Why should you invest in a quick-release system? Because screwing your camera or lens onto a platform with standard ¼"-20 screw is tedious and insecure. Not only is it a hassle to screw your gear onto that platform, but once installed the camera or lens is free to rotate; there's nothing to prevent it from coming loose. Why invest your money in a tripod and tripod head only to compromise your shots with an insecure connection between camera and head? Instead, adopt the Really Right Stuff quick-release system.
The Really Right Stuff quick-release system is based on the Arca-Swiss standard and has two parts: a quick-release clamp and a quick-release plate. You always need both pieces of the system. The clamp will stay on your tripod head/accessory all the time, and the plate will stay on your camera all the time. You will need to purchase a separate quick-release plate for each camera or collared telephoto lens that you want to mount in the quick-release clamp on your tripod head.
Clamp jaws open and close in one of two ways: by twisting a knurled knob on our tried & true screw-knob clamps; or by flipping a single lever on our innovative, patented lever-release clamps. Traditional screw-knob clamps are tried & true and can deliver slightly greater clamping force than our Lever Release clamps.
The Mini-clamp Package is to be used when you need a double-sided clamp (as when using our camera bars). Add this package to our camera bars, nodal slides or multi-purpose rails and you will be able to shoot panoramas with collared and non-collared lenses.
The B2-FAB/mAS Package includes one each B2-FAB mini-clamp, B2-mAS mini-clamp, ¼"-20 screw, and 5/32" hex key.
Clamps are mounted back to back.
Clamping orientation can be parallel or transverse. To swap the clamping orientation, simply loosen the screw (use included hex key) one full rotation, then pull clamps apart. Rotate 90 degrees, seat back together, and tighten the screw.
The simple, low profile design allows a collared lens or camera to be fixed in the top half of the clamp and still allow the Mini-clamp Package to slide fore-aft (lens) or side-to-side (camera) on our Multi-Purpose Rail or Camera Bar. This makes for an affordable focus rail/nodal point slide for collared lenses or a sliding stereo photography set-up.
(1) Flat head screw, stainless steel, ¼"-20 x 3/4"
(1) 5/32" hex-key
Width: 2.9" / 74 mm
Height: 0.6" / 15 mm
Weight: 2.3 oz / 64 g
Jaw Length: 1.5" / 38 mm
Width: 2.9" / 74 mm
Height: 0.7" / 18 mm
Weight: 2.4 oz / 67 g
Height of Mini-Clamp Package: 1.2" / 30 mm
Weight of Mini-Clamp package: 4.8 oz / 137 g
Can be used for gross macro focusing adjustments, nodal slide for collared, telephoto lenses (when installed on a rail), sliding stereo photography and any other application where an accessory needs to be quick release mounted on a rail.
What else do I need?
Arca-Swiss compatible camera bar/rail for bottom side of back-to-back Mini-clamp Package, click HERE.
Mounting plates for all camera bodies you wish to quick release within the clamp. For a full list of our available items, click HERE.
Mounting plates for all lenses with tripod collars and mounting feet you wish to quick release within the clamp. For a full list of our available items, click HERE.
Mounting plates for any other accessories you wish to quick release within the clamp. For a full list of our available multi-purpose rails, click HERE.