I was wondering if the 3157NR architectural plate can be used on any camera/grip/etc.? From the picture on Manfrotto's site it appears to have a rib or lip on one side. Looking at the bottom of my F80 and MB-16 I see several ribs but none appear to match the plate. Or do they?
I understand the purpose of the architectural plate but is it only for use on cameras that have a matching 'channel' for such a plate?
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#1. "RE: Architectural plate?" | In response to Reply # 0jrp Charter MemberSun 18-Aug-02 09:03 PM
They work well on any body.
It fits the "channel" as you called it of my F100, just perfectly.
But I also use one on my F5 that has none.
Your camera is not that heavy that it needs an anti-twist plate, unless you are mounting on it heavy lenses or not wanting to overtighten the standard plate.
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#2. "RE: Architectural plate?" | In response to Reply # 1f5fstop Basic MemberSun 18-Aug-02 09:35 PM
apyrus;color:#FF9900">Where the anti-twist, architectural plate comes in handy is when you have a large lens such as the AF-S 28-70 F/2.8 mounted to the camera in a vertical position. Without the anti-twist feature, the weight of the lens causes the cork to loose adhesion to the base of the QR plate, thus twisting, and the lens starts creeping downwards at the front.
apyrus;color:#FF9900">I used the 3267 architectural plate for a few years and it was well worth the price.
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