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Jun 26, 2015 19:18:40   #
Bobc163
 
I know that this may have been discussed before but will ask any way.
I am looking for a mounting plate that will be acceptable to both Swiss-Arc and Manfrotto receivers
I would preferably like to leave it in place on both camera and lenses that require that
The Manfrotto in question is the same as mounted on 322RC
I currently have a CSLR M Plate Pro monut on the 5D iii
Which I do like as it enables me to have both a shoulder strap and wrist strap at the same time and still mount it on a tripod
I cannot use it on my Manfrotto tripod unless I remove it completely which is a pain
Any suggestions?
 
Jun 26, 2015 19:23:15   #
Dngallagher (a regular here)
 
Bobc163 wrote:
I know that this may have been discussed before but will ask any way.
I am looking for a mounting plate that will be acceptable to both Swiss-Arc and Manfrotto receivers
I would preferably like to leave it in place on both camera and lenses that require that
The Manfrotto in question is the same as mounted on 322RC
I currently have a CSLR M Plate Pro monut on the 5D iii
Which I do like as it enables me to have both a shoulder strap and wrist strap at the same time and still mount it on a tripod
I cannot use it on my Manfrotto tripod unless I remove it completely which is a pain
Any suggestions?
I know that this may have been discussed before bu... (show quote)


Unless I am mistaken the two are completely different. ARCA-SWISS is basically flat, while Manfrotto is stepped one side higher than the other isn't it?

I use Arca-Swiss plates on my cameras and long lenses, ARCA-SWISS clamps on both tripods/ballheads and monopod.

There are several plates that are designed to allow sling type straps to be used on the camera if connected by the tripod socket - or you can go with camera lug mounted straps of course.
Jun 26, 2015 19:24:26   #
speters (a regular here)
 
Bobc163 wrote:
I know that this may have been discussed before but will ask any way.
I am looking for a mounting plate that will be acceptable to both Swiss-Arc and Manfrotto receivers
I would preferably like to leave it in place on both camera and lenses that require that
The Manfrotto in question is the same as mounted on 322RC
I currently have a CSLR M Plate Pro monut on the 5D iii
Which I do like as it enables me to have both a shoulder strap and wrist strap at the same time and still mount it on a tripod
I cannot use it on my Manfrotto tripod unless I remove it completely which is a pain
Any suggestions?
I know that this may have been discussed before bu... (show quote)

While Manfrotto has recently been making heads with Acra Swiss compatible plates, their own style plates are not compatible!!
Jun 26, 2015 19:50:43   #
MT Shooter (a regular here)
 
Bobc163 wrote:
I know that this may have been discussed before but will ask any way.
I am looking for a mounting plate that will be acceptable to both Swiss-Arc and Manfrotto receivers
I would preferably like to leave it in place on both camera and lenses that require that
The Manfrotto in question is the same as mounted on 322RC
I currently have a CSLR M Plate Pro monut on the 5D iii
Which I do like as it enables me to have both a shoulder strap and wrist strap at the same time and still mount it on a tripod
I cannot use it on my Manfrotto tripod unless I remove it completely which is a pain
Any suggestions?
I know that this may have been discussed before bu... (show quote)


This issue is exactly why I get so many requests to convert Manfrotto heads to Arca compatible mounts. There is just no easy, or cheap, path to compatibility between the two.
Jun 26, 2015 20:10:57   #
romanticf16
 
Bobc163 wrote:
I know that this may have been discussed before but will ask any way.
I am looking for a mounting plate that will be acceptable to both Swiss-Arc and Manfrotto receivers
I would preferably like to leave it in place on both camera and lenses that require that
The Manfrotto in question is the same as mounted on 322RC
I currently have a CSLR M Plate Pro monut on the 5D iii
Which I do like as it enables me to have both a shoulder strap and wrist strap at the same time and still mount it on a tripod
I cannot use it on my Manfrotto tripod unless I remove it completely which is a pain
Any suggestions?
I know that this may have been discussed before bu... (show quote)

Sorry, you'll have to select one system and switch to it. Arca-Swiss is used by many vendors, the Manfrotto only by one.
Jun 26, 2015 23:05:12   #
Cdouthitt (a regular here)
 
I like my manfrotto tripod...but I love my acratech ballhead.
 
