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7D Arca Swiss plate opinion?

 
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Mar 25, 2011 07:40 |  #1

I am looking for a plate for my markins head and I found this alternative.

It looks really good quality.

I'd be interested in hearing from someone who has one:

http://store.promediag​ear.com …dy-without-grip_p_40.html (external link)

Thanks.


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Mar 25, 2011 08:36 |  #2

I don't have this particular plate but I do have the ProMediaGear PX3 which is a 3" universal plate. It works well; good design and excellent construction. This plate doesn't have any rubber on the top surface, it has a pin (presumably of the spring-loaded detent type) that fits into a small socket on the base of the camera, an interesting design. All I can tell you is that I like my plate, it's good quality.


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Mar 25, 2011 16:16 |  #3

I've been using a marlins 40d plate which although doesn't fit does the job. That too doesn't have a rubber surface and I've had no issues with it twisting.

I really like the idea of the pin - not sure if it is spring loaded or not, anyone know?


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Mar 25, 2011 21:57 |  #4

I have Markins and Acratech plates. I think Markins camera plates will get the job done but I was disappointed that there were no groves for the stopping pin. I guess it's not a huge issue if you have the lever clamp as it locks in pretty tightly, but it would be nice to have the extra assurance.

I have the Acratech plate for my 70-200mm and I really like it. It's about $10 cheaper than some of the other brands and my local shop carries them. In addition, Acratech plates have groves in them, which will catch on the spring loaded stopping pin. I believe the Markins lens plates also have groves for the stopping pin but the camera plates do not.


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Mar 25, 2011 22:14 |  #5

i have the markins q3t with the quick release and I'm using rrs plate... I guess whatever plate (brand) you get... just stick to that brand.... especially if you're using a lever release...




  
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Mar 28, 2011 09:18 |  #6

I can recommend Kirk plates, they are really very good! There is one unique plate for every body/grip/lens plate, so you get the exact right fit and will experience no rotation what so ever.

You will have to check it they fit that head, but I'm pretty sure they do. They fit my Arca Swiss.

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Mar 29, 2011 05:34 |  #7

viktorsundberg wrote in post #12108265 (external link)
I can recommend Kirk plates, they are really very good!

Yup, another fan of Kirk plates here. Not only are they excellent quality, and work with my RRS lever clamp, but they're fairly easy to get over here in Yoorp.


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