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Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate

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Product Highlights
  • Works with 504HD Fluid Head
  • Balances Oddly Weighted Cameras
  • Long Version of Standard Camera Plate

The Manfrotto 504PLONG Quick-Release Mounting Plate is the long version of the standard camera plate for the Manfrotto 504HD fluid head. The extra length helps balance cameras with unusual weight distribution. the plate includes two 1/4"-20 and two 3/8"-16 camera tie-down screws.

Adjustable length – maximum 5.5" (14.0 cm)
Features both 1/4" - 20 and 3/8" mounting screws
Dimensions (HxWxD) 0.4 x 2.0 x 5.5" (1.07 x 5.0 x 14.0 cm)
Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate
  • 2 x 1/4"-20 Captive Camera Tie-Down Screws
  • 2 x 3/8"-16 Captive Camera Tie-Down Screws
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    Manfrotto504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate
     
    4.4

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (6)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Highly compatible (4)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Improves performance (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Stabilization (5)
      • Movies (4)
      • Independent films (3)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Film professional (6), Professional artist (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (20)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Love it

      Works pretty well. Range is good for balance. The only issue is that the rubber pads that grip to my camera have started to peel up from the plate after only week of...Read complete review

      Works pretty well. Range is good for balance. The only issue is that the rubber pads that grip to my camera have started to peel up from the plate after only week of shooting.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Warning: QR Plate for Video Pros!

      This plate mates ONLY with the 504HD Fluid Video Head (about $370) and not with other Manfroto long-lens-capable heads. I misunderstood the description of it as a "standard" QR plate...Read complete review

      This plate mates ONLY with the 504HD Fluid Video Head (about $370) and not with other Manfroto long-lens-capable heads. I misunderstood the description of it as a "standard" QR plate for use with various video-capable Manfroto heads. What does "standard" mean if this thing is only used with a single video head? My mistake; but the description was misleading. Apparently, it is a wonderful performer for video professionals who invest $450 in their quick release systems and figure it a bargain.

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      5.0

      Dependable Manfrotto

      By Far East Arts

      from Boise, Idaho

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist, Video Profressional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Heavy duty
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate:

          A simple accessory which gets the job done. Quality engineering and extremely trustworthy.

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          5.0

          Works well

          By D Nomer

          from El Dorado Hills, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate:

          This plate fits my Manfrotto tripod, and I like the length, plus they supply plenty of screws of the two sizes, so it fills the bill. Some folks complain of the plastic inserts, but I am using the screws for a double attachment.

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          3.0

          Almost as good...

          By Slow Clap

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate:

            This does the trick and is almost as good as the original. Fits my Manfrotto fluid head 504HD perfectly. But the metal pin included with the original base plate is now plastic in this replacement part. Really? I'm going to pay this much to replace the baseplate, and get a plastic part in my replacement where the original was metal? Weak.

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            5.0

            Perfect substitute

            By Alioth

            from DC

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Highly Compatible

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate:

                This is the perfect replacement plate for your manfrotto head. Works nice and smooth.

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                4.0

                No Brass Plug

                By Oggie

                from Santa Monica

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate:

                    This is a great solid metal plate but be aware the this does not include the brass plug at the end. Instead it comes with plastic pieces that can snap in and out. The small brass plug that usually has give when putting a camera on had to be drilled out of our broken plate and welded onto the new one since the plastic pieces just wont work for the amount of filming we do.

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                    4.0

                    Fits my 502

                    By CB

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate:

                      This plate also fits my 502HD and was really helpful when my other plate was stolen.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Quick-release mounting plate

                      By Chewelah3

                      from Chewelah,WA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Video
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate:

                        The Manfrotto Long quick-release mounting plate will be used for a second plate for my Manfrotto 502 fluid head. So do not have to change out my cameras. Now I can use my Canon video camera or my Nikon D7000 DLSR.

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                        5.0

                        Great replacement for original plate!

                        By Isi

                        from Mexico City

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Firmly
                        • Good Stability
                        • Large Range of Motion
                        • Strong Clamp

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Portraits
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Video

                          Comments about Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate:

                          I wondered if this product would be longer than the original plate that came with my Manfrotto 504 Video Head.

                          It is not longer, it is identical to the original one, and a great replacement.

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                          5.0

                          i love manfrotto

                          By hayzen's productions

                          from greensboro, nc

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate:

                                solid plate, it's a plate, what else can you say :)
                                comes with multiple bolt sizes, fits manfrotto heads perfect.

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                                3.0

                                Way too expensive

                                By Dan

                                from Los Angeles

                                About Me Film Professional

                                Pros

                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Too Expensive

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate:

                                  The 504PLONG fits both the 504HD 75mm ball head and the 502 flat based head, and little else.

