The sequence of tightened and loosening is relatively quick once you get the hang of it.
Fanotec's low profile Quick Release System allows your camera to be taken on and off quickly while maintaining a reproducible position on Nodal Ninja 5 and NN180 (not suggested for us with NN3 due to possible adjustment limitations). Includes clamp item# QRC2 and plate item# QRP2. There is a 15mm slot on the plate. So you can compensate for off-set of 15mm on either side. There are 3 pair of sockets on the clamp, to which a thin rail plate is attached. These pairs are 10mm apart. The rail plate is attached to the center pair by default. By attaching the plate to the other 2 pairs, an off-set of additional 10mm is obtained. So a total of 25mm offset can be easily compensated by the QR2. However, the QR2 is 60mm in width, you can slide the plate out by another 15mm (also supported by the position stop on the clamp) without compromising stability. So there is a total of 40mm. Only a few point and shoot cameras will need this amount of off-set compensation.
The clamp includes an integrated rail plate to allow mounting directly to the Nodal Ninja rail system.
note: the clamp will work with many Manfrotto plates and Gitzo/Giottos plates.
The plate mounts to the base of your camera. Incorporated into the plate is a 15mm offset for battery grips (as with some Canon Grips) where the tripod mount is not centered with the barrel of the lens.
note: the plate will not fit Manfrotto or Gitzo clamps.