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Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Nikon D800, D300, Canon 5D MkIII & Bronica GS-1

You Pay: $39.95
Product Highlights
  • 1/4"-20 Camera Mounting Thread
  • Fits Nikon D800, D300
  • Fits Canon 5D MK III
  • Fits Bronica GS-1
  • Arca-Swiss Clamp Compatible
  • Machined From 6061 T-6 Aluminum
  • Satin Black Anodized Finish
  • Made in the U.S.A.

This Arca-Type Quick Release Plate from Acratech is compatible with both the Nikon D800 and D300 when used without a battery grip. It will also fit the Canon 5D MK III and medium format Bronica GS-1 camera. It works with most Arca-Swiss compatible release clamps. It is machined in the USA from 6061 T-6 aluminum, and features an anti-twist lip that prevents rotation.

Mounting Thread 1/4"-20
Material Anodized 6061 T6 Aluminum
Dimensions 2.37 x 1.66 x 0.45" (6.0 x 4.2 x 1.1 cm)
Weight 0.5 oz (14 g)
Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Nikon D800, D300, Canon 5D MkIII & Bronica GS-1
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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    AcratechArca-Type Quick Release Plate for Nikon D800, D300, Canon 5D MkIII & Bronica GS-1
     
    4.1

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fits well (8)
    • Solid/sturdy (8)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Improves tripod function (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Night shots (5)
      • Travel (4)
      • Wildlife (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      i dropped the screw

      these fit great and are made well like all acratech products i use with nikon d300 on a acratech gv2 ballhead my only complaint is they should come with a couple of extra screws or...Read complete review

      these fit great and are made well like all acratech products i use with nikon d300 on a acratech gv2 ballhead my only complaint is they should come with a couple of extra screws or the screw should be made as to have a circlip so it cant fall out of the plate when changing cameras etc , though this is my 2nd one ive bought so they are worth it just becarefull not to loose the screw like me @ the beach ,ive also tried using a circlip to hold on to plate but wont work with included screw so yeah dont loose the screw

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Excellent plate; wrongly designed

      Especially when used with long telephoto lenses, the Acratech type plates are far superior to all the other designs. Hence I have standardized on these for both my Gitzo tripod with a Jobu gimball...Read complete review

      Especially when used with long telephoto lenses, the Acratech type plates are far superior to all the other designs. Hence I have standardized on these for both my Gitzo tripod with a Jobu gimball head, the Gitzo monopod and the BushHawk shoulder mount.
      A Gimball is not only ideal for long telephoto lenses, but is also wonderful suited for panorama shots from old market places and city squares. For that reason I bought this quick release plate fitting the camera with a wide angle lens. Mounting is easy and the plate fits beautifully under the camera.
      But then things are going wrong. Whereas with all the other lens plates and collars the direction of the plate is in line with the lens, this plate is machined in such a way that the camera when mounted, is positioned at a right angle to the direction of the lens. As a result the camera cannot be mounted any more on the Gimball head.
      Hence this is a useless plate for me.

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      5.0

      it fits perfectly

      By jglaser757

      from florida

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Nikon D800, D300, Canon 5D MkIII & Bronica GS-1:

          I bought the for use with an induro 5 way panhead,,it fits perfectly

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Needs an improvement

          By Delbert

          from Minneapolis

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

          • Loose Clamp

          Best Uses

            Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Nikon D800, D300, Canon 5D MkIII & Bronica GS-1:

            The Acra-Tech Quick Release Plate is well crafted.

            It's machining is excellent; it's finish outstanding.

            Likewise, its fit to the camera. It neatly attaches without any sloppyness.

            However, it has a serious drawback: the bolt. It requires a hex wrench, which is likely to get lost and the bolt is not fixed to the plate so that the bolt can easily be lost.

            My other plates have the bolt attached in a way it cannot come off.

