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KirkQRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base
 
4.8

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • Fits well (23)
  • Solid/sturdy (23)
  • Improves tripod function (19)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (20)
  • Night shots (14)
  • Portraits (12)
  • Travel (12)
  • Wildlife (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

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5.0

Quality Arca-Swiss Clamp for Monopod

By David

from Utah

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Solid/Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Kirk QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base:

    This is an excellent quality arca-swiss clamp to place atop a monopod. I use this clamp with the Induro CM-25 lightweight (under 1 lb.) compact (under 17 inches)monopod which i use for travel abroad or afield in a backpack.

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    5.0

    Perfect for the job

    By Julian 1959

    from Washington DC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fits Well
    • Solid/Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Kirk QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base:

      If you purchase a 'Kirk' L Plate, you will need this clamp to attach it to your tripod. Well made, durable, and I have only good things to say about it so far. Kirk make amazing aftermarket products.

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      5.0

      Well Built and Great Price

      By telenw

      from Estacada, OR

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anything Tripodmonopod
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Tripod Monopod
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Kirk QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base:

        I bought this for a used L-plate (Really Right Stuff) and they mate perfectly. This clamp has no safety catch on it, so attention needs to be paid when clamping on your SLR. I have never owned an Arca Swiss-type setup before, but I'll tell you, I am a convert now! Give this baby a try and you will not be disappointed.

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        5.0

        Good quality clamp

        By Wayne the curmudgeon

        from Southern California

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fits Well
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kirk QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base:

            I use this clamp to convert a Manfrotto pan/tilt head to Arca style. Some years ago I had a locking knob that came unscrewed and was lost on a bus in central America. This clamp has a captive knob...when the clamp is fully open, the knob won't turn any farther.

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            5.0

            Nice

            By Rose of Louisiana

            from Louisiana

            Comments about Kirk QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base:

            A must have to use with the Manfrotto ball head

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            5.0

            Excellent quality product, great service

            By Dave Hutchinson

            from Sarasota, FL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Kirk QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base:

              I wanted to adapt an older tripod with an Arca Swiss type quick-release base plate; the B&H sales pro knew exactly what I needed. He double-checked compatability with the equipment I already had, and offered several products that would work, not just this top-of-the-line base plate. He aslo shared personal knowledge about the quality of the Kirk product. Shipping was free and the product arrived exactly on schedule. Very satisfied!

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              5.0

              Quality product

              By picky guy

              from boston

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Kirk QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base:

                  Works perfectly for what it is meant to do. This should last a lifetime.

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                  5.0

                  Works like it should!

                  By Fiend

                  from Ottawa, ON

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kirk QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base:

                    I use this with my BlackRapid camera strap. That way, I can carry any of my gear that has an Arca-compatible plate attached (which is *all* my gear). After reading some horror stories online about people's gear getting free and falling to the ground, I wanted to make sure it would happen to me. But with this and a little LocTite (along with a healthy dose of paranoia), I've never had a problem. The stoppers do their job in the unlikely event that your gear would get loose also.

                    My wife uses a 1.5" plate for the same purpose and to be honest, it's probably sufficient. So save yourself a little weight, bulk and 5$. But that's my fault for choosing this one, so it's no reason to knock off a star.

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                    5.0

                    It Works

                    By John

                    from Maryland

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Kirk QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base:

                      An easy to use and easy to attach to your tri-pod. Holds the camera steady, even with a telephoto zoom attached. Great clamp.

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                      5.0

                      Solid clamp

                      By Dan

                      from Pacific NW

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about Kirk QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base:

                          I bought this clamp and a plate for use with my Panasonic GH-2. My goal was to encourage tripod use while hiking in the Olympic Mountains (an uncommonly poor environment for carrying a camera while mounted on a tripod!). It fully meets my expectations - quick and solid mounting of the camera and easy dismounting.

