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The A to Z of Photography: Quick release

7 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

With basic tripod head designs, you have to screw a knurled nut through the camera mounting plate and into the tripod bush on the bottom of the camera. It's perfectly secure, but it's time-consuming. If you want to take the camera off the tripod for a few handheld shots, or to quickly pack up and move to a new location, having to unscrew the camera and then screw it back on again later is a bit of a chore.
That's why almost all tripod heads now use so-called ‘quick release' plates. These plates screw into the base of the camera in the normal way and then attach to the tripod via...
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