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Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20)

You Pay: $39.95
Product Highlights
  • 1/4"-20 Camera Mounting Thread
  • Fits Most Cameras
  • Arca-Swiss Clamp Compatible
  • Machined From 6061 T-6 Aluminum
  • Satin Black Anodized Finish
  • Cork Top
  • Made in the U.S.A.

This Arca-Type Universal Quick-Release Plate from Acratech is compatible with most cameras with a 1/4"-20 mounting thread and will work with Arca-Swiss compatible release clamps. It's machined in the USA from 6061 T-6 aluminum and it features a cork inlaid friction top that helps prevent camera rotation.

Mounting Thread 1/4"-20
Material Anodized 6061 T6 Aluminum
Dimensions 2.0 x 1.6 x 0.4" (5.0 x 4.0 x 1.0 cm)
Weight 0.3 oz (9 g)
Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20)
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    AcratechArca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20)
     
    4.5

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fits well (17)
    • Easy to use (15)
    • Solid/sturdy (12)
    • Improves tripod function (11)
    • Lightweight (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (10)
      • Portraits (9)
      • Night shots (7)
      • Travel (7)
      • Wildlife (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (6), Enthusiast (5), Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good product with wrong description

      The description says "This "Universal" plate feature an anti-rotation lip just like the camera specific plates, and will accept cameras with 1/4"-20 tripod thread."Read complete review

      The description says "This "Universal" plate feature an anti-rotation lip just like the camera specific plates, and will accept cameras with 1/4"-20 tripod thread."

      However in reality there is no lip at all!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Acratech Quick release Plate

      The quick release plate is good, but who wants to carry around an Allen wrench to fasten or remove the plate to a camera? The best plates are some produced by Gitzo that have...Read complete review

      The quick release plate is good, but who wants to carry around an Allen wrench to fasten or remove the plate to a camera? The best plates are some produced by Gitzo that have a tightening ring as an integral part of the plate and one doesn't need any special tools. I am surprised that for an expensice ballhead/Quick Release Plate combo
      Acratech didn't think of it.

      Milan Pelouch, Libertyville, IL

      Reviewed by 24 customers

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      5.0

      Just what I wanted

      By JML_PNS

      from Century, FL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20):

          I needed this for my new tripod....works as advertised. Nice that it comes with the wrench, because I have them scattered all over the place!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Well made and effective

          By RLM

          from New York, NY

          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
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20):

            Cork base prevents swivel with Canon 5dm3 + 70-200/f2.8. Well machined and works perfectly with Acratech GV2 ball head.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Acratech Universal Quick Release Plate

            By mnm

            from Chicago

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well
            • Small In Size
            • Solid/Sturdy

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Portraits

            Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20):

            I use this plate with my Canon 60D. The plate is very easy to use, and because of it's rather small size, it doesn't cover up any important spots on the camera body.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect Universal Arca Mount

            By DB

            from Temecula, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20):

            I love the fact that it is universal. It's very tight-fitting, and people might complain about requiring a hex screw to remove it, but I found that a plus. I use it with a RRS screw clamp (compatible with most if not all Arca Swiss QR systems) that has a tripod mount below, so truly I can fit it on both Arca mounts and tripod mounts just by adding/removing the RRS screw clamp.

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            5.0

            simplicity!

            By gifred

            from connecticut

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20):

            for all my gear (cameras and lenses mostly) to fit on my acratech GV2 ballhead. very simple .

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            • No

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            5.0

            Firmly attaches to Lens

            By Greg

            from Cincinnati

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well
            • Improves Tripod Function

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Portraits
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20):

              I use this on my Nikon 70/200 F4. Fits snugly and securely.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Easy to install, solid grip

              By John

              from 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

                Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20):

                I have several cameras and I generally don't use a tripod, so I needed a release plate that I could use with those different cameras. I find this one easy to use. It provides good grip. I only wish that it came with something to attach the key to your tripod, as I'm afraid to lose it.

