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Nikon Z8 Plates


Discover the perfect companion for your Nikon Z8 - Precision plates for enhanced stability and seamless shooting. Explore now at Really Right Stuff!

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Product Overview

Really Right Stuff camera body plates are all custom designed for each camera body and precision machined from solid blocks of 6061-T6 aluminum. Fully compatible with any RRS quick-release system, our plates feature precisely contoured anti-twist flanges for a perfect fit that prevents twisting between the camera and our plate. All of our quick-release plates utilize a custom machined 1/4"-20 threaded captive-style mounting screw that threads into the tripod mounting socket of your camera body.

RRS camera L-Plates feature two dovetail mounting surfaces in the shape of an L; one on the bottom of your camera, and one on the left-hand side. This additional mounting option allows you to quickly change between landscape and portrait orientations while minimizing the need to recompose your shot, saving you time and hassle. Also, an L-Plate keeps your gear centered directly above the tripod's apex which helps maintain the best stability possible.

RRS modular L-Plates have all of the same advantages a traditional unibody L-plate, but are comprised of two separate components: a conventional base plate, and a dedicated vertical L-Component that mounts on the left-hand side of the base plate. This modular approach offers the flexibility of allowing the photographer to remove the added L-Component for a slimmer profile, or when maximum access to the side ports is needed.

This plate features a fully integrated QD (Quick Detach) mounting system. This allows users the ability to rapidly mount or dismount a support strap system from a camera body plate featuring a QD mounting socket. QD release systems are a professionally proven system with many already existing third party options, offering a robust 50lb load capacity when used with our quick-release plates.


CNC machined 6061-T6 Aluminum
Anodized; Type II Black
Anti-twist pin provides extra secure fit 
Safety-stop screw
Laser engraved center marks
5/32" Hex key storage
Integrated Steel QD socket
(2) 1/4"-20 threaded accessory mounting sockets
R-Lock compatible
.900" L-component slide out


L-Set Specs

Length: 4.6in. (116mm)
Width: 1.7in. (42mm)
Height: 3.8in. (95mm)
Weight: 4.8oz (135g) 

Base Plate Specs

Length: 3.7in. (94mm)
Width: 1.5in. (38mm)
Height: .5in. (12mm)
Weight: 2.5oz (71g)

Battery Grip L-Plate

Length: 5.7 in. / (144mm)
Width: 3. in. / (76mm)
Height: 5.8 in. / (147mm)
Weight: 5.5oz /(155g)


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  • 5

    RRS Customer service 5th Jan 2024

    HexKey Clip Answers

    I cannot comment on a review, so we had to make our own. The way our engineers designed this capture clip is fairly simple! If you push the hex key down on the protruding end, then it will pop right out of the clip!

  • 1

    ALAN ROBERTS 12th Dec 2023

    A Poor Design Solion as compared to my other RRS plates

    In the past I've been very happy with the RRS L-Plates I've bought for my OM / Olympus system but am very disappointed with this Modular L-Plate Set for my Z8. I needed one as soon as possible back in May and bought this as soon as it was available but was very disappointed when it arrived. Gone is the magnetically-held key under the base - because the base now does NOT extend the full width of the body and, in place of it, two ridiculous plastic-looking clips on the back side. What is even worse is that, when the plate is attached to the camera, it is very difficult to get a grip on the key with your finger to remove it if you want to adjust the side plate. As an architect, I would say it's a poorly conceived solution that does not work well. For $200, not worth it and I cannot recommend this to my photographer friends.

  • 4

    William Stamper 11th Nov 2023

    Nikon Z8 battery grip plate

    Wrote a review a few months ago but it never got posted. Overall a great plate (like everything else RRS makes). But another reviewer commented on the change from the magnetic clasp for the allen wrench to the two plastic clips, and I'll echo that: I found myself wondering how many times the wrench would be knocked out of this new mount. Answer thus far: twice. During a photo op to Scotland I found the wrench in my photo bag, and later watched as it was knocked out of the mounts while setting up in a photo op. I imagine this design change was to keep costs down - but my recommendation: in the future, if it isn't broken, don't fix it.

  • 4

    Steven 1st Nov 2023

    Why the change?

    This is my second purchase of the Modular L-Plate for the Nikon Z8. The first L-Plate has worked fine and was made of quality materials as we have come to expect from RRS products. When the second L-Plate arrived I was more than a little surprized to see RRS is now using a pair of plastic clips to hold the allen wrench in place on the bottom of the plate vs. the magnets they used on earlier versions of the same plate. While the plastic clips seem to hold the allen wrench firmly in place, I have to wonder how the plastic will hold up over time. A combination of normal wear and tear as well as the fact mosts plastics tend to get hard and brittle over time raises concernsfor me. I've used RRS plates for years which included use of magnets with no issues, so I have to wonder why they decided to make the switch.....likely a cost savings measure. Color me skeptical at this point and hope my initial concerns do not manifest themselves into problems in the future.

  • 4

    john p 26th Oct 2023

    Good product

    Nice one