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Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate

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Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate

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Made of silky-smooth anodized aluminum, the Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate is a simple Arca-Swiss style universal plate providing much of the quality construction, solid connection and anti-twist capacities of custom plates.  It is 100% compatible with all the various Arca-type quick release adapters made by many different companies(such as Acratech, Arca-Swiss, Foba, Graf/Studioball, Gitzo, Novoflex, NPC and Wimberley).

The P-5 plate has a thin, dense layer of textured rubber upon its uppermost surface, which grips the bottom of cameras but is so dense and thin that it maintains a solid feel similar to a metal-to-camera connection.  Below the rubber, the top metal surface of the P5 is machined to ensure that frictional force is concentrated on the plate's outer portions, which provides the maximum mechanical advantage to help resist twisting.

While the P5 works on nearly all camera bodies, it is brilliantly suited for use with cameras which have metal skeletons and metal tripod sockets.  With plastic-bodied camera bodies, one must not apply excessive torque to the plate when attaching to the camera.

Can be used for cameras or collared lenses
Two 3mm stop-screws supplied can be affixed to the ends of the plate, to prevent the plate from accidentally sliding out of the head
Second offset 1/4-20" hole, for cameras that don't have a centered tripod socket
1/4-20" Threaded hole to attach plate directly to head or bracket
Accepts Module 8 to work with Shape Shifter flash/macro bracket system
UPC: 753182834344
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 4.0 x 0.7"
Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate
  • 1/4"-20 Screw
  • Two 3mm Stop Screws
  • 5/32" Allen Wrench & 2.5mm Allen Wrench
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    WimberleyP5 Universal Quick Release Plate
     
    4.7

    (based on 63 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (47)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fits well (41)
    • Easy to use (36)
    • Improves tripod function (36)
    • Solid/sturdy (32)
    • Lightweight (18)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (26)
    • Travel (20)
    • Night shots (17)
    • Portraits (15)
    • Long exposures (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (24), Semi-pro photographer (12), Enthusiast (9), Pro photographer (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (31)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Stick to ur camera like part of the body

    I was panic before i made decision to go for a P5 universal plate with Acratech universal "L" bracket. But i am sure it's the right combination. Because I hate...Read complete review

    I was panic before i made decision to go for a P5 universal plate with Acratech universal "L" bracket. But i am sure it's the right combination. Because I hate to have a special designed "L" bracket which made only for 1 kind of body. It's maybe a bit cheaper than my above combination when u work with 1 camera, but it will end up more expensive if u have 2 or more cameras work at same time, u may have to buy 2-3 special "L" brackets respectively.when u use universal stuff, u just need 1 universal "L" bracket with 2-3 universal plates.

    P5 is a light, strong, stick-to-body plate. it works perfect on my new Nikon D3s.

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    Horrid

    I have tried to use this plate on my Canon EOS 5D both with and without the vertical grip and I am unable to get it tight enough to resist slipping without seriously deforming the...Read complete review

    I have tried to use this plate on my Canon EOS 5D both with and without the vertical grip and I am unable to get it tight enough to resist slipping without seriously deforming the camera/grip body. Both have magnesium alloy bodies and skeletons. The rubber that covers the plate isn't good at keeping the plate from rotating either, it's simply too hard and slippery. Overall, very unimpressed.

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    4.0

    It works.

    By Mark

    from NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fits Well
    • Logo
    • Quality Manufacturing
    • Solid/Sturdy
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Logo On Side
    • Requires Hex Key

    Best Uses

      Comments about Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate:

      What else can I say about the Wimberley P5 QR plate? It functions as advertised. The pros of this plate are unexciting. It works, it resists rotation of the camera quite well, and I am confident with its quality.

      I really wish Wimberley would have made this plate with a different bolt. I really don't like having to carry a hex key with me and I am afraid that one day I will lose it and be unable to attach/detach the plate. I would have much preferred a bolt that can be twisted with a coin, or even better, a bolt that can be twisted by hand.

      I personally don't like having the logo on the side of the plate. It should have been put on the bottom. I cover the logos on nearly all of my products, and this one would be difficult to do as it's etched into the metal.

      The only other con I can think of is the price which is a bit steep. I use this on the amazing Acratech GP ballhead which cost me as much as eight of these plates. The ballhead delivers a lot more value than the plate, that's for sure.

      If you understand that you will need to use the included hex key to attach/detach the plate, and you are comfortable with the price point and the logo, you will be perfectly happy with it.

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      4.0

      Tough, Well done, Pro ...

      By Isywybad

      from Montreal

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate:

      Use on a 5d and 7d.

      A little bit expensive

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      5.0

      Works.

      By Big Jer

      from Manchester, Tn.

      Comments about Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate:

      This is part of what helps me to use my D800 Nikon on my same tripod. I like it.

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      5.0

      Nice

      By Jerry

      from Sarasota, FL

      Comments about Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate:

      Using with Really Right Stuff heads. Nice to have a universal plate rather than having to buy individual tailored plates.

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      5.0

      perfect fit

      By Johnny

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fits Rrs
      • Fits Well
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate:

          I assist as well as change out different cameras but they don't all have L brackets to fit my RRS ball head with quick release clamp. I purchased the Sunwayfoto plate thinking it would fit the RRS clamp, but alas, it doesn't fit. It is just slightly off and I would have to put a slim piece of Gaff tape in the edge to get it to fit snug. Well, that looks and is sloppy. I had been on too many shoots where the camera started sliding out of the clamp during a shoot and that doesn't work. So I called RRS and asked if they sell a universal camera plate to fit the RRS QR clamp. All of their plates are custom to each camera. Well I switch cameras a lot and I assist with gear so other photographers need a plate for their camera. This one fits the bill. When I talked with RRS on the phone they directed me to this exact plate as they do not make a univ plate. RRS said that some other makers do not make stuff to exacting measurements. Wimberley does make plates with strict measurements. It fits right on the RRS QR clamp. It does,require an alan wrench for every time you want to switch it out. I wish that it was a bolt with a swing lever so you dont need a flat head or alan wrench each time I attach it to camera. One more thing..the rubber where it meets the camera is really nice. It holds the camera real snug for a great fit no matter what camera.

