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  1. Quick Release Clamp query

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    Can anyone tell me if the Quick Release Clamp will fit with my Giottos MH5011 Head plate?
    I do a lot of tripod stills as well as 360's and therefore I would rather just keep the one plate attached to the camera and simply swap the heads when necessary.

    Many thanks for any advice.

    Craig.
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    Hi and welcome to the forum,

    I googled, am I right the camera plate is MH620?. Could not find the measurements. Do you have the measurements of the plate? I will test it to NN clamps.

    Regards,
    Heinz
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    Hi Heinz and thanks

    I've attached some jpegs of the sizes for my plate.

    Thanks

    Craig.
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    Our clamp is not working for your plate.



    Nick



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    Sorry Craig,

    your plate is to wide for the arca style clamp and too small for the normal clamp, which takes a 46 mm plate. You are not the only one with this problem. Actually there is a second attachment to the Quick release clamp adding a longer nose but even then is only closes to nearly 42.5mm.

    The only thing I could imagine if you really need to keep your old system is to add an aluminum or hard plastic strip inside the clamp to reduce its width. Then you need the normal Quick release System. But actually this is a bit tricky to do it.

    Otherwise you have to change the camera plate to NN Cp-2.

    May be Andrew Badders has another solution for you.

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    Regards,
    Heinz
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 05-06-2011 at 03:07 AM.
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    Craig,

    just found this I was looking for in my bookmarks, might be it can work with your plate:

    http://www.gitzo.com/product/72038.2..._plate_adapter

    But check it with our clamp dimensions.

    Heinz
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 05-07-2011 at 11:46 PM.
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    Thanks for all the advice. I went ahead and got the Quick Release Clamp II from Andrew and looking at it it is surprisingly well thought out in terms of adaptability, however my Giottos plate is a little too small. I was anyway thinking of buying a Manfrotto head to match my tripod (I went for the Giottos at the time as it was cheaper) and am thinking the Manfrotto 200PL-14 rectangular quick release plate will probably fit the clamp - it's dimensions are: 52 x 42 x 15mm - but could I have confirmation from Nick regarding this please before I buy the relevant head?
    Many thanks again
    Craig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craigduncan View Post
    Thanks for all the advice. I went ahead and got the Quick Release Clamp II from Andrew and looking at it it is surprisingly well thought out in terms of adaptability, however my Giottos plate is a little too small. I was anyway thinking of buying a Manfrotto head to match my tripod (I went for the Giottos at the time as it was cheaper) and am thinking the Manfrotto 200PL-14 rectangular quick release plate will probably fit the clamp - it's dimensions are: 52 x 42 x 15mm - but could I have confirmation from Nick regarding this please before I buy the relevant head?
    Many thanks again
    Craig.
    yes, the clamp is built for that manfrotto plate.

    Nick



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