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About Acratech

Acratech quick release plates are the perfect combination for your light weight tripod head, or any photography application where weight, and a perfect fit are priority.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Attaches firmly (7),Stable (7),Strong clamp (6),Fits well (4),Solid/sturdy (4),Improves tripod function (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (7),Night shots (6),Wildlife (6),Portraits (5),Sports/action (3),Travel (3),Weddings (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (6)

Acratech Features

  • Acratech quick release plates are compatible with all "Arca-Swiss" type quick release clamps (Foba, Arca, Kirk, Wimberly, etc)
  • Acratech quick release plates are camera specific, which means they will fit your camera and will prevent your camera from rotating or moving on the plate
  • Acratech quick release plates are designed to allow access to all camera controls and functions without removing the plate
  • Acratech quick release plates are designed to provide maximum contact area to the bottom of the camera increasing stability and helping to minimize flexing ofthe camera body
  • Acratech does not cut a groove under the head of the mounting screws which weakens them at a point where they are already most likely to break
  • The plates are precision C.N.C. machined from solid 6061 T-6 aluminum. We do notuse inferior castings like some manufacturers
  • Acratech has eliminated all unnecessary threaded bosses etc. to further reduce weight
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Satin black anodized finish
  • Acratech uses advanced computer aided design software to create super strong lightweight plates

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect Fit for Canon 5D MKIII

Plate fits my 5D MKIII perfectly per the Acratech Web Site. Light weight and attaches easily.

Reviewed by 11 customers

 
4.0

works great

By

from San Jose Ca  -  Semi-pro Photographer

No problem with plate. Bought two one was received within two weeks. The other took several more weeks.

 
5.0

Perfect Fit for Canon 5D MKIII

By

from Hillsboro, OR  -  Photography Student

Plate fits my 5D MKIII perfectly per the Acratech Web Site. Light weight and attaches easily.

 
4.0

Simple and functional

By

from Redmond, WA  -  Photo Enthusiast

used this along with the acratech GV2 ballhead and it worked very well. My setup included 5d mk 3 with 24-70 f2.8 and 70-200 f4 and the system was very stable and rock solid. One gripe however is that i wish the bolt that screws on to the body was designed to stay in place after unscrewing. This would not be an issue if the plate stays fixed, but i had to swap bodies and had to be really careful not to loose the bolt. Simple, good quality and less expensive when compared to brands like RRS.

 
5.0

Quick Release Plate all I expected.

By

from Bay City, Michigan  -  Photo Enthusiast

It fits so well, I leave it on my camera for quick and easy attaching to ballhead. Makes use of tripod much easier.

 
4.0

well made, not versatile

By

from southeast US  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is very well made and has the added benefit of preventing the camera from rotating on the screw while in the portrait position. It attaches and unattaches with an allen wrench which makes conversion to a strap most inconvenient.

 
5.0

Very solid, fits perfect

By

from Atlanta, GA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This is an excellent plate. It attaches very solidly. The custom fit curves around the back of the camera enough to keep it from rotating in portrait orientation. It's very sturdy and I have total confidence it will hold my expensive gear securly. My only criticism is that the price seems a little high for a seemingly very simple piece of machined aluminum.

 
5.0

Sturdy Quick Release

By

from Virginia  -  Photography Student

Very serviceable!

 
4.0

Solid Plate

By

from Portland, OR  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is the required plate for use with the Acratech head; It is solid, attaches well to the base of the camera (D300) and is very expensive. Be aware that that a hex key is required to attach the plate to the camera so it is intended to be placed on the camera for the long-term.

 
5.0

Works great on D300s too!

By

from Portland, OR  -  Photo Enthusiast

A great plate, fit and finish is impeccable, a good compliment to any Acratech ballhead that has a quick-release feature. Doesn't come loose or wiggle. Fits on the D300s as well as the D300.

 
5.0

Avery good product

By

from Napa CA  -  Pro Photographer

A very good product,once you get over the price. This should last a lifetime so I should forget the cost in a few years.

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Questions about this item:

MKH M  Will this plate fit on a Vanguard BBH head?
DENNIS G  Have no clue.
Ignacio R  Can I use is on my Canon Mark III?
PRAMOD R  Yes, it works on 5D mark iii, you can confirm this on the manufacturer website as well.
harry t  it this work for tripod vanguard vt-560 ? nikon 300s
WALTER L  dont know - call acratech direct, they are very willing to help and tell what you need.
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