Tripod QR Plate


richardmills

Link Posted 24/04/2015 - 22:19
Has anyone got any suggestions of a good arca style QR plate for a tripod ball head?

Ive got a Giottos 1301 head with the non arca style plate and would like to change the plate to an arca style one.

50mpCMOS

Link Posted 24/04/2015 - 23:50
Would there happen to be a budget or any other requirements such as weight "restrictions or needs" ?

judderman62

Link Posted 25/04/2015 - 00:06
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=arca+swiss+qr+plate
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Mike

Pentax K5 / Pentax K5 11/ Pentax K200D / Canon Rebel T1 i / Canon 650D / Pentax MX-1 / Fuji XF1 /Fuji X 10 / Canon EOS-M / Canon G10/ Pentax Mz-7 x 2

richardmills

Link Posted 25/04/2015 - 13:29
50mpCMOS wrote:
Would there happen to be a budget or any other requirements such as weight "restrictions or needs" ?

its literally to replace the current tripod qr plate on the head i have. I wouldn't want to spend mega bucks but i don't want something that is going to drop my camera etc.

This is what i have now



and this is the kind of thing im after. But i cant find one of those.

Last Edited by richardmills on 25/04/2015 - 13:29

pentax

Link Posted 25/04/2015 - 13:49
Try Speed Graphic.
Derek

K30pete

Link Posted 25/04/2015 - 14:49
I'm using Sunwayfoto, don't let it put you off that's it from a Chinese manufacturer as it's very well made.

richardmills

Link Posted 25/04/2015 - 17:22
thanks.
looking at the price of these things it looks like id just be better off buying a new ball head.

bforbes

Link Posted 25/04/2015 - 18:17
I converted a Manfrotto ball head to an Arca type QR plate with one of these link plus one of these link.

I don't know if they have one for your ballhead
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/barrieforbes

richardmills

Link Posted 26/04/2015 - 20:32
bforbes wrote:
I converted a Manfrotto ball head to an Arca type QR plate with one of these link plus one of these link.

I don't know if they have one for your ballhead

Thanks. Ive had the clamp off my head and that looks like it will be a direct fit with the 3/8 thread. Plus its got male lugs on the head.

Are you happy with the quality and the clamping action?

bforbes

Link Posted 26/04/2015 - 21:21
It seems as solid as the original to me.
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/barrieforbes

richardmills

Link Posted 26/04/2015 - 21:47
Thanks. ive just ordered one. Ill update this thread when it arrives.

richardmills

Link Posted 29/04/2015 - 21:27
It arrived. Feels very nice. I wouldn't be disappointed if it was attached to a new ball head if i had just ordered one.

I had to drill the countersink hole out a tiny bit to fit my 3/8 mounting screw in (it didnt recess the last 1/2mm) and i have swapped the qr plate screw with the one off my original qr plate as it was a little beefier. Apart from that very happy.

Thanks all.





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