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Manfrotto323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate
 
4.6

(based on 367 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (274)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (228)
  • Solid/sturdy (167)
  • Fits well (151)
  • Improves tripod function (131)
  • Attaches firmly (69)

Cons

  • Poor design (14)
  • Heavy (11)
  • Heavy / bulky (4)
  • Difficult to use (3)
  • Unstable (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (141)
  • Landscape/scenery (138)
  • Portraits (125)
  • Night shots (111)
  • Wildlife (103)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (123), Semi-pro photographer (67), Pro photographer (48), Enthusiast (27), Professional (20)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (271)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect!

I use the 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate by Manfrotto with a gang of 200PL-14 Plates for all of my equipment.

I filed down the...Read complete review

I use the 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate by Manfrotto with a gang of 200PL-14 Plates for all of my equipment.

I filed down the top of the plate on my 679B Three Section Monopod (Black) so that I could screw this plate on directly. It allows me to fold out my monopod and slap down my 400mm f2.8 in two fluid movements. I have tried many solutions to this and this one is by far the best. I mount the 200PL-14 Plate backwards so that I can rock the heavy side with the camera attached to the 400mm f2.8 lower at first. That means my right hand on the lens mount with my arm and elbow holding the weight and my left hand holding the monopod and I rock the plate and lock it down. It is just great!
As a side note, I freaked out the sales people when I put the 400mm f2.8 with a D3 on it and shook the monopod to see if the monopod would snap or if the plate would come off! Everything held together perfectly! (I don't use a ballhead on the monopod because no matter what the lens tends to flop or the head is at some weird angle right when you need to just slap down the lens and go.)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

design, design, and design ...

in order to show you what the "INTERFERENCE" between Manfrotto 323 RC and Manfrotto 681 Monopod, see the attached photo.

There is significant gap between the plates that...Read complete review

in order to show you what the "INTERFERENCE" between Manfrotto 323 RC and Manfrotto 681 Monopod, see the attached photo.

There is significant gap between the plates that cannot be great if you use Manfrotto 323 with Manfrotto 681.

To solve the problem, I found Oben QRA-R2,which works perfectly with the Manfrotto 681 monopod. Highly recommend NOT to get the Manfrotto copy.

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5.0

A solution to my problem!

By Thomas

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

As a DSLR and camcorder user, I've adopted the Manfrotto 200PL mounting plate as my standard, and I love it.  I use two nice Manfrotto tripods equipped for it, and have the plate on everything.  But I also have some odd mounts that don't use it.  I just got an Opteka SteadyVid Pro stabilizer, and this adapter allowed me to use it without yanking off the 200PL from the camcorder, and also make the mounting position repeatable.  One problem:  be aware you may need spacers under this adapter to allow it to clear the little brass lock that extends underneath, and you may need a few 1/4-20 truss screws longer than stock to mount thru the spacers.  That said, I'm about to order two more of these.

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5.0

I have bought this product several times.

By Chris

from New Zealand

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

Have used Manfrotto's quick release adapters for years. Much easier to use than others and readily available. Place an adapter on top of the tripod AND on top of your head and plates on the bottom of the head and camera and we are able to swap between 5 different types of head. The RC2 system has sufficient rigidity to support any camera/lens combination. We even use it with our binoculars (suitably modified with a plate attached).

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5.0

Looks great

By blindjeremy

from Colombia

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

Make things really ease...
well see...

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5.0

Excellent

By OhioGuy

from Ohio

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

I bought the Manfrotto 323 RC@ quick release system for my tripod.
I use a BlackRapid camera strap and wanted to be able to remove the strap from the camera and mount it on the tripod quickly. Using the BalckRapid T1 fastener and the Monfrotto 200PL-14 plate fit my needs perfectly. Using the T1 fastener used to mount the 200-PL-14 plate to the camera you can remove the BlackRapid strap by releasing only one clip and then mounting the camera with the 200-PL-14 plate to the tripod. There is no need to remove the plate from the camera when using the BlackRapid strap.
I think it is an excellent set up.
I also use a safety tether (from Jobi) from my BlackRapid strap to the camera. I just added another snap clip to the tether. I can remove the Black rapid strap from the camera and mount it to the tripod in a few seconds. Couldn't be happier with the setup.

