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bstevent Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Dec 2004Sat 27-Nov-10 09:45 PM
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"Modifying an L-plate?"


Prince George, CA
          

I've just received a D7000. I have a Kirk BL-D200 L-plate left over from a D200 that I no longer own. The rear lip of the plate seems to fit the D-7000 snugly but the front lip doesn't -- the plate is a bit narrow. Looks to me like a little work with a dremel tool would result in a reasonable fit. Has anyone tried this? Result?

Bob

  

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dankeny Gold Member Nikonian since 29th May 2006Sun 28-Nov-10 03:27 AM
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Roland, US
          

I tried my d200 L as well. The problem is that the lip keeps it oriented correctly. If you ground it flat the bracket could easily become misaligned. Also, the compartment door would be unuseable with the L in place. $120 well spent, The RRS L is a rather clever two piece design. It is an L or just a plate.

David

  

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Mon 29-Nov-10 11:20 AM
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I got the RRS L-bracket as well. The new 2 piece design is a little cheaper than one piece designs and works fine. It is money well spent.

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bstevent Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Dec 2004Tue 30-Nov-10 04:48 PM
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Prince George, CA
          

Thanks for the comments. I would have to remove all of the front lip. That would leave the rear lip, that appears as if it will fit snugly, and the bolt to hold the camera. I wouldn't know how stable this would be until I tried it. I'll opt for the RRS two piece L-plate. Maybe I can find another use for the D200 plate or add it to my anodized aluminum collection

Bob

  

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meadowlark Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Tue 30-Nov-10 02:35 PM
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Springfield, US
          

I modified two RRS l-plates from a D-300 and D-90. I filed the read lip to be flat with the plate. Screwing the plate on snugly has not caused me any problems.

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