Nikon Z9 gets one L of a bracket with the 3 Legged Thing Zaara

3 Legged Thing Zaara
(Image credit: 3 Legged Thing)

Funky and fashionable British tripod and accessory manufacturer 3 Legged Thing has released a custom-fit L-bracket for the Nikon Z9 (opens in new tab). Named Zaara, 3LT has designed the L-bracket to perfectly fit the contours of the Z9 and its unique design ensures that it functions correctly as an L-bracket, enabling users to switch orientations and maintain the same focal plane.

The best L-bracket (opens in new tab) is an essential tool for photographers who regularly use a tripod and are useful across a wide variety of photography genres. They enable image creators to quickly switch from landscape to portrait orientations and vice versa whilst maintaining a level horizon and keeping the same focal plane. 

L-brackets also allow the camera to remain above the center of the tripod – the most stable position. You can use an L-bracket to capture stunning landscape photography, but it's great to have for a variety of genres.

“We have had many requests from customers to make an L-bracket for the Nikon Z9,” said Stuart Boston, COO of 3 Legged Thing. “We’ve listened to all their feedback and designed Zaara to ensure it gives Z9 users full L-bracket functionality. We feel sure that Z9-owners will love using Zaara.”

The L-bracket’s contours give users full access to the battery door on the side, and to lower ports on the side of the camera with the base closed. The upper headphone and mic ports can also be accessed by extending Zaara’s base. The extending base also uses a self-contained non-detachable screw to secure it in either an open or closed position.

The vertical aspect features a ¼”-20 screw thread for attachment of accessories, and two dual 1/4"-20 and 3/8”-16 threads are set into the base for use in portrait orientation. A cut-out in the base also saves weight.

The form-fitting shape enables access to all ports and batteries to be changed on the fly (Image credit: 3 Legged Thing)

3 Legged Thing Zaara

The Zaara enables easy shooting in portrait orientation on a tripod – and  also enables additional accessories to be mounted (Image credit: 3 Legged Thing)

Zaara is available in 3 Legged Thing’s eye-catching Copper or Metallic Slate Grey colors, as well as 3LT’s new Darkness (or matte black, to you and me) colourway.

The Zaara L-bracket for Nikon Z9 is available now directly from 3 Legged Thing and from select retailers worldwide. The suggested retail price is as follows: £129.99 / US $149.99.

3 Legged Thing also make the Zelda (opens in new tab) L-bracket for Nikon Z5, Z6, Z7, Z6 II (opens in new tab), and Z7 II (opens in new tab), as well as the generic Ellie (opens in new tab) universal bracket that fits a wide variety of cameras.  

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Adam has been the editor of N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine (opens in new tab) for almost 12 years, and as such is one of Digital Camera World's leading experts when it comes to all things Nikon-related. 


Whether it’s reviews and hands-on tests of the latest Nikon cameras and lenses, sharing his skills using filters, tripods, lighting, L brackets and other photography equipment, or trading tips and techniques on shooting landscapes, wildlife and almost any genre of photography, Adam is always on hand to provide his insights. 


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