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Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Leica M

BH #ACQRPLM • MFR #2148
Acratech
Acratech Arca-Type Quick Release Plate for Leica M
Key Features
  • Fits Leica M
  • 1/4"-20 Camera Mounting Thread
  • Arca-Swiss Clamp Compatible
  • Machined From 6061 T-6 Aluminum
This Arca-Type Quick-Release Plate from Acratech is compatible with the Leica M and with most Arca-Swiss compatible release clamps. It's machined in the USA from 6061 T-6 aluminum and it features an anti-twist lip that prevents rotation.
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Acratech 2148 Overview

This Arca-Type Quick-Release Plate from Acratech is compatible with the Leica M and with most Arca-Swiss compatible release clamps. It's machined in the USA from 6061 T-6 aluminum and it features an anti-twist lip that prevents rotation.

Acratech 2148 Specs

Mounting Thread1/4"-20
MaterialAnodized 6061 T6 Aluminum
Dimensions3.8 x 1.5 x 0.4" (9.6 x 3.8 x 1.0 cm)
Weight0.5 oz (14 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.5 x 3 x 1"

Acratech 2148 Reviews

Perfect fit for my Leica MP

By Kasper Bruus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-10

It's a perfect fit for my Leica MP. The base plate fits the camera so it does not move when mounted on the tripod. Only thing I can think of as a possible improvement is the fastning screw, which needs a tool. It would have been nice to have one that could be fastened using only your hand.

Exactly what I needed

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-06-17

It's a simple Arca plate that does the job. I recently bought a tripod/head combo from Induro (highly recommend as well) that is for Arca and it came with one universal plate which is nice but I wanted something that I could put on my M3 and leave it if I wanted to and still have that universal plate for my Rollei or 4x5 kit. I like that the Acratech piece has a lip on it so it won't rotate or anything either once it's installed and it you can leave it on permanently if you want because it still leaves easy access to removing the entire bottom plate. I'm not sure that I'll leave it on all the time yet or not but it's about as low profile as you can make one of these. Overall it's a great product and Acratech is a great manufacturer that I'll be buying from again when I can save for their GV2 ballhead.

Thank Acratech!

By Alfred J.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-05-02

I needed a base plate for my Leica MA 127 and ordered this product. It fits perfectly on the camera and works with my Acratech ballhead. The length of the plate extends to about 75% of the bottom of the camera so the Leica's bottom plate turn dial can be turned to load and unload film. However, I have not tried this yet since I had film in the camera already loaded when I mounted the plate. It doesn't add to the size of the camera significantly and I can still slide it into my Domke F-803 bag as it did before the plate was attached. You can set the camera on the table and sits flat as it should without toppling over. I leave the plate on the whole time since I do use a tripod often with my camera. Note: the plate is only for horizontal use only so you have to move your tripod head vertically for vertical shots.

Great alternative to RRS B30

By Patrick
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-24

Tolerances aren't as tight as the RRS B30 plate. Mounted on my MP, there is a gap near the right side, along the curved edge. Once you tighten the screw, there will be a small gap between the Arcatech plate and base plate. This is remedied by putting a small piece of gaff tape where the clear plastic tape is to offset the plate a little. The screw thread was also incorrect and I almost re-threaded my MP base plate on accident. I'm not sure if this is because the M7 and older Ms use a different thread size, but I replaced it with a correct screw and it works good as new. Aside from these minor imperfections it's a really good plate. It is an excellent alternative to the long discontinued RRS B30 plate. I have the B30 plate, and the Arcatech plate is thinner, less expensive, and lighter than the B30. The lips that go up the side of the body to keep the plate in place are thinner and not as tall as the B30's. I find because of that, the Arcatech plate actually feels better when gripping the Leica. I believe this is the only arca-type plate available for film Ms, so if you're still on the fence I'd absolutely go for it. The B30 is not only hard to find nowadays and would most likely be priced higher than its $68 MSRP due to the rarity.

A handy accessory.

By Vincent
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-02-08

The plate fits my Leica M7 and an Arca-type clamp perfectly. It lacks a thread for tripod, which is not a problem if you always use a clamp on the tripod head.

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