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Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate

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Product Highlights
  • 80mm Sliding Plate
  • Replaces #3273
  • Compatible With 526 Pro Video Head

The Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter adds professional quick release convenience to tripod heads that don't include one already. It gives you the freedom to remove the camera from the head and put it on any other support. The plate features over 3" of sliding travel, and comes supplied with two 1/4"-20 and two 3/8" camera screws. In addition, it also includes a spring-loaded video pin. It's compatible with the 526 Manfrotto Pro video head.

Replaces part number 3273.

1/4"-20 and 3/8" female attachment threads at the bottom
Secondary safety system
Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate
  • 2-Year Warranty + Additional 3-Years after Registering Online or by Mail
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    Manfrotto357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate
     
    4.6

    (based on 102 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (75)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (79)
    • Solid/sturdy (66)
    • Fits well (56)
    • Improves tripod function (47)
    • Durable (8)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (3)
    • Loose clamp (3)
    • Poor design (3)

    Best Uses

    • Video (45)
    • Sports/action (23)
    • Travel (21)
    • Weddings (20)
    • Landscape/scenery (16)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (46), Professional (15), Semi-pro photographer (14), Photo enthusiast (7), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (65)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    So you can't tighten the lever enough?

    I've used this plate for years with an HD camcorder, which needs balancing depending on battery size and lens mountings.

    Some comments here complain about not being able to turn the tightening...Read complete review

    I've used this plate for years with an HD camcorder, which needs balancing depending on battery size and lens mountings.

    Some comments here complain about not being able to turn the tightening lever enough because it interferes with something. Manfrotto should have advertised their clever little feature more--just pull the lever AWAY from the body (it's spring-loaded) and turn the lever to a more suitable angle, then snap it back in. No more issue.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good.... but with Flaws

    I really wanted to give this plate 5 stars and be done with it, because after all, it is a quick release plate, so it should do its job and be fine. ...Read complete review

    I really wanted to give this plate 5 stars and be done with it, because after all, it is a quick release plate, so it should do its job and be fine. Well, I wish it were that simple. I actually purchased this for my glidecam 2000 pro and mounted it on top to allow quick camera dismounts and changes. The only problem with that is that the plate has to be mounted on the FAR right hand side of the glidecam because the thumb screw is so long that it won't complete a turn because the thumb screw is so close to the glidecam. Now.. THIS problem I could overlook, because after all, this wasn't make JUST for the Glidecam, so I will give them a pass on this, but I did want to let glidecam users know of this problem in the event you are purchasing it for that.

    The other problem and the one that I really think reflects a design problem is another issue with the thumb screw. When I mount my Z1U on ANYTHING with this mount, the thumb screw scrapes up against the underside of the camera on EVERY turn. And when I say scrapes, I mean in order to compelete a full rotation of the thumb screw it has to gauge into the plastic on the underside of the camera. To me this was just inexcusable because I like to keep my gear looking nice. So I ended up having to take a Dremel tool and sawing down the thumbscrew to a round nub. It makes it a LITTLE more difficult to turn, but it solved both issues I had with the plate and was VERY MUCH worth doing.

    Now, the good thing about this mount is that it is sturdy and probably one of the best built quick release plates I have ever used. The longer mounting plate gives a nice sturdy connection and I have yet to have any issues with bounce on my glidecam. It is solid for sure and holds up very well. It is also a must have for glidecam users and despite the one big flaw I listed above, it is still the best choice out there.

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    4.0

    Solid Plate

    By William

    from Milpitas, CA

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable
    • Saves Time

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Location shooting
      • Studio

      Comments about Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate:

      I use this quick release plate with my DIY rig. The camera feels very secure with this plate. I have several Manfrotto tripods, heads, and other gear. I often switch between tripods on a shoot. This plate keeps me on the same plate system and saves me time on set or location.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Awesome QR

      By RG

      from South Carolina

      Comments about Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate:

      I bought this quick release for my glidecam. Not only is it east to install and use but the slider is adjustable for quick glidecam weight adjustments. Well worth it for anyone looking to add quick adjustability to their glidecam setup.

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      5.0

      Good purchase.

      By Shiloh

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate:

          Nice plate. Does the job well.

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          • No

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          5.0

          A must-have for video production

          By Parks

          from Wilmington, NC

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate:

            I have these on every camera… even the DSLR's we use.
            It's perfect for being able to shoot on and off the tripods
            as needed.

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            • No

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            2.0

            Poor design

            By ISDNY

            from NY, NY

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate:

                The release knob will make you rip your hair out in many situations.
                Other than that, it does the job.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Plate-Love the extras

                By ProCam

                from San Francisco

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use

                  Comments about Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate:

                  This quick release plate works so well for me I bought two! I love the extra mounting screws that come with it, AND the simple, "why didn't I think of that" place to store them.

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                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Highly annoying

                  By ISDNY

                  from NY, NY

                  About Me Professional

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate:

                        The release screw is nearly impossible to work with when a camera is mounted. Just very poorly thought out in type, shape and functionality. Ruins the entire product.

