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Custom SLRM-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black)
 
4.5

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (31)
  • Durable (23)
  • Lightweight (20)
  • Reliable (16)
  • Strong construction (6)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (24)
  • Everyday (20)
  • Landscape photography (19)
  • Portraits (11)
  • Macro photography (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (14), Photo enthusiast (13), Semi-professional (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (42)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very cool - Multi function - strap moun

Elimates the need to remove the swivel neck/wrist strap to attach either the Manfrotto RC2 or Arca-Swiss connection tripod mounting plate.

Arrived in NYC with my Manfrotto tripod, but the mounting...Read complete review

Elimates the need to remove the swivel neck/wrist strap to attach either the Manfrotto RC2 or Arca-Swiss connection tripod mounting plate.

Arrived in NYC with my Manfrotto tripod, but the mounting plate went missing at some point. one-stop subway ride from 44th St. to 34th & 8th. then one block to B&H.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Idea works well after modification

I had to get this because I like to leave my camera strap on my camera when dealing with my tripods. This works well but did not fit with all my lenses, I had...Read complete review

I had to get this because I like to leave my camera strap on my camera when dealing with my tripods. This works well but did not fit with all my lenses, I had to modifiy the strap mount to fit two lenses I use on a regular bases.(See photo)I have access to a mill so the mod was not a big deal for me.Also the plate has to be slid all the way to one side of the adjustment slot or you can not open the battery door.Great Idea but just not executed as well as it could of been.

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4.0

Versatil product

By Gilbert R

from Quebec Canada

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife Photography

    Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

    The M-Plate pro works very well on my Manfrotto RC234 head. I use this head on a monopod with a belt holder. The M-Plate pro screwed in the telephoto is tied to a Black Rapid sport Strap. My camera and telephoto are secured and I can have my hands relatively free. I recommend this product.

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    4.0

    I have two and both are different sizes

    By MrPistachios

    from Bay Area California

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Size Varies Greatly

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Landscape Photography
    • Traveling

    Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

    I have owned a M-Plate for over a year and love it, I can keep my camera with a mount for a carabiner, and be able to easily attach it to tripods, monopods, table mounts with quick release systems.

    I recently acquired a new camera body and wanted it to be as easily mountable to all the same things as my other body so I thought it would be perfect to order the same m plate,

    The problem is the base area that gets clamped by my lever clamp are both different thicknesses. Now I have to adjust the lever clamp everytime I switch bodies which takes the whole reason I wanted the same mounting plate

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    5.0

    Must Have item in your camera gear.

    By Paul Perera

    from colombo, Sri Lanka.

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

      This make my life easy when i do night photography. i use black rapid strap which i fixed to the bottom of my DSLR and every time i wanna fix my camera to the tripod i have to remove the strap and fix the tripod plate. for day to day travel i had to choice either i take 2 cameras or one without strap or camera without my tripod which gave me headaches. lucky with m-plate pro now i don't have to worry about it its very convenient and best solution for all my above problem. easily i can fix my tripod plate and at the same time my camera strap too.

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      4.0

      Great But...

      By rtdeleon04@

      from New England

      About Me Professional

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

          The plate works great, I can keep my Joby sling strap on while using my tripod but if you have the Manfrotto QR system MAKE sure the plate sits in there right before engaging the lock lever. The M-Plate doesn`t quite have a real positive attachment as compared to the dedicated Manfrotto plate. You need to monitor the wear on both plate and lever. See photos

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          5.0

          Convenient and well ballanced

          By Dave

          from Newfoundland, Canada

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

            Its really convenient to always have the tripod plate available with the strap still attached. I like the way my camera hangs on the loop.

            I usually hike with the camera on my shoulder strap and my tripod in my hand. When I want to use the tripod I don't have to mess with detaching/attaching/losing my other bits and pieces.

            Big lenses are easy to operate with the plate on(Canon L series on 6D)and the camera balances nicely on my BlackRapid sling. Battery door operates without any interference.

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            5.0

            Adds some great Flexibiltiy and saves time

            By Tripper

            from McKinney, TX

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Landscape Photography
              • Portraits
              • Traveling

              Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

              I needed a quick and easy way to switch between Manfrotto and Arca Swiss mounts...this plate, though fairly expensive, is more than worth the investment considering the flexibility and time saving it provides when on a shoot. Solid construction and a secure camera connection make this product a winner in my book.

