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    Question Quick Release for Gitzo G1570M

    Hi all,
    I am the happy user of a Chamonix 810v and a Gitzo G1570M low profile head.
    The only thing I am not happy with is having to screw it everytime.
    I use 2 screws as I think they give definitive stability to the torsion of the camera on the head specially when inserting the film holder in.
    I am now looking for a quick release adapter that would have at least 2 screws (one 3/8 and one 1/4 in line) and that would be big enough to take advantage of the whole area of the plate of the camera but also possible to use it (lock/unlock) with the camera/head I am using.
    Please also take into consideration that gitzo screws have the plastic gears.
    Any experience and advice is welcome

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    Re: Quick Release for Gitzo G1570M

    Kessler Crane Kwik Release Receiver - it has a double locking system.
    Kessler Crane Kwik Utility Plate - larger than their camera plate.
    Use the above with my 11x14 Chamonix with 100% confidence.
    Greg

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    Re: Quick Release for Gitzo G1570M

    Hi Sergio!

    I've been using a similar Gitzo tripod head, the 1370, for 18 years and I'm using a quick release Arca Swiss (A/S) classic clamp screwed on top of the Gitzo platform.
    Both 1370 and 1570 heads share the same large platform covered with cork, which is so convenient.

    The A/S clamp is screwed on top of the Gitzo platform.
    At the time, I had chosen a model of Arca Swiss clamp with a 3/8"-16 screw, but the smaller 1/4"-20 is certainly as strong as the bigger one.
    Actually I have both Gitzo screws, the 1/4" and the 3/8".
    Actually the Gitzo screw is made of brass, only the large "ears" of those manualy-operated screws is made of plastic. Never broke in 18 years!

    I hardly ever unscrew my Arca Swiss clamp from the Gitzo platform, since I have equipped most of my cameras with an A/S classic dovetail plate.
    I can't imagine to attach a LF camera to the Gitzo platform with anything but a quick-release plate !

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    Re: Quick Release for Gitzo G1570M

    Thanks guys!
    I kind of like the Kessler Crane Kwik Release.
    Another option I "self suggest" is cutting the back of the G1570M base plate so I could leave screwed on the 2 screws and slide them in easily.
    Somebody did it

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    Re: Quick Release for Gitzo G1570M

    I use the Kessler Crane with my G1570M head for my 8x20 and 11x14.

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