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Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg)

B&H # MA454 Mfr # 454
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The Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate is a quick release system that allows for some positioning within the clamp for fore-aft macro adjustments.

It is the ideal tool to make precise positioning movements to achieve the perfect framed shot, for macro photography, for QTVR, and other precise copy/repro work. This plate has finger-tip control for ultra-fine positioning, but has a simple lock-release lever for fast set-up.

Two plates can be interlocked at 90° for full lateral/forward/back movement (over 4.7"). Made of extruded aluminium, the plate has 1/4"-20 and 3/8" holes and screws for tripod and camera mounting.

Replaces old part number 3419.

Maximum Movement 4.7" (120mm)
Dimensions 5.2 x 4.2 x 0.8" (131 x 107 x 20mm) LxWxH
Weight 1 lb (450g)
Quick Release No
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg)
  • 1/4"-20 Screw
  • 3/8" Screw
  • 2-Year Warranty + Additional 3-Years after Registering Online or by Mail
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    Manfrotto454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg)
     
    4.3

    (based on 65 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (34)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (47)
    • Durable (46)
    • Improves function (34)
    • Lightweight (16)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Macro photography (57)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (25), Pro photographer (17), Semi-pro photographer (16), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (48)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Indispensable

    I bought this product to use with a new Canon 100mm Macro lens and it has proved invaluable.
    When I first used the new lens on a tripod without it, I was disappointed...Read complete review

    I bought this product to use with a new Canon 100mm Macro lens and it has proved invaluable.
    When I first used the new lens on a tripod without it, I was disappointed with the outcome due to my inexperience with the extremely narrow depth of field. At first I thought the problem was with the lens but when I used the sliding plate my shots were immediately needle sharp and I knew I had to come to terms with and learn a whole new world of photography. Without the sliding plate I think I would still be blaming the lens.
    The plate is a little fiddly to attach to the camera but once in place performs admirably. The camera can be moved quickly to get correct framing and then the micro adjustment of the slider allows precise focus on the selected elements to realise the full potential of your set up.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    OK for 1x or 2x

    Works well at magnifications around 1x and because it is so much easier to carry and deploy in the field I use it at those magnifications in preference to traditional focusing rails. For that...Read complete review

    Works well at magnifications around 1x and because it is so much easier to carry and deploy in the field I use it at those magnifications in preference to traditional focusing rails. For that reason alone it’s worth the money. At 2x it is usable but not without frustration. The problem is the guides move and the screw does not turn smoothly. As a result the image doesn’t stay exactly put. This would be serious problem if stacking software could not aligne images automatically; but fortunately it can, so although you won’t enjoy using this product at 2x, it is doable. At 3x+ the worm screw is not fine enough to focus precisely and the sloppy guides and screw will exceed your patience. Honestly, I expected something called a micrometric positioning device to be more accurate than an old Olympus or Minolta rail, but it isn’t really.

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    5.0

    Rail System For Macro Photography

    By donall26

    from Mooresville, NC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Improves Function
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Macro Photography

    Comments about Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg):

    I trust Manfrotto products and I was not disappointed with this rail system. I'm just getting into macro photography and manually focusing in minute increments works for me

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    • No

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    5.0

    Easy to use

    By Allen

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Improves Function

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg):

      Simple product that's easy to use. I purchased 2 of them so I can micro adjust from side to side as well as in and out. They work just like I was hoping. They are a little bulky, but that's definitely the nature of a micro positioning sliding plate.

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      5.0

      Good product, easy to use too

      By PanamaZR1

      from Panama, Rep of Panama

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg):

        I use this for my Macro photography and it helps a lot in getting the most clear picture I can. maybe the are betterr more expensive models out there, but this one works fine for me.

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        4.0

        Just what you need for great macro shots

        By bnhamlin

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Improves Function
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg):

          Basic set up with fine and coarse adjustment in easy reach. Fine adjustment and stacking macro shots is a breeze with the long adjustment plate. Very stable camera bed, stays on my tripod pretty much permanently. For the price an excellent piece of equipment!

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          4.0

          Slide Plate

          By RHanson

          from Whitefish, Mt

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg):

            This product work well for Micro photography. I use it to focus stack several images into one.
            I like the cost of this product the most.
            I wish the turning knob would have been designed for 1 mm in movement of the slide as well as marked the knob as well as the frame to give you a full turn indicator.

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            5.0

            Works as advertised

            By Daytripper

            from Laguna Woods, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg):

                This is a great tool for making those minute adjustments in positioning when shooting close-up and moving the tripod isn't the answer.

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                4.0

                A decent piece, worth it the price

                By studioor

                from New York, NY

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Improves Function

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg):

                    Well constructed and precise. It's worth it the price. Just wish it had an easier acces to screw to fix into the camera.

