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Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws

B&H # MA501PL MFR # 501PL
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Product Highlights

  • For 501, 503 & NG Heads
  • RC5 Quick Release System
  • Replaces #3433PL

Similar item at lower price:

Axler QRP-501S Quick-Release Plate (Standard) $19.99

You Pay: $23.43

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The Manfrotto 501PL Quick Release Plate is a 3.38" long sliding quick release plate compatible with heads that use the RC5 quick release system. It comes supplied with one 1/4"-20 and one 3/8" camera screw each, and features a location (video) pin.

Replaces old part #3433PL.

Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws
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    Manfrotto501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws
     
    4.7

    (based on 219 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (181)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fits well (138)
    • Easy to use (132)
    • Solid/sturdy (123)
    • Improves tripod function (94)
    • Attaches firmly (34)

    Cons

    • Poor design (8)

    Best Uses

    • Video (128)
    • Landscape/scenery (73)
    • Weddings (63)
    • Wildlife (60)
    • Night shots (57)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (92), Semi-pro photographer (49), Photo enthusiast (33), Casual photographer (8), Professional (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (157)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Bought a spare!

    Our Bogen 503 fluid head came with one of these and we bought another as a spare in case of emergency. Using these we get a few extra inches to balance various camera rigs...Read complete review

    Our Bogen 503 fluid head came with one of these and we bought another as a spare in case of emergency. Using these we get a few extra inches to balance various camera rigs properly on the tripod head - they also allow us to swap out cameras easily. We just leave these plates attached to the cameras.

    The only thing I'd change is that Bogen use better glue to keep the rubber bumpers attached to the plate - they tend to fall off or bunch up. Thankfully, a little superglue makes it right.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Different than old plate

    The metal plate and screws are the same manfrotto solid build quality but the security pin is now an easily lost plastic bob. As a dslr filmmaker this is better for me since the...Read complete review

    The metal plate and screws are the same manfrotto solid build quality but the security pin is now an easily lost plastic bob. As a dslr filmmaker this is better for me since the old metal pin gave me more problems with my focus ring than security for my camera but you need to know what you're getting!

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    4.0

    Fit into my tripod with no problems

    By codylevi27

    from Plano, TX

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws:

        This was a replacement product for an older tripod that was given to me. It helped a lot and fit with no problems.

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        • No

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        5.0

        501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1

        By Editor 10

        from Michigan

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Video
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws:

          I lost the original one and this worked perfectly as a replacement.

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          • No

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          1.0

          Not exact replacement!

          By Tom Ascher

          from Sedona, AZ

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Doesn't Match Original
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws:

              The original Manfrotto plate has a spring loaded positioning pin. This one has a fixed, plastic compression pin that gets in the way when trying to attach unless perfectly aligned. Also will not work with camera that does not have alignment hole! I kept mine rather than send it back as too much bother and I can use with an SLR if I remove the pin. Order instead the Axler 501 AXQRP501S which does have the spring loaded pin which is a better match for the original and sells for less money!

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              5.0

              Perfect!

              By Techteacher

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              Comments about Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws:

              I loaned my camera and tripod to a friend and it came back missing this part. I was glad that B&H carried it so my camera could be mounted to my tripod again. The part came with two sized screws to match cameras with different threads.

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              5.0

              Quick and secure

              By Nick

              from Punxsutawney, PA.

              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
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws:

                Double connection makes the plate easy to install. Plate makes attaching camera to the ball head easy and w/ stop lug securable.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Its great works fine

                By Richard

                from Dunnellon Florida

                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
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws:

                  B&H its without question one of the best photo- video- stores that anyone could ask for. The plate that I ordered works perfect. Thanks to all of B&H employees Yours Truly [@]from Florida

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Quility Products from a quility store.

                  By Martin

                  from Boiling Springs SC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws:

                    This is a Manfrotto quick connect. Manfrotto is a very high quility company that provides cusomers like my self. With high end products.

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                    5.0

                    PERFECT FEED

                    By Tzion Broadcasting Networks

                    from Tri- Cities, WA.

