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Making a D300 L-bracket fit a D800

ljordan316

Inverness, US
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ljordan316 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2010
Thu 09-Aug-12 12:35 PM

I don't believe in spending money where it is unnecessary...especially on Barbie Doll items like the L-brackets I use on my camera bodies. I decided to use my handy grinding tools to modify my D300 L-bracket to fit the D800. It took me about 10 minutes to make the changes required. The L-bracket now fits snuggly on the bottom of the D800 and the wrap-around opening at the connector door allows the door to open (it is still a pain in the butt to open, but it was before).

If any of you are handy with grinding tools or files and you want to save yourself $150 on yet another gadget, the mod is easy to do. I will upload a photo of the old D300 L-bracket that I modified if you want to see where you need to grind it.

The same should work on a D700 bracket since it is almost identical to the D300 bracket.

My wife now says I can take her to dinner with the $150 I saved. Right on.

Larry Jordan

D800E, D500, 14-24, 16-35, 24-70, 70-180 Micro, 80-400mm AF-S, 500mm AF-S II

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