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Manfrotto323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate
 
4.6

(based on 309 reviews)

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    (226)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (191)
  • Solid/sturdy (167)
  • Fits well (151)
  • Improves tripod function (131)
  • Attaches firmly (69)

Cons

  • Heavy (11)
  • Poor design (11)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)
  • Unstable (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (138)
  • Travel (116)
  • Night shots (111)
  • Portraits (106)
  • Wildlife (102)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (123), Semi-pro photographer (67), Pro photographer (48), Casual photographer (19), Enthusiast (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (231)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect!

I use the 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate by Manfrotto with a gang of 200PL-14 Plates for all of my equipment.

I filed down the...Read complete review

I use the 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate by Manfrotto with a gang of 200PL-14 Plates for all of my equipment.

I filed down the top of the plate on my 679B Three Section Monopod (Black) so that I could screw this plate on directly. It allows me to fold out my monopod and slap down my 400mm f2.8 in two fluid movements. I have tried many solutions to this and this one is by far the best. I mount the 200PL-14 Plate backwards so that I can rock the heavy side with the camera attached to the 400mm f2.8 lower at first. That means my right hand on the lens mount with my arm and elbow holding the weight and my left hand holding the monopod and I rock the plate and lock it down. It is just great!
As a side note, I freaked out the sales people when I put the 400mm f2.8 with a D3 on it and shook the monopod to see if the monopod would snap or if the plate would come off! Everything held together perfectly! (I don't use a ballhead on the monopod because no matter what the lens tends to flop or the head is at some weird angle right when you need to just slap down the lens and go.)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

design, design, and design ...

in order to show you what the "INTERFERENCE" between Manfrotto 323 RC and Manfrotto 681 Monopod, see the attached photo.

There is significant gap between the plates that...Read complete review

in order to show you what the "INTERFERENCE" between Manfrotto 323 RC and Manfrotto 681 Monopod, see the attached photo.

There is significant gap between the plates that cannot be great if you use Manfrotto 323 with Manfrotto 681.

To solve the problem, I found Oben QRA-R2,which works perfectly with the Manfrotto 681 monopod. Highly recommend NOT to get the Manfrotto copy.

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5.0

323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter

By WolffDaddy

from Wichita, Kansas

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

    I got multiples of this item to adapt a shoulder mount video rig.
    I can now use the rig with or without the shoulder/chest mount. I can quickly mount the video rig on my tripod.

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    5.0

    good enough for photography

    By picoverb

    from Elizabeth, NJ

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits
      • Traveling

      Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

      I use it with my photo camera. It is my monopod 681B. however, it has a flat base. It is why I put a 496 small ball head, and it works perfect.

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      1.0

      Not a flat bottom

      By Mannequin

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Semi-Professional

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      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not Functional
      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

        the bottom of this QR is not completely flat. there is a bolt sticking out that prevents it from being mounted to certain surfaces. unfortunately bad design.

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        4.0

        Quick Rekease for video camera

        By Video Smith

        from Fresno, Ca.

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Only 1 Mounting Hole

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

        I bought a videocamera that does not include a tripod mounting plate, only a threaded hole. Attaching it to the tripod plate and trying to slide it on and of was difficult and it usually came loose. I needed someway to easily attach and remove it fron that plate. The Manfrotto 323 RC2 solved my problem. The camera can be attached or removed quickly and smoothly and it locks securely.

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        5.0

        Jus what I needed !

        By hobodom

        from Lancaster, PA

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

          I have been a Manfrotto tripod, quick release plate, Manfrotto head and relase adapter dedicted user for many years. There products are strong and able to to handle my treatment of DSLRs, Medium formant as well as my 4 X 5 camera. The Quick release adapter is used on top of one of my ball heads and I really can't find anything that is not great about this product !

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          5.0

          Quick, easy, and secure!

          By AJ Guy

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Semi-Professional

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable
          • Secure

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

            I use the RC2 system with all of my components. That way, I can quickly and securely change my camera (or lens mount) to a different monopod, tripod, or flash bracket.

