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Thread: quick release plate for Chamonix 4x5

  1. #11

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    Jan 2006
    nuevo mexico

    Re: quick release plate for Chamonix 4x5


    I have a bunch of the B27 Hasselblad plates sitting around.

  2. #12

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    May 2006
    Houston, Texas USA

    Re: quick release plate for Chamonix 4x5

    Mine just arrived and the plate that comes with a 410 head fits perfect with both size screws in at once, no twisting.

  3. #13
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    Nov 2005
    Austin, Texas

    Re: quick release plate for Chamonix 4x5

    Well USPS and EMS came through for me today and delivered one sweet camera! I found an extra RRS B86 (3.4" long and 1/4" screw) laying around the studio and mounted it.

    Works fine but I think I'm going follow Mr. James and eventually go with a B35 and take advantage of both receptacles.

    Pictures to follow.
    J. Scott King
    Austin, Texas

  4. #14

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    Dec 2007
    Washington, D.C.

    Re: quick release plate for Chamonix 4x5

    I'm using a generic plate I bought for multiple cameras that don't have custom plates available. It has some inset rubber pads and the plate is very secure. I bought a few from a guy on ebay that machines them himself, although I don't see his stuff these days. I think just about any flat plate would work fine, although, I'd like to have something longer to be able to shift the center of gravity, so the MPR-1 looks like it might be a nice option.

  5. #15
    Do or do not. There is no try.
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    Jan 2007
    Northeastern USA

    Re: quick release plate for Chamonix 4x5

    I use the MPR-73 on my Shen-Hao HZX-45II with the lever-operated RRS clamp mounted on the ballhead - sorry, but I don't remember the model. A minor issue with this setup is that the MPR has a couple of allen-head bolts on the bottom that are meant as slide stops, but since the MPR is shorter than the clamp, the bolts prevent proper seating in the clamp. They're easily removed, but now you lose the slide stop if that's important to you. In retrospect I should have had the brains to order the next longer MPR, it was only a few dollars more.


    Oh, and the MPR has plenty of slottage so you can use two bolts to avoid twisting.

  6. #16

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    Oct 2005

    Re: quick release plate for Chamonix 4x5

    The B35 will work well but you'll need to order a reducing bushing - and you'll notice, so will I.

  7. #17
    Yes, but why? David R Munson's Avatar
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    Jul 1999
    Saitama, Japan

    Re: quick release plate for Chamonix 4x5

    Thread resurrection time! Thought I'd add my info to this thread rather than start a new thread just for an FYI sort of thing.

    QR Plate by David R Munson, on Flickr

    A 4" lens plate from Hejnar Photo (no affiliation, just happened to get mine from him), or any equivalent thereof, should work very well with anyone's Chamonix. If you get a plate like this with a long slot and two screws, all you need is a reducing bushing and you can use both screws at once, making it super-secure and guaranteed not to rotate.

  8. #18

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    Jul 2006
    Middletown, CT

    Re: quick release plate for Chamonix 4x5

    I used a Giottos MH-649 on my Chamonix. $35.

  9. #19

    Re: quick release plate for Chamonix 4x5

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    RRS MPR-1 multi purpose 152mm rail.

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