Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Benjamin, Sep 1, 2013.
Is there any such thing? Cant seem to find one..
Not aware of a manfrotto plate. There are a couple for Arca Swiss though. Depending on which head you have you might be able to swap the clamp out for an A/S and go that route.
Why don't you use the one that came with the tripod (or any small Manfrotto quick release plate)?
The plate I have for it is meant for the Canon T3i. Really big for the nex 7.
I see. But with Manfrotto's huge, stupidly non-standard mount for quick release plates, it will be hard to get a plate small enough for a NEX-7. Your best option is probably looking for the smallest plate on the Manfrotto website.
Hmm maybe I should should start over and invest in a tripod and mount for the nex 7 and give up on the monfrotto, the thing was monstrously heavy anyways. Anyone have any suggestions that wont break the bank lol?
The Sirui T-005X. Comes with a quick release plate that's perfect in size for the NEX-7, supports the Arca Swiss standard, weighs just about 1 kg and cost just 100 Euro.
Thanks! put it on my amazon wish list and will order it next pay check!
Still looks too big to let in on all the time.
I just went through the same thing, trying to come up with a solution for a funky old travel tripod.
If you search for "Manfrotto Quick Release", they do have a more compact system (RC2) that you can just mount on top of an existing tripod head. It runs about $30.
I'd like to go the Arca-Swiss route eventually, but even the cheapo systems seem comparatively expensive, not to mention confusing.
I went ahead and got the larger Manfrotto system pictured above (RC4) because I already use that with my 410 geared head. (With one $40 gizmo, both tripod quick-releases are now interchangeable - that will come in super handy on my product shoots!) The plate is annoyingly big on a mirrorless camera, but it is not particularly heavy. (I figure if a large-ish QR plate is enough to stop me, I might as well not even bother trying to take the rest of the tripod out on a hike!)
I haven't looked at one lately, but I think you can swap the clamp on a Manfrotto to a Arca-swiss clamp rather than swapping the whole head.
If you are willing to go to an Arca-style plate, Really Right Stuff has a really nice plate made specifically for the Nex. It comes as a convertible L-plate. The L (used to mount the camera sideways) is easily removed, and the bottom plate is small enough to leave on all the time. I use it with a MeFOTO MEC1350Q1T, which also is imported by Benro under a different number, and for less $$ in aluminum rather than carbon fiber.
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