Arca Swiss plate for the m6 II

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David M. Anglin
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Re: Arca Swiss plate for the m6 II

ken_in_nh wrote:

Why would you want to spend $40 bucks on a plate for this camera? I have a small plate that came with a Benro travel tripod that works fine, and if rotated the right way, does not block the battery compartment, so I suggest looking for a small plate.

Because a fitted plate doesn't move and you don't run as much risk of over tightening the screw which can damage the device. Most standard Arca Swiss plates are flat and don't have material to prevent the plate from shifting unless it is "firmly" screwed into the device. I use flat plates on some lenses with collars and they have a tendency to shift unless you give the screw a pretty good torque.

Call it insurance.

David

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