The Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adaptergives you the freedom to remove the camera from the head without detaching it from the plate. It includes the 501PL plate and is compatible with the 501PLONG camera plate as well. A 1/4"-20 screw and a 3/8"-16 bushing are included so you can use the plate with various cameras. Corresponding threaded holes on the side of the adapter allow you to store the screw that is not being used, so you can access it when you need it.
- Compatible with 501PL & 501PLONG Plates
Manfrotto 577 Overview
Manfrotto 577 Specs
|Camera Mount Screw Sizes||One 1/4"-20, Male with 3/8"-16 bushing and video pin|
|Tripod Mount Thread Sizes||One 3/8"-16, Female|
One 1/4"-20, Female
One M6, Female
Sliding travel of plate: 0.79" / 20.06 mm
|Backup||Secondary safety system|
|Weight||0.62 lb / 0.28 kg|
|Package Weight||0.65 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||6.6 x 4.9 x 1.4"|
Manfrotto 577 Reviews
Does an Excellent Job
Was quite simple to mount to my Glidecam. One problem that was a minor disappointment was the 1/4 screw wouldn't go into the hole. Had to go get a tap to correct the threads. Other than that, I am satisfied with how quickly the camera can be released.
100% fit with all my other manfrotto mounting plates...makes swapping out gear so much easier.
solid, works as advertised
Very well constructed. Nothing fancy, works as advertised.
The Real Deal
These are the original adapters for the 501/577. There are other manufacturers but their plates always seem to have compatibility issues with original shoes and vice versa so I stick with these regardless of cost.
Very sturdy, and now works as advertised. Some initial and temporary issues with the mechanism that keeps the plate from sliding off: the metal button was getting caught, making loading and unloading the plate difficult. This happened on both baseplates I ordered (hence the four stars). However, after a few uses, the issue seems to have resolved itself. They are now both working flawlessly, and have been for a while. I use these on top of two Manfrotto 055 tripods to support a slider. Having them there makes setup and breakdown quick and easy. Would recommend, but if the release mechanisms give you more than a little trouble, you might want to order a replacement.
This needs to be a part of your kit
I bought this to speed up my location shoots. I needed to be able to move my camera from tripod, to rig, to small crane and then slider. Having a bunch of these allows me to do it. Solid build and well worth the price. It saves me so much time on set.
Rugged, Precise, and Heavy Duty
Slide plates, drop-ins, however you describe them. In production settings they save time and boost quality. Photo-video-drone-360 media production is my job (it's almost all real estate). The Manfrotto 501PL plate became my standard because my DJI Ronin S gimbal used that size. Arca-Swiss is often more recognized. The 501PL is larger. Likely developed when medium format equipment was more common. I like the extra size and strength. I almost always blend layered exposures in Photoshop for jobs. Using old Manfrotto 3046 tripods I generally never have to align layers. Those rigs are rock solid. So I put these big plates on my gear heads, sliders and motor sliders, and the Ronin power gimbals. It's a reliable and sturdy setup.
I have about 5 of these and will keep buying them with every new camera support item I buy. I'm primarily an event/wedding videographer and, as you might know, speed and adaptability is the name of the game. I have to go from a tripod to a slider to a monopoly to a gimbal very quickly. A plate like this one allows me to stay within the Manfrotto ecosystem and prevent me from those awkward moments fumbling with different plates, screws, and a screw driver. Plenty of mounting points on the bottom for all sorts of applications.
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