Kirk BL-A9 L-Bracket for Sony Alpha a9, a7R III, and a7 III

Kirk BL-A9 L-Bracket for Sony Alpha a9, a7R III, and a7 III

Kirk BL-A9 L-Bracket for Sony Alpha a9, a7R III, and a7 III

Kirk BL-A9 L-Bracket for Sony Alpha a9, a7R III, and a7 III

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Product Highlights

  • One-Piece Design L-Bracket
  • Arca-Type Compatible Dovetail Mount
  • Slotted Design for Side Port Access
  • Access to the Battery Door
  • No Interference with Tilting Screen
  • Sensor Centering Lines on Each Axis
  • Black Anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • Allen Wrench Storage System Under Base
  • Machined Hand Strap Loop
  • 1/4"-20 Female Mounting Socket
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Kirk BL-A9 Overview

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The BL-A9 L-Bracket for Sony Alpha a9, a7R III, and a7 III from Kirk Enterprises is a one-piece design that is custom fit for the camera. With its Arca-type compatible dovetail, it enables the camera to mount in a vertical or horizontal position when shooting together with a tripod and compatible head.

The black anodized 6061-T6 aluminum L-bracket, has a slotted design for side port access. At the same time, the bracket does not block the LCD monitor from tilting, provides access to the battery door, and has a hand strap loop machined on the right-hand side.

The included 5/32" short hex wrench is used to tighten the L-bracket to the body. When it is not in use, it stores inside the bottom of the L-bracket's base. Furthermore, a 1/4"-20 mounting hole is located on the bottom and sensor centering lines are on the back, so the camera can be aligned on a tripod head.

Able to change vertical or horizontal orientation without losing the center of axis
Dovetail design is Arca-type compatible, and scored with sensor centering lines on the back of the bracket
Complete access to the battery door and camera ports, and with no interference to the tilting or rotation of the screen
L-bracket is machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, which has been black anodized
In the Box
Kirk BL-A9 L-Bracket for Sony Alpha a9, a7R III, and a7 III
  • 5/32" Short Hex Wrench
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Kirk BL-A9 Specs

    Mounting Screw 1 x 1/4"-20 Male
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1 x 1/4"-20 Female
    Material of Construction Aluminum
    Weight 3.0 oz / 85.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.6 x 3.7 x 1.6"

    Kirk BL-A9 Reviews

    BL-A9 L-Bracket for Sony Alpha a9, a7R III, and a7 III is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! Better option than RRS at this moment Awesome item. I echo the comments from previous reviewers. Single, solid piece without having to remove the camera's battery door, unlike the RRS bracket. One can completely access all the camera's side ports. Additionally, the extra screw attachment point at the base of the bracket adds the flexibility for additional component compatibility. I've added a Peak Design Arca Plate to the bottom of the bracket to allow me to use it with the Peak Design Capture. I can still use the vertical orientation as well without having to adjust the tripod orientation in any way. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2018-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One bracket for all occasions Just received this L-bracket and is happy that it can be mounted on both right and left sides of the A9 camera body alone and with the vertical battery grip. The Anodized Aluminum is of good quality and very secure on my Gitzo Series 2 tripod ball head. You do not need to purchase and carry separate brackets if you plan to use the camera body with or without vertical grip attachment. There is a Allen wrench stored under the bracket base and a spare wrench included. Value for money.
    Date published: 2017-08-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made in America! Its about time. This is super light and fits snugly on my new Sony A7R3. It does not obstruct the battery door so you can replace the battery easily. The L shaped Allen key is handily secured on one outside corner which is easily accessible unlike the RRS (Really Right Stuff) L Bracket that obstructs the battery door and the only recourse is to unscrew the L bracket. Unfortunately, the supplied Allen key in RRS version is absurdly attached to the inside corner and ?therefore inaccessible.? I recommend this 100%.
    Date published: 2018-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, solid and lightweight. Simple, solid, one-piece design, which, unlike the RRS version, doesn't cover the battery door or require you to move the door. It's also two ounces lighter. Fits perfectly into RRS lever clamps (and almost any sort of screw clamp).
    Date published: 2018-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect L-Bracket for my Sony A7R III I've been always a fan of the RRS brackets but after checking the bracket for the a7r iii i didn't like the way it was designed where the battery cap has to be removed from the camera and install in the bracket. I found that this one from Kirk works for me since the bottom of the bracket doesn't reach the battery compartment.
    Date published: 2018-07-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Option Its sturdy and does exactly what its supposed to do. I also have the RRS L-Bracket and like both designs. This one is a little lighter weight and simpler in design but is equally as stable. I wish they would have a QD mount on the bottom like RRS does on theirs; that would have earned it 5 stars for me.
    Date published: 2019-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit! Perfect fit on my A7R iii. No slop or slippage, love the offset female threads on the bottom for a sling mount. I can leave the sling mount in place with plenty of room to mount my camera on a tripod for landscape shots without removal.
    Date published: 2019-03-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it I have tried the sunwayfoto but I still prefer Kirk. First time I ordered with and I love how fast their shipment was. I will definitely order from this company again .
    Date published: 2018-06-21
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    Will this work with an RX10 IV?
    Asked by: Robert B.
    Unfortunately the RX10 IV does not have an available L bracket so any there is no guaranteed solution. This Kirk and the RX10 IV is an unknown combination. Therefore it is our opinion that you can mount the camera on this and the following universal bracket but that the fit or usability may or may not be compromised. You might have slightly better success with this more universal L bracket. Sunwayfoto DPL-04R Universal L-Bracket B&H # SUDPL04R
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2019-04-01


    Will this item fit the Sony A7R III fitted with a vertical grip?
    Asked by: David C.
    This would be for the A7R III body without a vertical grip attached. A more suitable bracket is the Really Right Stuff L-Plate Set for VG-C3EM Vertical Grip for Sony Alpha a7R III and a9 B&H # REBVGC3EMLPL.
    Answered by: Kirk R.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Will this fit the A7RIII ?
    Asked by: Jon M.
    Yes this Kirk BL-A9 L-Bracket for Sony Alpha a9 and a7R III is compatible with the Sony a7R III.
    Answered by: Andrea O.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Will this fit the Sony A7iii?
    Asked by: Will S.
    Yes, this Kirk L-bracket fits the Sony A7 III.
    Answered by: Jacob C.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Can you open the battery door with the plate on?
    Asked by: Terry H.
    Answered by: Niklas N.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    Does the plate lip interfere with the LA-EA3 ...

    Does the plate lip interfere with the LA-EA3 a-mount lens adapter?
    Asked by: Ted


    I'm assuming this L plate does not cover the whole base of A9? so it does not serve/help hand gripping on right hand?
    Asked by: Harry
    It does not cover the battery compartment. The L-clamp can also be positioned so there is space between the left side of the camera body and the clamp, to provide access to the ports on the left side of the camera while the camera is in the portrait position on an arca swiss clamp device.
    Answered by: David K.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Do you need the LBA-1 spacer in order to use the Sony remote in Portrait orientation?
    Asked by: Gregory P.
    Nope--works great in both orientations right out of the box.
    Answered by: Duke S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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    Kirk BL-A9 Q&A

    Kirk BL-A9 Accessories

    Designed For Use With:

    • Fotopro C-40i
    • Fotopro C-5i
    • Manfrotto XPRO BHQ2
    • Manfrotto 496
    • Oben CT-3521
    • Sony Alpha A7 III
    • Sony Alpha A7R III
    • Sony Alpha A9
    • Sony A7R III
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