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Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18 Head

You Pay: $12.98

The Davis and Sanford QRFM18 Quick Release Plate is a long plate that fits the FM18 head, and features a rubberized surface, with adjustable 1/4"-20 camera screw and video pin.

A quick release plate can be kept attached to the camera's base and allows the user to quickly and easily attach or remove the camera from the tripod without having to waste time fumbling with the threaded mount.

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Davis & SanfordQuick Release Mounting Plate for FM18
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Solid/sturdy (16)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Fits well (15)
  • Improves tripod function (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Video (12)
    • Weddings (9)
    • Sports/action (7)
    • Landscape/scenery (6)
    • Night shots (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Plate Never Fails

    Having gone through more plates than I would like, this head has yet to fail me. I always try to use it for all versions of Davis & Sanford sticks and it always...Read complete review

    Having gone through more plates than I would like, this head has yet to fail me. I always try to use it for all versions of Davis & Sanford sticks and it always delivers.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good for the money

    Got these extra plates so that I could adapt several things to my FM18 head on my tripod. It is good quality and functions as expected; however, I have also added quick disconnect...Read complete review

    Got these extra plates so that I could adapt several things to my FM18 head on my tripod. It is good quality and functions as expected; however, I have also added quick disconnect manfrotto type devices to the plates so that I don't have to slide the plate out of the head when using my cameras. I use the plates alone for my jib and other accessories.

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    5.0

    The right one

    By fede

    from clearwater, Florida

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fits Well
    • Solid/Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video

      Comments about Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18:

      It was the right plate for my tripod and works perfectly.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By Richy

      from Milton, ON Canada

      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
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18:

        Great Product excellent sercive

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great Mounting Plate

        By Mikey G

        from Provo, UT

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18:

          I have three of these for my tripod so I can leave them on my cameras. They are especially helpful for taking a camera on and off of a steadycam rig so that you don't have to balance it every time. It does take a bit of muscle to get it in there because it is a metal on metal connection and the metal isn't the smoothest. But it's hefty and sturdy and trustworthy. There's also a loss prevention mechanism to prevent your camera from falling off of the tripod if you forget to lock it down.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great plate...but...

          By Verno

          from Pasadena MD

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Needs D-ring Screws

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18:

          The D&S tripod with the FM18 head is GREAT for the money...but... The plate is too long, in that, it covers my battery (Sony HDR SR-11) release tab which means I have to remove the entire plate to change batteries. That wouldn't be so bad IF the mounting screw had a D-ring!! You need to use a coin or screwdriver to remove the plate. I have replaced the OEM screws with D-ring screws from Sunwayfoto. They work but the Sunway screw is a tad shorter than OEM and the head of the Sunway screw is larger than the OEM which means that the plate will only slide in from one direction. A D-ring and shorter plate option would make this a 5 star for me !
          My solution will be to incorporate a Manfroto type QR system.

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          4.0

          Great accessory

          By dude photo

          from Hew Haven ct.

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18:

              I bought this plate for an excising tripod to mount my dslr on for shooting photos and videos. The plate is very well made, the only problem is it doesn't get tight meaning the screw part is too long for the mounting hole at the base of the camera this can be solve with a thin piece of wood with the correct size hole in it though.

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              5.0

              Replacement for my original

              By Torrance

              from Washington DC

              Comments about Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18:

              This replacement plate saved my life! It was cheap and it fits perfectly. I needed it for a shoot in DC and it arrived quickly. I would say it's a great buy.

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              5.0

              Just great for extra equipment to attach

              By danny

              from Ottawa, Ontario

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18:

                  I used it for my slider attached and it fits just right

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                  5.0

                  Does the job

                  By scott t

                  from Northwest US

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18:

                      Happy with the product. Ordered three of these to go with all of my equipment. Seem to be strong and work well.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      I needed additional mounting plates

                      By Mike

                      from Canonsburg , Pa.

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18:

                      The tripod Davis & Sanford, is so superior that I can adapt it to a projector stand and a stand for my laptop.

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Good for the money

                      By Tom

                      from Tallahassee, Fl.

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Video
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18:

                        Got these extra plates so that I could adapt several things to my FM18 head on my tripod. It is good quality and functions as expected; however, I have also added quick disconnect manfrotto type devices to the plates so that I don't have to slide the plate out of the head when using my cameras. I use the plates alone for my jib and other accessories.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Works great

                        By C Jeezy

                        from brooklyn, ny

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fits Well
                        • Solid/Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18:

                          I've used the replacement quick release plate on a couple of shoots so far and it has worked flawlessly.

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                          • No

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          It Is What It Is

                          By Gillmantech

                          from Traverse City, MI

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Solid/Sturdy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18:

                            If you are buying this, chances are you already have the FM18 head and know all about this mounting plate. It is sturdy enough and mounts rather nicely to the head; although it can stick a bit at times, and all you need is a bit of grease to solve that.

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                            • No

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                            3.0

                            great product

                            By ALEX

                            from Australia

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18:

                                the product is perfect but the postage costs were far too high. I get larger and heavier from the USA for less.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Great spare at a fair price

                                By Rob

                                from Philadelphia, PA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fits Well
                                • Solid/Sturdy

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18:

                                  Built exactly like the original plate. I bought it for a second camera.

                                  I love that everything is metal. the 1/4" thread is quite solid.

                                  The price was fair.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Quick and easy

                                  By Indy Indie Producer

                                  from Indianapolis, IN

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fits Well
                                  • Solid/Sturdy

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18:

                                    I've owned a set of Davis and Sanford sticks for several years now. While on a shoot, the plate was mixed up with someone else's and lost. Naturally, I didn't want to buy a whole new tripod, so I was ecstatic to find this replacement plate.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Plate Never Fails

                                    By Jon

                                    from Los Angeles, CA

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Night Shots
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel
                                      • Video
                                      • Weddings/Events
                                      • Wildlife

                                      Comments about Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18:

                                      Having gone through more plates than I would like, this head has yet to fail me. I always try to use it for all versions of Davis & Sanford sticks and it always delivers.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      didn't use it

                                      By flames

                                      from Westchester,NY

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Fits Well
                                      • Solid/Sturdy

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Video
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18:

                                        The tripod already came with one so I didn't use this one...but the one that came is identical and it works great...

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Good quality for price

                                        By jdog

                                        from essex junction,vermont

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Fits Well

                                        Cons

                                        • Heavy

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18:

                                        nothing special, works well and serves its purpose.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Sturdy, like the Pro Vista tripod

                                        By T.K. Mathematics

                                        from Scottsdale, Az

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Good Value
                                        • High Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18:

                                            Handy when an additional mounting plate is needed.
                                            Solid construction.

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                                            5.0

                                            perfect for the tripod

                                            By stikyfingas

                                            from DC

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Fits Well
                                            • Improves Tripod Function

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Davis & Sanford Quick Release Mounting Plate for FM18:

                                                I bought an extra one for my tripod to use my camera jib makes attaching the jib easy.

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