                    Comments about Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws:

                    We recently purchased A used Manfrotto tripod and we didn't pay attention to all the pieces, we look into B& H webwebsite and find this piece the goes perfect like if it was the original.

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                    5.0

                    New design works flawless on 501 head

                    By cae758

                    from Somerville, MA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws:

                      Needing to replace the plate for my 501, I ordered this plate and it works perfectly with the tripod head. The head was older, so I was a little concerned there might be some incompatibility. Thankfully there was none. It even looks like the plate design was improved upon when comparing the two. There are two strips of rubber along the plate not on the older plate for a more secure fasten. Very happy with this product.

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                      5.0

                      Exactly What you Need for 501 HDV Head

                      By Christian

                      from Madison, WI

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws:

                          - Fits the head and slides on right away
                          - Works great for DLSR's
                          - Super affordable plate

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                          5.0

                          Small complement but very nessesary

                          By victor

                          from ANAheim ca

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Solid/Sturdy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws:

                            I've soothing video with DSLR and when u have more that one tripod and camera this is a very necessary

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                            5.0

                            Great QR Plate

                            By J.Sanders

                            from Temecula, Ca.

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sports/Action
                              • Video

                              Comments about Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws:

                              I use this for my Manfrotto monopod as well as my Manfrotto tripod. Works great because it's not too long or short while mounted on my GH4. It's high quality and lightweight, the only drawback I can think of is that it occasionally loosens & twists but that happens with all my camera's that don't use the pin to hold in place...more my problem than the plates problem.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              One little thing

                              By Hubcube

                              from Quebec, Canada

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Solid/Sturdy

                              Cons

                              • Expensive

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws:

                                Bough it to replace the one I lost on my 701hdv. I expected that little metal pin to be in place, but it has been replaced by removable plastic ones... Doesn't really matter for my usage, still solid as a tank.

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                                5.0

                                B&H

                                By GRP

                                from Phoenix

                                Comments about Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws:

                                As always I received what I ordered on time and in good condition.

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                                5.0

                                Great Baseplate

                                By Bill Booth Outdoors

                                from Bradenton, Fl

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws:

                                  Very good product

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                                  • No

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                                  3.0

                                  Good but not great.

                                  By Surf photog

                                  from Playa Del Rey, CA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fits Well

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor Design

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws:

                                  I needed the plate for a surf shoot. It worked well even with a large 400mm telephone on it. The only criticism I would have is that the pin on this was plastic instead of the usual brass so it seemed a bit cheap and I can tell I'll need to replace in the near future.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Fast Delivery Again

                                  By Blackfoot 1

                                  from Maryland

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

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                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws:

                                        B & H does it again. Knowledge Sales Staff - Fast Delivery

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                                        4.0

                                        A Great Replacement

                                        By Tim

                                        from Wisconsin

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Fits Well
                                        • Improves Tripod Function

                                        Cons

                                        • Screw Height Is Small

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Replacement Versatility

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws:

                                        Purchased this product as a replacement for a Manfrotto 501 tripod head.This plate works great. It fits right into my Manfrotto 501 tripod head with no problems. It is a snug fit and works with the quick release function. It comes with a 1/4" and 3/8" screw. The only minor issue I have with this is the screws are small heightwise. I wish there were more threads to secure your camera to the plate. However the screws do still perform fine.

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                                        5.0

                                        It comes with two screws!

                                        By Mr Charles

                                        from Baltimore

                                        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 Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws:

                                          Much more than I bargained for. The release... it's almost too quick!

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                                          5.0

                                          One for every camera

                                          By Richard Bartram

                                          from Huntington, WV

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Fits Well
                                          • Improves Tripod Function

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Video

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws:

                                            My go-to tripod depends upon the easy-to-use 501P Quick Release Plate. After a near disastrous shoot resulted from my misplacement of the plate, I decided to invest in buying a 501P for each of my cameras and rig. The low cost made it one of the smartest equipment investments I've made in years.

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