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Old March 18th, 2010, 05:52 PM   #1
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Zacuto rapid fire to manfrotto 561 bhdv, tripod, steadicam merlin

Is there a single plate to use so I can quickly go from 561 bhdv monopod, zacuto rapid fire, standard tripod, steadicam merlin?

The 561 bhdv has a 501 pl system and the rapid fire came with 394 quick release. Is there a way to quick release to these systems?
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Old March 18th, 2010, 07:39 PM   #2
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You want the 577:

Manfrotto | 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding | 577 | B&H
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Old March 19th, 2010, 12:55 AM   #3
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Will the 394 quick release that came on the zacuto rapid fire work on the 577 or do I need to take off 394 and replace with 577....if that works.
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Old March 19th, 2010, 02:26 AM   #4
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I'm not sure. I have the 357 on my gear, but I know the 577 fits your tripod.

It's easy enough to test. Does the plate from the tripod fit on your shoulder rig and vice versa? If not, you can probably replace the 394 with the 577.
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Old March 19th, 2010, 03:54 AM   #5
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thanks for the help John
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Old April 8th, 2010, 12:48 AM   #6
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Joshua, if u r a wedding shooter i suggest Manfrotto 394.. the one that comes with the rapid. I tired many things alr and this is the best fit. the only one that cant work out is the merlin. It cant handle the off balance of the QR adapter. Only choice is to have a special QR of its own.

Manfrotto | 394 Low Profile Quick Release Adapter with | 394
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Old April 15th, 2010, 09:15 AM   #7
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giottos m621 works with the manfrotto 357 plates... and it's cheaper.
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