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Old January 30th, 2010, 02:09 PM   #16
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Adam I you use a tripod like the 501 that uses the 501 QR plate then get the 577 Quick connect, as the QR assembly and plate is wider on the 357 Pro plate.

I accidentally ordered the 357 thinking that I could use a 501 style QR plate and was wrong.
So if you use a Bogen 501 style tripod and QR release then get the 577 QR assemble and then if you need a longer QR plate get the 501PLONG Quick Release Video Camera Plate.

Since all of my tripods are set with Bogen 501 HDV heads I make sure that all of my gear (where needed) has the 577 QR assembly mounted on it. Makes it easy for me to transfer my camera from anything to tripod.
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Old January 30th, 2010, 11:50 PM   #17
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I've made up a plate to take three cameras - or two if I only want two - to go on a tripod. Easy as wink to make it up. Can shoot all three cameras through my teleprompter if I want to...
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Old January 31st, 2010, 01:25 AM   #18
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Michael, that's great info and exactly what I needed to know. Thanks. I was hoping to get the cheaper 357 and a longer plate in the process. I already have a 577 as well as the 501PLONG, so I guess I'll just be getting another.

Thanks again for the info.
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