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?
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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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.
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!
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.