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Photo Clam PC-59-UP3 Universal Camera Plate

B&H # PHPC59UP3 Mfr # PCPA-PC59UP3
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Product Highlights
  • Standard Arca-Style Plate
  • Holes for Hand Straps
  • Lightweight, Aircraft-Grade Aluminum
  • Stainless Steel Screw
  • Camera Screw Position Adjustment

The Photo Clam PC-59-UP3 Universal Camera Plate is an Arca-style dovetail plate that's strong enough to support almost any camera/lens combination. This camera plate is manufactured in Korea from lightweight, aircraft-grade 6061 T6 aluminum and features a stainless steel screw.

The screw's position can be adjusted in two dimensions to help you avoid blocking the camera's battery door. Holes at either end of the plate surface accept the attachment of a camera strap.

The mounting screw features a range of both front-to-back and side-to-side adjustment, so you can avoid blocking the battery door
Standard side grooves for attachment to many Arca-style clamps on ball heads and more
Holes for threading hand straps
Dimensions (HxWxD) 9 x 59 x 38mm (0.35 x 2.32 x 1.50")
Weight 1.1 oz (30.6 g)
Photo Clam PC-59-UP3 Universal Camera Plate
  • 8 Year Limited Warranty
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    Photo ClamPC-59-UP3 Universal Camera Plate
     
    4.5

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (9)
    • Stable (6)
    • Strong clamp (6)
    • Large range of motion (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Night shots (5)
      • Travel (5)
      • Wildlife (5)
      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Portraits (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      PhotoClam plate

      Very well made universal camera plate. It is hollow on the underside to allow for a spring loaded pin to engage the hollow area and prevent the camera from sliding out of the arca-swiss...Read complete review

      Very well made universal camera plate. It is hollow on the underside to allow for a spring loaded pin to engage the hollow area and prevent the camera from sliding out of the arca-swiss clamp. I have several clamps on different devices and with a plate on each camera, lens or panorama head I am able to switch out cameras in seconds, no fussing with screws or looking for plates. Very handy.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Get a better QR plate

      The ball head is great but the quick release plate they recommend PC-59-UP3 is not large enough for the clamp to securely grab onto.

      I had my Nikon D300s...Read complete review

      The ball head is great but the quick release plate they recommend PC-59-UP3 is not large enough for the clamp to securely grab onto.

      I had my Nikon D300s with a 70-300 lens pointed straight up and the only thing that kept it from falling off was the safety pin.

      You're thinking I didn't tighten it enough. Me too. Wrong, it did it over and over again.

      Maybe try Photo Clams next size up PC-69-UP3.
      Or just use another Arca Swiss compatible plate that's a little larger and sturdier.

      I'm using my Benro PU-60 from my Benro B-3 ballhead. That's solid. No more slippage.

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      4.0

      A Very Good Traveling Spare

      By wmsey

      from Northern California

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Hand Strap Attachment
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

      • Coin Type Mount Screw

      Best Uses

      • General Camera Mount
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Travel
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Photo Clam PC-59-UP3 Universal Camera Plate:

      This is a good enough, Arca style plate and sells at as fair price. I'm a big fan of hand grips and the strap attachment points allow a had grip to be attached on a stock DSLR body. With a hand grip installed, it hangs a bit if you slide it into an AcraTech tripod head but drops in just fine.

      The coin slot screw head is inferior to Allen head solutions found on more expensive Arca plates. Allen heads allow more torque to be applied and are less likely to loosen with use. Additionally, the plate mount area is thick enough that I couldn't swap an Allen head for the stock mount screw.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Works as promised

      By Wendy

      from Simi Valley, Ca.

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action

        Comments about Photo Clam PC-59-UP3 Universal Camera Plate:

        I use this on my 70-200mm Canon lens. I keep it permanatly mounted on this lens. I purchased another Photoclam plate to keep on my camera so I wouldn't have to switch back and forth between the lens and the camera. The one on my camera is specifically for the Canon 5d Mark II.

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        • No

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Get a better QR plate

        By Jack Rabbit

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

          Cons

          • Unstable
          • Weak Clamp

          Best Uses

            Comments about Photo Clam PC-59-UP3 Universal Camera Plate:

            The ball head is great but the quick release plate they recommend PC-59-UP3 is not large enough for the clamp to securely grab onto.

            I had my Nikon D300s with a 70-300 lens pointed straight up and the only thing that kept it from falling off was the safety pin.

            You're thinking I didn't tighten it enough. Me too. Wrong, it did it over and over again.

            Maybe try Photo Clams next size up PC-69-UP3.
            Or just use another Arca Swiss compatible plate that's a little larger and sturdier.

            I'm using my Benro PU-60 from my Benro B-3 ballhead. That's solid. No more slippage.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Very universal

            By teamk

            from California

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Photo Clam PC-59-UP3 Universal Camera Plate:

                Well made sturdy plate w/many position options.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Well made solid plate.

                By Fred

                from Boston, Ma

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability
                • Strong Clamp

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Photo Clam PC-59-UP3 Universal Camera Plate:

                  Very stable.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Very good plate

                  By John

                  from Washington DC

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Firmly
                  • Good Stability
                  • Strong Clamp

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Photo Clam PC-59-UP3 Universal Camera Plate:

                    Well construction. Strong enough.

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                    5.0

                    It works perfectly

                    By GRW

                    from SoCal

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Photo Clam PC-59-UP3 Universal Camera Plate:

                        Because I have a variety of camera makes and models, universal A-S style quick release plates make sense for me. The universal plate by Photo Clam easily attaches to all of my cameras and lens collars. The plate can be secured by both Arca-Swiss Monoball Z1 Quick Release ball head clamp and by the RRS BH-55LR ball head clamp. The narrowest part on my copy of the dove tail measures 1.335" on my caliper, and the widest part measures 1.500". It is nicely finished.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Perfect for GH2

                        By stonebat

                        from Fairfax, VA

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Comments about Photo Clam PC-59-UP3 Universal Camera Plate:

                        This fits perfectly for GH2. Battery out no problem. Strap can be attached on either side. Very happy with this little gear.

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                        5.0

                        Well Made

                        By TV

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Large Range of Motion
                        • Strong Clamp

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Photo Clam PC-59-UP3 Universal Camera Plate:

                          Mount to any bodies or lenses since it universal. The plate is great value, however it best to use with light weight lens and body combo shooting in landscape mode. When use with heavier lens such as the 24-70 on 5d2 at 90 degrees there will be camera twists.

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                          4.0

                          Servicable

                          By Lewy

                          from Oregon City, Oregon

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Firmly
                          • Large Range of Motion
                          • Strong Clamp

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Night Shots
                            • Portraits
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Photo Clam PC-59-UP3 Universal Camera Plate:

                            I works well. The safety pin is kind of scary sometimes. I always wonder if it will stop my camera from sliding off the tripod and it does.

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                            • No

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            PhotoClam plate

                            By bill

                            from washington

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            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
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Photo Clam PC-59-UP3 Universal Camera Plate:

                              Very well made universal camera plate. It is hollow on the underside to allow for a spring loaded pin to engage the hollow area and prevent the camera from sliding out of the arca-swiss clamp. I have several clamps on different devices and with a plate on each camera, lens or panorama head I am able to switch out cameras in seconds, no fussing with screws or looking for plates. Very handy.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Share this review

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Quality at a realistic price

                              By Coffeeman

                              from Houston, Texas

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Firmly

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Photo Clam PC-59-UP3 Universal Camera Plate:

                                Solid value. It is what it is...a universal plate a common sense price.

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                                • No

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