40mm Universal Arca Swiss Quick Release Plate - Gunmetal Color by Breakthrough Photography
Our Arca-Type Quick Release Plate is precisely machined with a high quality stainless steel hand-adjustable, allen key and coin compatible screw. Never be left out in the field with a loose tripod plate again! This Quick Release Plate also features a loop for camera straps, and a removable end-piece allowing the photographer to position the plate flush against the back of the camera body for increased stability.
We also added two adjustable (and removable) stainless steel screws on either end of the tripod plate to prevent the camera from sliding off by accident if you haven’t adjusted the tension 100% yet. If your tripod plate is allen key compatible only, or if you still have the cheap one that comes with your tripod head, get this Arca-Type plate and be done with it.
We’ve also included a high quality weather-resistant zippered bag which we designed to fit 50mm 1.8 lenses, camera batteries, lens cloths, hard drives, shutter release cables and lots of other field gear. Compatible with every Arca-Type tripod head ever manufactured, or your money back.
Features & Benefits:
When I recently purchased an Acratech GV2 tripod head, I needed some compatible quick release plates. After reading the many positive reviews on Amazon for the Breakthrough Photography plates, I decided to give a couple of these very reasonably priced plates a try. I'm pleased that I did.
I ordered two PU60 plates from Breakthrough Photography. I can say that I am extremely impressed with the quality of these plates. Each plate arrived in a heavy duty, clear, vinyl, resealable pouch. This pouch can be used to store the plate when not in use and should last a long time. When I examined the plate, I noticed that the quality is outstanding. The fit is perfect and the finish of the plate is very professional. I have a Benro Travel Angel II Tripod with a VE1 Head. Love the Tripod and the head, but the cost of the Benro PU60 plate was twice the cost of these plates. When comparing them side by side to the Benro plate, I actually think that these are higher quality! I highly recommend these plates from Breakthrough Photography.
Bought 3 of these 60mm plates for my Canon L series telephoto lens; fits the Canon lens tripod foot perfectly & the removable end plate snugs up on the rear of the lens tripod foot to keep it secure & prevent slippage when adjusting angles on my tripod's SSirui K-40X Ball Head. I also own several [[ASIN:B00ZH2PFTM Peak Design Black Slide Camera Strap SL-2 &Peak Design Clutch CL-2 Quick-Attaching, Quick-Adjusting Black Hand Strap and these Breakthrough Photography plates with the strap slot will be compatible w/Peak Design's anchor links for all of their straps... PERFECT!
This review is for the 60mm plate. Although the photo depicts it in silver, the plate that arrived is anodised black. A nice touch is the curved raised plate (removable) which enables your camera back to snuggle up nicely to the plate. The two stainless steel "stoppers" on the underside are a welcome improvement over the Sirui version and will (should!) prevent your camera slipping off the ball-head when making adjustments.
I am converting my QR system to the universal Arca-Swiss type. That includes the base plate on my Giotto Ball Head and Gimbal head. This QR plate met all my expectations for attaching my camera to these platforms.