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Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base

B&H # KIQRC10 Mfr # QRC-1.0
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Product Highlights
  • 1/4"-20 Tripod Mount Thread

The Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp is a 1" long clamp that is compatible with all Arca Swiss-type plates and mounts. The clamp is made of lightweight aluminum and stainless steel construction, to provide long-lasting dependability. No internal mechanisms are exposed, and this clamp engineered with safety stop relief grooves that provide improved versatility when mated with Kirk camera plates. Kirk plates are designed so that they will slide halfway across the clamp before stopping, giving you greater control without sacrificing flexibility.

Just one quarter turn of the locking knob allows the camera mounted to the plate to be easily adjusted along its path or, if the safety stops are not used, to be removed entirely from the side. A full turn allows the camera to be removed from the top.

Captive stop screws and mounting screw
No exposed internal mechanisms
Tripod Mount 1/4"-20 Tripod Mount Thread
Length 1" (25mm)
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base
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    KirkQRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base
     
    4.8

    (based on 38 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (32)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (33)
    • Fits well (31)
    • Solid/sturdy (29)
    • Improves tripod function (8)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (17)
      • Sports/action (12)
      • Landscape/scenery (10)
      • Night shots (8)
      • Weddings (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (23), Semi-pro photographer (10)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (31)

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      5.0

      Great with sling style strap

      By Terry

      from Orinda, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base:

          Small and light. I attach mine to a sling-style strap, and leave my Arca-style camera plate attached all the time. This simple clamp works well.

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          5.0

          Kirk QRC-1 Clamp

          By Josh

          from Chicago, IL

          Comments about Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base:

          Very light weight, great build quality, and works great for me. I use this as a clamp for my strap so I can easily connect it to the ARCA plate on my camera without removing it.

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          5.0

          A versatile, small, very well-made gem!

          By Hstan

          from Fort Worth

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base:

            Many uses -- on BlackRapid and other straps for quick release fastening to big DSLRs --(backed up with "OP/TECH USA System Connectors Uni-Loops")...also perfect size/fit with "Sirui TY-C10 Quick Release Plate" used with compact cameras like the Canon S120. Beautifully made, strong,compact, holds tight. Super product. Good B&H service as always.

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            5.0

            Excellent clamp

            By CCNP

            from San Antonio, TX

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well
            • Solid/Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base:

              Small, light, well made, and holds strong. I have 2 of these and could not be more pleased. When you are just clamping something small, these are the ticket.

              Sometimes its difficult to get a piece that is well made like this, when you are looking for small and inexpensive. But this is the real deal and finely machined. Recommended.

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              4.0

              Great Little Plate

              By Jess

              from Orlando, FL

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base:

                    This great little plate makes it easy to carry your gear on a Black Rapid strap and then quickly attack it to a tripod. It was very useful on a recent photo vacation. Like all photo gear, it's way overpriced, hence the 4 star rating.

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                    4.0

                    Works very well so far!

                    By FootZoomer

                    from British Columbia

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well
                    • Lightweight
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base:

                      I bought this clamp to act as an adapter to connect my BlackRapid R7 strap to the Arca-Swiss plate on my 5DII. I found the adapter recipe online - in several different places. For those of us that want to keep our Arca Swiss plates on our cameras full-time, this set up is perfect. Despite being small, the clamp mechanism inspires confidence when torqued up. It locks down tight and is fast to affix and remove. I don't have a heavy setup, just a 5DII + 24-105 so I don't know how it would handle, say, a gripped xD + 70-200 f/2.8 but I would bet it would be fine.

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                      5.0

                      Works great with my Black Rapid strap

                      By Ramon

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits Well
                      • Solid/Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Black Rapid Type Strap

                        Comments about Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base:

                        Well constructed and locks securely. Just add a touch if Locktite to securely attach it to your Black Rapid "fastenR".

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                        5.0

                        Excellent compact plate

                        By denisd

                        from Ottawa, Canada

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fits Well
                        • Solid/Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base:

                          I use a couple of these small plates with my camera strap, cotton carrier, to simplify switching from my tripod, cotton carrier and sun sniper camera strap.

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                          5.0

                          Perfect for the RS-7

                          By Serge

                          from Paramus, NJ

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fits Well
                          • Solid/Sturdy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base:

                            It's well built, and perfect for the RS-7 strap and the RRS L-bracket. I also used the Loctite glue on the thread for security.

