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Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Manfrotto/Arca-Swiss Compatible
  • Quick Access Using C-Loop Strap System
  • Easily Shoot Portrait Format Photos
  • Made in USA

You Pay: $69.95

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The M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black) from Custom SLR is a universal camera tripod plate system that has the world's first integrated Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-Swiss connections, plus modular attachment points for accessories. You can also quickly attach your camera to any tripod when using any of the most popular camera strap systems, such as C-Loop, BlackRapid, SunSniper, Spider Holster, Cotton Carrier, and many more. The ergonomic design relocates the tripod socket, making it easier to shoot portraits. The M-Plate is manufactured from aerospace-grade aluminum and has a hard anodized black finish. It's made in the USA.
 

Universal
Quick-attach to any tripod while using your favorite camera strap systems such as our own C-Loop. Also compatible with BlackRapid, SunSniper, Spider Holster, Cotton Carrier and others.
Built-In Manfrotto RC2 + Arca-Swiss Quick Release
World's first tripod plate to integrate both mounts on the same plane. Also compatible with other tripod plate systems.
Fast Access
When used with the C-Loop strap system the camera hangs perfectly balanced on your side for instant engagement.
Comfortable
Ergonomic design relocates the tripod socket making it easier to shoot portrait shots.
Durable
Made from aerospace-grade aluminum and hard anodized for a superior black finish.
Compatibility
For non-standard and non-supported camera plates, the M-Plate Pro offers mounting mounts to attach virtually any plate system.

Built-in Tripod Adapter works with:
Acratech (including 22159)
Benro (including B-00, B-01)
Foba (including Mini-Superball)
Induro
Kirk (including QRC-2)
Mantrotto (including 498RC2, 496RC2, 494RC2, 468MGRC2, 234RC2, 322RC2)
Novoflex (including Q=Mount)
RRS Really Right Stuff (including B2 LR Quick Release)
Wimberly

Built-in Tripod Adapter does not work with:
Manfrotto (RC2 3-way heads, 327RC2, 324RC2 460MG)
Novoflex (Panorama=Q PRO, Q=Base)
Note: To use with one of these heads the tripod plate will need to be mounted on one of the five M-Plate mounting holes. The M-Plate is not compatible with small SLR bodies and over-sized lenses where the lens sits below the base of the camera.
UPC: 798304156935
Weight 2.6 oz (73.7 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 3.8 x 0.5"

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Custom SLRM-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (24)
  • Durable (18)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Reliable (12)
  • Strong construction (6)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (20)
  • Everyday (16)
  • Landscape photography (14)
  • Portraits (9)
  • Macro photography (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (13), Enthusiast (10), Semi-professional (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very cool - Multi function - strap moun

Elimates the need to remove the swivel neck/wrist strap to attach either the Manfrotto RC2 or Arca-Swiss connection tripod mounting plate.

Arrived in NYC with my Manfrotto tripod, but the mounting...Read complete review

Elimates the need to remove the swivel neck/wrist strap to attach either the Manfrotto RC2 or Arca-Swiss connection tripod mounting plate.

Arrived in NYC with my Manfrotto tripod, but the mounting plate went missing at some point. one-stop subway ride from 44th St. to 34th & 8th. then one block to B&H.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Idea works well after modification

I had to get this because I like to leave my camera strap on my camera when dealing with my tripods. This works well but did not fit with all my lenses, I had...Read complete review

I had to get this because I like to leave my camera strap on my camera when dealing with my tripods. This works well but did not fit with all my lenses, I had to modifiy the strap mount to fit two lenses I use on a regular bases.(See photo)I have access to a mill so the mod was not a big deal for me.Also the plate has to be slid all the way to one side of the adjustment slot or you can not open the battery door.Great Idea but just not executed as well as it could of been.

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4.0

Must have...

By Beez

from Long Island NY

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Home
    • Landscape Photography
    • Macro Photography
    • Portraits
    • Studio
    • Traveling

    Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

    Pricey? Yes but so is dropping a camera and lens transitioning from Black Rapid or a similar system to a tripod. Period. This took care of my anxiety regarding taking my tripod out on the road to shoot. I don't have a lot of money to replace gear so I have to be as careful as I can not to put my gear at unnecessary risk. This plate works great and locks in secure to your camera, even more secure than the Black Rapid.

