Minifocus Ultralight Arca Swiss QR Plate
an extremely lightweight and low profile Arca Swiss compatible quick release plate made from CNC machined aluminium alloy ( 10g )
|Main Material (Machining Process)||Aluminium Alloy (CNC)|
|Thread / Interface||1/4"-20 / Arca Swiss|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||38 x 25 x 4 mm|
|Item Weight||10 g|
|Price on SYSTEM||£ 4.95|
For some of the sections of the Scrambler ultralight modular tripod (a Scramble and GP-Net Media collaboration) we offer a number of options. However, this is not the case when it comes to both of the camera quick release components: the Selens SC-22 was by far the best of the lightweight clamps and the Minifocus ultra-thin Arca Swiss plate was its ideal partner.
Minifocus: Keeping A Low Profile
Minifocus, as their name suggests, focus on keeping camera rigs small and light. Their ultralight Arca Swiss plate is well known for its low profile and light weight. This was our first choice but due to logistical reasons we switched to Feichao who made an almost identical version. However, a minor change has meant theirs no longer qualifies as Arca compatible (don't ask why they did it), so we've switched back to Minifocus.
If there are lighter Arca Swiss plates around, we've not seen them (and we looked long and hard). In addition because these plates are so narrow (25mm) they often don't obscure access to battery compartments and their ultra-low profile (4mm thick) makes it far easier to slide a camera into a dry/belt bag like Lowepro's AW100 (as used and modded by Scramble's editor).
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