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Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate

You Pay: $12.89
Product Highlights
  • Standard 1/4"-20 Screw
  • Adjustable Screw Position
  • Fits Many PH & SBH Series Heads

The Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate is a quick-release camera plate that attaches to your camera for quick mounting to a tripod head and easy removal. It features a standard 1/4"-20 screw whose positioning is adjustable. The QS-39 quick shoe fits many Vanguard ball heads (SBH series) and pan heads (PH series).

Tripod Compatibility
Fits Alta+ 234AB, Alta+ 264AB, MG-8, MG-8 OS, and Tracker models S, 1-4, B-100, and B-200 tripods
Head Compatibility
PH-35, PH-50, PH-55, SBH-30, SBH-50, SBH-100, SBH-200, and SBH-250
Dimensions (LxW) 2.0 x 1.65" (51 x 42mm)

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VanguardQS-39 Quick Release Plate
 
4.6

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Fits well (13)
  • Solid/sturdy (10)
  • Attaches firmly (9)
  • Stable (9)

Cons

  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (21)
  • Night shots (17)
  • Wildlife (17)
  • Portraits (16)
  • Travel (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid and Sturdy

Quality construction of the product and integrated design features pair well with the Vangaurd system. Personal wishlist would including an incorporated D-ring on screw base to attach Black Rapid style shoulder sling/strap.

Quality construction of the product and integrated design features pair well with the Vangaurd system. Personal wishlist would including an incorporated D-ring on screw base to attach Black Rapid style shoulder sling/strap.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Always carry an extra

I purchased a new Vanguard tripod and head for macro photography. I love the tripod but but I didn't have it for even a day and I lost the quick release plate. It seemed...Read complete review

I purchased a new Vanguard tripod and head for macro photography. I love the tripod but but I didn't have it for even a day and I lost the quick release plate. It seemed to keep loosening up and I had tightened many times in the one day I had it. I have purchased 2 this time so I always have an extra. The new one has remained tight so far.

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5.0

Great to have a spare

By Arno

from Ocala, FL

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easily Adjusted
  • Good Footing
  • Lightweight
  • Locks In Tight
  • Smooth Movement

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate:

    I have several lens and having multiple plates reduces time to change lens. Also have two main tripod/balls and I keep spare plates for both.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Perfect Fit and Well Built

    By Lucky Boy

    from Duluth, MN

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate:

      I picked up a used Vanguard tripod for a good price, but it came without the quick mount. No problem, B&H had just what I needed of course! The piece fits and works perfectly, and seems to be very sturdy. Thanks!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent Quick Release System!

      By Nick

      from Virginia

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate:

        There's not a lot to say about quick release systems - they either work or they don't. They're proprietary to the vendors who make the tripods and monopods. The QS-39 for Vanguard systems works.I have a Vanguard Tracker 4 tripod and a Vanguard Elite CP-324 monopod, each with its own SBH-100 ball head. Each has been used extensively throughout North America and other places. The largest lens I've used is a 600mm. Slide the plate onto the tripod, turn the lock screw on the ball head and done. To take off, loosen the lock screw, push the release button on the ball head and remove the lens or camera.There's not much more to say - you put the QS-39 on the bottom of your lens and/or camera body and tighten it up with a quarter. Each of my big lenses have a QS-39 installed as well as each body. It's part of a system and it works.Nicholas.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Fast and easy

        By Vicki

        from Kelseyville, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate:

            Super easy for this senior citizen!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Gotta Have 'Em

            By Mr. Bill

            from East Tennessee

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate:

              You need one for every item you intend to mount on your Vanguard tripod.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              excellent purchase

              By Max

              from Las Vegas, NV

              Comments about Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate:

              I am very happy with my purchase! Also the cheapest I found anywhere online was right here! Thanks again B&H for your outstanding customer service and excellent prices! I can't wait to do business with you guys again! :)

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              5.0

              Perfect!

              By cbc

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate:

                Because I already owned a tri-pod I needed to purchase a Quick Release Plate and the QS-39 by Vanguard was the recommendation of staff at B&H. Just want I needed!

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                • No

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                2.0

                "Quick Release" ?

                By C0123 (CORE) Photography

                from North Texas

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Night Shots

                Comments about Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate:

                It's frustrating to begin with. You have to have a coin or screwdriver or other flat sided object to attach it to your camera. It needs a spinning attachment. I need to find one of those. Otherwise it is a primal piece of equipment. Simple, works well but is not convenient

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                • No

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                5.0

                Vanguard Quick Release Plate

                By JohnPix

                from Cleveland, OH

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • No cons

                Best Uses

                • All Tripod Photos

                Comments about Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate:

                Use product for all my tripod photography,
                Plate is a duplicate for my 2nd camera,
                Arrived quickly after ordering,
                Works perfectly,
                Reasonable price.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Always carry an extra

                By bajohn

                from Little Falls Mn

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability
                • Large Range of Motion

                Cons

                • Screw Could Be Longer

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate:

                I purchased a new Vanguard tripod and head for macro photography. I love the tripod but but I didn't have it for even a day and I lost the quick release plate. It seemed to keep loosening up and I had tightened many times in the one day I had it. I have purchased 2 this time so I always have an extra. The new one has remained tight so far.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                As good as the original

                By Big Bear Tommy

                from Big Bear City, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate:

                  I have two cameras and I shot with both and it makes swapping cameras on the tripod so simple.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  QS-39 Quick Release Plate

                  By Brian

                  from CT

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate:

                  Super quality made.......

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Vanguard

                  By Joshuatug

                  from New York

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well

                  Cons

                  • Poor Design

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate:

                  It's a perfect fit for my tripod I put this in my second body so that I could use bothe without moving the plate
                  Only problem is the plate is small so it's not super sturdy

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  good replacement for original

                  By Jeffreyd00

                  from Louisiana

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well

                  Cons

                  • Poor Design

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate:

                    Oem original in retaol pack. B&H had a great price as usual. As for design of the 1/20 screw, it requires that you carry a club on you to remove the plate from the lens or camera. The older units were easier to remove.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    necessity for extra camera

                    By Tom

                    from Rochester, NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Portraits
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate:

                      The QS-39 fits all my cameras. I like to have one QR plate for each camera. Solid construction, good fit, easy to use.

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                      5.0

                      Works like a champ

                      By CaptDale

                      from Oceanside, CA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate:

                            Bought 6 of these so I could leave them on all my equipment. Perfectly matches the original on the tripod. Workmanship is good and it engages/slides properly.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Convenient and Functional

                            By Ranger Jim

                            from Scottsdale, AZ and Lansing, MI

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate:

                              I mount one of these on each lens with a tripod mount and each camera body I am using. They are light weight (I backpack with my camera gear), provide secure mounting on my carbon fiber tripod, and are quick to change. I need to carry a quarter to adjust or remove them but that's ok.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              More of a good thing

                              By Film dude

                              from Tucson, AZ

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fits Well
                              • Solid/Sturdy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate:

                                I found the need for more quick release plates for all the gear I use with my Vanguard Tripod and got a great deal at B&H Photo. Great price, Great service, who could ask for more.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great plate

                                By Castle Queen

                                from Sylvania, OH

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fits Well

                                Cons

                                • Loose Clamp

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate:

                                Simple plate that matches my equipment perfectly.Also, received excellent service from the B & H representative.

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                                5.0

                                Solid Base

                                By George

                                from Southern CT

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fits Well

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about Vanguard QS-39 Quick Release Plate:

                                  Solid fit between the bottom of my 7D and my tripod.

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                                  • No

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