Kirk BL-XT2 L-Bracket for Fujifilm XT-2

BH #KIBLXT2 • MFR #BL-XT2
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Kirk BL-XT2 L-Bracket for Fujifilm XT-2
Key Features
  • CNC-Machined Aluminum Alloy
  • Arca-Type Compatible
  • Efficiently Switch to Portrait Angle
  • Allows Access to Battery and Connections
This BL-XT2 L-Bracket for Fujifilm XT-2 from Kirk Enterprises is an Arca-type compatible bracket machined from 6061-T6 aluminum alloy. Meticulously designed, it enables fast changes between portrait and landscape orientation while maintaining access to your cameras valuable connection ports and battery compartment.
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Kirk BL-XT2 Overview

This BL-XT2 L-Bracket for Fujifilm XT-2 from Kirk Enterprises is an Arca-type compatible bracket machined from 6061-T6 aluminum alloy. Meticulously designed, it enables fast changes between portrait and landscape orientation while maintaining access to your cameras valuable connection ports and battery compartment.

The concept of the L-bracket removes the need to re-adjust your tripod head and completely recompose for different shots. The user can simply release the bracket from nearly any Arca-type 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 and puts less strain on your support gear.

For camera attachment the plate features a captive 1/4"-20 stainless steel mounting screw—an adjacent 1/4"-20 socket is also included for directly mounting the bracket without an Arca-type clamp. The base of the bracket also includes an integrated hand strap loop for those who use a hand strap which requires use of the camera's tripod socket.

Kirk L-Brackets are constructed of two separate parts—a base plate and side-arm—which appear detachable in the images above. It is important to note that the screws attaching the vertical side-arm to the base plate are not removable and thus, the L-Bracket may not be disassembled.

Kirk BL-XT2 Specs

Mounting Screw1 x 1/4"-20 Male
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female
Strap LoopYes
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.23 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.4 x 4.15 x 1.75"
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I would like to use this bracket with the Manfrotto Befree Live Tripod, which has a fluid head and a 501PL quick release plate. But I want to be able to attach the X-T2 in portrait mode position (as shown on the photo below), on the 501PL plate of the Befree Live tripod. I want to have the lens in line with the tilt/pan bar, so I can still use the upward/downward tilting function of the video head.Can someone recommend a cost effective Arca-type clamp or adapter which will screw on the 501PL plate, and will then allow me clamp this L-bracket on it?Thanks in advance!
Asked by: V T.
While we have not tested this combination, this clamp should work. Delkin Devices Fat Gecko DSLR Camera Mount Quick Release Accessory B&H # DEQRFG. In order to find the entrance pupil, the lens/ camera will be in the center of the pan axis, not offset to the pan handle.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Will this fit the x-t2 with its original handgrip attached?
Asked by: Joo Khim L.
Agree with Jacob C. I recall though that there is another bracket designed to fit with the grip...I think also by Kirk.
Answered by: John R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Is this bracket compatible with Manfrotto Befree ...

Is this bracket compatible with Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Tripod with 494 Ball Head? Thanks.
Asked by: Elizabeth
Unfortunately, no, the Kirk BL-XT2 L-Bracket for Fujifilm XT-2 is not compatible for use with the Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod with 494 Ball Head. While the Manfrotto 200PL-Pro Aluminium Plate (B&H # MA200PLPRO) that comes with the 494 ball head has dual compatibility, the design of the plate has Manfrotto’s RC2 quick release design on one axis, and has the Arca Swiss design on the other axis, so the plate can be used on other heads or systems that use the Arca-Swiss type quick release plate. However, the clamp on the 494 head only utilizes the Manfrotto RC2 side, so it would not be compatible for use with Arca-type quick release plates. If you wish to use an L-bracket on the Manfrotto 494 ball head included with the Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod, I would recommend purchasing the Manfrotto Q2 L Bracket, B&H # MAQ2LB, for your usage needs.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2019-03-25

Is this bracket compatable with a Manfrotto ...

Is this bracket compatable with a Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Tripod with 494 Ball Head?
Asked by: Elizabeth
Unfortunately, no, the Kirk BL-XT2 L-Bracket for Fujifilm XT-2 is not compatible for use with the Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod with 494 Ball Head. While the Manfrotto 200PL-Pro Aluminium Plate (B&H # MA200PLPRO) that comes with the 494 ball head has dual compatibility, the design of the plate has Manfrotto’s RC2 quick release design on one axis, and has the Arca Swiss design on the other axis, so the plate can be used on other heads or systems that use the Arca-Swiss type quick release plate. However, the clamp on the 494 head only utilizes the Manfrotto RC2 side, so it would not be compatible for use with Arca-type quick release plates. If you wish to use an L-bracket on the Manfrotto 494 ball head included with the Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod, I would recommend purchasing the Manfrotto Q2 L Bracket, B&H # MAQ2LB, for your usage needs.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2019-03-25

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Does the Kirk L plate for Fuji XT2, when fitted in portrait mode to the ball head, allow the connection of a shutter release cable? At present I have a miniUSB cable connector but read that a canon remote with a pin connector also works and has a right angle more compact connector. Does anyone use this plate with a remote cable attached and if so does it still allow the quick and easy move from landscape to portrait on the tripod?
Asked by: Hamish
I use the Kirk L bracket with a ball head on my tripod. The bracket works well, I find useing the Fuji remote cable pluged in puts a lot of stress on the USB fitting, so I use a Canon remote cable that has a right angle fitting that plugs into the round hole below the USB port. I use this a lot of times, and have never had any problems in portrait and landscape. I also leave the bracket on all the time fully extended so I dont have to keep moving it when not using it with the remote cable.
Answered by: Janet C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Will the Kirk L bracket for the XT2 allow easy access to the LCD thumb slide or tabs on the left, which permit tilting the LCD in portrait or landscape mode?
Asked by: Gregory
There are two lugs with curved ends at the top of the bracket where it meets the left side of the T-2. You can see the lugs in the photograph. The bracket lugs will fit perfectly against the camera but you cannot attach it there. If you do, you cannot open the door fully to connect a cable release and access to the LCD slide is possible but tight. The slot at the bottom of the bracket has a slot and you must loosen the hex screw and move the bracket away from the left side. The bracket works but Kirk should have designed it more carefully. I have several Kirk products and I did not look at other brackets before I bought mine. Perhaps you should.
Answered by: Richard L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Will this bracket work on an X-T1?
Asked by: Brandon L.
I am not sure, I only use it on an XT-2.
Answered by: Wayne R.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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