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

B&H # ARQRP40.25 Mfr # 802209
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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
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    Arca-SwissUniversal Camera Plate 1/4" Small
     
    4.6

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (25)
    • Fits well (21)
    • Solid/sturdy (20)
    • Improves tripod function (13)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (17)
    • Night shots (14)
    • Travel (14)
    • Wildlife (10)
    • Portraits (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (12), Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

    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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    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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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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              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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • 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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                      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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • 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.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • 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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                                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              2.0

                                              Bad Glue

                                              By Barnaby

                                              from Toronto, Canada

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Fits Well
                                              • Solid/Sturdy

                                              Cons

                                              • Bad glue

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                              • Night Shots

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

                                              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.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

                                              Share this review

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Good Plate

                                              By Alan Evans

                                              from Los Angeles, CA

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home
                                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                                • Night Shots
                                                • Wildlife

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

                                                Works perfectly with my Z1.

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                                                • No

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                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Good for the money

                                                By Henrique

                                                from Boynton Beach, FL

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Fits Well
                                                • Solid/Sturdy
                                                • Well Made

                                                Cons

                                                • Pricey

                                                Best Uses

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

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

                                                Standard arca plate, well build but nothing special considering is costs more than the ones made by different manufacturers.

                                                I bought this since I got the Z1 head and I didn't want to take my chances with a plate that was gonna be inferior.

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