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                          4.0

                          Tight fit - sometimes too tight

                          By The Digital Archivist

                          from Eureka, CA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • A Bit Tight

                          Best Uses

                          • Good For Daily Use

                          Comments about Kirk QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base:

                          When attached to the ball head of Oben - AC-1320 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-1 Ball Head, it is difficult to attach camera horizontally - the fit is just a bit tight - but I can eventually work it in. Works great in vertical format, and I appreciate being on the same axis as horizontal. Rock-solid when attached, and the screw tightening is simle and solid. Bubble level is a nice touch - can't have too many of those!

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                          5.0

                          Good Quality!

                          By Mike

                          from Orlando, Fl

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Kirk QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base:

                            This Kirk Clamp is well built and the perfect size to combine with my Cotton Carrier vest allowing me to easily change between carrier mount and tripod mounting. It is also small and strong enough to use with R-Strap!

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                            5.0

                            Very Solid

                            By Priceless Moments

                            from Iowa

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fits Well
                            • Solid/Sturdy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Kirk QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base:

                              Very durable. Using with a Cotton Carrier Steady Shot. Holds
                              My Canon 70-200 lens solidly. Like the built in level.

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                              5.0

                              Excellent design

                              By Coffeeman

                              from Houston, Texas

                              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
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Kirk QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base:

                                Works great

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great quick release clamp

                                By ljgent

                                from Holden, MA

                                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
                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about Kirk QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base:

                                  You cannot beat a Kirk Quick Release Plate. It makes mounting, unmounting your camera of your tripod so easy. A quarter turn and your camera slides right off. With a L bracket on your camera you change from horizontal to vertical in no time. A must have item.

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                                  5.0

                                  Saves you a fortune

                                  By robosolo

                                  from Canaan, NY

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Adapt of Arca mount
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Shots

                                    Comments about Kirk QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base:

                                    At the recommendation of a B&H tech rep I purchased this little Arca adapter instead of shelling out big bucks for a new Acra-mount tripod head. The QRC-2 attaches very securely to any existing 1/4" mount or quick release plate and has tiny adjustable stud screws on the bottom to prevent slippage against the existing mount. It also has a built-in bubble level. The quality of the whole unit and especially the clamping screw is excellent. I'm getting one of these for each of my tripods.

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                                    5.0

                                    convert arca swiss p0 to std size arca

                                    By Haddock

                                    from Switzerland

                                    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 QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base:

                                      this clamp fits nicely on the 1/4" basic version of the arca swiss p0 ballhead. (arca p0 comes either 1/4" or new narrow gauge clamp or double narrow + std clamp) The combo yields a light weight leveling + pano head that combines efficiently with clamped nodal rail and L bracket on the camera.

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                                      5.0

                                      Another Quality Item from Kirk

                                      By Joe the Limper

                                      from Bartlesville, OK

                                      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
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Kirk QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base:

                                        I wanted to construct an adapter that would allow me to use ARCA Swiss equipped equipment on my Promaster SHD tripod. Combining this with a Promaster baseplate did the trick.

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                                        5.0

                                        My favorite clamps

                                        By pictureted

                                        from Redwood City, CA

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Sports/Action
                                          • Wildlife

                                          Comments about Kirk QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base:

                                          I've standardized on theses Kirk clamps when I can because they're perfectly made, very light weight, extremely strong and work. This one is for use on my bean-bag.

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                                          5.0

                                          2" Base by Kirk

                                          By jack

                                          from West Palm Beach, Florida

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Night Shots
                                            • Portraits

                                            Comments about Kirk QRC-2 Quick Release Clamp for Arca-Type Plates - 2" Base:

                                            I use it to mount my Nikon D 700 with a Kirk bracket designed for the camera.The Quick Release is mounted on a Gitzo ball and Tripod. I do a lot of night Photography and I appreciate the easy way it mounts and the stability it offers. I recommend buying the Kirk bracket with the Release.

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