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Utilize a Quick Release Plate to Make Sure You Never Miss a Shot

Have a love for photography and enjoy getting the perfect image captured every time? A tripod can help make sure that you are never left with a blurry, shaky image. Utilise a quick release plate to easily assemble or disassemble your camera without missing a single shot.

What is a quick release plate?

A quick release plate is also known as a "QR plate" or a "tripod plate." It's a small metal plate that is attached to the base of a camera and then to a tripod. It's designed so that you can quickly and easily remove your camera from a tripod or attach it when you are trying to quickly capture an image.

What type of quick release plates are there?

There are a variety of new and used quick release tripod heads on eBay, and your selection will depend on how you plan to use one as well as what type of equipment you are using it for. Different types of tripods that can utilise a quick release plate include but are not limited to the following

  • Action mount - made to attach to a compact action camera tripod
  • Ball head - has a ball head that increases stability and rotates more quickly
  • Fluid head - used predominantly in the motion picture industry due to its increased fluidity in movements
  • Gimbal head - used primarily for bird and wildlife photography
  • Pan/Tilt head - gives you control over every plane of movement
  • Panoramic head - designed to allow you to swivel your camera to capture an entire panoramic image
  • Stabilising mount - designed to attach to your handheld stabilising system
What type of equipment do quick release plates fit on?

Quick release plates can be used on a variety of equipment, depending on what you need to attach to a tripod. Different types of equipment include but are not limited to the following:

  • Camcorder
  • Camera
  • Telescope
  • Spotting scope - a small portable high power telescope
Are quick release plates universal?

Low-priced, universal tripod plates can be found on eBay although most of the plates only work with specific tripods or specific brands of cameras. You want to check not only the brand of your equipment, but also see if there are alternate compatible brands that can work as well. There are also tripod plate adapters to essentially add a quick release option to your quick release plate.

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