What is Arca Swiss?

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Ellis Vener
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Re: What is Arca Swiss?

BidinTime wrote:

I hit Post prematurely and you replied (quickly) so I couldn't edit. Thank you.

Here's my complaint:

I have two tripod-ballheads by different manufacturers. Both say they are Arca compatible. But the QR plates are not interchangeable.

Which two manufacturers. This is important because some companies make marketing claims  which are not backed up by their engineering - or reverse engineering.

So, being Arca compatible is kind of meaningless

Not really, you just have to choose carefully.

Is the only way to have compatible QR plates to swap out the ballheads, so they have a common manufacturer (and plate)?

I have no problems using "Arca-Swiss" compatible plates made by Arca-Swiss, Jobu, ProMediaGear, Foba, Sunwayfoto, Neweer, Hejnar, Really Right Stuff, Benro, and SmallRig in clamps made by Arca-Swiss, Promedia Gear, and Really Right Stuff.

First world problems, I know.


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