Please Release Me - Let Me Go....
'Cause I don't lurve yew anymooore...
Well, actually I lurve yew a lot - in this case I lurve the Stroboframe quick release plates and holders that we sell. I decided to ry them on my field and studio system and have never been happier.
First off, let me apologise for the dreadful heading picture and product shot. The editorial office and studio here at the shop is in tatters - they are chasing mice out of it and experimenting with a new shelving system and your faithful writer is camping out elsewhere in the store. Thus the agitated backdrop to the pictures. Patience - the studio will come back once the carpenters leave.
The plates are brilliant in that they are wide and narrow and slim - they can go on the bottom of most DSLRS and never be noticed. They are slim enough to go on the bottom of battery grips as well and still allow the hand to use the grip as it was intended to. The fact that they are wide means they provide superb side support when the camera is tilted into portrait.
The receiver - the bit that goes onto the tripod - is equally slim and has a powerful internal spring to grip the plate once you press it in place. I use one on the studio Gitzo and one on the field Tiltall and when I need to clap the camera on it fast at a wedding it just grips instantly. There is a similar-sized plate bit that is machined onto the Stroboframe Press-T that does the same trick.
Best news for you right now is they have put a 50% sale on all Stroboframe gear. I am currently trying to think if I need any more for myself, but I can thoroughly recommend the brand to you.