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Sep 27, 2010 08:54 |  #1


I am shopping for a Video Quick Release Adapter/Plate to be use with my DIY Rig. I was looking at the Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter w/ 501PL plate... and hopefully if I decide to get a Video fluid head, i can use it w/ the Manfrotto 701HDV since it will take the 501PL.

after looking around at Calumet online store, i came across this http://www.calumetphot​o.com/item/CK9007/ (external link) which look similar to the Manfrotto 577, except almost half the price. I was wondering if anyone here has any experience or know anything about this Adapter and Plate.

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Sep 28, 2010 06:39 |  #2

Guess nobody in here have any experience w/ the Calumet Video QR Adapter i mentioned. Oh well.!


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Sep 28, 2010 22:07 |  #3

It looks the same, but I can't see how the bottom is designed. So, hard to say. Best bet is to walk into Calumet with either a 501PL and try it on their QR, or bring your mono/tripod and see if their plate snaps into yours.



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Sep 29, 2010 06:42 |  #4

thx. I might just get it. its half the price. I'm not a videographer... and dont even know if i will be getting a fluid head anytime soon. Only need something like this for my DIY Rig

saw your same reply in Cinema5D - THX


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Sep 29, 2010 08:58 |  #5

FWIW, I love my monfrotto fluid head tripod and monopod and the quick release is really nice.


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Sep 30, 2010 17:55 |  #6

i did pick up the QR Adapter from Calumet today/ so far so good. dont have nothing to compare it too, or if this plate will fit on any of the Manfrotto fluid head since i dont have one. for what i need, $30 fit the budget nicely


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Oct 02, 2010 08:26 |  #7

John, can you take a picture of the bottom of the QR plate? Called them, and they aren't sure if it'll fit. But it looks exactly the same.



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Oct 10, 2010 13:15 |  #8

John - since you picked up the Calumet QR adapter - any thoughts on the quality of the adapter and how many inches of play does it provide?


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