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Manfrotto Top Lock Travel Quick Release Adapter

BH #MAMSQ6T • MFR #MSQ6T
Key Features
  • Arca-Type-Compatible Clamp
  • Compact Design Lets Legs Fold Inward
  • Fits Befree Range of Tripod Kits
  • Fits Befree 490, 494, 496 & 498 Heads
The aluminum Top Lock Travel Quick Release Adapter from Manfrotto is a quick release system that can either be added to a ball head that does not have a quick release or used to replace an existing quick release with an Arca-type-compatible clamp. This adapter is compatible with the range of Befree tripod kits as well as 490, 494, 496, and 498 ball heads, including the MH490-BH, MH494-BHUS, MH496-BHUS, 494RC2, 496RC2, and 498RC2 models. The compact design of the clamp allows Befree tripod legs to fold inward seamlessly against the clamp without disturbance, and the screw knob locking mechanism firmly keeps the plate in place. Manfrotto recommends that you remove safety stops on the plate that will be in use so it lays flat inside the assembly. The bull's-eye bubble level located to the side of the clamp ensures your horizons are straight.
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Manfrotto MSQ6T Overview

The aluminum Top Lock Travel Quick Release Adapter from Manfrotto is a quick release system that can either be added to a ball head that does not have a quick release or used to replace an existing quick release with an Arca-type-compatible clamp. This adapter is compatible with the range of Befree tripod kits as well as 490, 494, 496, and 498 ball heads, including the MH490-BH, MH494-BHUS, MH496-BHUS, 494RC2, 496RC2, and 498RC2 models. The compact design of the clamp allows Befree tripod legs to fold inward seamlessly against the clamp without disturbance, and the screw knob locking mechanism firmly keeps the plate in place. Manfrotto recommends that you remove safety stops on the plate that will be in use so it lays flat inside the assembly. The bull's-eye bubble level located to the side of the clamp ensures your horizons are straight.

The quick release adapter is compatible with the Befree tripod kit range and 490, 494, 496, and 498 ball heads including the MH490-BH, MH494-BHUS, MH496-BHUS, 494RC2, 496RC2, and 498RC2 models.
The compact design of the clamp allows Befree tripod legs to fold inward seamlessly against the clamp without disturbance.
Replace RC2 quick release assemblies with an Arca-type quick release adapter.
The screw knob locking mechanism firmly keeps the plate in place.
The bull's-eye bubble level ensures your horizons are consistently straight.
UPC: 719821441823

Manfrotto MSQ6T Specs

Assembly
Locking MethodScrew Knob
Assembly DimensionsL: 3.1 x W: 2.6 x H: 0.8" / L: 80.0 x W: 66.0 x H: 20.0 mm
General
Quick Release TypeArca-Type
MaterialAluminum
Weight2.59 oz / 73.5 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.29 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.9 x 4.2 x 1.3"

Manfrotto MSQ6T Reviews

Great product for Arca-Swiss Conversion

By Gregory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-22

Works perfectly on my BeFree tripod. Easy install and fits great.

perfect solution

By Shawn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-29

I have an extension plate on my camera that has an area-swiss rail already cut into it. I was able to convert my tripod to this and now when I'm on the go I don't need to also have the manfrotto RC2 plate on my camera as well.

Inaccurate Bubble Level

By Andrew
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-05

Upon the initial installation on my BeFree tripod, it was discovered that the bubble-level is extremely inaccurate, which was disappointing. I've yet to use this product in the field and will revisit this review in the future.

Secure/safe clamping mechanism

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-22

I just started using this clamp instead of the RC2 type clamp that came with my Manfrotto Befree GT XPRO. Pros: More secure feel/operation - using it gives me more piece of mind that I'm not going to dump my expensive camera on the ground. Tightening the screw by hand gives you a better feeling that your camera isn't going anywhere. I feel the arca-swiss type clamp is easier to position the camera plate in correctly. I almost dumped my camera on the ground several times when using the RC2 clamp because the front of the camera plate wasn't sitting right even though it appeared it was properly seated. Cons: takes a little more time/effort to mount camera.

Simple and Arca-compatible

By Casey
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-11

Easy to switch out on the Manfrotto Befree GT to make it Arca-compatible - I wish I didn't have to buy a separate piece for the ball head, but it is what it is. Now I don't have to keep switching out my Peak Design plate when I'm shooting in studio.

Great Manfrotto option for Arca Swiss Mount

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-08

This Arca Swiss mount fit my Manfrotto Tripod/ball-head perfectly. The quality is perfect--just what you would expect from Manfrotto. Works great with my L-bracket. I thought the knob would be metal, but it's plastic. Not a deal breaker. Easy to swap with the original Manfrotto quick release.

Easy to install

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-28

It's a nice upgrade to an existing Manfrotto ball head to make it Arca Swiss compatible. I also ordered an L bracket from 3 Legged Thing to put in it. They work perfectly together.

A great quick release plate

By Sylvia
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-28

I am invested in the Peak Design Capture system. And this allows me to use the Capture plates with my Manfrotto BeFree Travel tripod. It is a very simple and smooth quick release plate with my system. The small bubble level on top allows me to quickly level the camera. I would recommend Manfrotto products to all of my friends.

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It extends below the clamp slightly, about 1/4".
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Date published: 2021-02-15

Will this manfrotto be compatible with the 498 rc ...

Will this manfrotto be compatible with the 498 rc 4 ball head ?
Asked by: Fatah
Yes, it is compatible with the 498rc4.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-01-16

How much weight will this support?

How much weight will this support?
Asked by: Larry
This head is designed for travel tripods, discouragingly the Manfrotto BeFree. It's a little smaller than a full-size Arca plate but should support a DSLR and medium telephoto zoom. The real limiter is the ball head and tripod, not the plate.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-03-14

Can this be used with a pixie tripod?

Can this be used with a pixie tripod?
Asked by: Keri
There are cheaper and just as well made Arca Swiss mounts. For larger cameras and telephoto lenses. Look for one's with matching long sides.
Answered by: Herbert
Date published: 2021-05-17

will a Manfrotto 501PL plate for a Q5 type clamp ...

will a Manfrotto 501PL plate for a Q5 type clamp fit this clamp?
Asked by: Ronald
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Date published: 2020-12-22

Will this work with a Manfrotto MHXPRO-BHQ2 ball ...

Will this work with a Manfrotto MHXPRO-BHQ2 ball head?
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Date published: 2022-07-16
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