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Sony VCT-U14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter

B&H # SOVCTU14 Mfr # VCTU14
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You Pay: $219.95

Sony's VCT-U14 is probably the second most important piece of equipment in your camera bag - second only to the camera itself. The VCT-U14 allows the full-size, shoulder mount professional camera or camcorder to be attached to a tripod's wedge-plate. The Sony plate has a quick release mechanism that allows for rapid mount or dismounting of the camera from the tripod.

Sony VCT-U14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    4.4

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong clamp (7)
    • Attaches firmly (6)
    • Stable (6)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Large range of motion (4)

    Cons

    • Heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Video (9)
    • Weddings (5)
    • Sports/action (4)
    • Travel (4)
    • Home (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    works GREAT, just as advertized!

    These Sony Tripod adaptors have been around a long time. I used them when I worked at CBS and we pounded them day after day, camera on - camera off all day long and...Read complete review

    These Sony Tripod adaptors have been around a long time. I used them when I worked at CBS and we pounded them day after day, camera on - camera off all day long and they never jammed or broke down, never! I bought this one for my ikan Tilta rig so I could go quickly from the tripod to the shoulder and back again. Works great!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    standard adapter but...

    There are different size screws in camera mounting plates that usually are attached to this one. When using long mounting plate screws be careful because they can interfere with the release mechanism in this...Read complete review

    There are different size screws in camera mounting plates that usually are attached to this one. When using long mounting plate screws be careful because they can interfere with the release mechanism in this adapter so the lever gets stuck and you can not release the camera.

    Below this adapter there are many holes for screws, but NOT FROM END TO END. When balancing the camera i often need to move the camera mounting plate way back for proper balance but there are not enough holes and you will need a longer mounting plate.

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    5.0

    works GREAT, just as advertized!

    By numberone DP

    from Central Oregon Coast

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony VCT-U14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter:

        These Sony Tripod adaptors have been around a long time. I used them when I worked at CBS and we pounded them day after day, camera on - camera off all day long and they never jammed or broke down, never! I bought this one for my ikan Tilta rig so I could go quickly from the tripod to the shoulder and back again. Works great!

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        3.0

        standard adapter but...

        By killabyte

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

        • Limited screw range
        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

        • Studio

        Comments about Sony VCT-U14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter:

        There are different size screws in camera mounting plates that usually are attached to this one. When using long mounting plate screws be careful because they can interfere with the release mechanism in this adapter so the lever gets stuck and you can not release the camera.

        Below this adapter there are many holes for screws, but NOT FROM END TO END. When balancing the camera i often need to move the camera mounting plate way back for proper balance but there are not enough holes and you will need a longer mounting plate.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        It gets the job done

        By Andy48

        from Columbia, SC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Sony VCT-U14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter:

        It is well made and get's the job done. It is heavy, but very durable. I have two.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        best product

        By Chico

        from Edison, NJ

        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Sony VCT-U14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter:

        its little expensive, but works good. Good quality.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great Buy

        By Todd QBN

        from Spokane, Wa.

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Indoors
        • Shooting Outdoors

        Comments about Sony VCT-U14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter:

        Nice and heavy duty.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great product

        By Steve

        from Skopje, Macedonia

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Interface With Camcorder
        • Improves Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors

          Comments about Sony VCT-U14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter:

          We purchased this for our Panasonic cameras. The Panasonic product SHAN TM700 costs more then double.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          A little bit sloppy but still very handy

          By C. Kovatch

          from Hay River, NT, Canada

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Weak Clamp

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Sony VCT-U14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter:

            I really like being able to go from tripod to Steadicam and vise versa so this unit is handy. However, there is a little bit of play when using a smaller camera like an EX1. Front to back is very solid, it's the side to side that was some play. I used to use one of these with a larger DVCAM rig, and there was almost no wiggle room. Very solid. Not the case with smaller cameras. If you need a totally solid mount, mount your camera directly to the dovetail that came with your tripod. Again, it's handy for moving to/from different platforms.

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            5.0

            Simple and ready to go

            By lean

            from long beach, ca

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Strong Clamp

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Shots
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sony VCT-U14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter:

              no need to read the manuel and easy to use

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              funtional

              By davicho

              from Guayaqil- Ecuador

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Video

                Comments about Sony VCT-U14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter:

                i used for sony and panasonic

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                5.0

                B&H saves the day

                By Reget Video Productions

                from Butte, Montana

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Video
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Sony VCT-U14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter:

                  Once again B&H comes through. When my original 15 year old tripod plate gave it up, B&H had whay I needed in stock and was able to get replacement quickly. Didn't lose any work!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  good weight, okay price

                  By VPsteve

                  from Philadelphia, PA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Sony VCT-U14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter:

                    I use this with a JVC HM700u and it works flawlessly, it has a good weight and makes my Davis and Sanford tripod an even more valuable tool. only issue is the insane price.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    well made, works very well.

                    By slick

                    from Florida

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Sony VCT-U14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter:

                      This is a must have if you own the Sony Camcorder shoulder support. This does not come with good instructions but can be figured out very easily.
                      I would buy this again.

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                      5.0

                      It works

                      By Cameraman

                      from North Carolina

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Sony VCT-U14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter:

                        Its pretty good. But, like all of these, after a while, the little red thing breaks off. Which is to be expected. It seems like they all do that. I would recommend this for sure.

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                        5.0

                        Great, solid locking mount

                        By JohnM

                        from Sydney, Australia

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Firmly
                        • Good Stability
                        • Strong Clamp

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about Sony VCT-U14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter:

                        Although some parts of this mount are plastic it still feels like it is cast from solid steel. Works smoothly and is well finished.

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                        4.0

                        Heavy, but gets the job done

                        By TT

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Strong Clamp

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony VCT-U14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter:

                          If you have a camera that requires this type of Sony mounting plate, then you don't really have many options to choose from. There is a more expensive version called the VCT-14 that appears to provide the same functionality but has a shorter 90-day warranty. I have no regrets with the VCT-U14 other than it is as heavy as a brick and does add considerable weight. The weight is especially noticeable if you have a lightweight tripod. But I suppose the weight is due to the vast amount of metal used throughout the plate, which contributes to durability.

                          Because this plate is rather long, it gives me a greater forward-backward range to balance my camera on my tripod head.

                          I also intend to use this plate on my Jimmy Jib for accepting any standard ENG camera.

                          If you have a smaller camcorder with a standard 1/4" mounting thread, then I recommend that you look at the Genus GAP Adapter Plate. The Genus GAP mounts to the bottom of any camera with a 1/4" thread and allows you to mount to this VCT-U14 quick release plate. It provides a very secure and convenient quick-release mounting option. If you own several tripods and cameras, it's nice to have this common quick-release plate so you can interchangeably use any camera on any tripod you own.

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                          5.0

                          Tried & True Product

                          By RM Digital Productions

                          from Voorhees, NJ

                          About Me Film Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Interface With Camcorder
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Lightweight
                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Indoors
                            • Shooting Outdoors
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Sony VCT-U14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter:

                            This Quick Release Plate is a Sony Standard. I do production work all the time and these are long lasting & rugged. I have had this one about a month, but I have others in the studio that are years old and still as good as new.

                            • How long have you owned it:
                            • A month or less

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