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

You Pay: $23.90
Product Highlights
  • For 501, 503 & NG Heads
  • RC5 Quick Release System
  • Replaces #3433PL

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
     
    4.8

    (based on 194 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (162)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fits well (122)
    • Easy to use (114)
    • Solid/sturdy (108)
    • Improves tripod function (81)
    • Attaches firmly (34)

    Cons

    • Poor design (6)

    Best Uses

    • Video (117)
    • Landscape/scenery (66)
    • Weddings (59)
    • Wildlife (55)
    • Sports/action (52)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (82), Semi-pro photographer (40), Photo enthusiast (32), Casual photographer (8), Professional (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (136)

    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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    5.0

    Greatly improved

    By Cardinal

    from close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits
      • Wildlife

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

      A while ago I wrote a bitter evaluation of Manfrotto's L Bracket, concerned as I was that no screw caps were provided, hence allowing the screws to freely escape when no camera or lens was attached to the plates.
      Much to may surprise and obvious delight when I received my 4 recently ordered quick release plates, they not only had 2 screws (1/4-20 and 3/8) but they also had plastic stoppers preventing the screws to explore the outside world.
      Needless to say, I am delighted by this improvement for which I do not seek credit, but eventually, since I brought this to their attention, B&H may have had something to do with it, and if so, thanks a lot!

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      5.0

      Is there another?

      By Blake

      from Tulsa, OK

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

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

        I bought one of these for each camera and lens (that has a 1/4 20 mount) that I have so I can switch things out quickly and effectively. It is so much better and easier to go with a trusted brand like Manfrotto than to go with some piece of junk like Promaster or something.

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        5.0

        Works great

        By cnj3000

        from Princeton, NJ

        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
          • Video
          • Wildlife

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

          This Quick Release Plates function perfectly with both photo and video cameras. Whether you are using them with a monopod or tripod or rigging up your own home-made holder, these plates are a must.

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          3.0

          Different than old plate

          By MK

          from Seattle, WA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              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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              5.0

              "I would buy this product again

              By cleareye

              from ROANOKE ,VA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fits Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Video

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

                I am using the 501pl sliding quick release for my jib on my manfrotto tripod it's fit's great

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                • No

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                5.0

                Dont panic anymore !!

                By 510arts

                from san pablo-ca

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video

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

                  I brougth this as a spare for my tripod dont panic anymore when you cannot find you original plate have always one extra in hands

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                  5.0

                  Nothing Compares 2U -Prince

                  By 5D$

                  from West Chester, PA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Improves Tripod Function

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      When it comes to attaching your camera to your Manfrotto tripod head, Nothing Compares to the actual sliding quick-release plate that comes with the head. And when one of your jerk friends forgets to put it back on the head after he's done borrowing it, then finds it on the bottom of his camera, removes it and promptly loses it, well… here we are.

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                      3.0

                      Rubber strips come off

                      By Joe the Director

                      from Boise, ID

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits Well

                      Cons

                      • Loose Rubber Strips

                      Best Uses

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

                        Good plates in terms of easily working with various Manfrotto heads. Having extra is a must if you have multiple bodies and multiple heads. We've noticed that the rubber strips have come off on several of our plates. I'm not sure what is causing it but once the rubber strips are off the plates are not very useful. Had to cut strips of gaff tape and place in the area where the rubber strips were in the field to get the plate working again. Another big reason to have extra plates...

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                        4.0

                        ...Its Shorter than I expected

                        By the best reviewer

                        from New York City

                        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:

                          When I purchased this sliding quick release plate, I didn't expect it to be so... short. I mean, I am not a size queen or anything, but I was just hoping for somehting a bit... girthier. If you want the truth, It works well enough, but if you're looking for a quick release plate with a little more umph, I would try the Manfroto 357 Pro. It really stretches the limits of quickness, sliding, and releasing. A much more suitible companion for all of your mounting needs.

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                          5.0

                          exelente

                          By bc_stickers

                          from virginia-USA

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

                          Exelente product

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                          5.0

                          It works

                          By Budd

                          from Cape Cod

                          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:

                            I usually have a few of these on hand. If you loose the only one you have then you are out of luck using your tripod.

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                            5.0

                            Sliding Quick release plate

                            By KC

                            from Phoenix, Az

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fits Well
                            • Solid/Sturdy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Video

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

                              Ease to attach ease to snap into place for set up or quick release to go hand held or dis assemble

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                              5.0

                              Always have extra plates!!

                              By Danny Danger

                              from NC

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fits Well

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

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

                                If you use manfrotto heads that accept the 501 plates then you know what I am talking about. I always have extras handy to keep mounted on all my cameras. I try to stick with one mounting system to simplify my already complicated life and these plates bring a little sunshine into every photography session. Very versatile and not to big or too small. Pretty happy!

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                                5.0

                                Manfrotto Quick release plate

                                By HeloMt

                                from Helena, MT

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Wildlife

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

                                  The Manfrotto head is wonderful and the quick change feature is a blessing in the field. I use one tripod for my spotting scope and video camera when hunting. The ability to swap the units rapidly improves overall versatility and reduces weight. This is a high quality product and very easy to use.

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                                  5.0

                                  Manfrotto

                                  By cajunrory

                                  from New Orleans, La.

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fits Well
                                  • 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:

                                    A staple of shooting for me.

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                                    5.0

                                    Solid and sturdy

                                    By Traveler23

                                    from New York City, USA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Travel
                                      • Wildlife

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

                                      It does what it is suppose to and does it perfectly.
                                      Allows Quick change of equipment. My one did not come with the spring loaded tab for video cameras, but it works perfectly without it.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great product

                                      By Rayc

                                      from Huntsville TX

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

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

                                        Can have quick access to more than one lens with this slider in place on the ring

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                                        5.0

                                        Expertise is the Key

                                        By Don't have Nickname

                                        from Muskegon,Mich

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • 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:

                                          When ever we have called they have always directed me towards the right tech. Our church has been in a TV Ministry for the service and or religious community since 1978. Over the years we have worked with B&H. I (Donna Scott) am not a tech but surround myself with those that have the knowledge I need. The plates we bought were to replace the ones that were stolen when our cameras were. With out the plates our tripods were not usuable. I went on line found the plate I thought I needed and it was confirmed by your tech. The fit perfectly. We are now looking on your site for camera replacements. Thank you for your help.

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                                          5.0

                                          necesary

                                          By hector Becerra

                                          from Puerto Vallarta

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

                                                is replasment because I always loose the plates.
                                                is great that sell only the plate, because with other you need to purchase all again.

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                                                5.0

                                                Works the way it should

                                                By brainhawk

                                                from Buffalo, NY

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                    I use a Manfrotto 561BHDV-1 and lost the plate somewhere. Stinks to have buy another to replace the one I'm sure is lying around somewhere in my mess, but this replacement does the job. When the old one turns up, I'll have two. There are worse outcomes.

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