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Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw

B&H # MA200PLARCH1 Mfr # 200PLARCH-14
You Pay: $33.00
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  • For Manfrotto RC2 Quick Release

The Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Quick Release Plate finally provides a solution to the tired problem of unwanted movement between gear and quick release plate. This plate, which works with the Manfrotto RC2 Quick Release, features a metal lip which can be positioned in front or in back of the camera/tripod collar to eliminate rotation. Especially ideal for vertical shooting.

With 1/4"-20 screw
Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw
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    Manfrotto200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw
     
    4.5

    (based on 34 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Improves tripod function (27)
    • Easy to use (24)
    • Fits well (24)
    • Solid/sturdy (23)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (17)
      • Portraits (13)
      • Night shots (11)
      • Wildlife (11)
      • Weddings (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (10), Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (7), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      no more rotation of camera on tripod.

      I sell stock photography to two magazines. I noticed that no matter how hard I locked my old quick release to the camera, it would work loose, and my camera would rotate on...Read complete review

      I sell stock photography to two magazines. I noticed that no matter how hard I locked my old quick release to the camera, it would work loose, and my camera would rotate on the tripod. Not a lot, but enough to make me notice. You would set the shot like you wanted, and then watch as the camera moved just a bit.

      Don't let the name architectural fool you. If you don't want the camera to slip a little, when set for horizontal pictures, this quick release is for you.

      It has taken me a little time to get use to the way this attached to my tripod. My old quick release attachment lever was to my left, but when the 200plarch-14, is attached to my D200, the lever is at the front of the camera not to the left side of the camera. It didn't take me long to get used to this, but it did suprise me that it didn't work the same as my older quick release did. It does a great job of doing what it was designed to do, not allowing the camera to rotate when locked to the tripod.

      Depending on which camera you own, you might need to disassemble and then re-assemble the quick release. But, don't worry this takes maybe two minutes and is covered with the material sent with the quick release.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Poor Design

      This mounting plate contains an attachment to limit the movement of your camera when taking vertical photos. However, the screw did not have enough length to attach to the camera when it had to...Read complete review

      This mounting plate contains an attachment to limit the movement of your camera when taking vertical photos. However, the screw did not have enough length to attach to the camera when it had to extend through both the mounting bracket and the restricting plate. I used the plate without the bracket and probably should have saved [$] by returning it and just buying the bracket in the first place.

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      5.0

      Quick Release plate by Manfrotto

      By Sandy

      from Hovland MN

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw:

        I have a good tripod. I use it mostly when I am using my 400 mm lens on the camera. This lens attaches to the tripod, rather than the camera. So, when I want to do something that needs the camera to be really steady, it was a pain to take everything apart to use it. So, I just got a release for the bottom of the camera too. Now, I can use the tripod with either with just a click. :)

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        4.0

        Does the job

        By Kev

        from Oregon

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fits Well
        • Improves Tripod Function
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Portraits

          Comments about Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw:

          Over all good. Had some trouble with the spring washer which locks the screw in place. Had to adjust the spring clamp. Maybe a internal star washer would be better.

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          5.0

          Great Product

          By Photo Hiker

          from Powell, TN

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits
            • Sports/Action
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw:

            I have several cameras that I switch out frequently. Additional Quick Release Plates were the best and least expensive approach. The anti-twist feature on the 200PALARCH-14 plate is an improvement over the plate originally supplied with my tripod. I am pleased with product and its improvements.

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            4.0

            No alignment pin - just what I needed

            By DSPMpls

            from Minneapolis

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw:

                I needed a plate for a Manfrotto head that did not have the alignment pin attached. It was hard to find one, but this one fills the bill perfectly. Obviously nothing extra special about a QR plate, but if you don't want the alignment pin, this one's for you.

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                5.0

                Works well with camera and tri-pod head

                By rmtrail

                from Colorado

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw:

                    Keeps equipment from rotating on the tri-pod heads...

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                    4.0

                    Quick Release is what it says !!!

                    By Mo

                    from Rustburg, VA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Tripod Function
                    • Quickly connects equip
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                    • Quanity packs for lower

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw:

                    Only 4 stars due to price. I use this QR on all my Canon camera bodies and on additional items I may attach to my tripod or "monopole device". This model has the little right angle "keeper" that prevents the camera from twisting. Just what I wanted and need.
                    I often times use a Nodal Ninja panoramic head and other panoramic "devices" (some homemade), to shoot elevated panoramas. I have the corresponding Manfrotto plates on all the connection points for quick & easy setup.

