Manfrotto MSQ6 Quick Release Adapter with Plate

Manfrotto MSQ6 Quick Release Adapter with Plate

Manfrotto MSQ6 Quick Release Adapter with Plate

B&H # MAMSQ6 MFR # MSQ6
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Product Highlights

  • Adds Q6 to 050 and 468 Series Heads
  • Aluminum Construction
  • Includes Camera Plate

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Manfrotto MSQ6 Overview

  • 1Description

The Manfrotto MSQ6 Quick Release Adapter with Plate is a replacement or upgrade part that allows you to fit any existing 050 or 468 series Manfrotto tripod head with the Q6 Top Lock system. The included Arca Swiss compatible plate clicks into the base from above, triggering a pin that keeps the plate from sliding out even before it's tightened down. Three built-in bubble levels ensure accurate framing and composition. The MSQ6 is compatible with the included Manfrotto MSQ6PL camera plate and Arca Swiss brand plates but is not guaranteed to work with "Arca-type" plates from other manufacturers.

UPC: 719821348467
In the Box
Manfrotto MSQ6 Quick Release Adapter with Plate
  • 2 x Head Adapters
  • 2 x Screws
  • 2 x Hex Wrenches
  • MSQ6PL Quick Release Plate for Q6 Top Lock System
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 8-Year Warranty Extension with Online Registration
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    • 1Description

    Manfrotto MSQ6 Specs

    Plate/Rail
    Camera Mounting Screw 1 x 1/4"-20 Male
    Plate Dimensions H: 0.4" / H: 10.0 mm
    Assembly
    Assembly Dimensions L: 3.7 x W: 2.6 x H: 0.6" / L: 9.4 x W: 6.6 x H: 1.6 cm
    General
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1 x Proprietary
    Material Aluminum
    Weight 0.37 lb / 168 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.735 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.7 x 5.05 x 1.95"

    Manfrotto MSQ6 Reviews

    MSQ6 Quick Release Adapter with Plate is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Careful - fits ballheads but not 804rc2 Looks like a great idea, and I suppose it it is, if it fits your particular tripod head. I was concerned that it wouldn't fit my Manfrotto 804rc pan-tilt head and checked with Manfrotto, which said that it would. Alas, it didn't. The shoe screws into the head, and on a pan-tilt like the 804rc, the existing shoe doesn't unscrew - it's integral with the part of the head that tilts. Looked OK, perhaps less solid a grip than Acra-Swiss quick release clamps from RRS or Kirk Enterprises, but I had to return it. (It would really be nice if Manfrotto offered this QR clamp without the camera plate. And they should offer Arca-Swiss compatibility as an option on their tripod heads for those of us who prefer it to the Manfrotto QR design and/or have invested in compatible gear.)
    Date published: 2013-08-15
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for Arca Swiss types I purchased this adapter to be able to use for all of my Arca type plates to find out the only one it works with is the Manfrotto plate that came with it. I would need to file down the groves in order for this adapter to work with any other Arca type plate. The retractable clip which secures/releases the plates also sticks in the down position. This is not a product I would recommend unless you have only Manfrotto plates.
    Date published: 2016-03-10
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not so much... It did replace the RC2 base on my Manfrotto 54 Ball head. That was pretty much the end of the good news. Kirk camera plates will NOT work with this 'Arca compatable' base. The plate that comes with the base will work in RRS bases, but that is really not the point. I didn't need the plate, I needed the base. The construction is obviously not up to Kirk or RRS standards, and for $ I didn't expect it to be, but it is not even up to Manfrotto standards. The locking mechanism does not move parallel to the base, like in other Arcs clamps, but instead moves in and down at an angle. The part that moves is so thick (probably had to be to prevent breakage) that it won't enter the Arca groove on my Kirk camera plate. Sad because I am happy with my other Manfrotto gear. This is not the solution to save you from buying a new ball head :(
    Date published: 2013-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from manfrotto MSQ6 quick release Works perfect with my Manfrotto ball head 498rc2. I can now easily switch between my gimball and my mono pod.
    Date published: 2017-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works for me I replaced the RC2 quick release system on my XPRO ball head and I like this system much better. It's easy to click into and feels more solid after you've tightened it. The included plate doesn't have any rubber backing, but once it's on the camera, it doesn't move at all. I haven't tried Kirk and RSS plates in this clamp, but Benro and 3-Legged Things work just fine.
    Date published: 2017-11-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT PRODUCT! MANFROTTO REALLY HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WITH THIS ONE. IT DOES EXACTLY WHAT IT IS DESIGNED FOR AND DOES IT QUICKLY AND SECURELY. I HAVE ONLY ONE PROBLEM WITH IT: I'LL BE FORCED TO BUY THREE MORE IN SHORT ORDER TO NORMALIZE ALL MY MEDIUM TRIPOD SETUPS!
    Date published: 2015-01-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works for use needed I got this so I could use a Really Right Stuff focus rail. It works so I'm happy. The tightening ring on the bottom of the plate broke the first time I used it. But I prefer to use the hex instead.
    Date published: 2015-05-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Woks well It works great, once I was able to remove the quick release plate on the ball head. I like that it has an extra plate so I don't have to keep switching back & forth between my cameras.
    Date published: 2017-03-27
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    question

