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Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610

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Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610

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Product Highlights

  • Fits Arca-Swiss-Style Quick Release
  • Machined 6061 T6 Aluminum Alloy
  • Allows Use of Camera Strap
  • Full Access to Switches/Battery Drawers
  • Allows Use of Nikon LCD Screen Cover
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The Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610 is a custom-made one-piece L-bracket machined from lightweight 6061 T6 aluminum alloy that's designed specifically for these Nikon cameras. It allows easy access to switches, battery drawers and I/O ports. You can quickly and easily release, turn, and remount your camera for either a horizontal or vertical shot. The L-bracket must be used in conjunction with an Arca style quick-release platform such as a ball head or quick-release clamp.

The plate is machined in the U.S. from 6061 T6 aluminum alloy. It allows the use of the Nikon LCD screen cover.

Fits Arca-Swiss-style quick release
Machined 6061 T6 aluminum alloy
Allows use of camera strap
Allows full access to switches/battery drawers
Allows use of Nikon LCD screen cover
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.5 x 4.0 x 2.8"
Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610
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    KirkBL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610
     
    4.7

    (based on 26 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (18)
    • Fits well (12)
    • Improves tripod function (11)
    • Solid/sturdy (10)
    • Durable (6)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (21)
    • Night shots (11)
    • Portraits (10)
    • Travel (9)
    • Wildlife (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (9), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (24)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good, but with a problem.

    Although this bracket is made for the D600, Kirk made a manufacturing error. It is supposed to allow access to all the electronic connections, but it doesn't. The port for the GPS,...Read complete review

    Although this bracket is made for the D600, Kirk made a manufacturing error. It is supposed to allow access to all the electronic connections, but it doesn't. The port for the GPS, also used for the electronic shutter release, is partially covered by the bracket and needs to be slightly bored out by a drill so that the panel opens properly. It's minor and easily fixed, but it bears mentioning. Other than this, it's lightweight and well made. Just be prepared to make a minor modification to allow complete access.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Almost perfect

    The ad said that it didn't interfere with the various camera access ports, however the access to the USB port requires very small fingers or a thin pointed instrument to open the cover.

    The ad said that it didn't interfere with the various camera access ports, however the access to the USB port requires very small fingers or a thin pointed instrument to open the cover.

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    5.0

    Very easy to use, it's permanently mounted on my camera

    By Alex F Stop

    from Jerusalem, Israel

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Firmly
    • Good Stability
    • Large Range of Motion
    • Strong Clamp

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Portraits
      • Travel
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610:

      This bracket is lightweight, very easy to use, fits my ball head perfectly and is now permanently mounted on my camera, even when I'm not using the tripod.

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      5.0

      Vertical and Horizontal Easy Adjustment

      By toroverde

      from Greeley, CO

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Protection

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Stock Photography
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610:

        This is the second L-Bracket purchased for another Nikon camera and very pleased with the results on the D610. Very easy to adjust and use a radio control for the shutter release so the L-Bracket stays on the camera all the time. I like the added protection that it gives the camera.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Well designed, Well made

        By dicksharpshooter

        from Chatham, Illinois

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • Pricey
        • Pricey poor value

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610:

        Purchased this bracket for my new Nikon D610 and it works perfectly with two different ball heads. It is light weight and fits well. Kirk has great machined quality products, but you pay a premimum price. I looked carefully at L-bracket and thought it would also work on my D300 -- it does -- thanks to the sliding screw in the slot.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent

        By Mr Bracket

        from Australia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610:

          Perfect fit on a D610 and the extra weight makes the camera feel more balanced. Doesn't interfere with the screen protector and allows quick change between vertical and horizontal photos. Should offer a bit of protection to the camera body aswell as it is very solid. I have other Kirk plates and the anodising on this bracket does not seem so deep black and shiny on this-doesn't bother me but just happened to notice it.

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          5.0

          Works as it Should

          By Urban Landscaper

          from New York City, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610:

          Fit and finish are excellent; fits in Markins arca style clamp (screw type) without a problem.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good Support

          By Terry

          from Orinda, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610:

              Works as it should. I like that the LCD cover can remain on the camera when using this plate although it becomes difficult to access the USB port on the side with this attached. Disappointed that there are no "safety screws" on the bottom to prevent the plate from sliding out of the Arca clamp when loosened but not opened.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Quality Product

              By Jack

              from Red Feather Lakes, CO

              Comments about Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610:

              Exactly what I was looking for. Solid. Works well with my BC139 ball head.

