An L-Bracket has two Arca-Swiss plates, one on the bottom of the camera (landscape orientation) and one on the left side of the camera (portrait orientation). The Wimberley M8 combined with an L-Bracket will allow you to mount the camera in your Wimberley II in either portrait orientation or landscape orientation, though due to the design of the Gimbal mount movement will be more cumbersome than if you were using an L-Bracket with a Ball Head. In other words while Gimbal mounts are superb for use with long lenses that can be easily balanced in the mount, using a short lens that does not have a tripod foot makes it front heavy and more difficult to balance. The sweet spot provided by a quality ball head will allow much more control and stability. The down side is you must change the head or buy another set of legs. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!