    Will MSQ6 fit a Manfrotto 488RC4 ?
    Asked by: Peter M.
    Manfrotto states that no, the Manfrotto MSQ6 Quick Release Adapter with Plate would not be compatible for use with the Manfrotto 488RC4 Midi Ball Head with RC4 System. It is only compatible for use with Manfrotto 050 and 468 Series Heads, which include the MH054M0, MH054M0-Q2, MH054M0-Q5, MH055M0, MH055M0-Q2, MH055M0-Q5, MH055M0-RC4, MH057M0, MH057M0-Q5, MH057M0-RC4, 468MG, 468MGRC0, 468MGRC2, 468MGRC3, 468MGRC4, and 468MGRC5 heads.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    Will this fit a 496rc2
    Asked by: Keith D.
    Manfrotto says it is compatible with the following Manfrotto heads:MH054M0, MH054M0-Q2, MH054M0-Q5MH055M0, MH055M0-Q2, MH055M0-Q5, MH055M0-RC4MH057M0, MH057M0-Q5, MH057M0-RC4468MG, 468MGRC0, 468MGRC2, 468MGRC3, 468MGRC4, 468MGRC5This does not seem complete as the manual adds also 050 type heads with RC2 release plates. Have a look at the downloadable manual on Manfrotto's page (not allowed to post the link). This may help you.The groove that keeps the plate from turning against the ball is 8mm wide. If the groove on your ball head has the same width, the MSQ6 should fit.
    Answered by: Goeran S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    Does this work on a Bogen #3055 ballhead? Thanks!
    Asked by: Anonymous
    No it will not. The stem on the ball of that head is a different configuration.
    Answered by: Dideo M. Manfrotto Expert
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    Does the base have a 3/8 female hole/thread?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    BY THE WAY, THE SUNWAYFOTO SUMAC14 DOES HAVE A 3/8-14 STANDARD THREAD IN THE MOUNTING HOLE ALONG WITH A 1/4-20 ADAPTER, JUST IN CASE THE MOUNTING METHOD REQUIRES IT.VERY CLEVER!P.
    Answered by: PIERRE F.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    Does this work with glidecam HD4000?
    Asked by: Eslam T.
    No it does not. This is an adapter made for specific models of Manfrotto heads. These heads are listed in the SPECS tab.
    Answered by: Dideo M. Manfrotto Expert
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    Is the JOBY UltraPlate compatible with this QR adapter?
    Asked by: Maury C.
    If it's Arca-Swiss compatible, it certainly will fit.I have two ProMediaGear Boomerang flash brackets and they fit directly on the new Manfrotto QR adapter.P.F.
    Answered by: PIERRE F.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    Will the MSQ6 Adapter fit the Manfrotto MHXPRO-BHQ2 XPRO Ball Head (with 200PL)?
    Asked by: Glenn d.
    It does look to be able to fit the MHXPRO-BHQ2 as there is a version with the MSQ6 adapter : MHXPRO-BHQ2. The attachment as seen in the MHXPRO-BHQ2 replacement parts PDF also looks the same as on compatible ball heads.Manfrotto does not seem to update MSQ6's compatibility list with every new ball head.
    Answered by: Goeran S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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