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Quick Release Plates
Michael Chang, Photographer
Robertsdale | AL | USA | Posted: 6:20 PM on 01.18.13
->> Are quick release plates beneficial? I was thinking about getting one for my 400 so I can quickly get the monopod off when there are times I need to.
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John Korduner, Photographer
Baton Rouge | LA | United States | Posted: 2:24 AM on 01.19.13
->> They're great in theory, but I've had three losses this year directly related to a quick release plate...cost me about $10K. Needless to say, I've rethought the convenience.
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Mike Copeman, Photographer
Fort Saskatchewan | AB | Canada | Posted: 2:58 AM on 01.19.13
->> Use base plates all the time, I always verify that they are seated when I connect them. Seems to save wear and tear on the threaded hole on the lens foot as well.
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Chuck Steenburgh, Photographer
Lexington | VA | USA | Posted: 9:34 AM on 01.19.13
->> Been using Arca-Swiss style plates on every lens and body I own for over a decade. Never a mishap.
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Anthony Gruppuso, Photographer
BAYPORT | NY | United States | Posted: 9:43 AM on 01.19.13
->> I've been using these on my 400 and 300 for years with no issues.
http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=B2-Pro&type=0&eq=B2-Pro-0...
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Michael Chang, Photographer
Robertsdale | AL | USA | Posted: 1:13 PM on 01.19.13
->> John,

What brand plates did you have?
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John Korduner, Photographer
Baton Rouge | LA | United States | Posted: 6:39 PM on 01.19.13
->> RRS and Arca Swiss

One loss was trying to use the Arca plate on the RRS mount..that was self inflicted stupidity, and I'm fortunate the 5d was the only resultant liability.

The second loss was accidentally popping the latch with the monopod over my shoulder...I Liddy'ed my 400 and needed to replace my 1Div shutter box.

My third incident was a repeat of #2. I don't know what caused that separation. Fortunately the 400 survived, unfortunately the camera needs another shutter box replacement.

...not selling my 1Diii has proven to be a godsend.
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Scott Schupbach, Photographer
Fenton | MI | U.S.A. | Posted: 10:24 PM on 01.19.13
->> John, you might want to get rid of that lever release clamp on a monopod.Throwing it over your shoulder you should only have a screw knob on your clamp.I use a Wimmberley C-12 clamp with my 400/2.8 and 300/2.8 and have never had an acidental release in 8 years.
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