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Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate

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  • Replaces #3299

The Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate adds a compact quick release system to any head that does not include one yet. Its compact 200PL-14 (old part #3157N) quick release plate makes it ideal for use with point and shoot cameras, digital SLR cameras, or spotting scopes.

The 323 adapter allows quick mounting and dismounting of the camera from the tripod head. A 3/8"-16 threaded socket with a 1/4"-20 reducer bushing makes it compatible with any tripod head.

Replaces old part #3299.

Plate features 1/4"-20 camera screw
Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate
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    Manfrotto323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate
     
    4.6

    (based on 299 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (220)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (54)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (182)
    • Solid/sturdy (167)
    • Fits well (151)
    • Improves tripod function (131)
    • Attaches firmly (69)

    Cons

    • Heavy (11)
    • Poor design (10)
    • Heavy / bulky (3)
    • Unstable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (138)
    • Night shots (111)
    • Travel (110)
    • Portraits (102)
    • Wildlife (102)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (123), Semi-pro photographer (67), Pro photographer (48), Casual photographer (19), Photography student (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (221)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect!

    I use the 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate by Manfrotto with a gang of 200PL-14 Plates for all of my equipment.

    I filed down the...Read complete review

    I use the 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate by Manfrotto with a gang of 200PL-14 Plates for all of my equipment.

    I filed down the top of the plate on my 679B Three Section Monopod (Black) so that I could screw this plate on directly. It allows me to fold out my monopod and slap down my 400mm f2.8 in two fluid movements. I have tried many solutions to this and this one is by far the best. I mount the 200PL-14 Plate backwards so that I can rock the heavy side with the camera attached to the 400mm f2.8 lower at first. That means my right hand on the lens mount with my arm and elbow holding the weight and my left hand holding the monopod and I rock the plate and lock it down. It is just great!
    As a side note, I freaked out the sales people when I put the 400mm f2.8 with a D3 on it and shook the monopod to see if the monopod would snap or if the plate would come off! Everything held together perfectly! (I don't use a ballhead on the monopod because no matter what the lens tends to flop or the head is at some weird angle right when you need to just slap down the lens and go.)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    design, design, and design ...

    in order to show you what the "INTERFERENCE" between Manfrotto 323 RC and Manfrotto 681 Monopod, see the attached photo.

    There is significant gap between the plates that...Read complete review

    in order to show you what the "INTERFERENCE" between Manfrotto 323 RC and Manfrotto 681 Monopod, see the attached photo.

    There is significant gap between the plates that cannot be great if you use Manfrotto 323 with Manfrotto 681.

    To solve the problem, I found Oben QRA-R2,which works perfectly with the Manfrotto 681 monopod. Highly recommend NOT to get the Manfrotto copy.

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    5.0

    Excellent quality

    By pobah

    from Philadelphia, PA

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits

      Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

      Very firm grip on the plate, with added security lever to make sure the plate doesn't detach accidentally. Solid and works very well for night photography outside (often windy conditions).

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      5.0

      Works well and gets the job done

      By sdturner

      from Jacksonville, AR

      About Me Professional

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Landscape Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio
        • Traveling

        Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

        Excellent product and allows you to switch cameras from one platform; tripod to hand held bracket in 2-3 seconds. Very solid and will last for years. This is what you would expect from Manfrotto, formerly Bogen.

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        4.0

        Manfrotto quality

        By Dragon

        from US

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

            Unit is functional and as expected. The release mechanism is not the same as the 804RC2 head for example but still very functional.

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            4.0

            Not quite what I thought

            By bartman

            from San Francisco

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

              I'm sure this would be terrific for most uses (and a lightweight camera), but it has a latch pin that protrudes downwards, preventing it from sitting on a larger plate. Can't use it because of that.

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              5.0

              Simple, easy quick release

              By jwolf

              from Irvine, CA

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography
                • Studio

                Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                Easy setup on the camera - tightening screw allows for no movement.
                Locking flip switch that still allows for a one-hand, quick release.

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                5.0

                Good

                By RP

                from Dallas

                Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                Love this quick release adapter. Put it on my Camera Motion Research Blackbird Stabilizer so that I could quickly switch from glide track, to tripod, to blackbird. Easy to use, and snaps right in place.

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                5.0

                Good

                By JK

                from NYC

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                  Versatile. Easy to use.

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                  5.0

                  Adds quick release to any tripod

                  By Jeff

                  from Portland, OR

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                    I had a tripod head that I wasn't fond of the Quick release plate so I purchased this to replace it.

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                    5.0

                    Manfoto get's it right!

