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Manfrotto 030-14 Hexagonal Quick Release Plate ?

 
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Oct 03, 2012 06:57 |  #1

Manfrotto 030-14 Hexagonal Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw


The head on my tripod has a quick release that uses the above plate- Ive gotten used to it and I would like to buy a small ball head ( 2.5-3.5 inches tall) that has the same quick release system using the same plate. I want to use the small ball head on my light box with on my 5dMKIII.

This way I can go from my light box ball head to my tripod head without having to change the plate.

Can anyone steer me to what I am looking for?


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Oct 03, 2012 11:59 |  #2

I discovered that the Manfrotto Quick Release system is Part # 625 RCO Rapid Connect Adapter with the 030-14 hexagonal plate. Current list $69.99


Hope this helps someone else that might be looking for it.




  
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Oct 03, 2012 22:10 |  #3

If you only need one more plate and you're done then that's one thing, but I would encourage you to seriously consider going arca swiss compliant before investing more in the manfrotto system. If you ever get to the point where you have a couple camera, a couple lens plates, different clamps for a superclamp and a tripod, etc., it starts to get to a point where you will wish you just started with arca plates from the beginning.


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Oct 04, 2012 12:02 |  #4

One of the problems with Manfrottos heads and qouick release, is that they use different quick release on different segments of heads. You don't get a heavy duty and a light weight Manfrotto head with the same quick release.

Get a Arca Swiss-style clamp and mount it on the plate you have, and mount this on the Manfrotto head for ever. Get a Arca Swiss-style plate to your camera.

Then you can buy whatever ballhead you want with Arca Swiss-style clamp. Or just buy a clamp to that ballhead you buy, if it hasn't one.




  
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Oct 04, 2012 12:16 |  #5

Thanks for the heads up. In the back of my mind I was wondering about this and your post confirmed this for me-

This forum is great, I learn a lot hear!

Thank you-

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Oct 04, 2012 12:32 |  #6

Kirk has allready assembled a clamp for you: http://www.kirkphoto.c​om …_Quick_Release_​Clamp.html (external link)

But you can do it yourself with a regular Arca Swiss-style clamp and the plate you allready have. Think about if you want a lever release or a screw release. Many prefer lever release from RRS. I myself prefer screw release, and I think Kirk is about the best ;)




  
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Oct 04, 2012 13:58 |  #7

Thanks afoton.

I just saw the Kirk assembled clamp and thats what I am going to go with for now. My tripod is a Manfrotto 3033 with a 3047 head on it. The head has the Manfrotto QR Octagonal system molded into it so I am not able to remove it - thus the clamp from Kirk fits the bill.

I am used to the 3047 head so this should work out for me. I take the tripod in the car on trips with me but if I get more into this, or if I find extra cash that is burning a hole in my pocket, I can easily seeing myself getting a lighter weight tripod.


Thanks again for the help-




  
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Oct 05, 2012 01:42 |  #8

I have the same head on the tripod in my car ;)
And a RRS BH-40 and a Markins Q3T. Their all for different usage.




  
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Oct 18, 2012 20:41 |  #9

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …agonal_Quick_Re​lease.html (external link)

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