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Vanguard QS-60 Quick Release Plate

You Pay: $28.99
Product Highlights
  • Arca-Compatible
  • 1/4"-20 Screw
  • Weighs Just 1.6 oz

The Vanguard QS-60 Quick Release Plate is compatible with any clamp that accepts the universal 38mm release plate, including Vanguard BBH ball heads and GH-200 pistol grip ball heads. Weighing just 1.6 oz, the QS-60 features a 1/4"-20 camera screw.

Camera Screw(s) 1/4"-20
Dimensions 1.3125 x 2.375" (3.8 x 5.8 cm)
Weight 1.6 oz (45 g)
Vanguard QS-60 Quick Release Plate
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    VanguardQS-60 Quick Release Plate
     
    4.9

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (5)
    • Stable (5)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Strong clamp (4)
    • Fits well (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (8)
      • Night shots (8)
      • Wildlife (8)
      • Portraits (6)
      • Sports/action (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Reviewed by 11 customers

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      5.0

      Quicke

      By Walk about Kid

      from California (USA) and all of Australia

      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 Vanguard QS-60 Quick Release Plate:

        Stabile and quick lock plate that hold up to hard field work.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Vanguard makes the best Tripod heads

        By Gene G

        from Fairfax, VA

        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
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Vanguard QS-60 Quick Release Plate:

          Standard release for the Vanguards GH-200 Pistol grip. You need a spare when using more than one camera or a camera and another lens with separate connection. Great system

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          • No

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          5.0

          Always need more than one.

          By Buckjimbo

          from Thornton, Co

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Travel
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Vanguard QS-60 Quick Release Plate:

            If you have more than one camera or lens mount it really comes in handy to have more than one.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Versatile little guy

            By Bohan

            from Hayward, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Travel
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Vanguard QS-60 Quick Release Plate:

              Arca compatible, strong, and so many ways to tighten it.

              The screw can be tightened with a socket or wrench, screwdriver/coin, or allen key.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Vanguard QS-60 plate

              By Alan

              from Spicewood, TX

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability
              • Strong Clamp

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Vanguard QS-60 Quick Release Plate:

                My second QS-60 plate, so obviously I like it. Solid. Does its job - attaches camera, lens, light, etc to tripod!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent

                By Scott Weaver

                from Las Cruces, NM

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Nice Finish
                • Solid Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Assignments
                  • Studio Photography

                  Comments about Vanguard QS-60 Quick Release Plate:

                  Very high construction and finish. Leave on camera and forget about it.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  QS-60 Quick Release Plate by Vanguard

                  By Gerard Kuzawa

                  from Sacramento, CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Firmly
                  • Good Stability
                  • Strong Clamp

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Vanguard QS-60 Quick Release Plate:

                    If Your tripod head requires these to hold Your photographic equipment to the head, then get one for ever piece of equipment that You have. In doing so You will never have to complain insistently about needing to have a screwdriver or a coin available; You will do it one time and be done with it.

                    I think this arrangement is more secure than others I have seen, some of which I have used. It is basically a vice. Tighten it well and it will stay without question. Do note that I prefer redundancy, so I always wrap things together in at least a second way... for when hanging out over some form of precipice I do not want the unfortunate fail of one item to succeed in allowing the destruction of multiple thousands of dollars of photographic equipment:-)

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head by Vanguar

                    By Gerard Kuzawa

                    from Sacramento, CA

                    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
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Vanguard QS-60 Quick Release Plate:

                      Have used it for portrait, landscape, and macro photography.

                      Seems to easily hold a DSLR/DSLT and a 70-200 without a whimper.

                      Totally like the trigger button actuating the shutter with the appropriate cable.

                      At times a thumbscrew will butt up against the handle. Just adjust the positioning of the tripod and head and get on with it.

                      I'm a big and strong male, so carrying it about or moving the handle at its highest friction is not an issue. I do not recall being unable to be strong, so I do not know if it is too much for the effeminite and the like.

                      Panning for moving subjects or for video is possible two ways, so even if shooting portrait, One can still have smooth horizontal motion.

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                      5.0

                      Great product!!

                      By Camer434

                      from Naples, FL

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Nothing

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Vanguard QS-60 Quick Release Plate:

                      Been in this industry for a while and one thing you learn is time is everything! These parts are extremely helpful and just a must for anyone serious! Very well built and makes life just that much easier... As all of us know, the last thing you need on location is another problem!! Lol,
                      Get one! You won't be sorry!

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                      5.0

                      Handy

                      By Coffey

                      from W TX

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vanguard QS-60 Quick Release Plate:

                          I have one of the Vanguard BBH ball heads which I like very much, it is rock solid. I purchased a few more QS-60 quick release plates so I could leave them mounted to my camera and larger lenses.

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                          • No

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Adequate

                          By Mechanical Engineer

                          from Vicksburg, MS

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Vanguard QS-60 Quick Release Plate:

                          I have a Vanguard pistol grip mount, so naturally I decided on the Vanguard quick release plate. Everything works as it should. My reasoning is for 4 stars is that you need a coin or allen wrench to tighten the plate onto your camera.

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