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Manfrotto 322RA Quick Release Adapter

You Pay: $45.99
Product Highlights
  • fits 322RC2 Grip Action Ball Head

The Manfrotto 322RA Quick Release Adapter can be a replacement RC2 quick release assembly specifically for the 322RC2 Grip Action Ballhead, or it can be used as an additional camera adapter so that the weight of your camera stays centered over the tripod whether you're composing a horizontal or a vertical image.  RC2 (3157N) type plates are required for this adapter.

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Manfrotto322RA Quick Release Adapter
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Fits well (5)
  • Improves tripod function (5)
  • Solid/sturdy (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Wildlife (4)
    • Night shots (3)
    • Portraits (3)
    • Sports/action (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

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    5.0

    Perfect

    By Sean the Nailer

    from Winnipeg Mb

    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 Manfrotto 322RA Quick Release Adapter:

      Added to our Ball Head as a secondary mount at the heel of the pistol-grip, this adapter aids us greatly.

      Not only do we have the added versatility of "dual locations" to mount our camera on (which clearly expands the viability of the Ball Head itself) but it also allows for two separate components to be both mounted and stabilized towards a single focus point.

      This clearly expands it's usefulness and enables higher scores in other fields. Great item.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Add to the 322RC2 for a second release

      By Canyonhiker

      from Auburn, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fits Well
      • Improves Tripod Function

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Manfrotto 322RA Quick Release Adapter:

        I added this to my current 322RC2 so I could easily switch from Horizontal to vertical mounting of the head. Works great!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Keep an extra handy!

        By HOOKEditor

        from Bowling Green KY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fits Well
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Manfrotto 322RA Quick Release Adapter:

          Excellent product with Manfrotto quality backing it, purchased as an extra to have on hand

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          • No

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          5.0

          great quality

          By rail308

          from NC

          About Me Casual Photographer

          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 Manfrotto 322RA Quick Release Adapter:

            I am impressed with this adapter's quality and ease of use. I don't have to worry about my camera accidently slipping or taking a fall. This means i have more time to compose my shot... less time fiddling with gear.

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            • No

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            2.0

            Not Universally Compatible

            By Ben Jobe

            from Arcata, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Solid/Sturdy

            Cons

            • Non-Standard Threads
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 322RA Quick Release Adapter:

              I purchased this release plate to mount my digital audio recorder onto a cheese plate which is part of my camera rig. The cheese plate has standard 1/4"-20 threaded holes. I thought this release plate would have the same standard size screws, but I was wrong. This release plate has some strange size screws probably unique to Manfrotto products. I couldn't mount this release plate to my cheese plate so I returned it. I'm sure it's a great release plate for a unique purpose (specific to Manfrotto gear) but it's not universally compatible with other gear.

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              • No

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Quick and Easy

              By Ingrid

              from Olympia

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Manfrotto 322RA Quick Release Adapter:

              Secure hold and quick release for action shots.

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              • No

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Two QR's are Better than One QR!

              By Big Bill

              from Stockton, CA

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Fits Well
              • Improves Tripod Function
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Long Exposures
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Reducing Noise (ISO Reduction)
                • Stabilization

                Comments about Manfrotto 322RA Quick Release Adapter:

                I use the 322RA so I can use two cameras at once on my 322RC2 Grip Action Ballhead.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                As advertised, no fine print here!

                By chippewawarrior

                from Milwaukee, WI

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Improves Tripod Function
                • Well Built

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Stabilization

                  Comments about Manfrotto 322RA Quick Release Adapter:

                  I bought this product to add it to the Bogen 322RC2 Ballhead I already own. The tripod head allows two adapters to be attached at the same time. I use the head for a hunting application. The head is used in a horizontal position with the top adapter for my binoculars, and the side adapter for my spotting scope. That way, I have access to both of the optics at the same time. The binos are to locate game, and the spotter to evaluate quality. This allows minimum movement, and I don't have to constantly change my optics. In fact, I now have it set up so that both of the optics are looking at the same thing. Whn I spot an animal, all I have to do is turn my head to see it through my scope.

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