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4.0

Great but quirky

By Fake Films

from Grand Rapids MI

Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

The products works great and as It should but it doesn't mount flush so don't get this for a steadicam because the camera will have to be tilted down a bit. And another thing is that there is no manfrotto logos on the plate or adapter. Which is strange because it looks like a copy.

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5.0

I have more than one.

By Anthony

from Inglewood, Ca.

Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

This makes my third one. I have one on my monopod, one of my gimbal head.This makes my third one. it will go on my threeway standard tripod head. They come in quite handy for Speed.

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5.0

A solid, stable connector

By Kirk P

from Austin, Texas

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Landscape Photography
    • Macro Photography
    • Portraits
    • Studio
    • Traveling

    Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

    The design is simple. the connection between the camera and tripod is solid. This makes using the Manfrotto adapter a real pleasure. It sure beats what I have been using for the last 20 years.

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    5.0

    I love this quick release adapter!

    By Deli the photographer

    from Port Charlotte, Florida

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits
      • Traveling

      Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

      I use this product on my tripod and camera. It is so easy to slide your camera on and off using this quick release adapter!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Easy modification

      By Andy

      from New Hampshire

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

          Easily installed, basically screw it on to the 1/4 20 thread on your tripod. Have a Manfrotto that has this same adapter, and an old old favorite tripod with an inferior locking system. Now both tripods had interchangeable systems.

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          • No

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          5.0

          ottimo prodotto

          By davide998s

          from new york

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Traveling

          Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

          italian quality

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          5.0

          323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate by

          By JohnW

          from Tokyo

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Traveling

            Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

            Fast & reliable.
            Be careful though when mounting to a large lens foot, like the 400 f/2.8L. It works, but hard to get it secure to the foot. Maybe a non slip thin pad would help. Other than that. Very good.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works as Described

            By Jamie

            from West Point, NY

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Portraits
              • Studio
              • Traveling

              Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

              I use one on my tripod, monopod and now my shoulder rig. I will keep buying them as needed.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Very sturdy and easy to use

              By Roxanne

              from Sonoma County

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                The camera feels very locked in with the main lock and back up safety.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Outstanding Manfrotto

                By Bergie

                from Tacoma wa

                Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                I own a Manfrotto tripod among other lightweight and older units. This quick release adapter accepts my plates on my two Nikon and allows me to preposition other tripods to quickly move from shot to shot. Love it.

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                5.0

                Fork it over

                By Studiosteve

                from Los Angeles

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                I bought three of these for my small camera system. They work great. Much better than the clone version.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Worth the extra coin

                By Studiosteve

                from Los Angeles

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                I first bought the cheapo vs of these from @. After one of my cameras almost feel off the tripod I abandoned those plates and went with manfrotto. Glad I did. Clamp quick and without any movement from the camera. Very secure. Lesson learned. Pay once, get the right part.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Best Investment for a low price!

                By David

                from OKC

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Traveling
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                  I purchased the323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate by Manfrotto with a gift card from B&H. I needed a quick release Adapter and the 323RC2 fit the bill. I was able to mount it onto a Slik tripod with a ball grip handle. The 200PL14 plate was mounted on a spotting telescope. I have the capability to quickly mount my equipment onto the mono pod and to the tripod.

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                  5.0

                  Well made. Exactly what it does

                  By Dragon Studio

                  from Virginia Beach

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                    I bought this to actually fit onto a manfrotto tripod so that I could use my peak design clip with the tripod but I can see this having many other uses. It's well made and have a nice locking feature. It's quick release but also locks into place when you seat the camera.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Adapter

                    By William Near Chicago

                    from South of Chicago

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Inexpensive
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                      Many years ago I ordered a ball head from Manfrotto. The quality was excellent, but it did not have a quick release system. I did not want this at the time (big mistake). I have several Manfrotto ball heads with quick release systems, all are excellent. I always liked the original ball head without the quick release plate. It, however, was always just to slow to remove the camera. Then while looking in the B&H catalogue, I discovered the 323 RC2 Quick Release Adapter. After receiving the adapter, I attached it to my ball head. This completely changed the way I use the head. It fit perfectly, and it is now one of my favorite ball heads. If you have a ball head that needs a quick release adapter, this may be exactly what you need. As a bonus, it is really inexpensive!!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Sturdy Quick Release

                      By PDQ971

                      from Warminster Pa

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Home
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Studio
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Manfrotto 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter with 200PL-14 Plate:

                        Sturdy Piece

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                        • No

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