Arca-Swiss & Quick Detach (QD) | Sun 13th Nov 2022 — Ned Martin’s Dot Org

Sunday 13th November – Quick Detach (QD)

Enoggera Reservoir

Bronwen and I drove out to Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre and went for a swim in Enoggera Reservoir. It was a little bit too cold still. There were warm patches which were ok, but as soon as a cold patch floated by, it was too cold.

Bronwen at Enoggera Reservoir

Bronwen & Ned at Enoggera Reservoir

Bronwen & Ned at Enoggera Reservoir

Electronic Price Tags

After our swim we rushed to Bunnings Keperra to try to buy a pump-up squirt bottle to spray anti-possum mixtures on Bronwen’s possum-eaten tree, but the one we wanted was out of stock, so we rushed on to Woolworths Keperra, arriving just before it shut. The entire store has switched to electronic price tags.

Electronic price tag at Woolworths

Electronic price tag at Woolworths

Electronic price tag at Woolworths

Bronwen’s Parents’

We stopped off at Bronwen’s Parents’ place on the way home, cleaned the (very dirty) air-conditioning filter at Bronwen’s property, and picked up the remaining elkhorn.

Arca-Swiss & Quick Detach (QD)

After many months of contemplation, varying from wondering how hard it is to get a machinist to make parts for me, through to looking into how I can get things most cheaply imported from America when shipping is insanely expensive, I finally decided to go ahead and switch my camera, lenses and tripods over to arca-swiss compatible plates so I could replace my worn-out clip on my Black Rapid strap with a new QD (quick detach) mount.

Weirdly, after spending so much time having trouble finding anything affordable and figuring I’d have to personally arrange to ship things from US sellers, a few weeks ago I unexpectedly found all the parts I (theoretically) needed on AliExpress, so was going to buy them from there. However, the shipping timeframes were problematic—most had a delivery date of 17 January. Even more strangely, just as I was about to buy everything from AliExpress and accept that I wouldn’t actually be getting most of this until the end of the year at the earliest, I found one of the parts on eBay, cheaper. Then, even more strangely—having looked extensively before and not being able to find anything I could get in Australia—I found that not only could I get the tripod clamp and QD swivel mounts for a reasonable price on eBay, but that for a couple of dollars more I could get them from an Australian seller, giving myself a significantly faster shipping time (though still a few weeks—suspiciously long for things supposedly only a day’s postage away in Sydney.) Then, just to hammer home the strangeness, I figured I should re-check everything because this whole “things I’d been searching for for months suddenly appearing on eBay (in Australia no less)'' thing—was weird, so I did a search on Amazon, and found that an Australian seller was selling camera plates I could use, and I’d get them in just a few days. Admittedly, they were a third or so more expensive than the AliExpress stuff—but the AliExpress stuff also had typos stencilled onto it, whereas the Amazon things are actual brand-name parts.

So, I ordered a tripod clamp and two QD swivels from Australian sellers on eBay (supposedly the tripod clamp will arrive 29 Nov to 6 Dec, and the swivels 18 Nov to 25 Nov), then went to bed.

In the morning (tomorrow), Bronwen—who had Amazon gift card credit she needed to use up—ordered me two camera plates with QD sockets, and a QD strap (I don’t actually need the strap per se, it’s just the only way I can quickly get some QD swivel mounts—I intend to put one of them on my existing Black Rapid strap and use that) which should arrive on Thursday!

We’ll have to wait and see if any of this stuff actually arrives, and if so, if it works. You never really know with eBay and Chinese manufacturing.

eBay

eBay order

Amazon

Amazon order

Tripod Head Monopod Quick Release Plate Clamp 1/4&3/8" Arca S0E6

Features:
Made of alloy, machining, surface anode -oxidation .
With a lever so that can be tighted for ball head, tripod or monopod.
Knob-type design for strong universality. Can conveniently adjust the width of clamp from 38mm to 47mm.
Safety stop grooves for protecting your camera from accident drops.
With 1/4" to 3/8" screw, adopts for Arca standard, compatible for Arca standard quick release plates, ball heads and tripods, such as for RSS, for Arca-, for Kirk, for Wimberley, for Markins, for Sirui, for SUNWAYFOTO, for Benro, etc.

