What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Canon 5D MkII

You Pay: $39.95
Product Highlights
  • Arca-Swiss Clamp Compatible
  • Fits Canon 5D MkII
  • 1/4"-20 Camera Mounting Thread
  • Machined from 6061 T-6 Aluminum
  • Satin Black Anodized Finish
  • Made in the USA

This Arca-Type Quick-Release Plate from Acratech is compatible with the Canon 5D MkII and with most Arca-Swiss type release clamps. It's 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 1.7 x 0.4" (6.0 x 4.3 x 1.1 cm)
Weight 0.5 oz (14 g)
Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Canon 5D MkII
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    AcratechArca-Type Quick Release Plate for Canon 5D MkII
     
    4.0

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Fits well (7)
    • Solid/sturdy (5)
    • Improves tripod function (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Night shots (5)
      • Portraits (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works fine, a bit cheaper than Kirk/RRS

      Acratech designed this differently from other plate manufacturer such as Kirk. They are minimalist, the plate does not have slot for hand strap, does not have hole to attach to regular head...Read complete review

      Acratech designed this differently from other plate manufacturer such as Kirk. They are minimalist, the plate does not have slot for hand strap, does not have hole to attach to regular head (eg. attaching to non clamp head with the plate already attached to camera), and use non capture screw.

      All for good reasons, slot would make it bigger, additional hole would make it thicker, like the Kirk plate, and non capture screw so they don't have to create a groove on the screw which might compromise strength.

      This plate is a good 2-3 mm thinner than the comparable Kirk plate. Seems lighter too, but can't verify this. The finish is matte instead of glossy (glossy looks better IMHO) and it attached fine to either Markins or Kirk clamp that I use. Once installed it does not twist. It's about 30% cheaper than Kirk plate and for me it's perfect.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Be aware

      Great product but when no sliding stops so can slide out of mounting bracket if you don't take care. I will have to modify this unit to avoid camera dropping to the floor. That...Read complete review

      Great product but when no sliding stops so can slide out of mounting bracket if you don't take care. I will have to modify this unit to avoid camera dropping to the floor. That is when use with a Benro bracket, don't know if this statement applies when using with other manufacturers brackets.

      Reviewed by 10 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-10

      Back to top

       
      5.0

      perfect, if pricey

      By Apophasis

      from Truth or Consequences, NM

      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 Canon 5D MkII:

          You really need a camera-specific plate, and this one is very nice. It would be nicer if it was half the price, but it's still worth it. Fits perfectly, rock solid, is well made and well finished right here in the USA, strong, built to last. A perfecly functional piece of gear.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          No Problems!

          By palredio

          from Bay Area, CA

          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
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Canon 5D MkII:

            Yep, it works with my camera (Canon 5D Mark II ). No problems here. Easy to attach and easy to use.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            4.0

            Be fit for canon5DII

            By John

            from Washington DC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots

              Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Canon 5D MkII:

              Nice plate, strong enough and good fit for Canon5DII body.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

               
              4.0

              Nice Plate

              By Keyi

              from Edmonds, WA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits

              Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Canon 5D MkII:

              A good plate, light weight, only 1 OZ.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

               
              5.0

              Camera base quick release for Acratech

              By Rodger

              from Snoqualmie, Washington

              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
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Canon 5D MkII:

                This is a very impressive product. It fits both the camera base and the ball head perfectly. It comes with instructions and an Allen Wrench for attaching it to the camera base.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Simple, light

                By Doublebak

                from Bay Area, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                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 Canon 5D MkII:

                  Fits well and is light. As others have noted, the screw falls out, and why did they make it a hex bolt? (I'm more likely to have a quarter in my pocket than an allen key out in the field). Their reasoning for the bolt design seems a bit odd - why make the bolt stronger, when excessive torque is likely to damage the camera fitting long before it breaks the bolt. Given all that, still like it and works great with an Acratech head.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                   
                  3.0

                  Be aware

                  By Canontech

                  from Bahrain

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fits Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Portraits
                    • Video

                    Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Canon 5D MkII:

                    Great product but when no sliding stops so can slide out of mounting bracket if you don't take care. I will have to modify this unit to avoid camera dropping to the floor. That is when use with a Benro bracket, don't know if this statement applies when using with other manufacturers brackets.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Share this review

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Fits and works as expected, but...

                    By JKP

                    from Portland, OR

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • No mounting screw keeper
                    • No threaded mount hole

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Canon 5D MkII:

                      Fits the 5DMII just fine and works well with the Arca Swiss quick release system, but does not have a female threaded hole for use with tripods without a quick release head. A bit of a hassel to remove the plate and then reattach when switching between different tripod heads. The hassel factor goes up as there is no "keeper" on the mounting screw (as with most plates) so the screw falls off the plate when not attached. If the plate will be attached to the camera and not removed then there is no problem with how the plate performs.

                      Share this review

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Wrong way

                      By Jr

                      from Copenhagen

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Canon 5D MkII:

                          I got it for the Canon 5DII but i does not fit perfectly and
                          will move slightly. Therefor is not great for vertical photos!!!
                          It also fit to my Giottos head the wrong way so I can not use
                          the bubble as was planed for vertical shots.

                          Share this review

                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Works fine, a bit cheaper than Kirk/RRS

                          By ANov

                          from Central NJ

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fits Well
                          • Improves Tripod Function
                          • Thin

                          Cons

                          • Finish

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Long Exposures
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Photography

                          Comments about Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Canon 5D MkII:

                          Acratech designed this differently from other plate manufacturer such as Kirk. They are minimalist, the plate does not have slot for hand strap, does not have hole to attach to regular head (eg. attaching to non clamp head with the plate already attached to camera), and use non capture screw.

                          All for good reasons, slot would make it bigger, additional hole would make it thicker, like the Kirk plate, and non capture screw so they don't have to create a groove on the screw which might compromise strength.

                          This plate is a good 2-3 mm thinner than the comparable Kirk plate. Seems lighter too, but can't verify this. The finish is matte instead of glossy (glossy looks better IMHO) and it attached fine to either Markins or Kirk clamp that I use. Once installed it does not twist. It's about 30% cheaper than Kirk plate and for me it's perfect.

                          Share this review

                          See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                          Close

                          Close

                          Close