Excerpt: I wanted to add a quick release to my recently purchased "Flashpoint Budget Macro Focusing Rail" to use in combination with my Manfrotto 055XProB tripod and 498RC2 ball head. This little unit now sits holding my Canon 5D3 + MP-E65mm macro or 100L macro on top of the X-Y stage and the ballhead is...
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Strong Clamp
Excerpt: I purchased one of these to modify the plate on my Manfrotto 410 gear head. I purchased this one for my monopod. I use this instead of mounting a ball head on the monopod. It is real handy and lighter.
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Light weight, Strong Clamp
Excerpt: I attached this to the plate on my Manfrotto 410 gear head so that I can use the same plate that I use on my 488 ball head. I am considering ordering another one to attach to my monopod thereby standardizing my equipment.
Excerpt: Solid, strong construction.I bought this to use with my monopod.I figured it would make connecting a shoulder stock or long lenses to the monopod a bit quicker.Great product, no plastic parts.
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
Excerpt: Sturdy and dependable. I don't worry about my camera falling off the tripod & it connects in a flash when changing. Best feature, you can LOCK it so that it can't come off unless you release the SECOND special lock lever -- very important.