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Cullmann Medium Quick Release Assembly

You Pay: $34.00

The Cullmann Medium Quick Release Assembly can be used to add quick release capability to any tripod head that doesn't come supplied with a built-in quick release system. The plate offers a supporting surface adequate for mid-size SLR cameras or consumer camcorders. The assembly comes with two bubble levels, to assure accurate horizontal and vertical alignment. Supplied with a 1/4"-20 camera screw, as well as a spring loaded video pin.

42mm square plate
Cullmann Medium Quick Release Assembly
  • Medium Quick Release Plate - 42mm
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    CullmannMedium Quick Release Assembly
     
    4.3

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Attaches firmly (3)

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        4.0

        good compact uit

        By ankyloman

        from Massachusetts

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        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability

        Cons

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            Comments about Cullmann Medium Quick Release Assembly:

            42mm square dovetail quick release plates & assemblies were at once available from multiple manufacturers (Hama, Kaiser, Bilora) but Cullmann is the only surviving source. This unit is very compact, the lever system is quick and tight, and the bubble levels, not present on other units I have, are useful if somewhat redundant now that cameras have digital levels. Were I starting from scratch, I'd probably go with the ubiquitous Arca-Swiss system just because it has become near universal. If they were still available, I would prefer the Bilora base unit as it's locking mechanism was especially clever & convenient, although the unit is significantly larger.

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            3.0

            Good for small cameras.

            By Cool2click

            from Toronto

            About Me Pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability

            Cons

            • Not For Heavy Dslr Tele

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Cullmann Medium Quick Release Assembly:

            Works well with Cullmann ballheads for small camers.

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            5.0

            Handy quick release device

            By pdmilesjr

            from cincinnati, oh

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Shots
              • Video
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Cullmann Medium Quick Release Assembly:

              I use this product on my heavy duty tripod head. I lost the rubber pad to the head and the screw that goes into the camera can fall free. The quick release assembly ensures that I will not loose this screw and provides quick release capability.

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              4.0

              Works well

              By Julie

              from Western Massachusetts

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                    Comments about Cullmann Medium Quick Release Assembly:

                    Got this to put on an older Bogen tripod for the ease of quick release. First, the instructions on installation are pretty much useless.(Instructions are a few pictures.) I didn't think it was going to work at all and then got 2 friends (one a carpenter all round handy guy) and, given some time, the 3 of us figured it out. The mechanism for clicking the camera/plate onto the release mechanism works really nicely - solid connection. However, the whole gizmo needs to be tightened up very frequently. The release part (as opposed the the plate that screws into the camera) loosens up easily and, even when tightened seems to rotate a bit.
                    It's not perfect but it's a "fix" short of buying a whole new tripod and head. Just takes some moment to moment maintenance to not be surprised when flipping to portrait mode and finding the camera pointing to the ground (a difficult angle to tighten it up since the weight of the camera pulls on it). All said, I'm happy I have it.

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                    5.0

                    Small, fast and secure!

                    By jezsik

                    from Washington, DC

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Clamp

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Portraits
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Cullmann Medium Quick Release Assembly:

                      I used a Cullman quick release system for decades. When my last tripod mount broke, I discovered it was replaced by this device. I was skeptical at first, but now I'm a believer. It's much smaller than the old mount, but also considerably more secure. The metal mount provides more security physically and psychologically. It screws onto the tripod using a standard thread, but also supports a larger bore size for, I assume, more specialized mounts.

                      Once you secure the square plate to you camera, one motion enables you to connect it to the tripod mount. The spring loaded locking mechanism includes a pin which, when depressed by the mounting plate, wedges a small arm against the plate, locking it in place.

                      Once locked in, the plate can't be accidentally dislodged. Whereas the old system required a flick of the thumb to unlock, this new mechanism requires your thumb and forefinger to squeeze open the locking lever. I found this awkward at first, but quickly grew accustomed to the change.

                      Although the system comes with only one mounting plate, acquiring others is easy (especially when it uses the same design as in the previous model). Put one one each camera and it takes seconds to switch from one to the other.

                      I don't use levels, so the fact that they're included on the device did not influence my buying decision. However, I am impressed that it has THREE levels; enabling it to used in the horizontal AND vertical positions.

                      Someone really took the time to think through photographers' requirements when designing this device. I'll now be looking to Cullmann for other innovative designs.

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                      5.0

                      Solid Quick Release for camera and lens

                      By ausside

                      from Mossville, IL

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good Value
                      • High Quality

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                          Comments about Cullmann Medium Quick Release Assembly:

                          Solid quick release for my camera and lens. Sure a great improvement over the screw attachment.

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