                    By Jay

                    from Philadelphia area

                    About Me Professional

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Can't Think Of Anything

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                    I've had a larger version of this quick release before, I found this smaller one to be a great replacement. It's smaller, lighter, just as tough and rugged, works easily. This makes perfect sense for field work where being on location saving space is key

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                    5.0

                    Works great!

                    By Frank

                    from San Ramon, CA

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                        Works great! I used two to make a DIY quick action rotating flash bracket.

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                        5.0

                        Works well

                        By Richard

                        from Taylorsville,NC

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                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                          I hd an old tripod that had to be screwed into the camera, aggravating. With te quick release, The camera is changed easily ad quickly.

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                          5.0

                          Please release me

                          By Waltnetto

                          from Southern California

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                            Not one to give up on my nearly antique Tiltall tripod, I wanted to extend its usefulness. Add a quick release. Not just any manufacturer's, but one made by a trusted supplier.
                            Ergo: the 323RC2. In a "flash" I can mount my camera and as quickly remove it without fear of damage from dropping it because I was fumbling with the 1/4-20 screw.
                            The fit and finish is great, the secondary locking pin is reassuringly positive. What more could I ask for? Great product that I will recommend.

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                            4.0

                            Doesn't fit all tripods/monopods

                            By Car man

                            from OKC

                            About Me Semi-Professional

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                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                              I have other Manfrotto quick releases including a 324 pivoting head and bought this as a lighter weight version to use on my Vangard Monopod, which has a fairly large plate. There is a protusion on the bottom of he base on this plate that will not allow it to screw all the way onto the monopod. I was able to use spacers and the 1/4 to 5/16 converter from the monopod to make it work. Should work on most heads with no problem.

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                              5.0

                              Highly Recommended

                              By Mj

                              from Michigan

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Attaches Firmly
                              • Good Stability

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                                This quick release plate is well made and works perfectly.

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                                5.0

                                Great little adapter

                                By Chino Hills Photographer

                                from Chino Hills

                                Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                                This adapter works great. I have this adapter on all my tripods and monopod.

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                                5.0

                                Great addition to my Manfrotto 7322YB-BB

                                By Terrill

                                from Baltimore, Md

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                Pros

                                • Attaches Firmly
                                • Good Stability
                                • Strong Clamp

                                Cons

                                • Heavy

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                                  I bought this to use with my Manfrotto 7322YB-BB tripod. My tripod came with an attached ball head but without a quick release. It fits very well on my tripod. It is a very solid and heavy duty quick release. It added some weight to me light tripod( which is noticeable); however, I don't feel like I have to worry about my cameras being attached it and coming off. This is a very well made item.

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                                  5.0

                                  Works Great

                                  By Shooter

                                  from Oak Ridge Tennessee

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Firmly
                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Strong Clamp

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Sports/Action

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                                    I use this quick release adapter on a spotting scope weighing almost 4 pounds. It is on a ball head that rotates 360 degrees. It is solid in all positions. The locking mechanism is strong with no slop or play. Great buy.

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                                    4.0

                                    Sturdy, foolproof, but not for NEX

                                    By BillM

                                    from New Jersey

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Firmly
                                    • Good Stability
                                    • Large Range of Motion
                                    • Strong Clamp

                                    Cons

                                    • Allows Rocking
                                    • Allows Rotation
                                    • Unstable

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                                    I have used the Manfrotto RC2 system with heavier cameras and long lenses, and it's great. Very strong, solid connection. I've switched over to Sony NEX mirrorless, however, and the contact area between the plate and the camera body is very small. The camera rests on the foam and does not snug up against the metal portion of the plate. It turns too easily if the ball head is tight.

                                    Because there is essentially no solid area for the camera to contact the plate, only foam, it rocks back and forth easily, which is annoying when you're framing a long telephoto shot.

                                    I tried to make an add-on metal plate that would secure the NEX body better, but the complexity of the casting made it too difficult. Instead, I've switched over to an Arca-compatible QR system.

                                    The 323 RC2 system is great, heavy-duty equipment. I love the safety interlock and the solid, click-in action, but it's the wrong choice for some mirrorless systems.

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                                    5.0

                                    Just what the doctor ordered

                                    By akTV

                                    from Florida

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

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                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Firmly
                                    • Good Stability

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                                      This is exactly what a DSLR shoulder rig needs to make a quick battery or lens change on a rail system possible!

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                                      5.0

                                      Works so well, I ordered two more!

                                      By JimB

                                      from Raleigh, NC

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Firmly
                                      • Easy to install
                                      • Good Price
                                      • Good Stability
                                      • Strong Clamp
                                      • Very Secure

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Night Shots
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Video
                                      • Wildlife

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                                      I now have one on each of my tripods. It is sturdy enough to easily handle a full frame DSLR, 70-200mm f2.8 lens and speedlight. The positive locking feature helps prevent accidental drops.

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