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Acratech 2172 Camera Plate

B&H # ACQRPOC5DMK2 Mfr # 2172
You Pay: $39.95
Product Highlights
  • For Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Dedicated Camera Plate
  • Compatible with Arca-Swiss-Type Clamps
  • Very Lightweight (App. 1 Oz)
  • Made in U.S.A.

This Acratech 2172 Camera Plate is a very lightweight (app. 1 oz), dedicated QR plate for the Canon 5D Mark II camera. The plate is compatible with all Arca-Swiss-type clamps and features maximum weight reduction combined with great strength. A camera-specific lip prevents rotation on the camera body and the plate is notched to allow easy access to all camera controls and features. A long screw slot increases the chances of compatibility with future cameras.

Compatible with all Arca-Swiss-type quick release clamps (Foba, Arca, Kirk, Wimberly, etc.)
Camera specific plate, so it fits your camera and will prevent your camera from rotating or moving on the plate
Designed to allow access to all camera controls and functions without removing the plate
Plate provides maximum contact area to the bottom of the camera, increasing stability and helping to minimize flexing of the camera body
Plates are precision C.N.C. machined from solid 6061 T-6 aluminum
All unnecessary threaded bosses etc. have been eliminated to further reduce weight
Made in the U.S.A.
Satin black anodized finish
Advanced computer-aided design software is used to create exceptionally strong lightweight plates
Weight App. 1 oz (0.028 kg)
Acratech 2172 Camera Plate
  • 10-Year Warranty
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    Acratech2172 Camera Plate
     
    3.9

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Fits well (6)
    • Solid/sturdy (4)
    • Improves tripod function (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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      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 2172 Camera Plate:

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

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        • No

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        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 2172 Camera Plate:

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

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          • No

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          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 2172 Camera Plate:

          A good plate, light weight, only 1 OZ.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          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 2172 Camera Plate:

            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.

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            • No

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            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 2172 Camera Plate:

              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.

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              • No

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              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 2172 Camera Plate:

                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.

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                (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 2172 Camera Plate:

                  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.

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                  2.0

                  Wrong way

                  By Jr

                  from Copenhagen

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Acratech 2172 Camera Plate:

                      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.

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                      (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 2172 Camera Plate:

                      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.

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