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NorthBay Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Jan 2013Sat 12-Jan-13 02:31 PM
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"D7000 L-Bracket"


Janesville, US
          

I would like to get an L-Bracket for my D7000, and Kirk and RRS seem to be the best candidates. But I frequently open the left-side door to attach the USB cable and download pictures. So, I need to be able to easily open that door without moving, adjusting, or removing the bracket. Is that possible with either of these brackets? Thanks!

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pimadude Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Nov 2012Sat 12-Jan-13 03:00 PM
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#1. "RE: D7000 L-Bracket"
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Tucson, US
          

I just purchased a Really Right Stuff L-bracket for my Nikon D7000. Both the RRS bracket (BD7000-L set) and the Kirk bracket that is specifically made for the D7000 (BL-D7000) have a slot in the bracket where it is mounted on the bottom of the camera body. This slot allows the bracket to be slid over to accommodate connections to the various functions on the side of the camera (USB Connector, external mic, etc.).

You can't really open the connector covers without sliding the bracket over in the slot for these brackets.

Jim

  

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Gamecocks Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jul 2010Sat 12-Jan-13 04:07 PM
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Joanna, US
          

I have the RRS and as Jim said it does have a slot so the unit can be moved. I download by using the SD card to the pc or card reader so I don't have the need to move the bracket.

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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009Sat 12-Jan-13 07:02 PM
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St Petersburg, RU
          

If you haven't tried the SD card in an external card reader(or many laptop have a slot built in), you might like how much faster downloading is than using the mini-USB port. It also allows you to keep shooting while the card was swapped out with an empty card while downloading externally.
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Cousin Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Oct 2011Sat 12-Jan-13 10:36 PM
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Kilmore, AU
          

TJ, I'm using a Kirk BL D7000 L bracket which I'm very happy with
There is provision on the side of the bracket to open these two 'flaps', but I've just tried to open both (never had to in the past) and it's very difficult. I stopped trying without getting one open worried I might cause some damage.
So I guess It's possible, but not easy at all.
But I use an Eye-Fi Mobile X2 card in slot two for jpeg which transfers all my pics to my laptop, and backs up to Eye-Fi's cloud.
No need for cables at all, AND I get a bit more protection with the back up.


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NorthBay Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Jan 2013Sat 12-Jan-13 10:59 PM
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#5. "RE: D7000 L-Bracket"
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Janesville, US
          

Thanks for sharing your time and expertise, all. I really don’t want to move the bracket around, and worry that constantly taking the SD card out and back in could eventually damage the contact pins (a problem I had with my used D70). I’ve been thinking about the Eye-Fi for a while, and this may be what pushes me to take the plunge. Again, I really appreciate your help!

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Joanna, US
          

I've been taking the same SD card in/out on a regular basis going on two years and have not experienced any problem. But, what works for one person isn't necessarily right for another.

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thormx538 Registered since 05th Jul 2012Tue 15-Jan-13 09:30 PM
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#7. "RE: D7000 L-Bracket"
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>Thanks for sharing your time and expertise, all. I really
>don’t want to move the bracket around, and worry that
>constantly taking the SD card out and back in could eventually
>damage the contact pins (a problem I had with my used D70).
>I’ve been thinking about the Eye-Fi for a while, and this may
>be what pushes me to take the plunge. Again, I really
>appreciate your help!


I wouldn't worry too much about wearing out the contacts of the SD card. The mating pins are much larger than a CF card, there are fewer of them, and it is more of a sliding/spring contact method, as opposed to attempting to align a bunch of tiny pins into tiny sockets. In fact, I bet you would wear the USB port out faster by plugging/unplugging the cable than you would the SD card (and even that is of little concern).

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Wed 16-Jan-13 08:52 AM
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#8. "RE: D7000 L-Bracket"
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Hi TJ,

Memory cards were designed to be inserted and removed thousands of times. As stated above, there are only 9 contacts on a SD card compared to 50 pins on CF cards.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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NorthBay Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Jan 2013Wed 16-Jan-13 05:27 PM
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#9. "RE: D7000 L-Bracket"
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Janesville, US
          

Thanks for the info on SD cards, I didn’t realize their pins were more robust than the old CF pins. I got an order in for the Kirk bracket and SD card reader. Can’t wait to try it out!

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