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Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate

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Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate

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  • RC4 Quick Release System

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The sturdy Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter is an RC4 type quick release assembly system that comes with 1/4-20" and 3/8"-16 capacity, both on the camera and tripod ends, and comes supplied with the 410PL (RC4) quick release plate.  The RC4 quick release base also includes a horizontal and vertical bubble level.

Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate
  • 410PL Quick Release Plate - for RC4 Quick Release System
  • 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Threaded Camera Screws
  • 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Reducer Bushing
  • 2-Year Warranty + Additional 3-Years after Registering Online or by Mail
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    Manfrotto394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate
     
    4.6

    (based on 109 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (77)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (73)
    • Solid/sturdy (43)
    • Fits well (40)
    • Improves tripod function (35)
    • Durable (31)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (6)
    • Heavy (5)

    Best Uses

    • Video (36)
    • Landscape/scenery (24)
    • Travel (24)
    • Portraits (23)
    • Weddings (20)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (72)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (30), Professional (17), Semi-pro photographer (16), Semi-professional (13), Photo enthusiast (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Quick Release Bracket

    I have quick release brackets on all my cameras and tripods. I can just move a camera from one tripod to my handheld flash bracket and back to another tripod with ease. I use...Read complete review

    I have quick release brackets on all my cameras and tripods. I can just move a camera from one tripod to my handheld flash bracket and back to another tripod with ease. I use a Canon 5D Mk II for stills on a tripod and for video on a Cinevate slider and a video tripod. The quick release bracket allows me to easily move from one tripod to another, even a shoulder bracket.The 394 QR adapter has a bubble level and both a 3/8" and 1/4" screw included which is great. On one of my brackets the pad comes up on the edges with a lens mount that is smaller than the plate and is also hard to release, but all of the rest are fairly easy to detach and the pads are fine. The plate snaps on easily and attaches very tight. The brackets are very well made and the price is good. [...]

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    OK for the price

    I bought this based on the low profile design to use atop a 4-way macro focusing rail. It is low profile as described, but its design is off a little in my...Read complete review

    I bought this based on the low profile design to use atop a 4-way macro focusing rail. It is low profile as described, but its design is off a little in my estimation. If the camera is mounted as per the instructions with the horizontal spirit level towards the rear of the camera and the QR lever to the left, the plate only supports 1 inch of the camera body to the right side of the center of the 1/4"-20 mount screw. To the other side of the mount screw is 2 1/4" of plate support.....huh? Am I missing something? I don't think it would be too much to ask to extend the right side of the plate another 1/4" at least to be in line with most manufacturers standard size QR plates which are 2 1/2" plates to fit 2 1/2" clamps. I doubt a camera would come lose, but the stability would be enhanced by this ever so slight modification and it just makes me wonder. BTW - I switched to another model of QR clamp/plate for this application.

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    5.0

    Many uses

    By BrianJ

    from Flagstaff

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Macro Photography
      • Studio
      • Traveling

      Comments about Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate:

      I have many of these that I use. One keeps the external flash on the bottom of the camera while I'm shooting hand held.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great product

      By Marc the musician

      from Athens, GA

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate:

          This is a quick release device for tripods. It is a heavy duty, quality product that operates as advertised. It has two (2) leveling bubbles to ensure perfect alignment. Plan to order a second one.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great quick release

          By Brendan

          from Los Angeles

          Comments about Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate:

          It's manfrotto, if you are getting this then you probably already have one of their tripods, and you know the quality. Bullet proof.

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          5.0

          Affordable and convenient

          By WP

          from Virginia

          Comments about Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate:

          I use this adaptor on all my tripods, monopods, sliders, and glide cams. Makes it easy to pop on and off. Affordable and great build.

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          5.0

          It does everything the manufactur said i

          By David P

          from Lexington KY

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Real estate photography

            Comments about Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate:

            I was looking for a quality quick release for my camera and this does the job. Will be buying a couple more soon.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Awesome

            By Buddy

            from Cabot, Arkansas

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Low profile
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Stabilizer

              Comments about Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate:

              This is my first quick release. I bought this to mount my T3i onto my Autopilot stabilizer so I wouldn't have to keep re-balancing it. Works great. The lever in which you have to release is a little stiff, but I'm not sure if it's just not broke in or if that's the normal operation. Either way, I'm happy with my purchase.

