With its rounded corners and edges, the Markins Lens Plate PL-55 is a 2.4" long plate that is designed to fit to the bottom of a tripod foot on telephoto lenses. With a 1/4'-20 threaded mount, the lens plate attaches to the tripod foot. The dovetail design can mount into an Arca-type clamp, or if one is not available, a 1/4"-20 threaded socket is located on the bottom. The anti-twist flanges at the top of the plate prevent the lens from moving while mounted on the foot. Additionally, the plate is constructed from Duralumin that has a hard-anodized, scratch-resistant surface.