Custom SLR Debuts M-Plate Universal Quick-Release Camera Tripod Plate

Custom SLR Debuts M-Plate Universal Quick-Release Camera Tripod Plate


San Jose, CA—Custom SLR, a design company creating products to improve the shooting experience for photographers, debuted the M-Plate universal camera tripod plate, which offers built-in Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-Swiss connections as well as attachment points for accessories.

Designed by a team of seasoned photographers, the 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 sturdy, lightweight M-Plate works with any camera strap system, including the Custom SLR C-loop strap mount, BlackRapid, Spider Holster, Sun Sniper, Cotton Carrier and any system that would typically occupy the camera tripod socket.

When using the M-Plate with the C-loop camera strap mount, “photographers will find the additional benefit of a perfectly balanced camera for increased comfort and quick access,” stated the company. The ergonomic design of M-Plate relocates the tripod socket to make it easier to shoot portrait shots, and it’s designed as a part of a modular system; the built-in M-Link port will connect with future photo and video attachments, including flash brackets and video rigs currently in development.

“While connecting with real photographers that use 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,” said Ivan Wong, Chief Operations Officer, 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.”

The M-Plate comes in a black anodized finish for a seamless profile when attached to a camera’s tripod socket. An impact absorbent and textured layer between the aluminum and camera helps ensure a snug fit and eliminates scratching. Additionally, the M-Plate features an optional hand strap attachment accessory.

The M-Plate has an MSRP of $74.95.