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              5.0

              Excellent product

              By Moho

              from Orlando flirida

              Comments about Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate:

              Installed the whole unit on my recent monopod that I purchased, works great. My tripod has a manfrotto ball head with the 410PL plate, I can now easily switch between monopod and tripod without replace the the adaptor attached to my camera.

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              5.0

              Great and versatile

              By ckbknyc

              from Brooklyn NY

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate:

                Use several of these with my Canon 5D mark III, both for stills and as a liteweight baseplate system for video. Interfaces with system that came with my Zacuto handheld rig, gets a solid grip even with the one lockdown on the Mark III

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                • No

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                3.0

                Slow Release

                By Jake

                from Hawaii

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate:

                While it is very secure. I have a very hard time pulling this off. Should be called "slow release".

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                5.0

                Great Plate System

                By Jake

                from Englewood, CO

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate:

                  These are a great quick release plate system. I bought three of them right away and they are very useful and worth the price. I use these for my tripods and glidecam and can easily maneuver with ease. Especially for weddings they are useful because you have to be able to work on the fly. I would recommend these to anyone.

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                  5.0

                  Love this release plate!

                  By bladeaudio

                  from Knoxville

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate:

                      I got 4 of these to put on my different setups. Now I can move my camera very quickly from glidecam to tripod to monopod to shoulder rig very quickly and with little hassle. I also like the built in bubble level. Makes balancing my glidecam easier.

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                      4.0

                      Great adapter

                      By LV

                      from Fountain valley, ca

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate:

                          Great adapter by Manfrotto. Simple quick release that helps you snap on your camera into place. Perfect for mounting on top of your steady cam in order to not have to rebalance it where you would just fine tune it.

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                          5.0

                          Finally settle for this quick release

                          By rafa

                          from San Diego

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio

                            Comments about Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate:

                            I've tried many different types of quick release plates in the past and by far this is the best one for dslr's. Ive made this quick release my main camera accessory as far as securing my camera to a tripod, monopod, video rig and many more.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great tool!!!

                            By Oscar Perez

                            from Seminole , FL.

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate:

                              This is one of my favorites tools for on the go video production.
                              I have these mount on my monopad, tripod, steadycam and shoulder rig.

                              They work fine with any DSLR, Sony FS700R and RED.

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                              5.0

                              Best quick release ever

                              By David

                              from Provo UT

                              About Me Professional

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Studio

                                Comments about Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate:

                                this thing is absolutely rock solid. I use it on a glidecam for attaching my 5d mark iii. Works like a charm!

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                                5.0

                                Great product, too bad it is needed

                                By mr.software

                                from Tennessee

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate:

                                    Wonderful product. It is just too bad it is needed. Why can't everyone agree on a standard quick release plate design. Good Heavens.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great mounting option!

                                    By G2P

                                    from Long Island

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate:

                                      I use this on the cheese plate for my Glidecam hd 4000.

                                      I have a manfrotto monopod that uses the same plate, so switching is such a breeze.

                                      Its low-profile is definitely worth buying.

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                                      4.0

                                      manfrotto quick release plate

                                      By d

                                      from maine

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Bulky

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate:

                                      works well just a little to bulky to keep it on your dslr at all times

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Holds tight & has low clearance

                                      By zijital

                                      from Chicago, IL

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • price
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Difficult To Use

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate:

                                      I'm using this to mount my DSLR "video" camera to my shoulder mount.

                                      I really like that the bottom is flush, as opposed to the Manfrotto 323 / RC2 quick release plate. This makes it easier to mount to various accessories.

                                      It is easy to get the camera to lock in place, & stays solid, but the biggest negative I've noticed is it can be hard to pull back the lever to unlock (this is why I'm giving 4 stars instead of 5). But once you get the lever started, it is easy to remove.

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                                      4.0

                                      Sturdy

                                      By Ryan Blake

                                      from Scottsdale, AZ

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with 410PL Plate:

                                          I use this product on a glidecam 2000 pro and it works well. Made of sturdy material. Only thing I noticed is the quick release handle isn't as smooth and easy as I would like.

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