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Smith-Victor QRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8

B&H # SMQRPBH8 Mfr # 701259
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Product Highlights
  • Arca-Swiss Compatible

This Smith-Victor QRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8 is the replacement plate for the BH8 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 2.4" (50 x 60mm) WxL
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Smith-Victor QRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Smith-VictorQRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8
     
    4.6

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (14)
    • Fits well (12)
    • Solid/sturdy (11)
    • Improves tripod function (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Night shots (6)
      • Wildlife (6)
      • Portraits (4)
      • Travel (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      arca swiss compatible plate

      Works as expected, cheapest AS compatible plate I could find to use with spare bodies. It is a little larger than I thought it would be, and actually protrudes from underneath the camera...Read complete review

      Works as expected, cheapest AS compatible plate I could find to use with spare bodies. It is a little larger than I thought it would be, and actually protrudes from underneath the camera body (a nikon d50). For the price it works just fine for me. I have a kirk plate for my main body and will use the smith victor plate infrequently, so cheap was a plus. the finish is decent, obviously not in the class of the kirk or RRS plates, but it is acutally better than the RC2 plates for the manfrotto heads.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good price but...

      I needed this to attach a macro rail to a RRS BH-40. I was dismayed to find that the plate was a bit too narrow to be gripped tightly by the ball head!...Read complete review

      I needed this to attach a macro rail to a RRS BH-40. I was dismayed to find that the plate was a bit too narrow to be gripped tightly by the ball head! I put a piece of masking tape along one side of the plate, and that fixed the problem.

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      5.0

      Cheap but sturdy

      By Chong

      from Qatar

      Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8:

      Cheapest but good build quality. Have stopper slots on the side rails preventing the plate from sliding off QR if the stopper pin is located on the side. If the pin is located in the middle like Sirui, then the slot and pin will not engage.

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      5.0

      works good

      By harpo

      from Pittsburgh Pa

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots

        Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8:

        works just like the ones that cost three times as much.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Well Made

        By Donzi Dave

        from Cleveland, Tn

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Portraits
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8:

          Fits my Ball Head perfectly!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          As good as the rest... for less.

          By Steven Barall

          from New York City

          About Me Pro Photographer

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8:

            I bought this plate to go along with my new rotating flash bracket. Functionally this is the same as other plates that cost many times the price of this Smith Victor plate. This plate is flat and not molded to fit my specific camera but when tightened using a coin the sufficient grippy material on the plate to holds it in place preventing the camera from rotating. Like I said, it tightens with a coin, you do not need a special tool. I am perfectly satisfied with it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Solid QR Plate

            By Spottedcat

            from Missoula, MT

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8:

              I needed a simple QR plate to attach a tele lens to an Arca style ball head without spending a bunch on a custom plate. It fits well to the head and is large enough to customize if needed to prevent it from working loose on the lens (add another threaded hole or epoxy on a stop). I will buy more of these.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Second time buying them

              By Flicker

              from AZ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well
              • Improves Tripod Function
              • Save 50 Bucks
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

              • Not made by Arca Swiss

              Best Uses

              • If you need a flat plate

              Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8:

              One review said they did not fit in the Arca Quick Release. The five I have fit well on the Arca Swiss Ball Head Quick Release, just like the Arca Swiss ones do, but at 12-15% of the price. It took some scanning through all the release plates, but they were still there. These are just flat plates and not fit to hold a specific camera or lens. The first 2 fit fine which is why I bought 3 more.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Good plate

              By John

              from Washington DC

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots

                Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8:

                Strong and cost low

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                A real bargain

                By Dick at Backyard Adventures Photography

                from My Backyard, Lakeville, MA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8:

                  It is such a nuisance to keep switching the quick plate from the camera to the long lens. It sort of defeats the point of the "quick" release plate. This one was so cheap, I can keep it on my long lens all the time.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Does what it should

                  By Matt

                  from Maine

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Great Price
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                  • No Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8:

                  I purchased this to support a rented 100-400L on my existing arca clamp. Since it was just a rental i wanted something cheap, and this fit the bill.

                  This is definitely the best bang for the buck.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Reasonable price, I love it

                  By daiki

                  from Tokyo, Japan

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8:

                    I use this plate with Giottos MH series quick release clamp.
                    To use with the clamp, I scraped the edge of safety lock pin groove about 2mm.

                    Thin enough, fits solid, reasonable price.
                    Good for sub body, lens foot etc.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Good, yet Cheep Plate

                    By JP Richardson

                    from Kansas City, KS

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cheep
                    • Fits Well
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                    • Lacks camera loops

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8:

                    I'm actually using this plate with my Arca-Swiss Z1 screw style clamp and it does the job just fine! It lacks camera loops

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    What a great little asset

                    By Pop

                    from Canton, Ga.

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Night Shots
                      • Portraits
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8:

                      These work great when you have multiple camera's or lenses to attach to the tripod. It is always better to have more than not enough. The plate is so easy to use in a hurry.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great option for the money

                      By David A

                      from Hayward, CA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Landscape Photography

                        Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8:

                        This plate doesn't miss anything and costs w few bucks. It's nicely big, bigger than my plate which came with Benro tripod. I use the smaller plate for my DSLR and this bigger plate for my medium format twin lens. The mount screw is big flat screwdriver or coin type only. I can recommend.

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                        3.0

                        Good price but...

                        By David from Kop

                        from King of Prussia, PA

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8:

                            I needed this to attach a macro rail to a RRS BH-40. I was dismayed to find that the plate was a bit too narrow to be gripped tightly by the ball head! I put a piece of masking tape along one side of the plate, and that fixed the problem.

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                            4.0

                            arca swiss compatible plate

                            By RM

                            from Norfolk, VA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                            • Bulky

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8:

                              Works as expected, cheapest AS compatible plate I could find to use with spare bodies. It is a little larger than I thought it would be, and actually protrudes from underneath the camera body (a nikon d50). For the price it works just fine for me. I have a kirk plate for my main body and will use the smith victor plate infrequently, so cheap was a plus. the finish is decent, obviously not in the class of the kirk or RRS plates, but it is acutally better than the RC2 plates for the manfrotto heads.

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                              5.0

                              Well engineered quick release plate

                              By Eric of Atlanta

                              from Atlanta, GA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Great Picture Quality
                              • Well engineered

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Macro
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8:

                                The Smith-Victor quick release plate is very well made. The design is very good and includes a nice safety. I have been using it with my dSLRs and heavy telephoto lenses without any issues. I bought it because I was not happy with another setup (design was not as superior and grip was not optimal).

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                                5.0

                                Can't beat it for the price

                                By timbo762

                                from Lake Havasu, AZ

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Long Exposures
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Photography
                                  • Stabilization

                                  Comments about Smith-Victor QRPBH8 Quick Release Plate for BH8:

                                  Looks good and works well. For the money, it can't be beat.

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