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The Giottos MH-658 Quick Release Assembly consists of an Arca-type quick release adapter and a matching camera plate. This system follows the industry-standard Arca Swiss design, and is also compatible with quick release components from other manufacturers (e.g. Arca-Swiss, Foba, Graf/Studioball, Wimberley, etc.).
The sliding camera plate is locked down by turning the side-mounted locking knob. A safety push-button positioned on the side of the adapter adds additional security. A vertical bubble level is incorporated within the locking knob, and a horizontal bubble level is positioned on the base of the adapter. Anti-twist reversible tabs on the plate can be used to prevent slippage when using the head in a vertical position.
A finely machined set compatible with Arca-type components from other brands.
Calibrated quick release plate, with 3/8" & 1/4"-20 camera screws.
is this plate compatible with the 501 dove tail plate?
Asked by: Brandon S.
I am unfortunately not able to answer this question due to a lack of knowledge of the 501. I looked on BHPV's website and found that there is a Giottos MH501, which is a round quick release plate with beveled edges shaped to form dovetails. This suggests that it might be possible to use it. The best solution is perhaps to call the guys at BHPV and talk to them. The problem I foresee is that one does not have very much clamping surface between the straight edged and rounded surfaces, so I would suggest that you get a compatible QR plate. You are most likely using expensive camera equipment, so don't skimp on your tripod mounting gear.Good luck!