|Dual Safety Stops
Safety stops at the front and back of our plates and replacement feet keep your expensive lens from accidentally slipping out of the quick-release clamp. If you wish to use only one or neither of these stops, simply remove them with the hex key provided.
Note to Arca-Swiss Z1 users: The safety-stop security feature on our plates does not work when used with the Arca-Swiss “double-decker” clamp.
The "Arca-Swiss Style" Quick-Release Geometry
The "Arca-Swiss Style" Quick-Release Geometry refers to the open-cavity dovetail quick-release system developed decades ago by Arca-Swiss for use with their Monoball ball heads and large format cameras. After the extreme popularity of the Arca-Swiss B-1 ball head in the 1990s, other companies began manufacturing custom camera-body and lens plates using this geometry. Since then, this geometry has become the industry standard for high-end tripod heads (particularly in the nature photography industry). The figure below shows the basic dimensions of the dovetail used in this system:
The Wimberley Head Version II, Sidekick, and other clamps use this quick-release system, so any lens that you wish to connect to our heads must be equipped with an Arca-Swiss style lens plate or replacement foot.
Manufacturers that use the Arca-Swiss Style Quick-Release Geometry include:
Giottos (only on their most recent line of ball heads & plates)
Novoflex (only on some of their products)
Really Right Stuff
||C-10 Quick-Release Clamp - Length: 2.5"
DISCONTINUED (Replaced by C-12)
One set screw and its appropriate wrench are included with the C-10. This makes it easy to keep the clamp from twisting without using adhesives or purchasing extra hardware.
The C-10 clamp comes with a 3/8" to 1/4" brass reducer bushing that you can use if your application requires a 1/4" threaded hole instead of a 3/8" hole.
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Ball Head Compatibility (Click on a ball head below for detailed instructions on how to install the C-10)
Lens Plate Compatibility
Our quick-release clamps use the "Arca-Swiss style" geometry and are therefore compatible with all Arca-Swiss style lens plates.
Safety Stop Compatibility
Our clamps have special grooves that allow for greater fore-aft
adjustment when using lens plates that have safety stops.
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