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Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Nikon D300 & Bronica GS-1

B&H # ACQRPBGS1 Mfr # 2167
You Pay: $39.95

This Acratech Quick Release Plate is a camera-specific plate, designed to securely hold a Nikon D300 or Bronica GS-1 camera. The raised lip on the plate prevents rotation of the camera body. It is compatible with any "Arca-Swiss" type quick release system (e.g. Arca-Swiss, Foba, Graff, Wimberley, etc.). Precision machined from T-6 aluminum, this high-quality plate features a satin black anodized finish, and is "made in the USA".

Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Nikon D300 & Bronica GS-1
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    AcratechArca-Type Quick Release Plate for Nikon D300 & Bronica GS-1
     
    4.0

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fits well (7)
    • Solid/sturdy (7)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Improves tripod function (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Night shots (5)
      • Travel (4)
      • Wildlife (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

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      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 D300 & 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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        (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

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        Pros

        • Fits Well
        • Improves Tripod Function

        Cons

        • Screw Falls Out Of Plate

        Best Uses

          Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Nikon D300 & 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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          5.0

          works fine on D4

          By swim dad

          from NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          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 D300 & Bronica GS-1:

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

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            5.0

            Works as advertised

            By LeOrmand

            from Long Island, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            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 D300 & Bronica GS-1:

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

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              1.0

              Excellent plate; wrongly designed

              By Jan

              from Oosterhout, The Netherlands

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Nikon D300 & 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.

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                5.0

                Nice tight fit!

                By jad

                from North Carolina

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                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 D300 & 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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                  4.0

                  Good Plate

                  By Rob

                  from Indianapolis, IN

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  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 D300 & 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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                    4.0

                    I would purchase again

                    By Bob

                    from Covington, WA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                    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 D300 & 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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                    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 D300 & 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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