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          5.0

          Works with RRS BH-25 LR ballhead

          By More Cow Bell

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fits Well
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate:

            I am quite happy with this QR plate. Like several other reviewers I grew tired of purchasing a new body specific plate from RRS each time I acquired a new camera body. I am using the P5 plate with an RRS BH-25 LR ballhead, which has a lever-release clamp. There is little to no adjustment with that lever style clamp -- either the plate fits, or it doesn't. Previously I'd tried a much less expensive univeral Arca-Swiss QR plate with this same lever release ballhead, and it wasn't even close to a usable fit. I've used the P5/BH-25 LR combo with a Fuji X-E1 (18-55mm kit lens) and a Canon Rebel SL1 (180-135 STM lens) and it worked well in both cases. Both of those examples are by design very light in weight -- I do not like lugging around heavy photo gear. While the P5 feels solid with gear that lightweight, a professional grade DSLR with a large lens may warrant the extra security that comes with a body or lens specific plate.

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            5.0

            handy !

            By henry

            from Australia

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate:

                What can you say? simple, compact, works a treat

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                5.0

                It doesn't get any better than this!

                By Nick R

                from Orange County, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate:

                    First off, B&H rocks! And if you're on their site, you probably already know that!

                    Wimberley makes the best products. Solid, useful, and you can feel the quality when hold and using any of their products. I bought this QR Plate for my off-camera flash. I like to use an off-camera flash so that I more control and can eliminate shadows created by the flash. I use the P5 QR Plate and C-12 QR Clamp on a light stand. This allows me to quickly and with one hand, mount and dismount the flash head as I move about the shoot. Great products!

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                    5.0

                    Smooth and secure!

                    By Jumar

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    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
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate:

                      Well-made, works very smoothly and securely. Somewhat expensive, but if you're hanging thousands of dollars of gear on it, worth it!

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                      5.0

                      Pretty Amazing

                      By GFU

                      from Pennsylvania

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Expensive

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate:

                      I have Arca-Swiss plates on all my gear, including my point and shoot. For most things, the cheap plates are OK. But if you don't want your SLR twisting when placed off-axis on a ball head, you need something more.This thing works great. All you need to do is make it snug, and it won't move. I use it atop my Gitzo traveler with a Sunwayfoto clamp.

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                      5.0

                      Using on Sony A77. Works securely.

                      By Fred

                      from Boston

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate:

                        Holds sony A77 secure and firm.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Expensive

                        By Strykapose

                        from nyc

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fits Well
                        • Improves Tripod Function
                        • Solid/Sturdy

                        Cons

                        • Cost

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate:

                        Upgraded my ballheads to RRS. Also got camera "L" brackets but needed a flat QR plate that didnt have problems mounting on the RRS. I gave it 4 stars cause of the price. I did get an Induro PU-6080 for less money but it is alot bigger and I use that for mounting my panoramic head and for my large format film cameras.

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                        5.0

                        Wimberley P5

                        By CarinoFOTO

                        from San Francisco, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Solid/Sturdy

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate:

                        Great plate!!! Works nicely with my D90 and RRS QR clamp...

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Wimberly is always quality stuff.

                        By Dave

                        from Akron, Ohio

                        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
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate:

                          I use this to attach my cameras to my ball head and my Wimbely Gimbal head.

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                          5.0

                          No lens twisting on plate

                          By Floss Tycoon

                          from Missoula, MT

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate:

                            I have just converted two camera bodies with this mounting plate. The design with four slightly raised corners against the bottom of the camera insures heavy lenses do not cause the heavy lenses to twist the mounting plate when used in a portrait mode. This is the most secure body mounting plat I have ever owned.

                            It fits well on the Fuji S3 and S5 bodies and does not cover access to the battery compartment.

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                            5.0

                            Compatible with [@]Lever Brackets

                            By stbdtack

                            from Annapolis

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate:

                                Perfect fit with [@]hardware at a better price.

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                                5.0

                                Wimberly P5 Universal Plate

                                By Tom Penpark

                                from San Francisco, CA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate:

                                  I was looking for light weight head before so I got Markin Q3 without plate. I have tried a few cheap plate before but the quality never come close to this Wimberly P5. It works well with my 5DII and 70-200 2.8 IS. I shoot panoramic a lot and this is the plate I can trust.

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                                  4.0

                                  Good but pricey

                                  By Mooboy

                                  from Melbourne, Australia

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                  Pros

                                  • Improves Tripod Function
                                  • Solid/Sturdy

                                  Cons

                                  • Expensive

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate:

                                    Very good general purpose QR plate. Very solid and I think, for general use, maybe the best plate out there (not talking about specific L plates etc).

                                    Still, pretty prices for a lump of metal.

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                                    5.0

                                    great universal plate

                                    By Jaxlong

                                    from Boston, MA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fits Well

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Night Shots
                                      • Travel
                                      • Wildlife

                                      Comments about Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate:

                                      I use this plate on the canon 5d mark II and on a 70-200 f/2.8 II IS lens. It works as it should be. I have more than two bodies and this works out great for me.

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                                      5.0

                                      Sturdy Camera Support

                                      By Jamesy

                                      from Toronto, Canada

                                      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

                                        Comments about Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate:

                                        Great for dSLR such as 5D. The gummy rubber gasket is a nice touch.

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