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Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL)

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  • Compatible with 501PL & 501PLONG Plates

The Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adaptergives you the freedom to remove the camera from the head without detaching it from the plate. It includes the 501PL plate and is compatible with the 501PLONG camera plate as well. A 1/4"-20 screw and a 3/8"-16 screw are included so you can use the plate with various cameras. Corresponding threaded holes on the side of the adapter allow you to store the screw that is not being used, so you can access it if and when you need it.

0.8" (20mm) of sliding travel within plate to optimally balance gear
One 3/8"-16, one M6, and one 1/4"-20 female bottom mounting threads
Plate has 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting screws, in addition to anti-twist video register pin
2-stage quick-release system
Camera Mount Screw Sizes One 1/4"-20, Male
One 3/8"-16, Male
Tripod Mount Thread Sizes One 3/8"-16, Female
One 1/4"-20, Female
One M6, Female
Color Black
Material Aluminum
Plate 501PL
Sliding travel of plate: 0.79" (20.06mm)
Quick Release Yes
Backup Secondary safety system
Weight 0.62 lb (0.28 kg)
Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL)
  • 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws
  • 1/4-20" Screw
  • 3/8"-16 Screw
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty Extendable to 5-Years with Registration
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    Manfrotto577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL)
     
    4.7

    (based on 436 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (314)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (102)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (274)
    • Solid/sturdy (187)
    • Fits well (184)
    • Improves tripod function (129)
    • Durable (89)

    Cons

    • Poor design (13)
    • Heavy / bulky (12)
    • Difficult to use (5)
    • Heavy (4)
    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • Video (194)
    • Travel (110)
    • Weddings (110)
    • Sports/action (86)
    • Landscape/scenery (67)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (32), Personal (16)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (326), Yes (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (125), Semi-pro photographer (70), Professional (64), Photo enthusiast (29), Semi-professional (25)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Product

    Used on the glidecam HD4000 for example, this product is great but tightening the knob becomes difficult so I extended the arm so the knob sits off the glidecam top plate. Works a...Read complete review

    Used on the glidecam HD4000 for example, this product is great but tightening the knob becomes difficult so I extended the arm so the knob sits off the glidecam top plate. Works a treat!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not bad, but could be better.

    I bought this so that I could hot-swap between a handheld rig, monopod, and tripods. It does the job, for sure, and I'm grateful for that. However, [$]? The only...Read complete review

    I bought this so that I could hot-swap between a handheld rig, monopod, and tripods. It does the job, for sure, and I'm grateful for that. However, [$]? The only reason I paid this amount was there was no other alternative. Manfrotto's got us over a barrel, and, well - it doesn't need to cost [$].Also, the pin which helps the camera from turning, when it's mounted, used to be a sturdy piece of metal which, because it was on a simple spring, retracted when using a camera without the pin hole on it. Now, that pin is plastic, and can be pulled out or put in as needed. It's a TINY part, easily lost. I'm just leaving it out for now, but it's a cheap replacement that couldn't be saving them more than $.50 on each unit. (B&H, I'm sorry for including information on pricing, but that's a real consideration here, and affects my review. I bought it at B&H, because you guys had the best price. Still, I believe it's too much to charge for this piece. You guys have to make a profit; I get that. My criticism is of Manfrotto, not you. If you need to pull the pricing info, I understand. Thanks!)

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    4.0

    I have about 10 of these

    By Hai with Elise Films

    from Escondido, CA

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wedding Films

      Comments about Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL):

      The giotos are thicker and wider. Same with Kessler and other brands.

      But I'm stuck with these because I already own 3 tripods and a monopod. To keep it universal to switch the camera between: monopod, tripod, sliders, glidecam, jib, etc., I'm stuck with these okay plates.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Does its job

      By Justin Kunimoto

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL):

      Quick and convenient. I use this with the Glidecam, but I noticed it is quite heavy and I decide not to use it. It is helpful if you have a bulkier lens that wont attach to the Glidecam, so you essentially need to use it. It adds a bit of weight to your system so be careful!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Product. Great Price.

      By Kyle

      from Long Valley, NJ

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable
      • Solid Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Camera Stablizer
        • Different Tripod Heads
        • Video

        Comments about Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL):

        I use this QR plate on a camera stabilizer and it performs just as it should. From the moment I pulled it out of the box, i knew I had made the right choice. It is made from solid materials and functions smoothly. I never have to worry about things coming loose or breaking because of the construction. Well done.

