Questions tagged [quick-release]

is an accessory to enable (un)joining camera with tripod head in a quicker way than screw mounting.

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Which are the most common quick release plate systems out there

I have come to undrestand that there are systems for quick release plates. Which are the most common systems out there? I ask as I am considering buying a tripod and wondering about compatability for ...
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What is this part of a tripod head for?

I got a tripod from thrift store but I have no idea what this tripod head is for. Does anyone know?
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Quick release adapter with handle bar

I'm planning to buy a MeFoto Roadtrip Air. But its head cannot be replaced and it has an arca-swiss quick release plate. I prefer a spring loaded quick release plate and searched for an adapter and ...
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Is a 50mm-wide arca-mount a standard?

I have a cheap tripod that have a 50mm wide arca-style mount. Is this a standard or some random thing? From what I can tell all arca mounts' plate are 38mm wide (the distance between the dovetail/...
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Can quick release plates be bought separately from ball-head?

Reading the reviews, I wished to purchase Manfrotto 498RC2 Ball Head that comes with RC2 quick-release system. Though the product is available online at a few stores, it is no more listed in the Ball-...
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Which adapter should I buy to adapt this Heiwa tripod, to attach my camera?

I cannot find the right adapter to plug on the tripod with the following form factor : Measurements are expressed in Centimeters.
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Quick-Release Plate Materials

Many manufacturers offer Arca-Swiss type plates and I noticed there are a wide range of materials used for such plates. The ones I've seen are: Bare metal Rubber Cork What are the pros and cons ...
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Are Manfrotto Q6 Plates Compatible with Acratech GP-ss Ball-Heads?

To save bulk I have been interested in the Acratech GP-ss ballhead lately. It takes a quick-release plate which has to be selected according to the camera. This is problematic for me because I use 5 ...
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Are L-plates and anti-twist plates only made for the Arca Swiss QR system?

From what I understand the L-plates and the camera specific anti-twist plates are only made for the Arca Swiss quick release system. Am I right? Are there no anti-twist plates or L-plates that are ...
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Manfrotto's QR2 system vs Arca-Swiss Release system

I'm used with Manfrotto's QR2 release system and I find it really quick when I need to detach the camera from the tripod and shot hand-held. I do this rather often when I alternate long-exposure shots ...
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Arca Swiss compatible quick release plate with a lever

I am looking for a quick release plate to add to my existing tripod head, which is Arca Swiss compatible and has a lever. Its important to me that the camera locks the once inserted. Tightening the ...
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What would be a cheap and good bracket for a Markins Q-Ball Q20?

I have a ballhead: Markins Q-Ball Q20 with Lever Release which I use for my Nikon D90. I just bought a HF G10 Canon camcorder and would like to mount it on the Markins. What is a cheap and good ...
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Why don't stock DSLR camera straps have quick-releases on them? And where can I find a simple strap that does?

I have a D7000 and recently got a BlackRapid RS7 strap for it. I love the RS7, but there are times when I'd rather have just a simple strap attached to the eyelets on the camera. The standard Nikon ...
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What is an L plate?

While perusing the local Craigslist photo/video listings, I saw someone trying to sell something called an L-plate. What the heck is an L-plate?
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Which tripod heads accept the Arca-Swiss plate system?

Can you point me to some brand which build tripod's head which accept the Arca Swiss plates system? I know Arca have a ball heads, but I want to know if some other companies provides such heads (I ...
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What are pros and cons of different quick release systems?

Some overlooked detail in photography are quick release systems. I found it tough to get good information about them, and since they tend to be rather expensive I'd like to hear pros and cons of ...