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Less expensive Arca-Swiss plates...

piniongear

Houston Texas, US
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piniongear Registered since 29th Jul 2006
Thu 12-Aug-10 09:04 PM

Last week I came across a person who is selling Arca-Swiss type QR plates.
I needed one each for my 400mm and 300mm lens.
I decided to buy one to try it out.
The cost was $35 with postage paid. Very reasonable.

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The plates have a long slot.
They have a ridge on the one end. This holds the lens from turning.
Each plate also has a safety stop screw at each end.
The plates come with 2 allen wrenches to fit the screws.
The plates are hard anodized black.

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This was a 4 inch long plate with a ridge at one end.
It fit my 400 perfectly and the long slot allows me to achieve perfect balance with the Sidekick.

These are what(?)..... half the price of the name brands, and just as good quality.
Mr Hajnar has a local CNC machine shop make them to order for him.
He says he will make any custom plate needed and will give cost at the time of inquiry.


I was impressed enough to purchase a second one from him this week to go on the 300mm f/2.8 lens.
I have no connection other than buying 2 plates from him.
I believe anyone who needs plates will do well to contact K. Hejnar in Bloomington IL.
You can contact him here......
chrishejnar@gmail.com
Perry





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