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    L Plate for D90 with MB-D80

    Hi all,

    I am in the market for an L Plate for my D90 that has an MB-D80 battery pack.

    I also want to upgrade my ball head.

    I have been looking at the Really Right Stuff ballheads and L Plate combo, but unfortunately, the L Plate that Really Right Stuff offers is only for the standard camera without the MB-D80 battery pack.

    So, I looked elsewhere and found an L Plate by Kirk that will suit my D90 with the MB-D80 attached to it.

    My question is, does anyone know if the Kirk L Plate will fit a Really Right Stuff ball head or will I need to buy a ball head from Kirk to suit their L Plate. I would rather have the Really Right Stuff ballhead.

    Any help or advice welcomed.
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    Hi

    both manufacturer's products use the Arca-swiss type clamps and plates, so they are interchangable, UNLESS you are using the quick-release type clamp, which sometimes has a problem with different tolerances. If you use the screw-type clamp you will have no problems. I have a Markins ball head, an RRS rail and clamp, and a Kirk L-bracket and they all work together very well. IMO the Kirk and RRS gear seems pricey, but when you get it you will realise why, it is really well made.
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    hi dave, thanks for that. I think I will go with the Kirk L plate and the RRS ball head combo, seems to me that is the best/only combo I have.

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    I use a RRS L-Plate with a Kirk clamp on a Manfrotto head. I recall reading on their respective sites at the time that one was not as universal as the other. Well worth confirming before you purchase.

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