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                    4.0

                    A highly specific piece of equipment

                    By Aaron Hall Cain

                    from Savannah, GA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Improves Function

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg):

                      This plate works well in combination with a geared head. You may attach it directly to a camera body or mount a tripod head. It's worth mentioning that the plate comes with both 3/8ths and 1/4-20 screws, both are removable but only the 3/8ths screw can be stored directly on the plate, so if you mean to use the plate with a tripod head combination you will have to find another place for the 1/4-20 screw. The rubber stopper keeping the screws in the rail is solid but has no means of staying attached to the plate and can potentially be misplaced. Another bit of nit picking, to avoid play in the mechanics everything locks down via one screw on the side, unlike traditional geared heads that provide controlled movement at all times, this micro positioning plate cannot when it's tension/lock screw in place. That aside, fine adjustments are smooth and camera placement may be adjusted on the plate for further control. Over all it feels solid and moves well, even with a medium format body on top. I was expecting less for the price and have been pleasantly surprised.

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                      5.0

                      Sturdy Focusing system

                      By Sonya

                      from Massachusetts

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro Photography

                        Comments about Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg):

                        This product is well engineered and when used with the Canon MPE-65 lens on a tripod on non-moving close subjects makes it possible for sharp focusing.

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                        5.0

                        Great Product

                        By steve

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg):

                          I've been using this rail for Food Photography and it's exactly doing what I need it to do. The price was right and since it's not something I will break out too often it fell right into my range. The build feels strong and sturdy and I'm sure I will be using it for years.

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                          4.0

                          A must have for pro macro work.

                          By Farshid

                          from Toronto

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Macro Photography

                            Comments about Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg):

                            Great macro sliding plate. Easy to use. Works well. Nicely built but not perfect. Has free play when macro adjusting. For the price you pay is the best you can get unless you are willing to pay 5X more.

                            Very happy with my purchase. It does what exactly it supposed to do!

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                            4.0

                            Great for macro photography

                            By Alan P

                            from Springfield, VA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Macro Photography

                              Comments about Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg):

                              I use this for taking macro shots with a MPE-65 that I will focus stack.

                              This unit allows very fine control when changing the focus by adjusting the rail.

                              I gave it four stars because there is excessive play when trying to focus in and out. In use I simply overshoot the starting point and adjust the unit in one direction only.

                              If you want to focus stack your macro shots this will do the trick.

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                              5.0

                              Mandatory purchase

                              By tylerokc

                              from oklahoma city, ok

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Improves Function

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Macro Photography

                                Comments about Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg):

                                For small product photography (think diamond rings and such), focus stacking rocks. And is barely possible without something like this. Highly recommend.

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                                5.0

                                Just what I needed!!

                                By Bob

                                from Maine

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Image Stacking
                                • Improves Function
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Object
                                  • Product

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg):

                                  Just what I needed for Canon 65mm macro. Nice fine adjustments, solid build 0 east to use. Put two together and move the camera in and out and side to side. Great for stacking

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                                  5.0

                                  Ideal for focus stacking

                                  By Keith

                                  from Denver, CO

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Improves Function

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg):

                                  I use this for focus stacking macro images. I have not experienced any of the slop of movement that was referenced in a couple reviews. As is the case with most of the Manfrotto gear this is well made.

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                                  5.0

                                  Solid and Useful

                                  By BIOPROF

                                  from Annandale, VA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Improves Function
                                  • Stable

                                  Cons

                                  • Bulky

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Focus stacking
                                  • Macro Photography

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg):

                                  Just purchased a used Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5 macro lens and had read that a macro-focusing rail system would be indispensible with this unique lens. Read all the reviews and decided to buy the Manfrotto system. Have used it a lot for a couple of weeks and find that it is solid, well-built, easy to use, and very stable. Just got into focus-stacking and can't imagine doing without the Manfrotto! So far am satisfied with using it for forward-back movements, may (eventually) get another one for left-to right movements in addition.
                                  Do not know why some reviews refer to instability - have not seen any.

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                                  5.0

                                  Very Goog Product

                                  By Dennis

                                  from Vineland NJ

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Improves Function

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Macro Photography

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg):

                                    Shooting macro images

                                    Very precision tool, and hefty enough to hold securely a Nikon D700 and a Nikon 105 macro lens.

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent for Macro work

                                    By AUEOS1

                                    from Mexico City

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

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                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Improves Function

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Macro Photography
                                      • Stacked Photos Work

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg):

                                      Excellent construction durable , sturdy

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                                      5.0

                                      Great for Macro Work

                                      By AUEOS1

                                      from Mexico City

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

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                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Improves Function

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Macro Photography
                                        • Stack Macro Photography
                                        • Wildlife

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg):

                                        Great using two of it, one to go backward and another one to easily recompose left to right
                                        The more reliable among brands

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                                        5.0

                                        Great item

                                        By PhotoDan

                                        from Los Angeles

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Improves Function

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Macro Photography

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg):

                                          Just started using it for macro photography. Was worried with some of the comments I read but it's a well made item that works as advertised.

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