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Kirk BL-5D3G L-Bracket for Canon 5D Mark III With BG-E11 Battery Grip

B&H # KIBL5D3G Mfr # BL-5D3G
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You Pay: $195.00
Product Highlights
  • Tripod Mount Bracket
  • For Arca-Type Quick Release System
  • Full Use of Remote Switch
  • Full Access to Rubber Side Hatches
  • Machined From Lightweight Aluminum
  • Allows Use of Camera Strap

The Kirk BL-5D3G L-Bracket for Canon 5D Mark III With BG-E11 Battery Grip is a lightweight tripod mount that is custom designed to snugly fit a Canon 5D Mark III camera body with a BG-E11 battery grip attached. Machined from a single piece of 6061T6 lightweight aluminum, it provides full access to the rubber side hatches, and full use of the remote switch even in the vertical format. The strap tab design clamps firmly to both the L-bracket and the strap ring on the camera to prevent any twist, flex, or movement of the bracket.

This design allows you to release, turn, and remount your camera in mere seconds, when switching from horizontal to vertical orientation and back. It is especially useful for shorter macro, wide-angle, and tilt-shift lenses.

For use with quick release tripod mount systems that use the Arca Swiss type clamp.
Designed to allow use of the Canon Remote Switch, even in vertical format.
Custom made one-piece bracket machined from lightweight 6061TG aluminum.
Allows full access to rubber side hatches.
Allows use of camera strap.
Weight 7.0 oz (198.44 g)
Kirk BL-5D3G L-Bracket for Canon 5D Mark III With BG-E11 Battery Grip
  • Camera Strap Connector
  • Allen Key (5/32")
  • Allen Key (1/8")
  • Allen Screw
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    KirkBL-5D3G L-Bracket for Canon 5D Mark III With BG-E11 Battery Grip
     
    4.9

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (13)
    • Durable (6)
    • Fits well (6)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Solid/sturdy (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (13)
      • Travel (9)
      • Night shots (6)
      • Weddings (6)
      • Wildlife (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      5.0

      Amazing tool

      By Abdullah Rhwanjy

      from Egypt

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Kirk BL-5D3G L-Bracket for Canon 5D Mark III With BG-E11 Battery Grip:

        Perfect tool, even better than i expected

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        4.0

        Not for after market grips

        By Joe Shmoe

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Low Compatibility

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Kirk BL-5D3G L-Bracket for Canon 5D Mark III With BG-E11 Battery Grip:

        Nice that I don't have to change the ball head setting when switching between landscape and portrait orientation. Problem is that it does not fit after market grips. Had to shell out more money for the Canon grip for this to work. It doesn't look like it would take much to correct this issue. This is noted on Kirk's website. Would have given 5 stars if it fit other grips.

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        5.0

        Just as good...

        By Victor M. Samuel | Photography

        from Napa, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Kirk BL-5D3G L-Bracket for Canon 5D Mark III With BG-E11 Battery Grip:

          I'm comparing this to the RRS L-Plate. The only caveat is that the center line indicators are not very legible in low light conditions. They exists but I had to use a silver sharpie to color in the grooves so that they would be easier to see. It is also a fraction shorter on the portrait dovetail side than the RRS. Not sure if that would ever be a real issue if you really need that extra tiny fraction of space. That being the only "complaint" it is a solid plate and is just as good as the RRS

          It also adds a bit of girth when attempting to close my Kata camera bag. Not too concerned as it also acts as a impact guard.

          Very nice that is retains the ability to screw my black rapid strap to it. I wish there was an option in either the RRS or this Kirk version for safety stops to keep the plate from sliding out of the ballhead. I guess I'll just have to be more attentive.

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          4.0

          Very nice L-plate

          By J. D.

          from Newport News, VA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Kirk BL-5D3G L-Bracket for Canon 5D Mark III With BG-E11 Battery Grip:

            This thing is great. It is strong, a good fit, a good width on the Arca-Swiss rails, and has a nice matte finish. Pretty awesome.

            However, the only thing about it I don't like (and this is pretty minor) is that the side of the plate makes accessing the cameras plugs a bit tedious. I can't unseat the rubberized cover with this thing on unless I use something other than my finger (I guess my finger is too thick, and I have long fingers, not fat ones). That's not really too much of a problem, since anything rigid and flat will reach in there and pop off the cover. That might just be with my camera. Anyway, that's hardly a reason not to get one of these.