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                            5.0

                            Great for Small Cameras & Light Weight

                            By tradesmith45

                            from Oregon

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base:

                              Using this w/ a light weight tripod and Olympus OM-D. At 47g & 25mm width, its perfect for mirrorless systems. It seems to securely hold Kirk, Sunwayoto, Induro & Oben plates I've tried it with. For those looking, the Kirk PZ-130 QR plate is a near perfect match for the offset tripod mount on the OM-D. The only improvement I can think of is replacing the plastic knob w/ aluminum so it would be less likely to break from a fall or impact.

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                              5.0

                              Great for Mirrorless Cameras

                              By tradesmith45

                              from Oregon

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fits Well
                              • Solid/Sturdy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base:

                                The light weight & small size makes this clamp just right for small cameras. At 47g, it is also a great choice for building up a light weight tripod or monopod system. I found it holds many brands of plates securely. YMMV

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                                5.0

                                Used with Black Rapid

                                By Midal

                                from Dallas

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fits Well

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots
                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base:

                                  Very easy to move my camera from tripod to black rapid strap.

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                                  5.0

                                  Strong and light

                                  By Roger

                                  from roger

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel
                                  • With Black Rapid Strap

                                  Comments about Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base:

                                  Perfect to use with Black Rapid straps if your camera and lens has quick release plates and you're using tripods. Very convenient. Maybe not as smooth as RRS but better for the above purpose.
                                  To use only on tripod I would go with a larger size and probably RRS.

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                                  5.0

                                  Simply elegant design

                                  By draderusa

                                  from Kansas City, MO

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fits Well
                                  • Solid/Sturdy

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base:

                                      Like many other reviewers I use this primarily with my Black Rapid strap to provide a means to clamp my cameras to the strap mount. It functions well in that role and I have nothing to really add to that discussion. The reason I am taking the time to submit this review is to comment on the workmanship that went into crafting this simple piece of equipment. Every edge and corner of this clamp has been gently radiused so that it has no sharp points on the entire clamp. It has a nice low luster matte finish. The screw mechanism has to my mind the perfect thread pitch to yield a silky smooth clamping action that is both coarse enough to be fast to clamp and unclamp yet fine enough to really lock down on whatever plate it is attached to. The locking knob is not overly large but still big enough to provide an easy gripping surface. All in all this is the nicest small clamp I've seen and a joy to use.

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                                      5.0

                                      Perfect clamp for table top tripod

                                      By Schorsch68

                                      from Bern, Switzerland

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Fits Well
                                      • Solid/Sturdy

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Night Shots
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base:

                                        This clamp works great for a table top tripod with a small ballhead. It adds Arca Swiss compatibility to the setup.I recommend it to support a compact cameras with AS compatible plate but I even used it for my Nikon D7000 with L-Plate plus Nikkor AF-S 16-85 to shoot single row panos in portrait orientation or long exposures in places where a large tripod is not permitted i.e. Top Of The Rock.

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                                        4.0

                                        Great solution for a camera strap

                                        By FredD

                                        from Arlington, VA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Improves Tripod Function

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Camera Strap

                                          Comments about Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base:

                                          I use this on my camera strap to connect with an RRS L-bracket. It's easy to tighten and holds just fine.

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                                          5.0

                                          BlackRapid & Tripod Users READ THIS

                                          By Strykapose

                                          from NYC

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base:

                                              Blackrapid or similar straps are not Tripod friendly.
                                              I screw the FastenR into this clamp so I can strap my "L" bracketed cameras easily.
                                              I also use the Kata Pro-Light C-Strap clips, cutting it down to size as an extra safety loop around the RS-7.

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                                              5.0

                                              Multi use clamp

                                              By Bazza

                                              from Brisbane, Australia

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Fits Well
                                              • Solid/Sturdy

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base:

                                                  I attach this clamp onto the side of my Kirk L camera bracket, then I can attach all sorts of items easily with QR ease. Mostly,I attach a telescopic arm to mount a speed light off camera, with instant and infinite positioning of the flash.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Perfect for Black Rapid straps

                                                  By Simetime

                                                  from Australia

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

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

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Landscape/Scenery

                                                    Comments about Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base:

                                                    I use this to connect my Black Rapid strap to my markins L bracket for 5dii. Now I don't need to take the L bracket off.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Excellent product

                                                    By FreakFX

                                                    from Toronto, Canada

                                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Fits Well
                                                    • Solid/Sturdy

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

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

                                                      Comments about Kirk QRC-1 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 1" Base:

                                                      I own a few of these for my Sun Sniper shoulder straps. It has never failed me.

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