Supported These brands listed are not supported by use because
there are no model number listed on the tripods; and because we have not
reference materials to link the models and quick releases together; or
because we do not have a distributor that can make these parts available to
us. Under lined titles have links to their pages.
Those brands we
support are listed in the index to
Unfortunately, if it is not listed
we either do not have it, or
can't get it.
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brand tripod has a quick release,
yet the brand name/maker/importer
does not care to offer or support or
replacement parts for the product
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anger at the brand
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your money. We only offer a
good Samaritan effort to replace
those pieces that allow you to use
your purchased products wisely, and
use your money efficiently.
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FAQ - Frequently Asked
What screw do I need?
There are only two types. The 1/4
inch and the 3/8 inch sizes. The 1/4 inch size is the most common,
especially on USA cameras, 35mm, DSLR and all point and shoot, and DV and
video cameras. The 3/8 inch size is more common on European cameras,
especially medium or large format. Medium format Mamiya, Bronica,
Hasselblad and some larger video cameras almost always have the 3/8, but
sometimes also have the 1/4.
What is an anti-rotation pin?
On video cameras, and some newer DSLR
cameras there is a guide hole that is next to the screw hole on the bottom
of the camera. Some quick releases have a pin that fits into the
guide hole to prevent the camera from twisting or turning on the quick
release. This is great if you are using long lenses and shooting a
lot of vertical shots where the weight of the lens will pull and tend to
twist the camera around the screw.
Why doesn't the anti-rotation pin fit my camera?
We have found that on the Olympus Evolt it
has a different spacing from the standard 9/16 center to center spacing.
Almost all of the standard quick releases have the 9/16 spacing.
What if there is no Brand or Model number
Measure the opening as shown below and find a quick release
that is close to the same size. This isn't "rocket Science" so the
measurements do not have to be exact, but at least within 1/16 or 1/8 of an
inch or 1 or 2 mm. Too much error will only mean the plate won't fit,
the closer the better.
Do you have an
unsupported tripod that you've been
able to fix, modify or find a
replacement quick release for that
you'd like to share?
E-mail us here and let us know, and
we'll let our site users know as
Please note that we use "Quick Release Plate" as our standard terminology for
these parts. They are often called other things such as: quick receivers,
quick shoes, quick plates, quick release shoes, quick release plates, quick
release pads, tripod tops, tripod mounting plates, tripod shoes etc.
Trade in your old tripod that
doesn't have a useable head, or a broken leg, or no quick release. Why
throw it in the trash when we will separate the metal and recycle it. Why
keep it around if it is broken or unusable?
Why? Click here to trade in