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Kirk BL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera

B&H # KIBLD7100 Mfr # BL-D7100
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Product Highlights
  • CNC-Machined Aluminum Alloy
  • Efficient Switching to Portrait Mode
  • Allows Access to Battery and Connections
  • Made in The USA

This BL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera from Kirk is an Arca-compatible bracket machined from 6061-T6 aluminum alloy. Composed of a PZ-155 quick-release plate and an LBS-D7100 L-bracket side, it enables fast changes between portrait and landscape orientation.

The L-bracket removes the need to readjust your head and completely recompose the shot. You can simply release the bracket from your Arca-compatible quick-release clamp, tilt it 90°, and lock the bracket back in place. Using an L-bracket also facilitates a sturdier base of support than tilting an entire head to a 90° position.

The plate features a 1/4"-20 stainless steel mounting screw and an adjacent 1/4"-20 socket. A slot on the PZ-155 allows for the use of a camera strap.

The L-bracket's design allows access to both the battery door and the connection ports.
A slot on the plate lets you attach a camera strap to the L-bracket.
Material of Construction 6061-T6 aluminum alloy
Camera Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Kirk BL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera
  • PZ-155 Camera Plate for Nikon D7100 Camera
  • LBS-D7100 L-Bracket Side
  • 2 x Hex Keys
  • 2 x Safety Stop Screws
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    KirkBL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera
     
    4.8

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (15)
    • Solid/sturdy (9)
    • Improves tripod function (8)
    • Durable (7)
    • Fits well (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (17)
      • Travel (8)
      • Night shots (5)
      • Portraits (5)
      • Weddings (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (6), Pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      just want I needed

      By Freddie

      from San Juan Puerto Rico

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Video

          Comments about Kirk BL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera:

          The bracket for my nikon d7100 turned out to be a great addition. Perfect fit.
          The price was a something that was holding me back but when i received it i must say that it is worth the price. Great workmanship and solid built.

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          5.0

          Works Just Fine

          By speedy

          from philadelphia Pa

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Kirk BL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera:

            great way to change from vertical to horizontal when photographing landscapes and macro.

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            5.0

            Another Excellent Kirk Product with Exce

            By General

            from Nebraska

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Kirk BL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera:

              Excellent product; great service.

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              5.0

              As Expected

              By YneGrwr

              from Cloverdale, Ca

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Kirk BL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera:

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

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                  5.0

                  Excellent L-Bracket

                  By Rich

                  from Las Vegas, NV

                  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
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Kirk BL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera:

                    Bought this Kirk L-Bracket to replace the one I had on my Nikon D80.
                    Excellent for use with my Really Right Stuff Tripod/Ballhead.

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                    4.0

                    Works well ... but

                    By HenkB

                    from Massachusetts

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Kirk BL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera:

                        The bracket is solidly enough made even though Kirk seems to be going to a more modular philosophy. The L is attached with two Allen socket cap screws. I can see a practical advantage in being able to remove the L to allow access to the left side of the camera. But the counterbalancing disadvantage would be the small bits that could easily be lost during an in-the-field manipulation. That includes the wrench(es) that should reside in each and every camera bag the camera will call home. In order to allow access to the battery, the plate can only be so long and this is not quite long enough to inspire confidence in the usefulness of the positioning lip when the camera has been positioned away from the L for access to the various inputs. This is going to be simply academic for well over 95% of the time but I'm not looking forward to the possibility of needing to fight droop when the camera is mounted in portrait mode with a heavy lens fitted. Still, for me, L-brackets are the way to go and, for most use, this is a nifty piece of kit.

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                        5.0

                        I would definately buy this again

                        By Grammy

                        from Alabama

                        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
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Kirk BL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera:

                          It fits exactly as it should and is very precision made.

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                          4.0

                          ....Great advice & support ..!

                          By Jeudi the joyful...

                          from Tallahassee, Fl.

