Custom SLR, a San Jose, Calif., design company announced the M-Plate universal camera tripod plate, offering built-in Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-Swiss connections as well as attachment points for accessories. Produced with appreciation from the support of more than 400 Kickstarter backers and designed by a team of seasoned photographers, the $74.95 M-Plate enables quick release from any tripod head and can attach multiple camera accessories into a single plate.
Crafted in the USA from aerospace grade aluminum, the M-Plate is sturdy, steady and lightweight, and works with any camera strap system including the Custom SLR C-Loop strap mount, BlackRapid, Spider Holster, Sun Sniper, Cotton Carrier and other systems would typically occupy the camera tripod socket.
“While connecting with real photographers using the C-Loop, we heard over and over that they also wanted something to connect with their tripod. That was the inspiration for the M-Plate but what grew from that inspiration is a system that will work with any strap system and any tripod – improving the shooting experience for all photographers,” says Ivan Wong, COO, Custom SLR. “We started Custom SLR as a means to solve our own problems and it’s amazing to be able to help so many of our fellow photographers as well. Thank you to all of our Kickstarter backers for help bringing the M-Plate to life.”