What is Arca Swiss?

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DJMusic Senior Member • Posts: 1,193
Re: What is Arca Swiss?

The previous posters are correct that Arca Swiss is a brand, but it's also widely adopted as a format.  Many manufacturers have adopted this standard.  Manfrotto is an exception.  They make a plate that is slanted in the front (where it catches) and relatively flat on the back.  It's their proprietary quick release plate.  It works well, but it's kind of a pain if you have both Arca Swiss and Manfrotto.

Peak Design make their "Dual Plate".  It's Arca Swiss on the sides and Manfrotto on front/back.  It's a neat solution.  I have them on both my cameras.

Hope this helps.

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