod and reset everything. This L-Bracket allows me to speed up the process and change the perspective of the shot quickly. It is well worth the coin. Buy it buy it buy it.

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                5.0

                Does what is says

                By KIphoto

                from glen cove, ny

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

                  Like other Kirk products the L bracket for the D800 with the Nikon battery grip fits like a glove while allowing access to the battery door and accessory connections.It will not work, however, with 3rd party battery grips. In use the L bracket allows you to easily switch from Horizontal to vertical position on an Arca-Swiss style ball head.

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                  5.0

                  Steady as a rock

                  By Paul in Columbus

                  from Columbus, OH

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

                    I won an auction for a Kirk BH1 ballhead last month and wanted to get the matching grip for my d800. I've used this twice so far and I've noticed a difference in how steady my camera is and how quick and easy the grip makes it for me to go from horizontal to vertical shots.

                    The grip is very solid feeling and fits perfectly on the camera and motor drive. It's also nice to be able to access the ports on the side of the camera without taking the grip off.

                    Like a lot of the other reviews I read on this before buying it, I could complain about the price. I'm countering that feeling by telling myself that the grip feels so good and solid that I should never need another one.

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                    4.0

                    Good solid bracket

                    By Wandering 101 Photography

                    from Gig Harbor, WA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                    • Adds Some Weight

                    Best Uses

                    • Any Shot With A Tripod

                    Comments about Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

                    As long as there is a need to photograph images in both portrait and landscape aspects a L-Bracket comes in very handy. The Kirk L-Bracket provides a solid base for your camera in both aspects, is easy to use while providing easy access to the camera's ports located on the left side of Nikon D-800.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    simple and usefull

                    By kassandra

                    from Rome, Italy

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

                      i saw this product on a review, and tought so much if could be usefull or not. finally i decided to buy it and i find it absolutely fantastic, it fits perfectly on my D800 with the battery grip, and is quick, solid and confortable even in freehand shooting. important is also the possibility to insert in the bottom another screw for a different strap. it is a really well done item!

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                      5.0

                      Fits Perfectly...

                      By NeilV

                      from Beautiful BC, Canada

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fits Well
                      • Solid/Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

                        I tried a number of different L-Brackets from the various manufacturers for my D800/MB-D12 .This one is by far the best fit/quality.

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                        5.0

                        Kirk's quality product, no doubt.

                        By Photoman10

                        from Iowa

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits
                          • Sports/Action

                          Comments about Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

                          Excellent workmanship

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Well designed sturdy bracket.

                          By Doublehelix3216

                          from Indianapolis, IN

                          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

                            Comments about Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

                            Very sturdy, inspires confidence even in Portrait mode with my battery pack and a heavy lens (24-70 f/2.8). A bit pricey, but well worth it.

                            I love that I can easily access the cable slots trhough the opening.

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                            5.0

                            Nice bracket

                            By DD

                            from Eldorado,IL

                            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
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

                              Wished I had known about this bracket a long time ago, it would have saved me some money. I would not have to bought all those extra quick release plates. Very well built. Easy to adjust for wiring if using tethering ,etc..

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                              5.0

                              Handy and very useful piece of equipment

                              By Karl

                              from East Coast, USA

                              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
                                • Video
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

                                This bracket does exactly what it is supposed to -- provide a solid support for my camera, regardless of its orientation. This, plus making it easy to change them without having to change how your tripod is set up to frame a subject makes it really worthwhile. Until you use one, you don't really understand how easy an L-bracket makes it to do. Definitely a worthwhile purchase and something that should be on everyone's list. I leave mine on most of the time, removing it only when I know I will not be using my tripod at all.

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                                5.0

                                perfect

                                By david

                                from san francisco

                                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 L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

                                  super easy to install, super solid, great design, light...

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                                  4.0

                                  Solid and Spendy

                                  By BB Lucky Luke

                                  from Los Angeles, CA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Pricey

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots
                                  • Product photography

                                  Comments about Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800, D800E and D810 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

                                  This L-bracket is really well constructed as are all Kirk plates and brackets I've purchased in the past. Yep, it's really expensive for a small piece of metal but given that it's bound to be attaching a small fortune in camera body and glass to your tripod, you can be rest assured that it won't ever fail.

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