Saturday, April 10, 2010

car window mount and tripod compatability

Q, from Candace: Is there a car window mount that accepts a quick release plate from my Manfrotto 128RC head? It would be really handy to detach my scope from the tripod and move it immediately to the car mount without having to take off the quick release plate.

Are the quick release plates for tripods uniform so they can be used on different tripods? I would imagine not...

A:

Yes, Manfrotto does make a car window mount kit that will work with the same QR plate that you use on your 128 RC head.
Regarding the universality of the plates, they are interchangeable to some extent with some of the other Bogen Manfrotto tripod heads, but more often than not won't work with tripod heads made by other manufacturers.

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