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

(based on 318 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (232)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (197)
  • Solid/sturdy (167)
  • Fits well (151)
  • Improves tripod function (131)
  • Attaches firmly (69)

Cons

  • Poor design (12)
  • Heavy (11)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)
  • Unstable (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (138)
  • Travel (121)
  • Night shots (111)
  • Portraits (110)
  • Wildlife (102)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (123), Semi-pro photographer (67), Pro photographer (48), Casual photographer (19), Enthusiast (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (238)

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

Great mounting system

By Larry

from Saint Louis, MO

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

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 placed these on top of older style tripods, gorilla pods, and even 1/4 screws on boards to mount my cameras to. These aren't fancy but they just plain work.

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    5.0

    Great spare

    By joephotog

    from los angeles

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Traveling

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

      Bought it as a spare for my original. Perfect fit and finish as I expected.

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      5.0

      Excellent product.

      By Brian

      from Wagga Wagga, Australia

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Traveling

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

        Perfect. Works as I expected!

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        4.0

        Good solid product

        By CanonFan

        from Beavercreek, Ohio

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

        Great product at a great price. Easy to fit onto custom mounts and Manfrotto heads. I used mine as an adapter to allow Manfrotto plates to be used with a different brand tripod.

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        5.0

        Manfrotto Quick Release plate is great!

        By Raymond

        from Albuquerque, NM

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits
          • Studio

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

          We just purchased an Alien Bee Ring Light and the 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate by Manfrotto is the best way for our studio to easily use this light. We are then able to quickly go back to our rolling tripods and snap our camera back on the pistol grip.

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          5.0

          quality product

          By Mat

          from TN

          About Me Getting Started

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

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

            Great QRA, easy to find replacement plates.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great product.

            By X-Man

            from New York, NY

            About Me Semi-Professional

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Portraits
              • Studio
              • Traveling

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

              I bought a PNC GearBox Cage last year and the mounting screw became stripped. Had no luck finding a replacement without paying for a brand new unit. Luckily the sales associate at the store suggested this item. SO glad that they did, this was a lifesaver. Now I can mount my camera to the rig within seconds and unmount without having to screw my camera in. Saves me time and the headache. Extremely secure and reliable.. so far.

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              5.0

              My solution to lazy.

              By Jason

              from Texas

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

              I shoot primarily sports events... It's high school and football season. On the grid iron I shoot with my 300 but in the gym I like to grab my standards shots with a 70-200 before trying to be awesome with a 300 indoors. I hateed screwing on and in screwing my lenses from the monopod, thus the bracket adapter. Problem solved. Easy on and easy off.

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              5.0

              323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter

              By WolffDaddy

              from Wichita, Kansas

              About Me Professional

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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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                3.0

                High quality, works / modification

                By Rodney N

                from Houston, TX

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Portraits
                • Traveling

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

                Bought to go with MM294A4 Monopod. The unit is well made. It didn't fit Monopod, due to a washer on the base of the locking mechanism hit the base where camera attaches. I removed the pivot screw (with torx head)and filed the washer shoulder to the edge of the pivot screw opening on the washer. It now mounts on monopod without iterference. Probably voided warranty. Compact. Operation is extremely smooth. Though it is easy to tilt a monopod, I would recommend a tilt head with RC2 system over this adapter. I use RC2 plate with Black Rapid Carrying straps, and love them. They mount up quick and sturdy.

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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

                  Verified Buyer

                  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

                      Verified Buyer

                      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

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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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

                              Verified Buyer

                              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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