Do not use the Peak Design's "PROplate" (fortunately discontinued) #RC2 adapter with Manfrotto’s quick release system if you do not want to risk your camera! It's s*** (I do not know about the current version the "Dual Plate" which seems to be more secure, but I would not trust it). Camera + PROplate peak design + Manfrotto 496 ballhead and RC2 Clamp.
Recently, the only way to compose a photo was to position the tray at 45 ° in "portrait" mode (not ideal I know). The plate slipped from the clamp (despite the quick release security system) with my camera + the 15-30 Tamron, and felt on the ground (thankfully cushioned by grass, but the Nikon's mirror got stuck)! The Manfrotto's 200L plates have more points of contact and they are totally secure. On the other hand, the "PROplate" adapter does not, and it’s DANGEROUS.
My D810 is currently in the Nikon Swiss “Hospital” -_-
For compatibility reasons (L-Plate, Nodal slide, Arca Swiss compatible accessories) and the recent accident, I decided to change the clamp of my Manfrotto 496RC2 with the Sunwayfoto MAC-14.
This clamp is compatible with all Arca accessories as well as Manfrotto 200PL plates (I tried, it’s really good and secure). I did my research Sunwayfoto brand, It seems that it is of very good quality, and I can now attest it by having the clamp MAC-14 on my tripod! The construction is perfect.
The future will be to completely change the Ballhead, but in the meantime, that's what can be done for 70 frs in Switzerland (without shipping) to move from a RC2 to an Arc system, on a Manfrotto Ballhead.
Yes, there is Amazon, but it’s easier to buy in our country, and supporting Swiss companies are worth a few extra bucks :) Have a look at https://www.fotichaestli.ch;) No import fees, no UPS (the worst carrier), stock and especially fast shipping by Swiss Post.
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