SmallRig 15mm LWS System with Quick Release Plate (Arca Swiss) 1729
This 15mm Rail Support System is specially designed for DSLR camera. Equipped with an Arca Swiss quick release pack on top, which is suitable for most DSLR cameras attached. An integrated 15mm rod clamp locks a pair of 15mm rods and works for follow focus/matte box attaching. The easy plate on bottom allows switching photography ways freely between hand held and tripod use.
Material(s): Aluminum Alloy
1 x SmallRig Easy Plate 1598
1 x Arca Dovetai 1708
1 x Arca Receiver 1711
1 x Riser Plate
1 x 15mm Rod Clamp
5 x 1/4’’-20 Screw
2 x Hex Spanner
Net Weight: 332g
It could be mounted with camera on the top directly with Arca QR plate. The dual 15mm rod clamps could be adjusted up and down within 60mm, and they are compatible with 15mm rods for follow focus, matte box and lens support. Bravo!
Once set up, this does it's job well. It's sturdy and strong and I like having the ability to remove the camera from the rail setup separately and place it onto another tripod quickly because of the Arca Swiss style plate. I do wish that the plate were easier to remove though. The screws are a little shallow to adjust with a coin like most tripod plates and I'm afraid I'll strip them out eventually. For now, it can be done though. The screws also fall out of the plate easily once it's removed, unlike a lot of plates.
Not really a fault of this design, but I wish there was an allen wrench tucked away in here somewhere that could be quickly accessed to adjust the height of the rods. There's one hidden in the NATO handle I ordered which is nice but the size is different. Being able to store the wrench somewhere in this would really make it a whole lot more convenient.
Fix that and the ease of removing the tripod plate and you have a very solid product.
Made well except for Swiss arca release system which is very fiddly and slow to releas