The M-Plate mini is a universal camera tripod plate system with the world’s first integrated tripod mount.
Sharing similar tripod functionality with the popular M Plate Pro system which also enables the attachment of a hand strap and sling strap like the company’s C-Loop and Glide Strap, Custom SLR recognized the value the universal mini release plate could provide to photographers seeking an upgrade to the standard quick-release connectors on the market. Durable and sturdy, yet lightweight, the M-Plate Mini provides a stable and a secure connection between camera and tripod head, making for smooth and easy transition to Arca-Swiss and ManfrottoTM RC2-style heads.
The M-Plate itself is meant to be left on your camera. It is screwed into the tripod socket with an Allen wrench.
The M-Plate Mini carries an MSRP of $49.95 and is targeted for a November release when the product will be available through many authorized dealers worldwide.
”The M-Plate Mini is a universal camera tripod plate with the world’s first integrated tripod mount to work with most Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-Swiss connections, and modular attachment points for accessories. Durable and sturdy, yet lightweight, the M-Plate Mini provides a stable and a secure connection between camera and tripod head, making for smooth and easy transition to Arca-Swiss and Manfrotto RC2 heads. Weighs 1.3 oz. Made in USA.”
What is the M-Plate compatible with?
The built-in camera connection plate on the M-Plate is designed with a geometry that will fit into most Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-Swiss style tripod heads. For non-standard and non-supported camera plates, the M-Plate offers mounting mounts to attach virtually any plate system.
Below is a compatibility list of the built-in tripod plate connection that will be updated periodically. Some models from the same manufacturer may vary so we suggest testing them with the M-Plate before purchasing a new head. The models listed below are ones we have tested the M-Plate with.
M-Plate Pro Built-in Tripod Adapter has been tested to work with the following heads:
Acratech (including 22159)
Benro (including B-00, B-01)
FoBA (including Mini-Superball)
Kirk (including QRC-2)
Mantrotto RC2 (including 498RC2, 496RC2, 494RC2, 484RC2, 486RC2, 468MGRC2, 234RC2, 322RC2)
Novoflex (including Q=Mount)
M-Plate Pro Built-in Tripod Adapter does not work with the following heads:
Note: To use with one of these heads the tripod plate will need to be mounted on one of the five M-Plate mounting holes.
Manfrotto (RC2 3-way heads including 804RC2, Q2 Heads – 054, 327RC2, 324RC2 460MG)
Novoflex (Panorama=Q PRO, Q=Base)