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Arca-Swiss Universal Quick Release Plate with 1/4" Screw (40mm) and Rubber Surface

B&H # ARQRP40.25 MFR # 802209
Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small

Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small Tripod Mount

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This Arca-Swiss Universal 40mm (1.57") quick release plate has a 1/4"-20 camera screw, and features a rubberized surface for a more secure connection. Also compatible with the many other Arca-type quick release systems, e.g. Acratech, Foba, Graff, Wimberley, etc.

Camera Screw(s) 1/4"-20
Length 1.57" (40mm)
Weight 1.9 oz (55 g)
Arca-Swiss Universal Quick Release Plate with 1/4" Screw (40mm) and Rubber Surface
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    Arca-SwissUniversal Camera Plate 1/4" Small
     
    4.6

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (27)
    • Fits well (21)
    • Solid/sturdy (20)
    • Improves tripod function (13)
    • Durable (6)

    Cons

    • Poor design (3)
    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (17)
    • Travel (15)
    • Night shots (14)
    • Portraits (10)
    • Wildlife (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (12), Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (23)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Pointed in the right direction.

    This is my second purchase of this plate. This plate has the dovetail cut in the same direction as the lens plates, instead of 90 degrees off to the side. This wouldn't be...Read complete review

    This is my second purchase of this plate. This plate has the dovetail cut in the same direction as the lens plates, instead of 90 degrees off to the side. This wouldn't be a problem if you only use the ball head mount. I have a Wimberley Head and this allows the camera to be mounted on it, pointed in the correct direction, if I'm not using a large lens with a lens plate. I don't have to carry an extra tripod or change the mount when switching camera/lens combinations. Now all my lens plates and camera body plates are pointed in the same direction. The only downside is this puts the head clamp knob close to the camera body, but not really a problem unless you are wearing thick gloves.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Bad Glue

    It is well made using good materials, except for the glue that they use, as the rubber pad of mine started peeling off on the first day of use. Arca-Swiss support recommends using...Read complete review

    It is well made using good materials, except for the glue that they use, as the rubber pad of mine started peeling off on the first day of use. Arca-Swiss support recommends using Pliobond, but I just use standard two-part epoxy to glue it back.

    I bought it together with the Z1, which functions flawlessly so far. However I won't be buying addition quick release plates from Arca-Swiss.

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    4.0

    Almost There

    By Tony T

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    • Macro Photography
    • Portraits

    Comments about Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small:

    Quality and craftsmanship but its missing a knurled mounting screw to make it easier to tighten by hand without the need for an Allen Wrench.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Choose to go with an Arca-Swis mount

    By Photo Hiker

    from Rockwall, TX

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home
      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits

      Comments about Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small:

      I simply chose this to go with an Arca-Swiss tripod quick release camera mounting system.
      It is simple and works well. While there are other brands that apparently work with the Arc-Swiss quick release system, another reviewer seemed to think the Arca-Swis brand was more precisely made than the alternatives, so I chose this plate.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Perfect, but pricey

      By Tucotenring

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Extremely Well Made
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Price

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small:

      No worries about a lens or camera twisting on this plate.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      strong, easy to fix & release

      By Peter

      from West Covina

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small:

        very light, strong, sturdy & works well with arca-swiss system. It's just a bit ticker than Wimberley plate. since i need the 4mm one, I took this.

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        • No

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Does what it says but...

        By CaptainBob Brown

        from Hawaii

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small:

          This plate is cheap enough that it might do to have one for each big lens and camera body you have so you don't have to keep moving the plate around to put different gear on your Arca Swiss type tripod clamp but...

          1) It lacks any kind of safety stop screw(s) to prevent lens from slipping out of the Arca Swiss style clamp it's designed for so make sure you've got a good grip on your gear until it's securely clamped into the Arca Swiss clamp on your tripod.

          2) It's small but I find it blocks the battery compartment lid on my Canon EOS 1000D body. There are lens plates designed to fit the Arca Swiss clamps that don't block your battery compartment so if this is a concern check first. I do have a Benro PU50 lens plate that costs less, has safety screws, doesn't block the Canon battery compartment lid, and can be removed with a coin or allen key wrench.

          3) It takes a correctly sized allen wrench to remove the plate. Some plates have slotted heads and/or have swivel grips that you can get a hold of and unscrew by hand. This one doesn't.

          All that said...you get what you pay for and this plate does the basic job but no more.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Works perfect, minus tripod screw

          By Jeremy

          from New York, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer
          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small:

                Works perfect on my older model Arca ball head. My only complaint is that I with the attachment didnt require a allen wrench to attach to the tripod socket on camera. A handscrew like my Manfrotto plate would be much more convenient

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                goes to Arca Swiss

                By mariond

                from Seattle

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability
                • Large Range of Motion
                • Strong Clamp

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Portraits
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small:

                  Makes the tripod head more interchangeable with other equipment

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Works as expected from Arca-Swiss

                  By Ken

                  from Bellingham, WA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Improves Tripod Function
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small:

                    I use Arca-Swiss on all my equipment and needed this for a new camera. No hassles and everything works smoothly. A little on the pricy side, but you get what you pay for.

