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Old March 14th, 2010, 08:49 AM   #1
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Suggestions for a Quick Release.

I need a quick release for everything (3 cameras, tripod, shoulder rig, slider, etc etc).

I want to keep everything the same.

Any suggestions on a good quick release that you have used?
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Old March 14th, 2010, 02:08 PM   #2
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Hi Eric..................

This works pretty good...............

tripods, heads, monopods, light stands, camera supports, lighting supports, professional tripod 357 - UNIVERSAL SLIDING PLATE


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Old March 14th, 2010, 02:52 PM   #3
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Eric, if you're looking for a QR for the Libec 38, I tried that 357PL mentioned above and it did not work.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 06:36 PM   #4
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Good evening,

I have five 357s with the extended plates. In only on circumstance does it not work. I uave a rail for the xlh1 and I had to grind down the tightening lever as it hit the rail. I use them on the vinten, gitzo and the steady cam and a couple other low end things that get used in the muck.

they are pretty sound.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 07:14 PM   #5
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Hi.........

When mounting the 357, you need to adjust the locking lever so that it only requires a 180 degree flip from horizontal to horizontal to lock/ unlock.

If you don't, it will hit the plate/ rail/ whatever etc under it and not function.

It's a very simple adjustment.


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Old March 14th, 2010, 07:44 PM   #6
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Dale, Denise is referring to the H38 FH I have. I was looking for a QR plate that would work with it, but I don't think there is one. So I am just going to go with one QR system for everything, and replace the QR on the H38 head with whatever I go with.

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Eric, if you're looking for a QR for the Libec 38, I tried that 357PL mentioned above and it did not work.
I think I am just going to go with one good QR system, and not base it off the odd ball Libec H38 QR. This means I am going to have to replace the Libec clamp with whatever QR I decide to go with. I really wish Libec used a standard clamp/plate like a 577 or 357.


Thanks Chris for the 357 suggestion.

Any other suggestions besides the Manfrotto 357 that you guys like?
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Old March 31st, 2010, 10:58 AM   #7
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I'm using a Manfrotto 501 PLONG plate on 577 adapters and on the HDV503 fluidhead (1 on a tripod and 1 on a Cinevate Atlas track).
I use the long version of the 501 so I can easily balance the camera (EX1R). Besides that the long version comes with 2 1/4" and 2 3/8" screws like the 357, but you can postion a screw in front of the 'pin' if you want. (And that's what I want, since the EX1R has 2 screwholes: 1 in front of the pinhole and one behind it).

I haven't tested the 577 adapter on a shoulderrig, but that will come soon I guess.
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 06:01 AM   #8
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Its probably not much help, but the standard Sony VCT-U14 system takes a lot to beat...

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