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Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R

B&H # KIPZ148 MFR # PZ-148
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Product Highlights

  • Arca-Type Compatible
  • Anti-Twist Design
  • Aluminum Alloy Construction
  • Made in the USA

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The Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate is an ultra-compact and lightweight quick release plate that is custom designed to snugly fit a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R. Machined from 6061T6 industrial strength aluminum, it uses a weight-saving hollowed-out design. It also features an anti-twist lip that prevents the camera from rotating, especially during vertical shots.

This plate follows the industry-standard Arca-Swiss design, which also makes it compatible with quick release components from other manufacturers such as Arca-Swiss, Acratech, Foba, Graf/Studioball, Novoflex and Wimberley.

For use with quick-release systems that use the Arca-type clamp
Anodized for a scratch-resistant black satin finish
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.18 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.9 x 2.7 x 0.3"
Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R
  • Hex Key
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    KirkPZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R
     
    4.7

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (13)
    • Fits well (11)
    • Solid/sturdy (11)
    • Durable (7)
    • Improves tripod function (7)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (8)
    • Night shots (8)
    • Travel (7)
    • Portraits (6)
    • Landscape photography (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (4), Enthusiast (3), Professional (3), Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fit and Finish are Perfect

    This plate fit my 5DIII perfectly. It fits into my Arcatech ball head perfectly. It came with the L-wrenches needed for installation and includes stops, if you need them. I like the strap...Read complete review

    This plate fit my 5DIII perfectly. It fits into my Arcatech ball head perfectly. It came with the L-wrenches needed for installation and includes stops, if you need them. I like the strap mounting point.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not really compact

    this product was and upgrade from the generic Arca-type plate I had that would slip or shift slightly during long exposures. the PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Relase Plate by Kirk hugs my 5D...Read complete review

    this product was and upgrade from the generic Arca-type plate I had that would slip or shift slightly during long exposures. the PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Relase Plate by Kirk hugs my 5D III very well and there is no slip at all during long exposures but I wouldn't call it "compact" by any means. It's much larger then the generic plate that it replaced.

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    5.0

    Smaller, lighter than RRS

    By Andy G

    from Fort Collins, CO

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable
    • Small

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Studio

      Comments about Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R:

      So far (1 month) this has been an excellent plate. Very well made, good fit, and easy to use. It mates nicelyl with my BH-55 Really Right Stuff quick release plate - not overly tight as a few posters have experienced. This plate is narrower (side to side) and lots lighter than the Really Right Stuff plate for the Canon 5D series. The only implication of less side to side size is that you can't slide your camera as far off-center, although I've never had a reason to do so.

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      5.0

      Much better than a generic plate

      By JP

      from Arizona

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R:

        I'll admit this coss a little more than something you will find online but, it fits perfectly, is well-manufactured and does the job. I had a generic plate that seemed fine until I went for the Kirk. The small slot lets me use this with my wrist strap.

        The only negative I can think of is that the supplied blot uses an Allen wrench. If this came with a folding tab to tighten the bolt it would be perfect. I would recommend this for anyone.

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        5.0

        Sturdy QR for my 5dIII

        By Juan P.

        from Olivos, Argentina

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R:

          I have the L version, the one that can be placed in landscape and in portrait position. But that one is big and bulky. This one is more compact and light so I can leave it on my camera body all the time.

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          5.0

          Perfect Fit

          By sklirisphoto

          from Wichita, KS

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio

            Comments about Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R:

            This is my second Plate from Kirk, and it works and looks great. I have been using an L-bracket on my Canon 5D MKII for over 6 years and it has performed also flawlessly. The reason I chose the plate for my 5D SR over the L-bracket was the added weight factor and the not-so-easy access to tethering port.

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            5.0

            Just the best for holding you camera

            By springdays

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Studio
              • Traveling

              Comments about Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R:

              I work with wildlife and also time lasp its just a perfect product , I have used them for my 20d to my current cameras... very nice fit and safe to use

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              4.0

              It seems well-made....

              By J.A.C.k

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R:

                I have KIrk's L-Bracket, and, am quite happy with it, so when I needed an extra QR plate , I decided to order from Kirk.