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                    5.0

                    Arca-Swiss at its best.

                    By Onetech

                    from NYC, NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well
                    • Improves Tripod Function
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small:

                      Solid compliment to my Arca Z1 Ballhead.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Small, Unobtrusive, Does the Job

                      By PAG

                      from Green Lane, PA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits Well
                      • Solid/Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small:

                        I photograph mostly birds. I have a BlackRapid strap and normally hang my camera from the foot of my 300mm lens. When using a smaller lens, I needed a plate to fit onto the bottom of my D7000. This works just fine. It has not loosened up on me and locks right into the Arca style mounts I have for both my strap and my gimbal head.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        versatile

                        By mariond

                        from Poulsbo

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fits Well
                        • Improves Tripod Function
                        • Solid/Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Portraits
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small:

                          You can leave this on you camera or lens ring for quicker set up. It's nice to have more than one.

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                          • Yes

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                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Ultra Flexible

                          By isodan

                          from Elyria, Ohio

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fits Well
                          • Solid/Sturdy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Portraits
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small:

                            I love this plate. It can be used with several well known tripod head companies! I like the rubber surface, as it doesn't scratch the base of your camera. Buy with confidence.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Does the job

                            By Keeter

                            from Temecula CA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fits Well
                            • Rubber surface protects
                            • Solid/Sturdy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • With arca swiss head

                              Comments about Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small:

                              What to say about a simple little equipment selection... It fits well, does the job and does everything youd expect. I use this on my 5Dmkii and will soon add this same one to my other cameras. I like the rubber surface opposed to those without because it protects your investment.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Works Great

                              By Wayne R

                              from Wisconsin

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fits Well
                              • Improves Tripod Function
                              • Solid/Sturdy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Portraits
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small:

                                This plate is always on my camera for those times when I need to quickly mount onto my ballhead for landscape or other still photography. This design is simple yet effective. There is not much to discuss...It works as expected, and is invisible when you are not using it. I do not even know it's on my camera. Lightweight and secure.

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                As advertised

                                By Ben

                                from Tucson, AZ

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fits Well
                                • Improves Tripod Function
                                • Solid/Sturdy

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small:

                                    Expensive, but works well.

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                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Excellent help in securing camera

                                    By Francis

                                    from St Petersburg Fl

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fits Well
                                    • Improves Tripod Function
                                    • Solid/Sturdy

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Night Shots
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small:

                                      I use it to secure & lock camera onto ball head

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                                      • No

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Versatile and Protects Body

                                      By RaysLens

                                      from Lexington, KY

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Fits Well
                                      • Solid/Sturdy

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small:

                                          When I upgraded to a Canon pro body, my old release plate would not work as it has a lip on it. But after using this one I am going to order another and throw my old one away! The rubber surface on this protects the body from scratches. The old one scraped up my 5D body and made it worth less when I sold it. This new plate fits tighter and will not scrape up your camera body. All in all, worth the money even if your old one still works.

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                                          • No

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                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Nice product

                                          By Sam

                                          from Salt Lake City, UT

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Fits Well
                                          • Improves Tripod Function

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small:

                                              Good quality.

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                                              • No

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                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              It's Arca Swiss, enough said!

                                              By MicHoHo

                                              from Toronto, Canada

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Fits Well
                                              • Improves Tripod Function
                                              • Solid/Sturdy

                                              Cons

                                              • Expensive
                                              • Poor Design

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                              • Night Shots
                                              • Travel

                                              Comments about Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small:

                                              It is a QR plate, so there isn't anything technical about it. Does what it's supposed to do. Fits well with my D90 and doesn't feel loose at all once you tighten, just a little expensive for a piece of metal.

                                              For those BR/sunsniper strap users, do not get because there isn't an extra hole for the strap mount at the bottom. This is the only negative thing (which is why I put poor design) If you were to use anything else that uses the bottom screw hole, you'll want to get a Markin plate instead.

                                              Other than that, you are buying an Arca Swiss product, so enough said!

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                                              • No

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                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              good product, works well

                                              By Rmac

                                              from Dayton, Ohio

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Fits Well
                                              • Improves Tripod Function

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                                • Night Shots
                                                • Travel
                                                • Weddings/Events
                                                • Wildlife

                                                Comments about Arca-Swiss Universal Camera Plate 1/4" Small:

                                                good product, works well

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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