Jun 26, 2015 23:55:53   #
Bobc163
 
Hi
have just found that I can fit a Manfrotto base plate to the bottom of my CSLR plate seem quite stable and will see how it goes
As a by how do I change the manfrotto mount to a swiss arc?
Jun 26, 2015 23:56:54   #
Bobc163
 
on the tripod ball mount of course
Jun 27, 2015 02:21:39   #
jdubu
 
Peak Design has an arca style and RC2 compatible plate

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1096749-REG/peak_design_pl_pp_1_proplate_a_for_manfrotto.html

it does need to be modified

Not sure if this is the same plate

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1002675-REG/peak_design_ccc_2_0pd_capture_camera_clip_v2.html
Jun 27, 2015 06:40:54   #
Gene51 (a regular here)
 
Bobc163 wrote:
I know that this may have been discussed before but will ask any way.
I am looking for a mounting plate that will be acceptable to both Swiss-Arc and Manfrotto receivers
I would preferably like to leave it in place on both camera and lenses that require that
The Manfrotto in question is the same as mounted on 322RC
I currently have a CSLR M Plate Pro monut on the 5D iii
Which I do like as it enables me to have both a shoulder strap and wrist strap at the same time and still mount it on a tripod
I cannot use it on my Manfrotto tripod unless I remove it completely which is a pain
Any suggestions?
I know that this may have been discussed before bu... (show quote)


The answer is not really. You can get an Arca Swiss clamp to attach to a Manfrotto plate. I use all Arca Swiss compatible lens and camera plates, and L brackets. I also use a Manfrotto 393 gimbal head. I purchased one of these:

http://www.hejnarphotostore.com/product-p/f66.htm

and attached it to the Manfrotto plate. Works like a charm.
Jun 27, 2015 07:35:51   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 

Clever idea.
 
Jun 27, 2015 07:39:44   #
John N (a regular here)
 
I've been meaning to ask something similar for a while. Does the same apply to Giotto's (MH652) ball head?
Jun 27, 2015 10:43:14   #
BboH (a regular here)
 
I had the same quest and it has been satisfied - Nodal Ninja's U3 mounting plate works on my Nikon D180, 750 and 7100. Here's the link describing them:
http://shop.nodalninja.com/plates/

The only draw back is that the mounting holes are at the side edges rather than the center. But this is not, in my mind, a disqualifying issue.
Jun 27, 2015 11:07:55   #
GC-FineArt
 
Bobc163 wrote:
Hi
have just found that I can fit a Manfrotto base plate to the bottom of my CSLR plate seem quite stable and will see how it goes
As a by how do I change the manfrotto mount to a swiss arc?


I used a dedicated conversion kit from Hejnar Photo to swap out the clamp on my 327RC2. It is excellent and IMO really the best way to go by far. This will work with a 322RC ball head as well if that’s what you’re looking to do.


Jun 27, 2015 11:41:36   #
naturepics43
 
Bobc163 wrote:
I know that this may have been discussed before but will ask any way.
I am looking for a mounting plate that will be acceptable to both Swiss-Arc and Manfrotto receivers
I would preferably like to leave it in place on both camera and lenses that require that
The Manfrotto in question is the same as mounted on 322RC
I currently have a CSLR M Plate Pro monut on the 5D iii
Which I do like as it enables me to have both a shoulder strap and wrist strap at the same time and still mount it on a tripod
I cannot use it on my Manfrotto tripod unless I remove it completely which is a pain
Any suggestions?
I know that this may have been discussed before bu... (show quote)


Try this. I use one and it works well for me.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/201296935351?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
 
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