Specifications:
Brand: Andoer
Model: CL-50LS
Material: alloy
Color: Matt black
Mounting Screw: 3/8" (with a 3/8" to 1/4" )
Compatible: For Arca standard all quick release plates, ball heads and tripods
Item Size: 9.5 * 6.2 * 1.5cm / 3.7 * 2.4 * 0.6in
Item Weight: 86g / 3oz
Package Size: 10 * 7.8 * 2.2cm / 3.9 * 3.1 * 0.9in
Package Weight: 100g / 3.6oz

Package List: D5154
1 * CL-50LS Quick Release Clamp

Andoer Tripod Clamp CL-50LS

Andoer Tripod Clamp CL-50LS

Andoer Tripod Clamp CL-50LS

Andoer Tripod Clamp CL-50LS

Andoer Tripod Clamp CL-50LS

Andoer Tripod Clamp CL-50LS

Andoer Tripod Clamp CL-50LS

Andoer Tripod Clamp CL-50LS

Andoer Tripod Clamp CL-50LS

Andoer Tripod Clamp CL-50LS

2pcs QD Sling for Rifle Slings Swivel Mount Flush Push Button Heavy Duty Black

Specifications:
- Color: Black
- Material: Steel
- Size:As the picture shows

QD (quick detach) Swivel

QD (quick detach) Swivel

QD (quick detach) Swivel

QD (quick detach) Swivel

QD (quick detach) Swivel

QD (quick detach) Swivel

QD (quick detach) Swivel

QD (quick detach) Swivel

SUNWAYFOTO Arca Swiss Quick Release Plate Camera QR Plate with QD Sling Mount SP-60QB

SP-60QB is one universal Arca-Swiss standard QR plate built with QD socket,
it can be mounted on Arca standard tripod ballhead directly, as well as being attached on strap with QD sling swivel for easy carry.
Tactical strap with QD sling swivel is more durable and capable of bearing more weight compared with regular strap.
Arca standard ensures the SP-60QB is compatible with tripods of most brands in the market.

  • ✪Hollowed-out design, weighing only 1.6oz(45g).; Elaborately CNC machined from aluminum material, with hard anodized finish ensuring it’s resistant to corrosion and abrasion.
  • ✪Safety stop screws at the base to effectively avoid accidental dropping of the camera.
  • ✪Protective rubber pads on the plate protect the camera base from scratches, and work with cameras of different brands in spite of the tolerance on screw hole depth.
  • ✪Tactical QD Socket design with QD sling swivel included, capable of bearing up to 110lb(50kgs). to carry your camera easily on the road.
  • ✪Side strap hole available for camera wrist strap or camera strap.


Model: SP-60QB
Width: 1.5in.(38mm)
Length:2.4in.(60mm)
Net Weight:1.6oz.( 45g.)
Mounting Screw: 1/4"-20
Mounting Hole: UNC1/4"-20
Captive Slot Length: 0.5in.(13mm)
Packaging List: QR plate*1, Camera Screw*1, Shifting Set Screw*2, 4mm Wrench*1, 2.5mm Wrench*1

Sunwayfoto SP-60QB Camera Plate with QD (Quick Detach) socket

Sunwayfoto SP-60QB Camera Plate with QD (Quick Detach) socket

Sunwayfoto SP-60QB Camera Plate with QD (Quick Detach) socket

Sunwayfoto SP-60QB Camera Plate with QD (Quick Detach) socket

Sunwayfoto SP-60QB Camera Plate with QD (Quick Detach) socket

Sunwayfoto SP-60QB Camera Plate with QD (Quick Detach) socket

Sunwayfoto SP-60QB Camera Plate with QD (Quick Detach) socket

Sunwayfoto SP-60QB Camera Plate with QD (Quick Detach) socket

Sunwayfoto SP-60QB Camera Plate with QD (Quick Detach) socket

SUNWAYFOTO Arca Swiss Quick Release Plate Camera QR Plate with QD Sling Mount SP-70QB

SP-70QB is one universal Arca-Swiss standard QR plate built with QD socket,
it can be mounted on Arca standard tripod ballhead directly, as well as being attached on strap with QD sling swivel for easy carry.
Tactical strap with QD sling swivel is more durable and capable of bearing more weight compared with regular strap.
Arca standard ensures the SP-70QB is compatible with tripods of most brands in the market.

