different Manfrotto Quick Releases

Started Jun 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: different Manfrotto Quick Releases
In reply to baneling, Jun 25, 2012

baneling wrote:

Hi all, I'm thinking of getting a manfrotto tripod and head. For the heads, there are four different QR systems: Q2, Q5, RC2 and RC4. Do you know which of those is better or is it just a matter of preference? does one have any known issues?

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I use the RC2 Quick release system (460MG and 496RC2) with 200PL plates on Manfrotto 190XPROB tripod and some lighter tripod & monopod Benro. I don't know which one is better but I don't have any issue with the 200PL plates, one time I forgot to bring my Manfrotto tripod & ball head from home but with the 200PL plates mounted on my cameras and lenses, I could use these plates without problem on a (chinese made) Fancier WF-6662A tripod borrowed from a friend that the ball head was the copied Manfrotto ball head and 200PL plates.

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