February 25, 2014

Custom QR Plates for Gripped Nikon D700 and D800 from Desmond

Desmond D700G QR plate for Nikon D700 / MB-D10 grip.
Desmond could not leave Nikon users out of the game so along with the release of the two Custom QR Plates for Canons, released also two Custom Arca-Swiss® compatible quick-release plates for  high end Nikon DSLRs.

The D700G dedicated to the earlier Nikon D700 FX model (but not only) and the D800G to the latest D800 FX model.
Once again both models are designed for the MB-D10 and MB-D12 Battery Grips respectively and not the camera bodies.

Desmond D700G QR Plate for D700 w/ MB-D10 Grip

Specification:                        
Model:D700G
Height w/ ridge:15 mm (0.59")
Width:64 mm (2.52")
Length:77 mm (3.03")
Weight:62 gr (2.2 oz)

Desmond D700G QR plate for Nikon D700 / MB-D10 grip - top view
The D700G QR plate features convex edges at both sides, which immobilize the plate on the battery grip. The skeletal design minimizes the weight while a strap loop is also present at one end.
I should point out, that since the QR plate fits the MB-D10 Battery Grip which is interchangeable between Nikon D700, D300 and D300S cameras, the D700G plate compatibility should not be restricted to the gripped D700 but also to gripped D300 and D300S.

Desmond D700G QR plate for Nikon D700 / MB-D10 grip - bottom view
The bottom side view reveals the 1/4'-20 captive mounting screw, which has a hex socket but is also slotted, and moves within a slot enabling minor lateral adjustment. There are two M3 safety stop screws at both ends and an 1/4"-20 threaded hole behind the mounting screw for direct mounting on a pod without having to remove the plate.

Desmond D800G QR Plate for D800 w/ MB-D12 Grip

Specification:                        
Model:D800G
Height w/ ridge:15 mm (0.59")
Width:64 mm (2.52")
Length:77 mm (3.03")
Weight:69 gr (2.4 oz)

Desmond D800G QR plate for Nikon D800 / MB-D12 grip - top view
The D800G QR plate is quite similar in design with the D700G, featuring convex edges at both sides for the plate immobilization. The skeletal design is restricted on one side while a strap loop is still present at one end.

Desmond D800G QR plate for Nikon D800 / MB-D12 grip - bottom view
The bottom side view reveals the 1/4'-20 captive mounting screw, which has a hex socket but is also slotted, but in the D800G case moves within a longer slot enabling major lateral adjustment. Otherwise, the two M3 safety stop screws at both ends and an 1/4"-20 threaded hole behind the mounting screw for direct mounting on a pod are also present.


Common Features
Both plates are precision CNC machined from solid Aircraft grade Aluminium following the skeletal design, featuring safety stop screws at both ends, plus compatibility with all Arca style quick release clamps including RRS Lever clamps.

Desmond DG-plate tools and screws
As with most Desmond QR plated, they are accompanied by 1 x 1/4"-20 hex-socket captive screw, 2 x M3 safety stop screws and two Allen hex keys appropriate for the mounting and safety screws.

I hope you found the information useful, thank you for viewing.
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Price & Availability:
Both Desmond D700G and D800G QR plates are currently available for US$ 21.95 and US$ 24.50 respectively (+Free Shipping in the US) from Amazon.com
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