Manfrotto Rapid Connect Mounting Plate 1/4-20" for RC-2 Quick Release Systems (#3157N)

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About Manfrotto

Rectangular mounting plate for all heads using the RC-2 quick release system.

Used with RC2 Rapid Connect and the following heads for 3030, 3130, 3160, 3229, 3265, 3262QR, 3299, 2916QR, 3435QR, 3407, 3413QR, 3437, 3405

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Attaches firmly (46),Stable (39),Strong clamp (31),Large range of motion (8),Solid/sturdy (7),Easy to use (6),Fits well (5),Improves tripod function (5)
Best Uses:
Portraits (32),Photography (23),Stabilization (22),Landscape/scenery (20),Long exposures (20),Night shots (20),Wildlife (15),Sports/action (12),Weddings (11),Home (8),Travel (8),Video (6) Reducing noise (ISO reduction) (5) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (19),Semi-pro photographer (15),Enthusiast (9),Pro photographer (5)

Reviews about this item

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Most Liked Positive Review


I could have paid more

I lost the mounting plates that came with the tripod head and thiught that I would have to buy a whole new tripod head because it was about 6 years old, but I found just what I needed in a few clicks at Adorama,[...]

Reviewed by 56 customers


What a great idea!


from NJ  -  Photo Enthusiast

You can mount these on your telephoto lenses and extra bodies and make them tripod mountable. The difference is you can mount things on your Manfrotto/Bogen tripods very, very quickly. Snap, and you are there! Couple this with a Black Rapid FastenRT-1, and the combo can't be beat for very speedy and high quality tripod mounting of your gear.


Works great


from Ohio  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Works great with the pistol grip I recently purchased.


Manfotto mounting plate


from NC  -  Pro Photographer

Works as designed for rapid mount & dismount with cameras.


A great rapid mount


from Tucson, AZ  -  Semi-pro Photographer

It really helps me to change cameras and heavy lenses more quickly.


consistent quality


from Buffalo, NY  -  Casual Photographer

fit perfectly on my 8 year old tripod.


Exactly what it is meant to do


from Kimberly, WI  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Picked 1 of these up to put on my 70-200 so I wouldnt have to take the one that came with the ballhead off the camera all the time to switch between lenses. It does exactly what it is supposed to.


Bogen reliability QR plate.


from Hammond, LA  -  Pro Photographer

Every one of my six camera bodies and my 70-200 has this quick release plate on it. Using the 3030 tripod head, and a QR on my flash bracket. These QR plates are fast, reliable and don't wobble.


Extent use of tripod


from Vonore, TN  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I purchased this as an extra when I bought my carbon fiber Manfrotto tripod from Adorama. I keep on one of my back up camera. It is quick secure and easy to swap onto other equipment so you may use in conjunction with your tripod... a needed accessory in my mind.


Haven't used it yet but I needed it


from Orlando, FL  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this as a spare for my Manfrotto tripod, I haven't used it yet but I suppose it works fine since it is the same part that I needed to replace the old one.


Manfrotto Rapid Connect Mounting Plate


from Seminole, Florida  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use these extra mounting plates on my Manfrotto CX694 monopod with an 322RC2 head. These quick release plates are standard on all my lenses which have mounting rings. Easy to install and take out. Well worth the money for the added convenience.


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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
GAYLAN W  been using these plates for years, have one attached to every camera (7).
Ardith S  Will it fit the Manfrotto 3265 head?
David B  Yes, according to the manfrotto web site. Part numbers at manfrotto change a lot! This part (formerly 3175N) is now 200PLARCH-14, and fits the 222 (formerly 3265) Joystick Head. I actually purchased a Ball head. I think the Joystick would be a much better way to go.
John B  I have a Manfrotto 676B Monopod with a 3229 head on it. Is this the quick connect plate for it? Thanks John.
JIM W  Good Morning I have a Manfrotto 496C2 ball head that this plate works with. If your monopod is compatible, the plate should work. Check the Manfrotto web site and it should have a chart you can check Hope this helps Jim Wood, Alaska
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