Excerpt: Marked it down because the pin on the plate that keeps the camera from pivoting was made of brass and held in place by a leaf spring. On this one the pin is made of plastic and there is no spring. Easy to pop in an out but also easy to lose.
Pros: Easy To Use, Highly Compatible, Professional Quality
Excerpt: We have a more cameras and other devices than we do tripods and it is cumbersome to constantly change the plates from device to device. Not to mention losing the hardware. Having several mounting plates allows us to keep a plate with each device so we change to a new device on the tripod quickly.
Excerpt: This plate fits my Manfrotto tripod, and I like the length, plus they supply plenty of screws of the two sizes, so it fills the bill. Some folks complain of the plastic inserts, but I am using the screws for a double attachment.
Excerpt: This does the trick and is almost as good as the original. Fits my Manfrotto fluid head 504HD perfectly. But the metal pin included with the original base plate is now plastic in this replacement part. Really?