QR Adapter Monfrotto Compatible Back in Stock

When I posted this article, the world pretty much wiped out the inventory. http://cheesycam.com/quick-release-adapter-it-is-compatible-with-manfrotto/

Just FYI, if you haven't been able to get your hands on a Manfrotto Compatible Quick Release adapter, they are back in stock. They are perfect if you have the need to quickly move your camera from a Manfrotto tripod, over to another rig like a Slider, or Crane.


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find-price-button Quick Release Adapter + Plate (not Manfrotto branded)

If you're just in need of the plate itself, they have that available too (again not stating Manfrotto Compatible)
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find-price-button Sliding Plate (not Manfrotto branded)





14 thoughts on “QR Adapter Monfrotto Compatible Back in Stock

  1. Emm

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    @Chris D - I'm familiar with the Giottos. It is not exactly the same as the Manfrotto, so they won't be interchangeable.

  2. jared

    So I am confused? Does this slide into the mount as opposed to clicking like the Manfrotto 394?

  3. Emm,

    i bought a manfrotto 323 to use with my glidecam but it don`t work, i can`t put in the hole i need (last to the back and second from left to right) because the bottom part of the quick release make the camera tilt (compared to the camera plate form glidecam) and i cannot take the camera because the thing to release it get stuck

    any tip or any other quick release adapter that i can buy to work with my glidecam hd1000?

  4. Emm, with shipping, this knockoff is $40 with shipping, before sales tax.

    That's within $10 of the real thing on Amazon. Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter w/Sliding Mounting Plate (3433PL), $52 shipped. For us Californians, the $5 sales tax puts it even closer.

    For $42, I got the "Manfrotto 357 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate 357PL" on Amazon (with free shipping). This is the longer plate, which gives more travel for balancing on a steadicam, or shooting macro.

    The quick release, IMO is the most critical piece of your rig...if it fails, you may drop a $500-$5000 body and lens to the ground. I dropped my 7D once, now I always give my QR a very good tug before I roll.

    Love the blog, Vu

  5. Paul

    Calumet lists these on their web site as in stock (writing this Saturday morning). $32.99 plus shipping, which is what I paid back in February. Suggest you might call first to confirm. You know how a nod from Cheezycam can launch a stampede for these products.

  6. For some reason I have an overabundance of plates, but not adaptors, so I had to spring for the whole thing. I've never seen just the adaptors by their lonesome?

  7. Thanks for posting this! I was mad when those cheap $20 ones were sold out, looks like they are out for good, oh well.

    I've been waiting to buy a handful of QR plates and bases cause switching from tripod to my Flycam to my $24 Shoulder Rig is really a pain and slows down shoots so much!

    So I went ahead and dropped nearly a hundred bucks on 3 of these ($33 each, free shipping) which sucks, but you gotta do what you gotta do!! I'm glad these are Cheesy Approved®!

    -Hunter

  8. Paul

    Hey all -
    I grabbed one of these right after Emm's original post (Calumet Photo, Chicago). I was about to order the Manfrotto unit that morning. Talk about timing! Ordered it on line which was shown that day as "in stock". Didn't show up for a while (week?) so I shot off an email to customer service, which was very quick to respond and help. They were in fact out of stock but got a small batch in right away so I guess I was on top of the list as it arrived around a week after I queried.

    This is certainly a Chinese knockoff of the real thing so the build quality feels a tad soft, but I'm not a power user so it should work well for my purposes. Mount plate is fully compatible with my Manfrotto 501 head, so no worries there. I notice the 3/8 inch threaded hole with which you mount the unit on a tripod or other device is sort of clogged up, probably with paint. I'll get that cleaned out with a tap set I happen to have. If you experience this you can probably clean up the threads with a bolt but be **ever so careful** doing it that way. Don't want to bung up the threads or get the bolt stuck in there. If you're not sure get some help from a mechanic or well tooled handyman friend.

    As to a separate mounting plate, the Manfrotto 501PL is a better deal right now at B&H. $19.89 with FREE shipping, in stock. Again, everything is fully interchangeable.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/553892-REG/Manfrotto_501PL_501PL_Sliding_Quick_Release.html

    Thanks for a great site Emm.

  9. Chris

    Hey Emm,
    You wouldn't happen to know where we could get this shipped to Australia? Been looking for these for ages!

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