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              1.0

              Does not hold camera securely in Manfrotto Head

              By KC

              from Florida

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Not Functional
                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                  I was vey disappointed with this product. It is a trivial task to pop the camera off of the head. No way I will use this with my camera!!!

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                  5.0

                  Good product.

                  By WBPH72

                  from Columbus, OH

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Well Made

                  Cons

                  • Not Inexpensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • For Strap Attachment
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                  I bought the M_Plate Pro to use with my BlackRapid Curve and Benro tripod with B-0 head. I thought a long time about the purchase due to the cost of the plate. I am glad I ordered my M-Plate. The plate will drop into the ball head like the Benro plate does. [It doesn't have the "safety" screws attached to the bottom of the plate so you have to pay attention. I keep my release in the same position when using the tripod and attached a rubber bumper to the top of the release screw on the ball head so I don't do something stupid.] I use my strap for lighter lenses and with this plate the camera hangs horizontally making it easier to grab. While expensive, this is a nicely made product. For size reference I use the plate on a D610 with 24-85 or 70-300 and I can access batteries and all lens functions.

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                  4.0

                  Must have...

                  By Beez

                  from Long Island NY

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                    Pricey? Yes but so is dropping a camera and lens transitioning from Black Rapid or a similar system to a tripod. Period. This took care of my anxiety regarding taking my tripod out on the road to shoot. I don't have a lot of money to replace gear so I have to be as careful as I can not to put my gear at unnecessary risk. This plate works great and locks in secure to your camera, even more secure than the Black Rapid.

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                    5.0

                    Great gadget

                    By Shutterbug

                    from New Jersey

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                      Extreemly usefull. quick set up on tripod or mono pod.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good Replacement for SpiderPro Plate

                      By David Lee

                      from San Jose, CA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                      SETUP
                      - B4 = SpiderPro plate + pin + RC2 plate on camera body
                      - Now = M-plate Pro + SpiderPro pin
                      PROs
                      - Compact design
                      - Can accommodate other accessories
                      NEUTRALs
                      - No provision for storring allen key
                      CONs
                      - Expensive

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      The M-Plate Is One Smart Tripod Plate

                      By mjf752001

                      from Springfield, MA

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

                        Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                        Quickly attaches to my tripod while using my BlackRapid camera strap.
                        Built-in Manfrotto RC2 Quick Release.
                        When used with my BlackRapid camera strap the camera hangs perfectly balanced by side for instant access.

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                        5.0

                        Use your tripod with sholder strap still on your sholder

                        By Tinker

                        from The Woodlands, Texas

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                          The M-plate is on my Fujifilm X-1. It works perfectly with the Curom SLR sholder strap. Which, by the way, is the best strap I've found. I probably have six or seven others. You can use your tripod without the camera ever leaving your sholder. That's cool!

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                          5.0

                          Highest quality and great features

                          By Newsimage

                          from Indiana

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                            Answers the problem of using Jobo strap on a modern camera. Extremely well made and durable.

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                            5.0

                            Confort fit

                            By JG

                            from Québec

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                              I loved using the plate last saturday all day. It gave me full control on my camera.

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                              5.0

                              Great for a quick release

                              By mefref

                              from ny ny

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Hardward
                              • Lightweight
                              • Nicely machined
                              • Reliable
                              • Well Made

                              Cons

                              • Conlict Wlong Lens Foot
                              • Cost

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                              I was looking for a flexible solution to carry my camera as well as mount to my mono and/or tri pod.

                              M Plate Pro is the way to go!

                              I installed the plate with the strap tab to the back. Camera hangs better and the plate doesn't interfere with my long lenses mounting bracket/foot.

                              No problems with slippage - despite complaints. Just in case I paired it with a Joby Camera Tether which give you a 'belts and suspenders' solution.

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                              4.0

                              Very useful with BlackRapid straps

                              By Jimmyd

                              from South Carolina

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Expensive

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                              Expensive but if you are a tripod user with a BlackRapid strap this is necessary.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              good plate

                              By sean

                              from Philadelphia Pa

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable

                              Cons

                              • Bulky

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                              good plate but bulky

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Addition to My Gear

                              By BT

                              from CA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography

                                Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                                Makes switching my strap and tripod a snap.

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                                5.0

                                Useful Product

                                By Taptheclerk

                                from Staten Island NY

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Custom SLR M-Plate Pro Universal Tripod Plate System (Black):

                                  Best when used with Black Rapid Sling strap of other brand. Never have to worry about tripod mount. A little pricey, but when needed well worth the price

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