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    5.0

    Great gadget

    By Shutterbug

    from New Jersey

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Landscape Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

      Extreemly usefull. quick set up on tripod or mono pod.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Good Replacement for SpiderPro Plate

      By David Lee

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

            SETUP
            - B4 = SpiderPro plate + pin + RC2 plate on camera body
            - Now = M-plate Pro + SpiderPro pin
            PROs
            - Compact design
            - Can accommodate other accessories
            NEUTRALs
            - No provision for storring allen key
            CONs
            - Expensive

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            • No

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            5.0

            The M-Plate Is One Smart Tripod Plate

            By mjf752001

            from Springfield, MA

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use

              Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

              Quickly attaches to my tripod while using my BlackRapid camera strap.
              Built-in Manfrotto RC2 Quick Release.
              When used with my BlackRapid camera strap the camera hangs perfectly balanced by side for instant access.

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              5.0

              Use your tripod with sholder strap still on your sholder

              By Tinker

              from The Woodlands, Texas

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography
                • Traveling

                Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                The M-plate is on my Fujifilm X-1. It works perfectly with the Curom SLR sholder strap. Which, by the way, is the best strap I've found. I probably have six or seven others. You can use your tripod without the camera ever leaving your sholder. That's cool!

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                5.0

                Highest quality and great features

                By Newsimage

                from Indiana

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                  Answers the problem of using Jobo strap on a modern camera. Extremely well made and durable.

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                  5.0

                  Confort fit

                  By JG

                  from Québec

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                    I loved using the plate last saturday all day. It gave me full control on my camera.

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                    5.0

                    Great for a quick release

                    By mefref

                    from ny ny

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Hardward
                    • Lightweight
                    • Nicely machined
                    • Reliable
                    • Well Made

                    Cons

                    • Conlict Wlong Lens Foot
                    • Cost

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                    I was looking for a flexible solution to carry my camera as well as mount to my mono and/or tri pod.

                    M Plate Pro is the way to go!

                    I installed the plate with the strap tab to the back. Camera hangs better and the plate doesn't interfere with my long lenses mounting bracket/foot.

                    No problems with slippage - despite complaints. Just in case I paired it with a Joby Camera Tether which give you a 'belts and suspenders' solution.

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                    4.0

                    Very useful with BlackRapid straps

                    By Jimmyd

                    from South Carolina

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                    Expensive but if you are a tripod user with a BlackRapid strap this is necessary.

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                    5.0

                    good plate

                    By sean

                    from Philadelphia Pa

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                    good plate but bulky

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Addition to My Gear

                    By BT

                    from CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography

                      Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                      Makes switching my strap and tripod a snap.

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                      5.0

                      Useful Product

                      By Taptheclerk

                      from Staten Island NY

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                        Best when used with Black Rapid Sling strap of other brand. Never have to worry about tripod mount. A little pricey, but when needed well worth the price

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                        4.0

                        Never take it off

                        By Bennymiata

                        from Sydney Australia

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                          I like using tripods and monopods and I also like to carry my 5D3 on a Rapid Strap.This fitting allows me to do both at the same time.I expected the metal to be quite thin and I was a little suspicious of it, but as soon as I had it in my hot little hands, I could see it was machined out of a substantial piece of aluminium and is very strong.I only gave it 4 stars as I can only slide it into my Acratech heads rather than placing it in and then tightening as the base is a little wider than the Acratech plates.

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                          3.0

                          Good plate, pricey for its function

                          By Dave Heff

                          from Boston, MA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Expensive

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Shoulder Strap Friendly
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                          I use this with my D7100. I dropped the $ on this plate because I couldn't find anything that looked any better, or got better reviews.After using this for more than a month, I have a few takeaways:•this plate mounts well to a D7100, still allows access to the battery•attached a BlackRapid RS-Sport without issue, love the combo•the plate works with a Manfrotto Befree, but can become dislodged easily (almost dropped my camera lens first!)•the camera has a better resting position with heavier lenses (works well with Nikon 17-55 2.8 DX, seemed a bit off with a 50mm 1.4 attached)I'm 50/50 on recommending this. If it was $, it'd be a no brainer. At $, it might take a bit of convincing, or, like in my case, searching for another plate but finding nothing else better.