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                5.0

                Nice bracket

                By Scott

                from VA

                Comments about Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R:

                Smooth, quality plate. Appreciate the screw hole and slot for strap attachment.

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                3.0

                truly a great product

                By bfl

                from NE Pa

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Studio

                  Comments about Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R:

                  very durable and quite reliable

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  No Twist!

                  By GroundUpJon

                  from Tampa, FL

                  About Me Pro Photographer

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R:

                      If you have twisting problems with your long/heavy lenses when using a follow focus, then this plate is the solution!

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                      5.0

                      One of the Best Quick Release Plates!!!

                      By ElementArt

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      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 Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R:

                        Very Easy and Super Light to use for travail or any kind a situation.
                        How the plate mount on the camera, it just perfect~~!!

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                        5.0

                        PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release P

                        By Ron

                        from Massachusetts

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R:

                          What can I say its a plate solid fits tight does what its suppose to

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Love It!

                          By Lone Duchess

                          from Houston Texas

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R:

                              The strap look allows me to permanently attach my sling strap to the camera plate and leave the plate on the camera (canon 5dm3) all the time.

                              My camera always has the strap attached and I can quickly put my camera on the tripod whenever I need too.

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                              5.0

                              Fit and Finish are Perfect

                              By JValiensi

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R:

                                This plate fit my 5DIII perfectly. It fits into my Arcatech ball head perfectly. It came with the L-wrenches needed for installation and includes stops, if you need them. I like the strap mounting point.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Good plate

                                By Sam

                                from Toronto, ON

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fits Well
                                • Solid/Sturdy

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots

                                  Comments about Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R:

                                  This plate is well made, it fits Canon 5D Mark III body perfectly, and works with RRS quick release system, the fit is slightly tighter than the original RRS plates, so it requires a little bit more strength to close the clip.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great plate

                                  By PhotoArtTeacher

                                  from HB california

                                  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
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel
                                    • Video
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife

                                    Comments about Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R:

                                    This quick release place enables you to connect a wrist strap to a camera such as the 5Ds without having to have the grip attached. The plate works with any Arca Type tripod head. Although it is a little thicker than other plates, having the option to use a wrist strap makes it more versatile.

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                                    5.0

                                    One of the best plate you can get.

                                    By Phil M

                                    from Montreal, Canada

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fits Well
                                    • Solid/Sturdy

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R:

                                      One of the best plate you can get for the 5D III.

                                      Fits perfectly, comes with the stop screws and all required hardware.

                                      I have a L-Plate with battery grip but I keep this one when I need a lightweight combo, on the go.

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                                      3.0

                                      Not really compact

                                      By home-slice

                                      from new york

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Fits Well
                                      • Improves Tripod Function
                                      • Solid/Sturdy

                                      Cons

                                      • Bulky
                                      • Poor Design

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Night Shots

                                      Comments about Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R:

                                      this product was and upgrade from the generic Arca-type plate I had that would slip or shift slightly during long exposures. the PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Relase Plate by Kirk hugs my 5D III very well and there is no slip at all during long exposures but I wouldn't call it "compact" by any means. It's much larger then the generic plate that it replaced.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Quick Release Plate Releases Quickly

                                      By gt ee doc

                                      from Roswell, GA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      See all my reviews

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Fits Well
                                      • Solid/Sturdy

                                      Cons

                                      • Dimensions

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R:

                                      I use it to attach my camera to my tripod ball head. The quality and features are much better than the plate on my other camera. A threaded hole that can be used to screw it into a non-quick-release mount and a strap loop. My mount is too deep for the safety stops to do any good. My only complaint is that it is not exactly the same size as my other plate making it difficult to adjust the lever on my quick release to firmly grab both plates. I have to make a little adjustment every time and that is a bummer.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great fit for my 5D Mk.III

                                      By Jamesy

                                      from Toronto, ON

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Night Shots

                                        Comments about Kirk PZ-148 Arca-Type Compact Quick Release Plate for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5DS and 5DS R:

                                        I bought this to be a permanent fixure on my 5D3. I attach my Canon E2 handstrap (minus the dongle) to it and it is solid as a rock. I use the plate on my RRS lever style clamp and it is very solid.
                                        Well made and it fits like a glove.

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