I know some folks haven't been happy with the less than streamlined design of the RRS L-bracket for the D700. I received my Kirk L-bracket today. I think it's fine, with pretty much the same fit to body as all my other L-brackets (Kirk and RRS). It is a little difficult to access the flap on the side of the camera covered by the bracket, but those are receptacles that I've never used on any of my cameras. For those who might be interested, here are some point and shoot images of the Kirk L-bracket: I'm happy with it.