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                        5.0

                        Does what it's supposed to do

                        By Nick

                        from CT

                        Comments about Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate:

                        Doesn't come with screws to mount it to anything which isn't a big deal since you can just use any screws. Other then that it works as advertised. Not compatible with the 504 plate. If you need another quick release this is cheap and will work

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                        5.0

                        Great addition to current gear

                        By Andrescuervo

                        from Miami, FL

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Bulky

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Studio

                        Comments about Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate:

                        This quick release adapter is great when used with a long plate. I have the adapter set on my Steadycam and Gladecam. It allows me to make adjustments and move the camera to find the right spot for balance.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great quick release option!

                        By The Dude

                        from Baltimore, MD

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use

                          Comments about Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate:

                          I bought the 357 to mount my Sony NEX VG30 to my Laing P-04 steadicam. Works perfectly! Can't go wrong with Manfrotto.

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                          3.0

                          Good but not great

                          By wgphotovideo

                          from Wilmington, NC

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Difficult To Use
                          • Not Functional
                          • Poor Design

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate:

                          I got this product to go on my steadicam system. The two problems that I have with it are that 1. the plate doesn't fit on my other manfrotto heads because it is too wide. I assumed that when I purchased it that I would be able to use it with all my manfrotto products but I was wrong and had no way of telling via the picture or description. Also the tightening handle is large and cumbersome when trying to attach to the steadicam rig and I can't use it properly where the camera would be mounted centrally on the base plate. I have to put it to the very back or front which makes me feel like it has less stability. As far as the durability and practicality it is great but for my purposes I wish it was more versatile.

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                          5.0

                          Works perfectly

                          By bsatchfield

                          from Tampa Bay, Florida

                          About Me Professional

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate:

                            I own about 8 of these quick-release adapter/plate sets. Whenever you need to attach a quick-release plate to a piece of photo or video equipment, this is a great way to go. The base adapter is compact yet sturdy and the quick-release plate is large enough for most any piece of equipment. The plate securely mounts to the base plate and includes plenty of screws and features for almost any configuration.

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                            5.0

                            Great universal plate

                            By Jake

                            from NYC

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate:

                                Great for custom jobs. Pre-machined holes in base provide flexibility.
                                Reasonably priced.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Quick and Easy

                                By Harrison

                                from Hartsville, SC

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Studio
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate:

                                  Manfrotto always great products and it couldn't be any easier than this. It helped me attach an actual quick release to my Glidecam 2000 for on and off use. Really easy to install and many different mounting options. I will always be a fan of Manfrotto.

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                                  5.0

                                  Must have for tripod and slider combo

                                  By KATO

                                  from Toronto

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate:

                                        I used to manually screw the slider onto a tripod, which worked great, but i find it inefficient and it might strip the threads on the slider.

                                        the quick release plate is a perfect attachment! just attach the plate on the tripod and now you can RAPIDLY take the slider on and off the tripod. Take it off and place it on the floor immediately. Attach it to a tripod immediately to keep your slider off the ground. This is a must have for live events

                                        Pros: the 357 is cheaper and bigger surface area than 501 release adapter

                                        Cons: NONE!!

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Perfect for Switching between Rigs

                                        By Elliot

                                        from Las Vegas, NV

                                        About Me Filmmaker, Freelancer

                                        Pros

                                        • High Quality
                                        • Solid
                                        • Stylish
                                        • Universal

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate:

                                            I use this product to move my camera from a Manfrotto tripod to a Glidecam HD4000 quickly during live events. I love how easy it is to switch between products if they all have the base plate. The quick release plate only works with Manfrotto systems so you have to have the base on all the products or have a Manfrotto tripod head. I wish they sold the base adapter as a standalone solution.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Great Quality

                                            By jeff

                                            from New York

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • High Quality

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Film making

                                              Comments about Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate:

                                              Used this with a project I've been working on in order to make my own fig rig. Worked perfectly, the only problem I had was that this plate was a lot bigger than anticipated, however I ended up liking it better due to its size.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal
                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Solid Plate

                                              By jayrock

                                              from Brooklyn, NY

                                              About Me Classic, Practical

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • High Quality

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate:

                                                  This is a straightforward, very solid plate and great for the money.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal

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                                                  5.0

                                                  357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL

                                                  By 3-D guy

                                                  from Wisconsin

                                                  About Me Professional

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy Quick Release
                                                  • Good To Balance Camera
                                                  • High Quality
                                                  • Smooth Sliding

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate:

                                                      Works great. I own 3- One for my DSLR, one for my two-camera dlsr 3-D rig and one with my Panasonic 3-D video camcorder. Please note that Manfrotto makes other slide plates that are more narrow. I tried the manfrotto 501L plate but it did NOT fit in this Quick release. For extra plates for this unit use the 357PL plate.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Handy balance adjustments

                                                      By Old D

                                                      from San Francisco, CA

                                                      About Me Career

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • High Quality

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Daily Use

                                                        Comments about Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate:

                                                        The range of this adapter allows you to move camera over a greater range than some tripods allow. I got it to let me move my camera more forward on my tripod to allow me to proper balance the camera on a Sachtler 12. It works great.

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Business
                                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                                        • No

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