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                          5.0

                          No Problem Using Blackrapid and Tripod

                          By WhoMe

                          from So. Florida

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                            Does what it is designed to do. Easy to use tripod without removing the BR fastener. I use on Oly OMD EM-1 body. When I attached it to the body without the battery grip, I did not pay attention to the placement and m-plate and partially covered the battery compartment. Of course I only realized this when my battery died and needed replacing. It was a simple matter of sliding the m-plate over so I had access to the battery compartment. Just be aware of this. If you have the battery grip, this is not an issue at all.

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                            3.0

                            Great Idea works well after modification

                            By Dave

                            from Fort Collins, Co

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Poor Design

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                            I had to get this because I like to leave my camera strap on my camera when dealing with my tripods. This works well but did not fit with all my lenses, I had to modifiy the strap mount to fit two lenses I use on a regular bases.(See photo)I have access to a mill so the mod was not a big deal for me.Also the plate has to be slid all the way to one side of the adjustment slot or you can not open the battery door.Great Idea but just not executed as well as it could of been.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            The Perfect Solution!

                            By Matthew

                            from Providence, RI

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                              A helpful B+H representative recommended this plate to me, and I'm endlessly grateful. It's the PERFECT solution to the problem of carrying my camera on my BlackRapid strap and still wanting to be able to attach the camera to a tripod without having to unscrew the BR connector and screw in a plate.
                              The position of the BlackRapid fastener hook is shifted away from the bottom of the camera and up towards under the lens. This makes my camera hang directly upside down, which it turns out makes the camera WAY less vulnerable to getting knocked around in bad ways. I didn't even realize that this was an issue until I put this plate on and I saw how much better it is like this.

                              The tripod mounting portion of this plate is slightly wider than a typical arca plate, so it doesn't connect using the same motion that most arca plates use. Instead of inserting one side edge, then laying the other edge flat and tightening the clamp around it, this plate requires sliding in from one end. Also unlike other Arca plates, this plate doesn't have the same kind of safety catches under both ends to prevent it from sliding out if it's loosened. Instead, it just only fits on from one end, and the other end is blocked by a piece that's too big to accommodate the clamp. So it's basically got a safety on the one end. The result: it feels even more secure to me than my other standard arca plates.

                              I thought this part seemed expensive until I put it on my camera and started using it. And now it seems like a bargain. Definitely WELL worth the investment. It's made of top quality materials, and feels like it'll last a lifetime.
                              Very pleased.

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                              5.0

                              Puts it all together

                              By jimmyd

                              from South Carolina

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Expensive

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                              This makes the BlackRapid strap even better. The BlackRapid is a great new strap design and I really like it. This makes the BlackRapid even better because you do not have to take it off the coupler to put it on a tripod. The camera stays on our neck until it is firmly attached to the tripod.

                              I will say you reach a new level of spending to get a mount like this for the tripod but it has a double purpose, it fits two head types and keeps the camera safe.

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                              5.0

                              Awesome! Modified to work with Promaster

                              By Phil

                              from McPherson Kansas

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                                I have a small xc528c Promaster tripod with a ball head. It is close to arca swiss but not listed in the compatibility. When I received it I just carefully filed about 1mm off of the front edge of the lip that fits into the tripod mount securely. It works well and is also compatible with Manfrotto mounts. Best tripod plate in the industry and price is high but worth it.

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                                5.0

                                What A Difference A Plate Makes

                                By charlie from the island

                                from N Hutchinson Island, Florida

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Quick Transition
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Traveling
                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                                  I use this plate with my Blackstrap camera strap to provide for a quick -- and I mean quick -- transition from shooting handheld to using a tripod. Anyone who photographs wildlife knows how quickly conditions change and the need for speed.

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