            Overall, a good plate that could be made perfect with a good bolt arrangement.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fits Canon EOS 5D Mark III

            By mkh

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fits Well
            • Improves Tripod Function

            Cons

            • Screw Falls Out Of Plate

            Best Uses

              Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Nikon D800, D300, Canon 5D MkIII & Bronica GS-1:

              Although not listed in the description, this plate fits the EOS 5D Mark III.

              Be careful not to loose the screw. It is not secured to the plate when you disconnect it from the camera. The screw will simply fall out and get lost if you are not cautious.

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              • No

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              5.0

              works fine on D4

              By swim dad

              from NJ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Tripod Function
              • Light
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits

                Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Nikon D800, D300, Canon 5D MkIII & Bronica GS-1:

                light, well made works perfectly with GV2 ball head and a D4 with an 80-200D

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Works as advertised

                By LeOrmand

                from Long Island, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Video
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Nikon D800, D300, Canon 5D MkIII & Bronica GS-1:

                  This product is just as advertised - fits my D300s and Acratech Long Lens Head

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                  • No

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Excellent plate; wrongly designed

                  By Jan

                  from Oosterhout, The Netherlands

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Nikon D800, D300, Canon 5D MkIII & Bronica GS-1:

                    Especially when used with long telephoto lenses, the Acratech type plates are far superior to all the other designs. Hence I have standardized on these for both my Gitzo tripod with a Jobu gimball head, the Gitzo monopod and the BushHawk shoulder mount.
                    A Gimball is not only ideal for long telephoto lenses, but is also wonderful suited for panorama shots from old market places and city squares. For that reason I bought this quick release plate fitting the camera with a wide angle lens. Mounting is easy and the plate fits beautifully under the camera.
                    But then things are going wrong. Whereas with all the other lens plates and collars the direction of the plate is in line with the lens, this plate is machined in such a way that the camera when mounted, is positioned at a right angle to the direction of the lens. As a result the camera cannot be mounted any more on the Gimball head.
                    Hence this is a useless plate for me.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Share this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Nice tight fit!

                    By jad

                    from North Carolina

                    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
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Nikon D800, D300, Canon 5D MkIII & Bronica GS-1:

                      A great release plate for my Nikon D300. I was having trouble with a previous release plate turning slightly while in the vertical position. This plate was designed specifically to eliminate this problem and it does!

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good Plate

                      By Rob

                      from Indianapolis, IN

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits Well
                      • Solid/Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Nikon D800, D300, Canon 5D MkIII & Bronica GS-1:

                        Does what it is supposed to do. Fits great. Lightweight. Would give it 5 stars if the screw was contained and couldn't fall out.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        I would purchase again

                        By Bob

                        from Covington, WA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Easy to lose screw

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Portraits
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Nikon D800, D300, Canon 5D MkIII & Bronica GS-1:

                        Functions perfectly. Not as elaborately machined as some others (Kirk,RRS), but more of an Old School basic design. I actually prefer this style to the others.
                        I use it on a Nikon D300, and it fits perfectly.
                        It is also the exact length for my Acratech GV2 ball head, instead of the extra length that the Kirk has.
                        My only complaint with it is when not on the camera, it is easy to lose the screw, as it does not have the groove that some others have to keep it in place. This is a minor "nit" as it works fine when tightened to the camera. Just make sure to keep it tight.
                        I would recommend this product to anyone looking for an Arca Swiss style camera plate.

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                        • No

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        i dropped the screw

                        By FlashCassidy

                        from Pluto

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Inadequate Features

                        Best Uses

                        • Close -ups
                        • Fast Action
                        • Nighttime
                        • Special Events
                        • Tote Along
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Nikon D800, D300, Canon 5D MkIII & Bronica GS-1:

                        these fit great and are made well like all acratech products i use with nikon d300 on a acratech gv2 ballhead my only complaint is they should come with a couple of extra screws or the screw should be made as to have a circlip so it cant fall out of the plate when changing cameras etc , though this is my 2nd one ive bought so they are worth it just becarefull not to loose the screw like me @ the beach ,ive also tried using a circlip to hold on to plate but wont work with included screw so yeah dont loose the screw

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