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Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5

B&H # SMQRPBH5 Mfr # 701258
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Product Highlights
  • Arca-Swiss Compatible

This Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5 is the replacement plate for the BH5 ballhead. And in addition, since this plate features the Arca-type mount, it is also compatible with any of the many other brands that use this standard (e.g. Arca-Swiss, Foba, Graf/Studioball, Wimberley, etc.).

Also fits other Arca-type quick release clamps
Camera Screw(s) 1x 1/4"-20
Dimensions 2 x 2" (50 x 50mm) WxL
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Smith-VictorQRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5
     
    4.7

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (17)
    • Fits well (13)
    • Solid/sturdy (13)
    • Improves tripod function (6)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (8)
      • Night shots (7)
      • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Travel (6)
      • Home (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (10), Pro photographer (3)

      Reviewed by 18 customers

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      4.0

      Does the job

      By Digital Color Wrangler

      from Fort Worth TX

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5:

          This is a low cost way to get an Arca compatible camera plate if you need to create a custom fit by grinding or drilling to create an anti-rotation peg system or other specific accommodation.
          There are much more expensive examples of this kind of plate that have more
          sophisticated machining and finish but for general use this one does
          the job nicely.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Fear not, compatible with many

          By alexss3

          from Washington D.C.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5:

              Some of you might be wondering if this product works with other brands of ballheads, such as the older Benro or Induro ones. I am here to tell you it does. If your ball head has the style where it slides in from the side, and there is one bolt or knob that prevents it from sliding off, then you have a winner. The only downside to this plate is the lack of a handle on the screw, meaning you have to use a screwdriver or a quarter/nickel to tighten it.

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              • No

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              5.0

              a great product at a great price.

              By Irishplumber

              from Chicago,IL.

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Video
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5:

                I recently purchased this QR plate as an extra to go with my BH5 ball head that i purchased at the same time. This product is one of those pleasant surprises in that it is a great product that is also affordable. It is well made and nicely finished with two grippy rubber strips on top of the plate. The mounting screw has good thread engagement with the camera mounting socket and the screw itself has a nice slot so you can use a penny,nickel,or dime to tighten it up. In all,a great product.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Solid plate, great price

                By Canon Fodder

                from Albany New York

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5:

                    Solid plate at a great price.

                    I got it as a spare for my new travel tripod and like it better than the one that came with the tripod itself.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works great and way cheaper than Arca

                    By Flicker

                    from Phoenix

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

                      Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5:

                      It is about 20% of the cost of an Arca Swiss plate or less. It fits well into the Arca Ball head. The nut screws down the camera, or lense in my case, snugly. I will definitely buy more with time.

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                      5.0

                      It works and it's inexpensive

                      By GRW

                      from SoCal

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits Well
                      • Inexpensive
                      • Solid/Sturdy
                      • Universal

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5:

                          Because I have a variety of camera makes and models, universal A-S style quick release plates make sense for me. The universal plate by Smith-Victor easily attaches to all of my cameras and lens collars. The plate can be secured by both Arca-Swiss Monoball Z1 Quick Release ball head clamp and by the RRS BH-55LR ball head clamp. The narrowest part of the dove tail on my copy measures 1.290" on my caliper, and the widest part measures 1.538". It is nicely finished.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Perfect fit everytime

                          By Evan the [*]

                          from Rochester, NY

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fits Well
                          • Solid/Sturdy

                          Cons

                          • Difficult to put on

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5:

                          Well obviously I use it to put my camera on my tripod, because thats its only purpose. So it fits perfectly onto my tripod, which is a plus. I bought this as a second one, because there were too many times where I was using two bodies or had a lens that needed one but would switch the lens and would have to put the one from the lens onto the camera and then vice versa. This way I have more freedom to do what I want without the hassle. In the dark its a little hard to slide on the quick release, also with heavy lenses.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Extra plate..

                          By uiphotos

                          from Ohio

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fits Well
                          • Solid/Sturdy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5:

                              Bought the extra plate because I tend to lose them or leave them on various lenses or camera bodies..

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Always need extras!

                              By Cathy

                              from Salem, OR

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5:

                                Bought an extra plate for my other camera body. The price made it so I couldn't pass it up.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                I love it!

