Quick Release Plate for Tripod

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Quick Release Plate for Tripod

Postby llwood » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:11 pm

This is just a simple practical project. I bought a tripod at a thrift shop for $7, but when I got home, I realized that a part of it was missing. A piece called the quick release plate has the screw which attaches to the camera. Without it, it wasn't usable. I looked online to see if I could find a replacement, but there are so many different shapes and sizes and models that I wasn't sure I would get a correct fit. Also, including shipping, ordering just a quick release plate would cost more than I paid for the tripod, sometimes even more than buying a new one. So I decided to make a new one of wood. As you can see from the pictures, it works quite well. Now, I can quickly release the camera from the tripod for hand-held footage, and quickly put it back in the tripod in the same position.
QRP by itself.jpg
Quick Release plate by itself
QRP in tripod.jpg
Quick release plate locked into tripod
QRP in camera.jpg
Quick release plate screwed into camera
QRP in both.jpg
Quick release plate securing the camera to the tripod.
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Re: Quick Release Plate for Tripod

Postby joeporter » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:36 pm

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Re: Quick Release Plate for Tripod

Postby Todd Bailey » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:29 pm

Excellent idea!!! Well done.
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