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              5.0

              Another nice product from Kirk

              By RCL

              from Oklahoma

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610:

                  Works nicely on my D610.
                  Typical fine quality from Kirk.
                  I know there are cheaper alternatives, but prefer USA made.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Kirk L-Bracket

                  By Chippee

                  from Sacramento, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610:

                    I use this L-Bracket with my Kirk BH-3 ballhead. Wasn't sure about the idea of an L-bracket but after using it last week I am so glad I purchased. It attaches easily to the camera. When you want to shoot vertically, just detach the camera from the ball head and flip it to vertical. This I especially like because the ball head remains in the same position.

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                    5.0

                    Perfect if you use the Screen Protector

                    By Jason

                    from San Jose, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610:

                      I generally buy plates from Really Right Stuff, however, they specifically call out that their L-plate is not compatible with the Nikon LCD Screen Protector. After finding out that Kirk's is compatible, it was a done deal to get this one and I have no regrets at all. This thing is solid and works perfectly with the screen protector.

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                      4.0

                      Nice tripod bracket!

                      By r41866

                      from Irvine, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Extremely Stable
                      • Nice Fit With Camera
                      • Nice Metal Finish
                      • One Piece Metal Build
                      • One Piece Metal Built

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610:

                        The bracket fits my D600 very well. The camera is now much more stable on my tripod than previously with a general purpose tripod quick release plate. Previously when I used a general purpose plate, the camera body always dropped down a little bit after I fastened my ball head. Now the problem is gone. The bracket is built by one piece metal with very nice black finish.

                        The bracket is also compatible with the LCD cover on D600.

                        The only issue is that it is difficult to connect cables after the bracket is fitted. The space tween the bracket and the camera body is very jammed and it causes the difficulty.

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                        3.0

                        Almost perfect

                        By HixPix

                        from Tullahoma TN

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610:

                        The ad said that it didn't interfere with the various camera access ports, however the access to the USB port requires very small fingers or a thin pointed instrument to open the cover.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Kirk Bracket for D 600

                        By Dave

                        from Castle Pines, CO

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610:

                          I have used this style of bracket for my D200 and now the D600. It is a great bracket that allows easy movement from landscape to portrait. A must if you own a Kirk ball head.

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                          5.0

                          Perfect!

                          By Jun Key

                          from Brooklyn

                          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
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610:

                            Love it!

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Perfect fit

                            By HenkB

                            from Massachusetts

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Requires A Wrench

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610:

                              This went on the camera upon arrival and it hasn't been off since. It attaches quite securely to the camera body with the added advantage that the position can be adjusted to accommodate cabling at the left side of the body. Well done. The fly in the ointment is that the mounting screw is a round-head Allen screw. So, if you don't have an Allen wrench with you . . .

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                              5.0

                              No complaints

                              By Goalie

                              from Washington, DC

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610:

                                Well made, solid construction, nice finish. Works with the screen protector. There really aren't any negatives that I can think of.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Awesome!

                                By PeaktoPeek

                                from Denver, CO

                                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

                                  Comments about Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610:

                                  This is the forst time I've purchased a Kirk product and I am really impressed. I've used mostly products from RRS in the past but decided on the Kirk L plate this time because I had a girft card to B&H and they don't sell the RRS products. This L plate is very small and unobtrusive, and fits perfectly with the design of the D600. I love using L plates because of the ability to switch effortlessly from landscape to portrait orientation without having to move my ballhead -- it also keeps the mass centered over the tripod, so better balance. This plate is nicely machined, light weight and like I said, a perfect fit for the compact size of the D600.

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                                  5.0

                                  Well designed bracket!

                                  By Nick

                                  from Hawthorne, NJ

                                  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
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610:

                                    I chose this bracket over the RRS being that I can still use my camera's screen protector. This bracket is top notch and American made as well!

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Another great Kirk product

                                    By RM

                                    from Narragansett, RI

                                    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
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610:

                                      This works as advertised, except that for tethered shooting (or using the wired shutter release) you have to loosen the machine screw in the bottom and slide the whole bracket over to allow the flaps on the camera to open completely. While this is kind of a pain, I can forsee that it may be beneficial to anyone shooting tethered because it will protect the cables (it works like a built in cable spacer). I usually use my wireless remote anyway so it is not a big deal for me. Kirk was nice and marked the sensor center line on the bracket in all 3 positions (vertical plus both horizontal positions).

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                                      5.0

                                      Great bracket

                                      By Larry S.

                                      from Midwest

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                          Comments about Kirk BL-D600 L-Bracket for Nikon D600 and D610:

                                          Great bracket - well designed. I've been using Kirk gear for years and no problems.

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