Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate

Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate

Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate

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Made of silky-smooth anodized aluminum, the Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate is a simple Arca-Swiss style universal plate providing much of the quality construction, solid connection and anti-twist capacities of custom plates.  It is 100% compatible with all the various Arca-type quick release adapters made by many different companies(such as Acratech, Arca-Swiss, Foba, Graf/Studioball, Gitzo, Novoflex, NPC and Wimberley).

The P-5 plate has a thin, dense layer of textured rubber upon its uppermost surface, which grips the bottom of cameras but is so dense and thin that it maintains a solid feel similar to a metal-to-camera connection.  Below the rubber, the top metal surface of the P5 is machined to ensure that frictional force is concentrated on the plate's outer portions, which provides the maximum mechanical advantage to help resist twisting.

While the P5 works on nearly all camera bodies, it is brilliantly suited for use with cameras which have metal skeletons and metal tripod sockets.  With plastic-bodied camera bodies, one must not apply excessive torque to the plate when attaching to the camera.

Can be used for cameras or collared lenses
Two 3mm stop-screws supplied can be affixed to the ends of the plate, to prevent the plate from accidentally sliding out of the head
Second offset 1/4-20" hole, for cameras that don't have a centered tripod socket
1/4-20" Threaded hole to attach plate directly to head or bracket
Accepts Module 8 to work with Shape Shifter flash/macro bracket system
UPC: 753182834344
In the Box
Wimberley P5 Universal Quick Release Plate
  • 1/4"-20 Screw
  • Two 3mm Stop Screws
  • 5/32" Allen Wrench & 2.5mm Allen Wrench
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    Wimberley P-5 specs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 4.0 x 0.7"

    Wimberley P-5 reviews

    P5 Universal Quick Release Plate is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 70.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Plate Great design. The plate is slightly concaved so it snugs up to your camera body as you tighten it. Wimberley also added some foam-like material to prevent slippage and marring of your camera body. The plate is completely free of sharp edges and locks in tight to my Really Right Stuff ballhead. The only reason it received a 4-star is that it does require an allen wrench (which came with the plate) to install/remove. This is a drag since I also own a Manfrotto monopod which as a different style of plate. The monopod's head has a plate that easily screws on/off without the use af an allen wrench. This plate is very sturdy. It hasn't slipped a bit.
    Date published: 2010-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get Connected The Arca-Swiss system for connecting cameras and collared lenses to your tripod is a terrific system. the P5 plate is appropriate for collared lenses such as the Canon 70-200 that I purchased along with this plate. Wimberley makes great stuff and I have Wimberley plates on essentially all my collared lenses (you need to get the appropriate size for the lens). There are only pros to the use of the Arca-Swiss system and these plates - other than the expense. Wimberley makes precision double dovetail plates and as the saying goes - you get what you pay for.
    Date published: 2011-09-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stick to ur camera like part of the body I was panic before i made decision to go for a P5 universal plate with Acratech universal L bracket. But i am sure it's the right combination. Because I hate to have a special designed L bracket which made only for 1 kind of body. It's maybe a bit cheaper than my above combination when u work with 1 camera, but it will end up more expensive if u have 2 or more cameras work at same time, u may have to buy 2-3 special L brackets respectively.when u use universal stuff, u just need 1 universal L bracket with 2-3 universal plates. P5 is a light, strong, stick-to-body plate. it works perfect on my new Nikon D3s.
    Date published: 2009-12-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Required for Wimberley Gimbal head This plate is needed to attach your camera to the Wimberley gimbal head. The plates themselves provide a solid connection that does not budge. I purchased two P-5 plates, one for each of my cameras. On one of the cameras, the plate partially covered the battery compartment, preventing it from opening. I rectified this by turning the plate perpendicular to the camera. Just took it on a two week wildlife shoot without any problems. Wimberley addresses this issue on their web site, but no fix.
    Date published: 2011-10-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It doesn't get any better than this! First off, B&H rocks! And if you're on their site, you probably already know that! Wimberley makes the best products. Solid, useful, and you can feel the quality when hold and using any of their products. I bought this QR Plate for my off-camera flash. I like to use an off-camera flash so that I more control and can eliminate shadows created by the flash. I use the P5 QR Plate and C-12 QR Clamp on a light stand. This allows me to quickly and with one hand, mount and dismount the flash head as I move about the shoot. Great products!
    Date published: 2013-05-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wimberly P5 Universal Plate I was looking for light weight head before so I got Markin Q3 without plate. I have tried a few cheap plate before but the quality never come close to this Wimberly P5. It works well with my 5DII and 70-200 2.8 IS. I shoot panoramic a lot and this is the plate I can trust.
    Date published: 2012-03-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth Fit for bodies or lenses I bought a few of these for use on my Canon bodies, 70-200 2.8IS and 100-400IS lenses. They were used with the Acratech ultimate ballhead, and have worked like a charm. The padded top fits snugly against the lens collar foot and the bodies, and of course, the arca swiss style plate system is extremely convenient for attaching or removing gear from the tripod.
    Date published: 2008-06-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty Amazing I have Arca-Swiss plates on all my gear, including my point and shoot. For most things, the cheap plates are OK. But if you don't want your SLR twisting when placed off-axis on a ball head, you need something more.This thing works great. All you need to do is make it snug, and it won't move. I use it atop my Gitzo traveler with a Sunwayfoto clamp.
    Date published: 2013-02-25
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