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Leofoto LPN-Z8 L-Bracket for Nikon Z8

  
 
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For those who were not amused by the Kirk Photo debacle earlier this week, the Leofoto LPN-Z8 L-bracket for the Z8 is now available to order from Leofoto USA, for US$49.99

https://leofoto.com/products_detail.php?id=751



Jul 12, 2023 at 09:37 AM
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What Kirk photo debacle?

I've always had good experiences with Kirk products...did they mess up their Z8 bracket?



Jul 12, 2023 at 10:28 AM
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Jman13 wrote:
What Kirk photo debacle?

I've always had good experiences with Kirk products...did they mess up their Z8 bracket?


Their servers crashed when orders opened up for the Z8 L-bracket. Some people inadvertently got charged for multiple orders. Eventually Kirk had to back everything out and start all over again.



Jul 12, 2023 at 10:49 AM
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Do you see 'add to cart' anywhere? Somehow I can't find it (tried different browsers).


Jul 12, 2023 at 01:22 PM
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SoCalRick wrote:
Their servers crashed when orders opened up for the Z8 L-bracket. Some people inadvertently got charged for multiple orders. Eventually Kirk had to back everything out and start all over again.


That doesn't lower the quality of the kirk bracket or after-sales support, it's just a technical glitch, not a debacle. Every reason to continue with Kirk. It just means that a) the bracket was super-popular and b) they weren't ready for it.

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Jul 12, 2023 at 03:31 PM
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Isn't that still the Chinese behind Leofoto?

EBH



Jul 12, 2023 at 05:12 PM
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My policy is to never buy anything from Leofoto I can get from other vendors.

To me they are a rip off company stealing designs from Really Right Stuff.



Jul 12, 2023 at 09:04 PM
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bernardl wrote:
My policy is to never buy anything from Leofoto I can get from other vendors.

To me they are a rip off company stealing designs from Really Right Stuff.


If you want to avoid companies that steal designs, I guess you would only buy from Arca-Swiss...



Jul 12, 2023 at 09:28 PM
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lukemeup wrote:
Do you see 'add to cart' anywhere? Somehow I can't find it (tried different browsers).


Go to the Leofoto USA web site and use the Live Chat - they will send you an invoice. I ordered mine this morning.



Jul 12, 2023 at 09:30 PM
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molson wrote:
Go to the Leofoto USA web site and use the Live Chat - they will send you an invoice. I ordered mine this morning.


Complicated way to order this. Thanks for the tip.



Jul 12, 2023 at 10:49 PM
 


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lukemeup wrote:
Complicated way to order this. Thanks for the tip.


They just haven't added it to their online catalog yet.

When they invoice you, they should also apply their current 20% off promo, which just about pays for the cost of shipping.



Jul 12, 2023 at 10:54 PM
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This looks like a clone of the SmallRig bracket :-).


Jul 13, 2023 at 10:30 AM
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aisnikkor wrote:
This looks like a clone of the SmallRig bracket :-).


It may well be... but judging from the products I've bought from both companies, Leofoto's quality and fit are a lot better than Smallrig.



Jul 13, 2023 at 10:41 AM
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That's true but then a low bar was set to begin with


Jul 13, 2023 at 11:50 AM
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molson wrote:
If you want to avoid companies that steal designs, I guess you would only buy from Arca-Swiss...


I don't advise overstating AS as a point of context here. They offer limited product. It seems more like hobby for them.



Jul 13, 2023 at 11:58 AM
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sjms wrote:
I don't advise overstating AS as a point of context here. They offer limited product. It seems more like hobby for them.


It was still their original quick-release concept...



Jul 13, 2023 at 12:04 PM
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molson wrote:
It was still their original quick-release concept...


It's a false equivalence. A small copy (the AS concept) is different from a complete copy. And RRS / Kirk are western companies, which is a bonus compared to the Leofoto / Smallrig alternatives. And RRS at least doesn't misuse the trademarked "Arca Swiss" designation, nor does Kirk.



Jul 13, 2023 at 12:23 PM
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molson wrote:
It was still their original quick-release concept...


There would be a long list there as they failed to do due diligence on their on their original patent and failed to follow-up and correct. They left the door open. There are those other companies that just simply ignore legal enforceable patents. Just a small difference.



Jul 13, 2023 at 12:34 PM
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sjms wrote:
There would be a long list there as they failed to do due diligence on their on their original patent and failed to follow-up and correct. They left the door open. There are those other companies that just simply ignore legal enforceable patents. Just a small difference.


Assuming there actually are patents on the RRS/Kirk products, if the patents were legally enforceable the other companies wouldn't be able to import their versions.

I would rather deal with a company that offers a nicer made version of an obvious concept at a fair price, and doesn't rip me off by marking up their shipping costs by 500%.



Jul 13, 2023 at 01:05 PM
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yes there are on certain products you can assume that. as far as the import there have been companies that have been restricted on importing such items when actions were taken.

fair price: well for most its bargain basement. sources that manufacture items similar to the originals and do little or no design work, support from their govt, pay their people considerably less money vs here (including any additional benefits) tend to have a distinct advantage in less costly production.

your term "obvious concept" has a rather open meaning as does "fair price".

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