                                By Boltzman

                                from Los Angeles CA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fits Well
                                • Solid/Sturdy

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots

                                  Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5:

                                  Idk if its just me but i think the build of this is better than the one that came with the head. either way i love both of them.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Simple Yet Effective

                                  By Tally

                                  from San Antonio, TX

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fits Well
                                  • Solid/Sturdy

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5:

                                      The ballhead already comes with one of these but having an extra will someday come in handy. And, at that price, it certainly won't break the piggy bank.

                                      I gotta be ready for what comes along unexpectedly. Either, I am going to accidentally lose the original, or I can attach it to my camcorder or a second camera. Thus, avoiding spending time removing the original off the first camera.

                                      The plate is made of metal and the rubber pads are effective in holding my 40D with Sigma 50-150 in portrait mode without slippage. The 1/4 inch screw requires as little as the edge of a coin or house keys to screw it into place. How much simple can it be?

                                      Thanks B&H for providing this item.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Functional & handy

                                      By H Trivedi

                                      from Baltimore, MD

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • Bad glue

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Night Shots
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Sports/Action

                                      Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5:

                                      I bought an extra quick release plate for my other lens. I don't find the quick release action to be cumbersome as some other reviewers of BH5 ball head have suggested. This plate has a thin profile and is of very sturdy built, the screw that goes on the camera is also sturdy but I need to carry a coin or use my car keys to tighten it as it just has a minus notch on it for the purpose. The plate has two strips of rubber mats embedded on its top surface to maintain friction so that the camera stays put in place. While the strips do their job, they are not glued properly. One of them came off right out of the box even before I put my camera on it for the first time. Easily fixable with a little bit of glue, but shoddy workmanship?

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Handy Spare

                                      By Nighthawk

                                      from Graham, WA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Night Shots
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5:

                                        It's great to have a spare plate on hand, especially at this price, for swapping cameras.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Good product - Smith-Victor quality.

                                        By Patrick

                                        from Ohio Valley

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                        • Bulky

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape Photography
                                        • Macro Photography
                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5:

                                        I use the BH8 tripod, ballhead and plates for a Pentax 6x7 medium format camera. This setup has a loud mirror and the heavy duty tripod and ballhead and plate eliminate noise. This setup is also used for my Canon 40D with the 100-400mm L lens which is also quite heavy.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Quick Release Plate: BH%

                                        By Al

                                        from Las vegas, NV

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                        • Not easy to use at night

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5:

                                        I am using the BH5 Ballhead for my Canon 7D. I only had it for several days but I do have peace-of-mind that my camera is secured and safe.

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                                        5.0

                                        Fits like the original

                                        By Red the photographer

                                        from Lebanon, OR

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5:

                                        I have 2 plates, one on my main camera and the other on the backup camera.

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                                        4.0

                                        Quick Release Plate for BH5

                                        By Shootin' Vegas

                                        from Las Vegas, NV

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5:

                                            I bought 2 extra plates one for another camera and one for a long lense. The plates work on the ball head and hold well but are not the same size as the plates that come with the ball head.

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                                            5.0

                                            Low cost, surprisingly high value

                                            By David R Munson

                                            from Denton, TX

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Fits Well
                                            • Good finish
                                            • Improves Tripod Function
                                            • Solid/Sturdy
                                            • Super-inexpensive
                                            • Well-manufactured

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH5 Quick Release Plate for BH5:

                                                I purchased this plate when I also purchased an Acratech QR clamp. I bought a dedicated Arca-Swiss plate for my Mamiya 645, but didn't want to pay $40 for a plain, flat plate for my Canon, as I'm just waiting until I have enough cash for an L-plate for it. So, I figured, I might as well take a chance on the Smith Victor plate. Worst case scenario, it isn't great but even then I'm only out [$]. I was extremely pleasantly surprised when I showed up. Seems just as nice as other, more expensive basic plates I've handled. The dovetail is of precisely the same dimensions and angle as the Arca-Swiss plate I bought and it mates with the Acratech plate perfectly. I'll probably replace the screw at some point with something I can use a hex wrench for, but overall I'm really quite impressed. If I ever need another simple, flat plate I'm going straight back to one of these, as without being dedicated to a camera the performance isn't going to get any better even if you pay 4x as much. All that and it's only [$]. Highly recommended.

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