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                    5.0

                    The better plate

                    By Brave Watson

                    from Kansas

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw:

                        I'm not sure why this isn't the standard Manfrotto plate. I kept having problems with the camera and ringlight twisting when I was trying to shoot a vertical. This solves that problem completely, by locking the plate not just to the bottom of the camera, but along the side too, keeping it from twisting on the securing screw.

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                        5.0

                        So glad to get this!

                        By Kathy the Librarian

                        from Lenoir, NC

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • School

                          Comments about Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw:

                          These tend to disappear in a school because the teachers take them away with their cameras. Being able to purchase extras to replace the old ones is wonderful. I will be guarding these carefully!

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                          5.0

                          Essential

                          By The-PhotoGuy

                          from Eugene, OR

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Portraits
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw:

                            I don't know of a better way to keep a camera from twisting on the mount when being used in a prortait format.

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                            5.0

                            200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Qu

                            By Lizard

                            from Silver Lake, OH

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw:

                            Keeps camera with heavy lens from slipping/twisting especially when in vertical format.

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                            4.0

                            a handly little item

                            By Doug R

                            from Spartanburg, SC

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Tripod Function

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Portraits
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw:

                              I use it on a gripped D300s, and it works well for keeping the camera's weight from pulling it downward while in portrait orientation.

                              While I haven't had any problems with it yet, it really does need a longer screw. Common sense should have told somebody at Manfrotto that.

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                              5.0

                              Great

                              By Typhoid Mary

                              from NYC

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw:

                                  Great system

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  exactly what i needed

                                  By johnciz

                                  from Los Angeles, CA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Shots
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw:

                                    Does what it says it will do. I recommend it.

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                                    4.0

                                    Ok for Nikon D7000

                                    By Poncho

                                    from Monterrey Mexico

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Fits Well
                                    • Improves Tripod Function

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Portraits
                                      • Wildlife

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw:

                                      Easy to use, it helps stabilize the camera and big lens, in order to avoid torque movement of the camera.

                                      Will be better if the vertical metal was padded, it can hurt camera if not used carefully. Also, can scratch the plastic cover of LCD in DSLR

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                                      5.0

                                      Plate was what I ordered

                                      By ox

                                      from Grand Island, NE

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw:

                                        This lets me have a plate on both my cameras so that I don't have to switch plates to use a camera on my tripod

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                                        4.0

                                        Nice

                                        By Julia

                                        from Boston, MA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Fits Well
                                        • Improves Tripod Function
                                        • Solid/Sturdy

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Night Shots
                                          • Portraits

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw:

                                          I love this quick release design, it works so well. the anti-twist ridge is helpful and worth a few extra bucks. the only potential issue seems to be that the screw isn't as long as some might want. you can get it into the camera but its only holding on by a thread maybe two.

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                                          • Yes

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                                          5.0

                                          works great on D700

                                          By barbelle

                                          from Manhattan Beach, CA

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw:

                                              I bought this to use with my Manfrotto 322RC2.
                                              The plate fits my D-700 and the Nikon 80-200 barrel without having to take anything apart. The silver plate on the bottom slides to adjust. Now I have the orig and this one. One I will keep on the lens. I must admit I haven't been out in the field but have been playing with it at home and am pleased with how secure it holds things when moving the camera vertical.

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                                              5.0

                                              Works as advertised

                                              By Bill

                                              from Calif.

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home
                                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                                • Night Shots
                                                • Travel
                                                • Wildlife

                                                Comments about Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw:

                                                At first I hesitated to order this as I thought it might end up in the closet collecting dust, but I found out it is indispensable in taking tripod mounted vertical shots using a telephoto or zoom lens. Only con is need a screwdriver to reverse plate.

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                                                4.0

                                                I would recommend this plate!

                                                By Chad

                                                from Central Illinois

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

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

                                                Cons

                                                • Small

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                                • Portraits
                                                • Weddings/Events

                                                Comments about Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw:

                                                At first glance, this plate looked smaller than any other plates I've used on my tripods. I was pleasantly surprised at how sturdy it was. On top of that, it held my Canon Mark IV with a normal lens very sturdy. I only used this twice, but there was no slipping or twisting.

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                                                4.0

                                                X-tra Palte.

                                                By Mike

                                                from Houston TX

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Fits Well
                                                • Solid/Sturdy

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                                  • Night Shots

                                                  Comments about Manfrotto 200PLARCH-14 Architectural Anti-Twist Quick Release Plate with 1/4-20" Screw:

                                                  I thought I might need this X=tra plate for my camera when I ordered tripod & grip. but 322rc2(manfrotto)grip came with plate. shouldn't have to buy it. it was my mistake.

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