  • ✪Hollowed-out design, weighing only 1.6oz(45g).; Elaborately CNC machined from aluminum material, with hard anodized finish ensuring it’s resistant to corrosion and abrasion.
  • ✪Standard Dovetail Groove, compatible with Arca and RRS QR clamps.Dual-screw Captive Slot, compatible with cameras of different dimensions.
  • ✪Protective rubber pads on the plate protect the camera base from scratches, and work with cameras of different brands in spite of the tolerance on screw hole depth.Safety stop screws at the base to effectively avoid accidental dropping of the camera.
  • ✪Tactical QD Socket design with QD sling swivel included, capable of bearing up to 110lb(50kgs). to carry your camera easily on the road.
  • ✪Side strap hole available for camera wrist strap or camera strap.


Model: SP-70QB
Width: 1.5in.(38mm)
Length:2.4in.(60mm)
Net Weight:1.6oz.( 45g.)
Mounting Screw: 1/4"-20
Mounting Hole: UNC1/4"-20
Captive Slot Length: 0.5in.(13mm)
Packaging List: QR plate*1, Camera Screw*1, Shifting Set Screw*2, 4mm Wrench*1, 2.5mm Wrench*1

Sunwayfoto SP-70QB Camera Plate with QD (Quick Detach) socket

Sunwayfoto SP-70QB Camera Plate with QD (Quick Detach) socket

Sunwayfoto SP-70QB Camera Plate with QD (Quick Detach) socket

Sunwayfoto SP-70QB Camera Plate with QD (Quick Detach) socket

Sunwayfoto SP-70QB Camera Plate with QD (Quick Detach) socket

Sunwayfoto SP-70QB Camera Plate with QD (Quick Detach) socket

Sunwayfoto SP-70QB Camera Plate with QD (Quick Detach) socket

Sunwayfoto SP-70QB Camera Plate with QD (Quick Detach) socket

Sunwayfoto SP-70QB Camera Plate with QD (Quick Detach) socket

SUNWYAFOTO STR-01 Camera Strap Bearing up to 50KG Compatible with SUNWAYFOTO RRS QD Sling Swivel QR Plate

STR-01 uses polyester/Dacron material and aluminum clasp, capable of bearing up to 50kgs. fully meet the demand of carrying daily photographic equipment. 3CM wide strap width ensures big contact area to effectively reduce pressure; Quick-adjust ring makes adjusting the length of the strap quick and easy for capturing shots. Compatible with Sunwayfoto DPL-07 / DPL-08 QR plate for quick switching between mounting on tripod and carry with on the road. STR-01 is one multi-functional camera strap for sever environment outdoors.

  • ✪Secure: Dacron material, firm and durable, capable of bearing up to 50KG.
  • ✪Quick: Included QD Sling Swivel is compatible with Sunwayfoto DPL-07 or RRS QR plate to ensure easy switching of camera mounted on tripod and take along to go.
  • ✪Flexible: Easy to attach, for capturing shots and snap shots quickly
  • ✪Light: Weighing only 233 gram, Easy to carry
  • ✪Universal: Adjustable length from 100-150cm, suitable for different body figure,Easy to adjust the length

Sunwayfoto STR-01 QD (Quick Detach) Strap (similar to MS4)

Sunwayfoto STR-01 QD (Quick Detach) Strap (similar to MS4)

Sunwayfoto STR-01 QD (Quick Detach) Strap (similar to MS4)

Sunwayfoto STR-01 QD (Quick Detach) Strap (similar to MS4)

Sunwayfoto STR-01 QD (Quick Detach) Strap (similar to MS4)

Sunwayfoto STR-01 QD (Quick Detach) Strap (similar to MS4)

Sunwayfoto STR-01 QD (Quick Detach) Strap (similar to MS4)

Sunwayfoto STR-01 QD (Quick Detach) Strap (similar to MS4)

Sunwayfoto STR-01 QD (Quick Detach) Strap (similar to MS4)