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Kirk L-Bracket for Nikon D800/D800E with MB-D12 Battery Grip

B&H # KIBLD800G Mfr # BL-D800G
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You Pay: $185.00
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 D/800/D800E with MB-D12 Battery Grip allows you to quickly change the orientation of your Nikon D800 or D800E 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 with MB-D12 Battery Grip
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    KirkL-Bracket for Nikon D800/D800E with MB-D12 Battery Grip
     
    4.8

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (12)
    • Fits well (8)
    • Solid/sturdy (8)
    • Improves tripod function (7)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (10)
      • Night shots (6)
      • Portraits (5)
      • Wildlife (4)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Reviewed by 13 customers

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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 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 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 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 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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          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 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 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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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 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 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 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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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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 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 with MB-D12 Battery Grip:

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

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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 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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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Couldn't be without it

                        By DB6

                        from Perth, Western Australia

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Wildlife

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

                          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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