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Little Clunky
                          • Not First Choice Ok

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Portraits
                          • Travel
                          • Use W Tri Monopod
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Kirk BL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera:

                          ..I needed an L bracket' for my new D7100, as the one from my D300 did not fit properly on my ball head. The B & H agent on the phone was so supportive and helpful with regard to choosing the one that would fit the D7100 I went with his advice. He assured I could return it with no problem if it did not suit. I am glad to report it worked out fine, not perfect , but good enough! Cheaper than the one I was going ot buy originally. I appreciate the personal care and serivce I always receive from B & H. I shop no where else for all of my cameras and accoutrements since 2004! JB Dunn

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                          5.0

                          This one works

                          By TK

                          from New Mexico

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Macro
                          • Panoramas

                          Comments about Kirk BL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera:

                          Not the cheapest but it works as intended. You can access all the plug-in ports on the side of the camera. Another nice touch is the index marks for the location of the center of the imaging chip - very handy for panorama nodal point setups. A quality piece of gear complete with Allen wrenches - well thought out!

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                          5.0

                          Rugged and Dependable!

                          By photobill

                          from Venice, FL

                          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-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera:

                            I use this to switch from landscape to portrait. It is solidly made and adjustable so as to allow my wired remote.

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                            5.0

                            Happy I Bought This

                            By photobill

                            from Venice, FL

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Kirk BL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera:

                              Nice rugged construction. Easy to switch from horizontal to vertical positions.

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                              4.0

                              Solid L-Bracket works well

                              By JTF

                              from NJ

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Anti-rotation - See Below

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Portraits
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Kirk BL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera:

                              This is my second Kirk L-Bracket. The fist was for the D200. This is very well made and easy to use both vertically and horizontally. I have also used it with cables attached. The HDMI cable is quite stiff and I don't think I would try it without a spacer block when used vertically. You might be able to use a USB without the spacer block since it is a smaller cable. I used the spacer anyway. My only complaint is that when the bracket is positioned to give maximum clearance for the cables, the anti-rotation feature is not quite solid enough. It can't rotate but it can kind of spring. Part of the problem is that there is no rubber on the bottom of the D7100, only plastic. So there's no stick only slide.

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                              5.0

                              Quality Product!

                              By Bob

                              from Northern Wisconsin

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Kirk BL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera:

                                This was the first accessory that I purchased after receiving my D7100. I have other Kirk products, including their ballhead, and I wish I would have purchased them years ago.

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                                5.0

                                Well made, fits well, good deal.

                                By Dave in Central Florida

                                from FLorida Spacecoast

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Kirk BL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera:

                                  This bracket allows me to use my D7100 without having to change from my gimbal head to a ball head and still get both horizontal and vertical shots. It also allows me to use a wired remote without having to remove the L-bracket. It is compatible with all of the Swiss Arca type release plates that I use.

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                                  5.0

                                  As usual a great Kirk product

                                  By Walt.P

                                  from Berkley Michigan

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Kirk BL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera:

                                    It works very well on my new D7100 as the last one used on my D200.

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                                    5.0

                                    Well worth owning.

                                    By Bob

                                    from Blairstown, N.J.

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Kirk BL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera:

                                      I could not be happier with this purchase. It makes it so much easier to capture Portrait or Landscape shots while using your tripod.

                                      It is very well made and has made my shooting experience better than ever before.

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                                      5.0

                                      Landscape Photographers Dream

                                      By toroverde

                                      from Greeley, CO

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                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Travel
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Kirk BL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera:

                                        Vertical and Horizontal are so easy to adjust with this L-Bracket for the Nikon D7100. The fit is perfect and works well without sliding on the tripod. Leave it on your camera all the time and keep that camera balanced on the tripod.

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                                        5.0

                                        Mandatory Equipment

                                        By Russ

                                        from Ventura, CA

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Perfect fit
                                        • Rock Solid

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Wildlife Photos

                                          Comments about Kirk BL-D7100 L-Bracket for Nikon D7100 Camera:

                                          This is a must-have item for serious landscape work. Precision machined and a perfect fit. Have one on every body and never leave home without them.

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