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                • No

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                5.0

                works as it should

                By DC Tim

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Any And All Photography

                  Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20):

                  I use this plate with my Acratech ultimate ballhead. It is made by the same company so it fits snuggly and accurately.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Quick release plate

                  By Billy Bob

                  from Earth

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fits Well

                  Cons

                  • Hard To Attach To Camera

                  Best Uses

                  • Tripod

                  Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20):

                  Used to attach a large format camera to a leveling base. Works good. Attaching the plate to a camera requires a tool, which is supplied.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect for 4x5, medium format camera

                  By toroverde

                  from Greeley, CO

                  About Me Semi-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 Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20):

                    Works fine for the 4x5 camera and medium format cameras also.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate

                    By Burnsy

                    from Alaska

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fits Well

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20):

                      Fits the purpose with no faults.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      As Advertised

                      By Andrew

                      from Arlington, VA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20):

                        As expected.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Secure and quick to disengage

                        By Michelle

                        from Alberta

                        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 Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20):

                          Perfect addition to the Acratech ballhead. I use these smaller plates with smaller lenses and they ensure a secure fit as well as easy removal.

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                          5.0

                          Light, well made plate

                          By DS

                          from Pittsburgh, PA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fits Well
                          • Solid/Sturdy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20):

                              Attaches very securely to my camera with the included Allen wrench. I like using the Allen wrench so the plate is very securely attached to the camera and I do not worry about it falling off my ballhead. I only use this plate when shooting with smaller lenses, since I use a plate attached to the lens collar with larger lenses. I leave the plate on the camera when shooting without a tripod or when using the lens collar attached to the ballhead for larger lenses so I never lose it or have to worry about attaching it when I am out hiking with my gear. The plate does what it is supposed to do and does it well.

                              I decided to get the universal plate instead of a plate designed for my camera because I plan on upgrading my camera relatively soon and did not want a plate that would be incompatible with my potential new camera. In the future I would likely get a the specific plate for my camera, but this plate has worked perfectly for me.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Simple and Works

                              By Brede

                              from Wisconsin

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20):

                                Works just fine for attaching camera to Arca-style clamp.

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                                • No

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                                (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                Acratech Quick release Plate

                                By Milan

                                from Libertyville, IL

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Poor Design
                                • Special tool needed

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • SERIOUS AMATEUR
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20):

                                The quick release plate is good, but who wants to carry around an Allen wrench to fasten or remove the plate to a camera? The best plates are some produced by Gitzo that have a tightening ring as an integral part of the plate and one doesn't need any special tools. I am surprised that for an expensice ballhead/Quick Release Plate combo
                                Acratech didn't think of it.

                                Milan Pelouch, Libertyville, IL

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                                5.0

                                Lot of money compared to others

                                By JimCal

                                from Massachusetts

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Studio
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20):

                                  Although expensive, it is a solid piece of equipmnent and will never wear out. It works just fine.

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                                  5.0

                                  It works as it should

                                  By sangdabom

                                  from Broomfield, CO

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use

                                    Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20):

                                    I use this on my PentaconSix to mount on Acratech ballhead.
                                    It works as it should without any problems. The cork surface holds up while tightening the screw so that the plate doesn't rotate as you put it on the camera.

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                                    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    3.0

                                    Solid but flawed

                                    By Landscaper

                                    from San Jose, CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20):

                                        The unit works as described, but having to use a hex wrench to mount it is a pain. There seems to be no reason to have such a mechanism than to shorten an overly large vertical requirement by a couple of millimeters. This appears to be shortsightedness on behalf of the design engineers to have elected for user inconvenience so as to minimize the height of the ball apparatus that it mounts to. Since I like to have a hand strap mounted to the camera for ease of carrying a large, modern, weighty SLR, I'm forced to forgo the convenience of the hand strap in order to have the attachment plate available.

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                                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        3.0

                                        release plate

                                        By tandem

                                        from ohio

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable

                                        Cons

                                        • Pain to remove

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Universal Quick Release Plate (1/4"-20):

                                          It workss, but a pain having to use a allen to have to remove it tho.

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