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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.

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)

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Manfrotto504PLONG Long Quick-Release Mounting Plate
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (6)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Stabilization (5)
    • Movies (4)
    • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Film professional (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)

    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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    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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                                        5.0

                                        Exactly what I was hoping for

                                        By Pat

                                        from Salt Lake

                                        About Me Film Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                              I use manfrotto, and this fits my 504HD head and the smaller 501 head. What more could you want?

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                                              5.0

                                              Same Plate the 504HD head comes with

                                              By Big Arm Digital

                                              from Boston, MA

                                              About Me Tech Savvy

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Good Stability

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Stabilization

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

                                                This is the exact same plate that the 504HD head comes with.

                                                I needed a second plate and looked all over and thought I had to buy a "long" version of the plate as my only choice, but I guess the head comes with the long version to begin with.

                                                This plate works great and I haven't had any troubles with it. I'm using it to mount a Kessler Crane Pocket Dolly and it works perfectly.

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                                                • No

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                                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                Love it

                                                By leeshrader

                                                from Phoenix, AZ

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Highly Compatible
                                                • Improves Performance

                                                Cons

                                                • Poor Design

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Complex Projects
                                                • Independent Films
                                                • In The Studio

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

                                                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.

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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                                                (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                1.0

                                                Warning: QR Plate for Video Pros!

                                                By ghopper

                                                from Washington, DC

                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                Pros

                                                • Professional Quality

                                                Cons

                                                • Limited Compatibility

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                  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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                                                  • No

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