                                  Thank you Manfrotto for selling heads and mounts that have ALMOST the same plate but are not compatible. The 357 plate on their quick-disconnect mount is almost identical but the two are totally different widths. And Manfrotto doesn't make a quick-disconnect mount that takes the 504PLONG plate.

                                  Apparently the plate alone accounts for 1/5 the cost of a 504HD fluid head.

                                  But price aside, Manfrotto should never have released a head that uses this plate, which should not exist. The 357 plate is so close and fits previously released products. It should have been the plate on the 504HD.

                                  Please, Manfrotto: standardize your silly plates.

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                                  5.0

                                  Length matters

                                  By Rob Kaczmark

                                  from Chicago, IL

                                  About Me Parent, Technically Challenged

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Folds Small
                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Unfolds Quickly

                                  Cons

                                  • Heavy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Movies

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate:

                                  Some girls say they don't care about the length of your quick-release plate. Maybe so, but they've never seen the 504PLONG (and plong it does!).

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                                  5.0

                                  Longer is better

                                  By root of all eveil

                                  from central NY

                                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Perfect Replacement

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • As And Extra Or Replacemt

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate:

                                    This 504plong is the replacement for the 504hd mounting plate. It fit the hd head perfectly and comes with many device attachment screw options. Works just as I had hoped, great product.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great for DSLR use

                                    By turnip

                                    from Durham, NC

                                    About Me Film Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Works With Dslr

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Movies
                                      • Stabilization

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate:

                                      While there is nothing special about this, I could not use my 60D on my tripod and still securely tighten the slider on the tripod plate, because the camera rides out over that spot. With the long plate, the camera rides far forward of that location and all is well.

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                                      5.0

                                      Awesome!!

                                      By MM

                                      from Los Angeles, CA

                                      About Me Film Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Stability
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Movies
                                        • Multiple Cameras
                                        • Stabilization

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate:

                                        You'll want this when you're doing 2 cameras on the same fluid head. It's lightweight, takes up like no room in your tool kit, and you'll thank god you have it when you're on the move.

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                                        4.0

                                        Expensive, But Works

                                        By ALP

                                        from Springfield, MO

                                        About Me Film Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Sturdy

                                        Cons

                                        • Expensive

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Movies

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate:

                                        I lost my original release plate during a shoot, so this purchase was inevitable. Personally, I think it's a little pricey, but it definitely works.

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                                        5.0

                                        i would buy this again and again

                                        By Moviedro

                                        from New York City

                                        About Me Film Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Strong
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Glidecam
                                          • Monopod
                                          • Stabilization

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate:

                                          If you do video production and use a Manfrotto tripod like the 504HD , you'll want a few of these. I've got one on my Glidecam, monopod, slider and shoulder rig. When you're doing run-and-gun work, these things are a necessity. Constantly screwing your camera on and off of all your different stabilizers is a pain (and you risk dropping your camera if you're always spinning it around to unscrew it!.
                                          This is a great buy

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                                          5.0

                                          Needed A Second Release Plate

                                          By BIG ROD

                                          from Brooklyn, New York

                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Good Stability

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Glidetracks-Mini Dollies
                                            • Indy Rigs w15mm Rods

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate:

                                            I simply needed a second release plate for my Manfrotto 504HD Fluid Video Head so I could mount either my PROAIM 9" Cage Rig or my 39" Glidtrack to my tripod without having to keep taking off the mounting plate and re-attaching it to another piece of gear.

                                            Having a second plate saves me time and energy out in the field. Now both mounting plates are permamnetly mounted on each respective piece of gear I use.

                                            The quality of the plate is excelllent and you have extra 1/4"-20 and 3/8" screws.

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                                            5.0

                                            Also works well with 701 head

                                            By mdm

                                            from Ottawa, ON

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate:

                                            Though the 504 plate is about twice as long of the 701 head, it is compatible with it and is what I desire to balance my camera rig the way I want it.
                                            I also find the rubber grips come loose easily when two items are attached to the plate at once.

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                                            5.0

                                            Great plate

                                            By NathanBenjamin

                                            from Sedona, AZ

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Excellent Stability
                                            • Smooth movement
                                            • Solid security

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Perfect Balancing
                                              • Stabilization

                                              Comments about Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate:

                                              I use this with my steady cam, cage mounted ultra telephoto lenses and shoulder rigs and my heavier weight fluid tripod heads. It works great.

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                                              3.0

                                              Manfrotto mounting to redrock system

                                              By Photo Poetry

                                              from Napa Valley

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Manfrotto 504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate:

                                                    Release Mounting Plate by Manfrotto when mounting to the redrock system. I have to put the redrock shoulder mount up side down.With two screws. It still has a little movement. This might not be a issue once I play with it more.
                                                    Great Manfrotto 504hd head though

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