Sun 23-Sep-12 06:16 PM | edited Sun 23-Sep-12 06:17 PM by RockyIII
I sold my BD7000-L before I got the D600, so I don't know how close it comes to fitting. I have a small B9 plate I am using until the BD600L is released. I hope it is a one piece plate instead of modular like the BD7000-L.
Sun 23-Sep-12 06:53 PM | edited Sun 23-Sep-12 06:54 PM by jerry r
Thanks, for responding. Yes, I have a couple of small plates also that will do until the new one is released if I need to do so.
I use a wired remote on occasion. The removable part of the D7000 L plate made that feasable when needed. I just lost the L plate vertical shooting advantage and had to use the 90 degree swing on the ball head.
IF YOU HAVE THE L PLATE FOR A D300, IT WILL FIT WITH JUST A SLIGHT MODIFICATION, THE FRONT 2 LITTLE CURVED AREAS NEED TO BE GRINDED DOWN ABOUT 3/4 OF THE WAY AND IT WILL WORK FOR THE d600. IT ALSO STILL WORKS ON ITS ORIGINAL D300.WORKED FINE ON TTL PORTRAINT AND LANDSCAPE. WHEN I FIRST TRIED ON A MANUAL SETTING I GOT A WHITE PICTURE, NOT SURE IT I NEED TO SET THE D600 DIFFERENTLY.
Thu 27-Sep-12 12:40 AM | edited Thu 27-Sep-12 12:49 AM by jerry r
Thanks, slapshot. The D600 arrived today and I still have a D7000 L plate. Looks like the same situation when I tried to fit it on earlier today. Now I have to decide to file or sell and use a generic Wimberly that I have untilthe RRS D600 plate is available.
If you are going with RRS, note that their proposed configuration (no photos) means that you cannot use the rear screen protector (BM-14)with their L-bracket. It says so right on their web site. Kirk, on the other hand, specifically mentions that their design allows the use of the screen protector, as well as allowing access to the side doors, and the use of the camera strap lugs. You might want to wait to see photos of the brackets before you commit to purchase from anyone.
Photos of the D600 L-brackets are now up at both the Kirk and RRS sites. Kirk has a wider bracket that takes advantage of the nice ridge below the D600 lens mount, and thus avoids the problems at the rear of the camera with the BM-14 LCD cover. I need that cover, so Kirk gets my money.
Aha...Kirk Enterprises has one that supports the Nikon LCD Cover - good. I ended up contacting RRS for a bit of an explanation, and this was their response:
The BD600-L will allow photographers to shoot fully tethered (HDMI, remote shutter, USB, mic, and headphone simultaneously), with the camera in portrait orientation, without needing a Cable Relief Spacer. It's all built into the plate. However, In this setup there is a heightened level of stress on the plate's anti-twist flanges. We chose to sacrifice usage of Nikon's LCD protector in order to maintain the integrity of the plate's fit, and better protect the surface finish of the D600 camera body.
I actually modified my D300 L-Bracket to fit my D600. It works like a charm. I used my Dremel tool to cut and grind away the curved lip on the front and the increased the width of the notch to fit around the bottom square of the Nikon screen protector. 20 minutes of labor and saved $140+ for my efforts.