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            4.0

            Works great

            By trhodes-3-2

            from Cranston, RI

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Traveling

              Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

              Exactly what I needed for my blackrapid quick release strap.

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              5.0

              Quick and Easy to Use

              By David

              from Boston, MA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                I'm a stickler for sharpness; so I carry either a monopod or a tripod with me wherever I go, but they can be cumbersome when the camera is attached, and you can fall on your face. So the preference is to keep them detached. The screw thread is troublesome and in some cases can cause real problems when it pulls out the adapter. So I bought these quick release device so that all my lenses, my Bogan monopod, and my Manfrotto tripod now have one. Connection is a simple snap and they are quite secure.

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                5.0

                Manfrotto best quality for the price

                By bnhamlin

                from Washington, DC

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                  I bought this so I could leave my quick release on my camera without disassembling my sliding plate for macro photography. Manfrotto has done very well providing solid equipment at a reasonable price. The mechanism operates very smoothly, resembling the highest end products that cost a months wages. I had to set it up sideways due to clearances, but it operates perfectly in this position and makes getting to taking pictures faster.

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                  4.0

                  I wish the bottom was flat

                  By David in STL

                  from St Louis, MO

                  About Me Semi-Professional

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                      I got this to use for my Glidecam. I knew before I ordered it that I would need a spacer, but I wasn't ready to replace my other tripod heads with something else that was Black Rapid sling strap compatible, so I got this, and picked up a nylon spacer at Home Depot. It works pretty well so far to quickly snap my DSLR on and off the Glidecam.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent quality

                      By pobah

                      from Philadelphia, PA

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                        Very firm grip on the plate, with added security lever to make sure the plate doesn't detach accidentally. Solid and works very well for night photography outside (often windy conditions).

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                        5.0

                        Works well and gets the job done

                        By sdturner

                        from Jacksonville, AR

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                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                          Excellent product and allows you to switch cameras from one platform; tripod to hand held bracket in 2-3 seconds. Very solid and will last for years. This is what you would expect from Manfrotto, formerly Bogen.

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                          4.0

                          Manfrotto quality

                          By Dragon

                          from US

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                              Unit is functional and as expected. The release mechanism is not the same as the 804RC2 head for example but still very functional.

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                              4.0

                              Not quite what I thought

                              By bartman

                              from San Francisco

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                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Poor Design

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                                I'm sure this would be terrific for most uses (and a lightweight camera), but it has a latch pin that protrudes downwards, preventing it from sitting on a larger plate. Can't use it because of that.

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                                5.0

                                Simple, easy quick release

                                By jwolf

                                from Irvine, CA

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Studio

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                                  Easy setup on the camera - tightening screw allows for no movement.
                                  Locking flip switch that still allows for a one-hand, quick release.

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                                  5.0

                                  Good

                                  By RP

                                  from Dallas

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                                  Love this quick release adapter. Put it on my Camera Motion Research Blackbird Stabilizer so that I could quickly switch from glide track, to tripod, to blackbird. Easy to use, and snaps right in place.

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                                  5.0

                                  Good

                                  By JK

                                  from NYC

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                                    Versatile. Easy to use.

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                                    5.0

                                    Adds quick release to any tripod

                                    By Jeff

                                    from Portland, OR

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                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                                      I had a tripod head that I wasn't fond of the Quick release plate so I purchased this to replace it.

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                                      5.0

                                      Manfoto get's it right!

                                      By Jay

                                      from Philadelphia area

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                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Can't Think Of Anything

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Landscape Photography
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                                      I've had a larger version of this quick release before, I found this smaller one to be a great replacement. It's smaller, lighter, just as tough and rugged, works easily. This makes perfect sense for field work where being on location saving space is key

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                                      5.0

                                      Works great!

                                      By Frank

                                      from San Ramon, CA

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                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                                          Works great! I used two to make a DIY quick action rotating flash bracket.

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