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            5.0

            This is an essential 5D mk III accessory

            By drumhedz

            from Tucson, AZ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Kirk BL-5D3G L-Bracket for Canon 5D Mark III With BG-E11 Battery Grip:

            This bracket is an essential accessory. The 5D mk III with a battery grip is just too heavy for most tripod shoes, this bracket evens out the weight and makes it easy to go from portrait to landscape without any loss of flexibility. The battery grip door and camera ports are accessible, and it even has a loop for the camera strap. Built tough and you can tell quality engineering went into this bracket. Highly recommended.

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            5.0

            great product

            By Steve

            from Omaha, Ne

            Comments about Kirk BL-5D3G L-Bracket for Canon 5D Mark III With BG-E11 Battery Grip:

            This is the second Kirk L bracket that I purchased. I now have one for my 5d iii and one for my 7d. Bracket works great, no issues. Quality is very good. Fast shipping from B & H as well.

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            5.0

            Good value for the money

            By Ron S

            from Huntersville, NC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Kirk BL-5D3G L-Bracket for Canon 5D Mark III With BG-E11 Battery Grip:

              This is my third Kirk L-Bracket and I have found all three to have great build quality, precision machining and lightweight. This bracket fits my Canon 5DMIII with access to all connections readily available and makes shooting in either the horizontal or vertical position very easy.

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              5.0

              Best of the Best

              By Bam-Bam

              from San Antonio, Texas

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Large Panos
                • Sports/Action
                • Time Lapse
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Kirk BL-5D3G L-Bracket for Canon 5D Mark III With BG-E11 Battery Grip:

                When it comes to the 5D3 equipped with the BG-E11 Battery pack, then this is THE L-Bracket to get. Hands down. Best build quality - strong as a bear and highly accessible to every component of the camera. Simply the best out there!

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                5.0

                A "must have"!

                By .joetphotography.

                from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Access To All Ports
                • Access To Batteries
                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • Improves Tripod Function
                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Kirk BL-5D3G L-Bracket for Canon 5D Mark III With BG-E11 Battery Grip:

                  If you have a 5DM3 with the Canon BG-E11 battery grip then you NEED to have this. This bracket is perfect for arca-swiss type tripod heads. It lets you go landscape to portrait and back in a snap while giving you full access to the batteries and protected compartments without removing the bracket. The instructions don't tell you but you will figure it out that you will need to remove your strap then use the extra piece to provide the stability for the bracket and then attach your strap to the extra piece. When you see the extra piece and wonder what it's for, then what I just wrote will make sense.I've used other brackets and this one is the BEST one. Not happy about the price, but to have the functionality with tripod stability gets me closer to 100% usable images... an efficient use of my camera's shutter.

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                  5.0

                  Works as advertised.

                  By Mike

                  from Celebration, Florida

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Portraits
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Kirk BL-5D3G L-Bracket for Canon 5D Mark III With BG-E11 Battery Grip:

                    Sturdy support allowing vertical mounting of camera on tripod. Designed to allow connection of camera timer and easy battery access.

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                    5.0

                    Perfect Fit

                    By FeiXingYuan

                    from SF Bay area

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Kirk BL-5D3G L-Bracket for Canon 5D Mark III With BG-E11 Battery Grip:

                      I use this to quickly change from landscape to portrait with all lenses except long ones.
                      It's lightweight but strong and fits perfectly.
                      the only thing with this setup is that it's too big for casual carry --- but for someone who frequently runs out batteries, it is indispensable .

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                      5.0

                      A must have!

                      By photoguy482

                      from Bethesda, MD

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Kirk BL-5D3G L-Bracket for Canon 5D Mark III With BG-E11 Battery Grip:

                        I shoot on a tripod 80 percent of the time and the ability to go from horizontal to verticle is a must. This bracket is a must have for me.

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                        5.0

                        awesome l braket

                        By lisa

                        from CT

                        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
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Kirk BL-5D3G L-Bracket for Canon 5D Mark III With BG-E11 Battery Grip:

                          lets you go vertical and horizontal without recomposing and without shifting the center of gravity on your ballhead/tripod.

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                          5.0

                          Lightweight and well designed

                          By jp1958

                          from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Expensive

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Kirk BL-5D3G L-Bracket for Canon 5D Mark III With BG-E11 Battery Grip:

                          It is unobtrusive, lightweight, strong and well designed. I have it attached permanently to my Canon EOS 5D Mark III. The bracket also protects the bottom and left hand side from most minor knocks and scrapes. The bracket will not mar the finish of the camera.

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