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        5.0

        As always Manfrotto is the best

        By thecanonguy

        from New Jersey

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use

          Comments about Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL):

          Great connector and very strong contruction.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Overall good

          By Dave V

          from Golden CO

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Traveling

          Comments about Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL):

          I use it to swap out my camera to difference devices like my dolly, glidecam, and tripodPros: Solid construction. smooth installation.Cons: 1)Rubber on mounting plate pushes out the sides when tightened to your camera. Not a big deal, but it shouldn't do that. 2) Can only mount the plate in one direction, so you're stuck with the tightening lever on the right side only which makes balancing the glidecam a pain because it has to sit on the far right side of the quick release plate. Wish manfrotto would make a more versatile quick release adapter...

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          • No

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          4.0

          Quick On - Quick Off

          By Motion Monkey

          from Virginia

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable
          • Time saver

          Cons

          • Not universal

          Best Uses

          • On location
          • Studio
          • Tradeshows
          • Traveling

          Comments about Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL):

          I have adapted this to allow me to switch between the portable Teleprompter and without.I makes change overs very quick.It does not work universally with other quick mounts as the locking mechanism is reversed.

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          5.0

          Works with the Manfrotto 502 AH plate

          By PVM

          from Madison, WI

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • price
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL):

              This connector is used to transfer my camera on a Steadicam to a solid tripod. I do house tours so moving from one to another quickly is key.It DOES work with the plate (504plong) from the 502ah video head. That information seems to be buried but it does work just fine.Doesn't slide back as forth as much as the 502 head but that's to be expected.

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              5.0

              Absolutely Perfect!

              By SaybrookEditor

              from Old Saybrook, CT

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Glidecam

                Comments about Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL):

                This is exactly what I needed for my Glidecam 4000HD. Allows the camera to mount and dismount at a moments notice. The sled works perfectly with my 501HDV and 502 heads so its really quick to switch from tripod to slider to Glidecam. There's very little clearance for the release lever with my setup, but the quality of fit makes that it only takes a quarter turn to to tighten or release the plate. Construction is excellent and I'm very pleased.

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                5.0

                Performs as expected

                By Quinn

                from PA

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Glidecam
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL):

                  Purchased for use on Glidecam xr-2000. Essential for on the fly shoots. Sliding plate for maximum tuning capability. I often find myself shooting video with the glidecam with the need to switch to portable photo. The quick release plate is a godsend for that. The repositionable locking lever is an amazing feature.

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                  5.0

                  I recommend it!

                  By Gcosta

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL):

                    Yes, this is a great equipment and I would buy it again!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    cool.

                    By prince

                    from queens ny

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use

                      Comments about Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL):

                      It works sometimes a little hard to take off, other then that its a quick release plate but not so quick.

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Does the job

                      By ISDNY

                      from NY, NY

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Use
                      • Poor Design

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL):

                        It's ok but the plate release is atrocious, very difficult to operate when mounted.

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                        5.0

                        Can't live without one

                        By Mark

                        from New York,NY

                        Comments about Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL):

                        If you're a production professional who uses different types of sliders, jibs, etc., this is the easiest and fastest way to swap your camera in and out. It's also way cheaper than buying multiple tripod heads, and takes up less space.

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                        5.0

                        Works Great

                        By Harry in Georgia

                        from Atlanta, GA

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use

                          Comments about Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL):

                          I picked up the 577 Rapid Connector to allow me to quickly connect and disconnect my Canon HF-G30 with Glide Gear DNA 5000. It works great, and saves me setup time.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          the best

                          By mike

                          from san luis az

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL):

                            manfrotto always the best

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Fast shiping

                            By Mike

                            from NB

                            Comments about Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL):

                            Great item

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                            5.0

                            Excactly what I thought it would be!

                            By Scotty C

                            from Columbia, MO

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable
                            • Seamless

                            Cons

                            • Cost

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Video Rigs

                            Comments about Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL):

                            This is an extremely useful tool when it comes to multi-rig and multi-camera support systems within one shoot (especially documentary style, live action shoots).

                            I utilize this on my handhelf rig and other stedicams to allow for seamless transition to my all manfrotto tripod / monopod system.

                            Great fit!

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                            5.0

                            Great quick release plate!

                            By Ben the dude

                            from Reno, NV

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL):

                              Very durable, and fits on my glide cam nicely.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              501PL is compatibale with 502AH

                              By hg

                              from Los Angeles

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Studio

                                Comments about Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL):

                                I use it for Glidecam XR 1000, it is solid and works great, best part is 501PL can be put onto 502 AH without problem, but the little tip you put on the 501PL is a little too high, make is unbalanced.

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                                5.0

                                Manfrotto quality.

                                By Dan

                                from Carl Junction, MO

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Studio
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL):

                                  Manfrotto builds all of their photo equipment to the highest standard of fit, finish, and functionality. This quick release is not inexpensive but it is solidly built and worth the money.

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