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What L Brackets on D700s with grips?

KazeyBunch

Fort Worth, US
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KazeyBunch Registered since 03rd Jan 2012
Sat 07-Jul-12 06:01 AM

Want an L bracket for my D700 with Nikon grip. Usually good at researching this stuff, but haven't found too much out there. And the ones I did find are nearly $200. Want one for vertical panos and proper nodal point. On that note, how do YOU find and maintain YOUR nodal point without an L bracket. Hmmmm?

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espeto68

Oeiras, PT
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#1. "RE: What L Brackets on D700s with grips?" | In response to Reply # 0

espeto68 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Aug 2010
Sat 07-Jul-12 07:58 AM

Hi Kazey,

I use my griped D700 with the kirk L bracket bought from nikonians store - Photo Pro Shop. Though is quite expensive, it gives me peace of mind keeping my gear safely secured. I wouldn't dare to have my D700 in a cheap L bracket.
I do strongly recommend the best you can find out there, though it will be expensive.

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Dr4688

Parkland, US
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#2. "RE: What L Brackets on D700s with grips?" | In response to Reply # 0

Dr4688 Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Jun 2009
Sat 07-Jul-12 10:18 AM

Hi I use a really right stuff L bracket for my D700 with grip. It fits nicely and works real well. I purchased mine used on the Nikonians website and it was brand new. Look for a nice used one to save some money here or on ebay.

Good Luck

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MEMcD

US
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#3. "RE: What L Brackets on D700s with grips?" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sat 07-Jul-12 04:45 PM

Hi Kazey,

You have a choice between the RRS BMBD10-LB ($183.00 new) and the Kirk BL-D300G ($179.95 new). Both RRS and Kirk make excellent products so you can't go wrong either way.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

winthrop

Thousand Oaks, US
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#4. "RE: What L Brackets on D700s with grips?" | In response to Reply # 2

winthrop Silver Member Charter Member
Sat 07-Jul-12 11:50 PM

+1 on RRS.

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ericbowles

Atlanta, US
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#5. "RE: What L Brackets on D700s with grips?" | In response to Reply # 0

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Fri 13-Jul-12 09:05 AM

As photographers are selling the D700 and D300 in favor of newer models, some L-Brackets are coming up in the used market.

I did a quick search and found a regular L bracket on Nikonians and a MB-D10 bracket on ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/KIRK-enterprises-L-bracket-for-Nikon-D700-body-and-MB-D10-battery-grip-BL-D300G-/170874173603?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27c8e4f8a3#ht_886wt_1135

A used bracket will save some money and is a pretty good deal. RRS and Kirk don't discount their brackets and plates even when the model is discontinued.

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ctadin

St Louis, US
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#6. "RE: What L Brackets on D700s with grips?" | In response to Reply # 5

ctadin Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008
Fri 13-Jul-12 10:35 AM

+2 on RRS Bracket

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winthrop

Thousand Oaks, US
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#7. "RE: What L Brackets on D700s with grips?" | In response to Reply # 0

winthrop Silver Member Charter Member
Sat 14-Jul-12 11:36 AM

I just re-read your post and saw that you also asked about the nodal point. My limited experience is that you can't find a nodal point with only an L-bracket; you'll also need a nodal slide. Again, I like RRS.

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