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(based on 5 ratings)
Brand: Giottos
Located in: Tripods, Quick Release Systems & Plates
Giottos MH-652 Compact Quick Release Assembly with MH-642 Plate
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4 stars
(based on 5 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Attaches firmly(4), Stable(4), Strong clamp(3)
Best Uses:
Home(3), Portraits(4)
Describe Yourself:
Photo enthusiast(4)

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Well made quick release
By PhotoGrizzVerified Purchaser from Hilton, NY on 8/9/2010
Pros:
Attaches Firmly, Good Stability
Best Uses:
Home, Landscape/Scenery, Night Shots, Portraits, Travel, Weddings/Events, Wildlife
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Giottos Giottos MH-652 Compact Quick Release Assembly with MH-642 Plate:

I did not know that Giottos tripods use female threads while my Manfratto has a male thread. Easily solved by removing both screws and replacing them with a longer screw and lock nut with a washer.

 
It's a quick release
By HWPhotoVerified Purchaser from Greer, SC on 7/27/2010
Pros:
Attaches Firmly, Strong Clamp
Best Uses:
Home, Landscape/Scenery, Night Shots, Portraits, Wildlife
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Giottos Giottos MH-652 Compact Quick Release Assembly with MH-642 Plate:

This is a friction clamp. There is no distinct click when the clamp is made. Works very well.

 
Quick release system taht works
By RyadiaVerified Purchaser from Brisbane Australia on 7/26/2010
Pros:
Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Strong Clamp
Cons:
Small Range
Best Uses:
Home
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Giottos Giottos MH-652 Compact Quick Release Assembly with MH-642 Plate:

I bought these items thinking they would be compatible with the Manfrotto gear I have lots of. I just needed quick release from my D700 using a hand strap. Not really easy to do becasue of the way these hand straps are attached. I guess I should have asked first about compatibility. I gave them to my daughter who is just starting out and she is very happy with them. [...]

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Adequate but could be better.
By Soccer dad.Verified Purchaser from Merritt Island, fl. on 9/30/2009
Pros:
Attaches Firmly, Good Stability
Best Uses:
Photography, Portraits, Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Giottos Giottos MH-652 Compact Quick Release Assembly with MH-642 Plate:

The 642 camera plate is rubber covered, not cork as mentioned in the item description. The video pin can be easily removed if not needed (SLR mount). The base of the Quick Release Assembly could be thicker though since a ball head will only interface with a small portion of the bottom of the assembly. I wouldn't push it much past the 10 lb range. The safety lever is great. Requires user to squeeze the release and rotate the lever to release the plate from the Quick Release Assembly (QRA), but beware, the plate is slightly spring loaded in the QRA and may pop out of the QRA when released if the plate is not mounted to a camera (weighted down). The three-way bubble level is a plus for tripod work. Also, as mentioned in a previous review, the 642 only provides for a ¼ camera mount and the 652 only provides for a 3/8 mount. Over-all the assembly is of good quality. Nice finish no sharp edges or corners. Definitely would recommend to a fellow enthusiast.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Just one little problem
By FunzoneVerified Reviewer from Port Orford, OR on 1/9/2009
Pros:
Good Stability, Strong Clamp
Cons:
Screwy screw sizes
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Photography, Portraits, Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Giottos Giottos MH-652 Compact Quick Release Assembly with MH-642 Plate:

It's great, it's wonderful, but... My Giottos tripod system came with a quick release. I wanted to standardize so I ordered three sets of the MH 652 units for use with my copy stand and other tripods. When I tried to install the first unit I discovered that the base only mounts to a 3/8" screw, and not to the 1/4" on all my other gear! The quick release plate itself only offers a 1/4" screw for mounting to the camera but that wasn't a problem for me. If you plan to order this, you may also want to buy some 3/8" to 1/4" bushings.

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