Excerpt: I should have read all the reviews before I bought this. I'll quote from another review: "The lock ring on the connector does not create a tight enough connection". Precisely. The many five-star reviewers may be using it for its intended purpose as a monitor platform, but I bought it to use it on an...
Excerpt: Thanks Gitzo! - The plate attaches flat to the top of my (Gitzo) tripod and is completely rigid (the most important thing). I made my own non-slip surface inset to put over the metal plate which has short turned-up edges on its four sides.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function, Solid/Sturdy
Excerpt: The plate uses a standard 3/8" coarse thread. Works fine but the only complaint is the large recessed area for attaching to the tripod quick release plate: it's so big it doesn't make the fullest contact as it could. So you need to really tighten it down.
Excerpt: Got this on the recommendation of several people, include Scott Kelby, to use for shooting tethered. It's very solid, looks professional, easy to install, and pretty heavy. Like others have said, it could use some non-slip something included, but there is someone no one else mentioned that bothers...
Pros: Easy To Use, Improves Tripod Function, Solid/Sturdy
Excerpt: Had one for five years and worked with it for tethered location work until my assistant managed to leave it at a shoot. Researched everything out there and it is still the best answer for secure laptop placement on location.