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Arca-Swiss Quick Release Plate & Black Rapid Sling Strap Solution - The Fusion Plate

 
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Mar 25, 2013 12:50 |  #1

I have been working on a solution for sometime and will be launching a new product, the Fusion Plate, in a couple weeks via KickStarter.

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Mar 25, 2013 14:46 |  #2

Pretty cool. What about the M-plate solution did you find inadequate that lead you to designing this?

I kinda like the different colored plates. Not sure I'd rock them, but cool idea. I might rock red if I was a BR user.


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Mar 26, 2013 00:02 as a reply to v35skyline's post |  #3

The M plate works perfect for this set up! I was on the same boat. Your solution looks great as well, I like trying new things so I'll probably pick one up!


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Mar 26, 2013 00:06 |  #4

How strong is the hinge/joint/pin or whatever it is, and how will it hold up to extended use and possible deformation or shearing?


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Mar 26, 2013 01:44 |  #5

Great idea, looks very nice and neat

if i still regularly used my blackrapid system i would probably pick some up (along with an Arca head, which i have intended to do for years)


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Mar 26, 2013 09:26 |  #6

Any plans for a Manfrotto type plate? Nice to see somebody addressing the issue.




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Mar 26, 2013 09:49 |  #7

After looking at the video a few times, I had to ask, why not extend the loop out a bit more so you could leave your Strap on when you attach it to the tripod? Just extend the stainless steel piece about a half inch, and you remove one more step.
For those people that use a strap all the time, why would you ever want to take it off to then again, put it back on when you are done with the tripod?




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Mar 26, 2013 10:23 |  #8

Pi_314 wrote in post #15757040external link
After looking at the video a few times, I had to ask, why not extend the loop out a bit more so you could leave your Strap on when you attach it to the tripod? Just extend the stainless steel piece about a half inch, and you remove one more step.
For those people that use a strap all the time, why would you ever want to take it off to then again, put it back on when you are done with the tripod?

Because I wouldnt want to leave the strap on while its connected to the tripod. One more thing to get caught on and bring the entire rig down.


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Mar 26, 2013 10:35 |  #9

ben jacobson of this forum has a really neat hinge ball he uses for his L plate and spider holster. Would also be compatible with the carryspeed system (which I feel is superior to black rapid at this point).


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Mar 26, 2013 10:45 |  #10

v35skyline wrote in post #15757118external link
Because I wouldnt want to leave the strap on while its connected to the tripod. One more thing to get caught on and bring the entire rig down.

Well, you would still have the option of removing your strap, but if I wish to keep it on, the option is not there currently. I think they call it building a better mouse trap to catch more mice.

I personally would not buy this item, because it's not for a Manfrotto, but if one is made for A Manfrotto, it would have to be made to leave the strap on, or there would be no reason to buy it, because it's current capability is already available. Making it possible to keep the strap on absolutely makes it that much more sellable, especially when nobody else offers such a thing.

Personally, I'd kill two birds with one stone and make the plate compatible with Arca and Manfrotto, with the ability keep the strap on of course.




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Mar 26, 2013 11:45 |  #11

v35skyline wrote in post #15757118external link
Because I wouldnt want to leave the strap on while its connected to the tripod. One more thing to get caught on and bring the entire rig down.

You can leave the strap on. Just take if off yourself.

Pi_314 wrote in post #15757185external link
Well, you would still have the option of removing your strap, but if I wish to keep it on, the option is not there currently. I think they call it building a better mouse trap to catch more mice.

I personally would not buy this item, because it's not for a Manfrotto, but if one is made for A Manfrotto, it would have to be made to leave the strap on, or there would be no reason to buy it, because it's current capability is already available. Making it possible to keep the strap on absolutely makes it that much more sellable, especially when nobody else offers such a thing.

Personally, I'd kill two birds with one stone and make the plate compatible with Arca and Manfrotto, with the ability keep the strap on of course.

Agreed. It would be best if it was compatible with both Arca and Manfrotto. I have the M-Plate because I have both Arca and Manfrotto ball heads for when I review products.


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Mar 26, 2013 12:58 |  #12

1KIND wrote in post #15757384external link
You can leave the strap on. Just take if off yourself.

Understood, thanks. But leaving the strap dangling is just asking for it to be tugged on inadvertently, IMO. By all means, leave it on if you want, though.

I think Arca is the future. Manfrotto was *the* head/clamp that was suggested when I started, but that was several years ago. I know that doesn't mean there aren't still plenty of people with Manfrotto clamps, but I do think they are being phased out. And this is only perpetuating that, which I fully support. :D


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Mar 26, 2013 13:02 |  #13

1KIND wrote in post #15757384external link
You can leave the strap on. Just take if off yourself.

Agreed. It would be best if it was compatible with both Arca and Manfrotto. I have the M-Plate because I have both Arca and Manfrotto ball heads for when I review products.

First time seeing the M-Plate. The off center mounting is a bit of a turn off, along with the size of the thing.




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Mar 26, 2013 13:07 |  #14

This looks pretty badass really for smaller lens combos, any plans on a larger plate for supe teles?


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Mar 26, 2013 13:16 |  #15

Pi_314 wrote in post #15757648 (external link)
First time seeing the M-Plate. The off center mounting is a bit of a turn off, along with the size of the thing.

Depends what you consider off center mounting. It's more in the center between the tip of your lens and the LCD screen. If you have your mounting on your tripod mount and you lens is heavy, your camera will be tilted at an angle with your lens facing down.

Here is an example. The Carry Speed strap is pictured but it's the same for any sling strap that is attached to the tripod socket of the camera.

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With the M-Plate, it's more centered in the middle of the camera and lens...not the tripod socket on the camera

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Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of the of the M-Plate hanging but if I was to hold it up, the camera would be level

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