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Cartoni A500 Quick Release Plate

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Cartoni A500 Quick Release Plate

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Action Pro / Status Pro
  • Compatible with HiDV, Focus, Focus HD

You Pay: $77.28

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The Cartoni A500 Quick Release Plate is for Cartoni's Action Pro, Status Pro, HiDV, Focus, and Focus HD fluid heads. A 1/4"-20 screw is included.

Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.8 x 2.3 x 0.3"
Cartoni A500 Quick Release Plate
  • 1/4"-20 Screw
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    CartoniA500 Quick Release Plate
     
    4.1

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Professional quality (7)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Highly compatible (3)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (4)

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (7)
    • Home movies (6)
    • Complex projects (4)
    • In the studio (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional artist (6), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best to go with originals!

    Someone stole my tripod plate, or I misplaced it stupidly and in a panic i immersed myself on the internet. I found "compatible" plates made and shipped from China for...Read complete review

    Someone stole my tripod plate, or I misplaced it stupidly and in a panic i immersed myself on the internet. I found "compatible" plates made and shipped from China for about $ bucks, but I knew if I could find the original it would be in B&H. It is pricey, but it's made in Italy, where other great but pricey stuff is made, like the Vespa, Lamborghini and Ferrari. B&H is always my solution, great prices and excellent service. (--------------)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Sloppy

    This plate is inferior to those found on some higher-end consumer tripods. The sliding piece that holds the screw and guide pin is narrower than the channel it rides in. This allows it...Read complete review

    This plate is inferior to those found on some higher-end consumer tripods. The sliding piece that holds the screw and guide pin is narrower than the channel it rides in. This allows it (and thus the camera) to shift from side to side within the channel. Thus only the clamping pressure of the plate keeps the camera from flopping from side to side, which is not reliable and defeats the purpose of the guide pin.

    That's a shame on a $2000 tripod.

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    1.0

    Too expensive

    By Tom E.

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Limited Compatibility
      • Poor Performance
      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies

      Comments about Cartoni A500 Quick Release Plate:

      This is simply too much to pay for a camera plate. Shame on Cartoni. It should cost half as much. I own two of these and plan on staying away from this brand forever.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      Sloppy

      By TheSameOne

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Design
        • Poor Performance
        • Sloppily Manufactured

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films

        Comments about Cartoni A500 Quick Release Plate:

        This plate is inferior to those found on some higher-end consumer tripods. The sliding piece that holds the screw and guide pin is narrower than the channel it rides in. This allows it (and thus the camera) to shift from side to side within the channel. Thus only the clamping pressure of the plate keeps the camera from flopping from side to side, which is not reliable and defeats the purpose of the guide pin.

        That's a shame on a $2000 tripod.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        A500 Quick Release Plate by Cartoni

        By joshf

        from Santa Monica, CA

        About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Cartoni A500 Quick Release Plate:

          This is a great plate in the film industry, very robust etc.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          The only thing that fits the Focus HD fluid head

          By R.G. Ratcliffe

          from Austin, Texas

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films

          Comments about Cartoni A500 Quick Release Plate:

          I"ve tried to find alternative and less expensive plates with no luck. I misplaced my original one, so I bought two replacements to make sure I had one in the future if that happens again. Probably $ would be a fair price; however, manufacturers of plates for other heads sell them for about $. So you can see how they are overpriced. But, like I said, they're the only thing that fits this head.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Best to go with originals!

          By E.J.

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Cartoni A500 Quick Release Plate:

            Someone stole my tripod plate, or I misplaced it stupidly and in a panic i immersed myself on the internet. I found "compatible" plates made and shipped from China for about $ bucks, but I knew if I could find the original it would be in B&H. It is pricey, but it's made in Italy, where other great but pricey stuff is made, like the Vespa, Lamborghini and Ferrari. B&H is always my solution, great prices and excellent service. (--------------)

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            It works.

            By BBrown

            from IN

            About Me Hobbyist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

            • Pricey

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Cartoni A500 Quick Release Plate:

            Took care of my problem nicely.
            No generic available.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Functions Properly

            By Izzy The Kid

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Film Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Professional Quality
            • Works

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

              Comments about Cartoni A500 Quick Release Plate:

              I know it's hard to believe but this camera product works exactly as you'd like it to, not questions asked. Novel isn't it?!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              B&H comes thru againi

              By TIMBO

              from WASH DC

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Cartoni A500 Quick Release Plate:

                  these guys are great, I tried to order the wrong item.. they slowed me down
                  asked lots of questions and got me the exact item I needed.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  A spare release plate

                  By RG Ratcliffe

                  from Austin, Texas

                  About Me Writerphotographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                  • Pricey / Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about Cartoni A500 Quick Release Plate:

                  I needed a spare release plate for my Cartoni Fluid HD head. This is the only one that will fit it. The plate works as designed. My only complaint with this plate, as most other plates for other tripod heads, is that they are over-priced.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  NOT SO HAPPY

                  By REal Video

                  from Gilbert, AZ

                  Comments about Cartoni A500 Quick Release Plate:

                  I'll be calling to find out why this cheap plastic but pricy quick release plat doesn't fit my tripod though it's made for it. Me camera slides around and would fall out if I used it. They don't allow zero stars or I would give it that.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  tears of joy from this product

                  By Luke the guy

                  from Irvine CA

                  About Me 5'10 180lbs Male

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Tastes Great

                  Cons

                  • Not Edible

                  Best Uses

                  • Showing Off At Parties

                  Comments about Cartoni A500 Quick Release Plate:

                  Man. What a product. I had an incredible need for one specific quick release plate, and sure enough, this was it. I ordered, and received, and used, and my life has never been the same. My friends say things like "you really have it all together now" and "you seem different, like more handsome and confident probably".

                  If you are in the market for the A500 Quick Release Plate by Cartoni, this is the one for you.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  3.0

                  Just ok. Bought as a replacement item.

                  By Victor Martins

                  from Sao Paulo, Brasil

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Weak Construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Low Budget Video
                  • Shooting Stills

                  Comments about Cartoni A500 Quick Release Plate:

                  I bought two of these in order to replace the one I have lost. It's plastic made, I wish it was tougher.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Mounted

                  By joshjaf

                  from Sioux Falls, SD

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Cartoni A500 Quick Release Plate:

                  This product does what it is ment to do, it attaches a camera to the tripod.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  missing second screw

                  By hud

                  from dallas

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Cartoni A500 Quick Release Plate:

                  the plate is what it is.. i just didnt get the second larger screw with it (1/4-20 it came with).
                  maybe it's not supposed to come with one--

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                  5.0

                  You'd be lost with out it

                  By Summit Broadcast

                  from Cuyahoga Falls, OH

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Stabilization

                    Comments about Cartoni A500 Quick Release Plate:

                    Works with the new Focus HD system. Bought this as a backup and also to use with a mobile teleprompter.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great For Cartoni Fluid Heads

                    By WackyDuck

                    from Custer, WI

                    About Me Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Home Movies
                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Cartoni A500 Quick Release Plate:

                      Works just like the factory head. Excellent for replacements or to have one for each apparatus, ie, jibs, cranes, etc.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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