Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
04-14-2015, 04:07 PM   #1
Veteran Member
lightbox's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 599
arca-swiss plate for K-50?

I have a tripod+ballhead from my previous camera that I'd like to use with the K-50, but I haven't had luck searching for plates online. I found a couple universal / generic plates, but I don't know if they're any good. I've heard that the generic ones don't have a lip or bumper and they tend to move around when mounted.

Any good plates for the K-50?

04-14-2015, 04:15 PM   #2
Pentaxian
panoguy's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Washington, D.C.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,290
Sunwayfoto DPG-39 Universal Quick-Release Plate DPG-39 B&H Photo

Ta da!
04-14-2015, 04:27 PM   #3
Veteran Member
lightbox's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 599
Original Poster
Haha.. very good

Have you tried it out? It seems like there are some fit/QC type problems in the reviews.
04-14-2015, 04:48 PM   #4
Site Supporter
dakight's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,178
I use the Neewer plates from Amazon at about $7. They're not fancy but I have never had a problem with them on either the camera or the tripod.

04-14-2015, 06:38 PM   #5
Veteran Member
lightbox's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 599
Original Poster
Thanks, both. At least these plates are not very expensive so I can experiment a bit.

@dakight, is it the PU-50 II that you're using, or the cheaper PU-50 III? I'm not sure what the difference is.

I've also sent an e-mail to RRS (I have one of their ballheads from years ago) to see if they can make a recommendation, but since they don't make one for the K-50 themselves (and they don't do universal mounts) I'm not holding my breath.
04-14-2015, 07:05 PM   #6
Site Supporter
dakight's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,178
QuoteOriginally posted by lightbox Quote
Thanks, both. At least these plates are not very expensive so I can experiment a bit.

@dakight, is it the PU-50 II that you're using, or the cheaper PU-50 III? I'm not sure what the difference is.

I've also sent an e-mail to RRS (I have one of their ballheads from years ago) to see if they can make a recommendation, but since they don't make one for the K-50 themselves (and they don't do universal mounts) I'm not holding my breath.
The PU-50, they work great with my cameras and tripod.


*edit* Sorry, I was in a bit of fog... the ones I have I am sure are the PU-50 III but like you I don't know what the difference is. I also have a couple of generic ones that I got on Ebay and they are fine too. There's no magic in them; it's just machined aluminum with a captive screw in a slot.

Last edited by dakight; 04-15-2015 at 12:56 AM.
04-15-2015, 05:05 AM   #7
Veteran Member




Join Date: May 2008
Location: London, UK
Posts: 453
If you get some slippage of the camera on the plate, just add some strips of self-adhesive rubber foam, which you can get off ebay, to the top of the plate!
Works a treat (and has many other uses for accessories and other things!).
04-15-2015, 06:23 AM   #8
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 306
I have that sunway plate and its not good fit with k30 so probably same thing with k50. I use sirui plate model like this QR Plate Ty 60 with D Ring Screw Made for Sirui G10 G20 G30 K10X K20X Ballhead | eBay

Perfect for k30, those red knots dont let camera turn.

04-15-2015, 02:26 PM   #9
Veteran Member
lightbox's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 599
Original Poster
Thanks for the ideas so far. By the way this is the response I got from RRS, in case any others are interested. Apparently they do make a generic (albeit pricey) plate that should fit perfectly on their clamp systems:

QuoteQuote:
Thank you for your email. I would recommend taking a look at our BP-CS plate. This is a multi-camera plate that will work with most DSLRs without a battery grip or articulating LCD screen.

BP-CS: BP-CS multi-camera plate
Whichever plate I do get, I promise to update with my results regarding fit.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
arca-swiss plate, k-30, k-50, pentax k30, pentax k50, plates
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Arca Swiss Quick Release Plate for K-3 w/grip HenrikDK Pentax K-3 7 07-19-2015 08:10 AM
Any Recommended Arca Swiss plate for Q-K adapter? stemked Pentax Q 5 01-25-2014 09:23 AM
Arca-Swiss QR plate for K-30 BensonW Pentax K-30 & K-50 7 07-28-2013 10:31 AM
Arca-swiss quick plate for K30 WA-surfer Pentax K-30 & K-50 4 04-28-2013 07:33 PM
arca-swiss compatible plate for acratech gv2 with my K-5 watchman323 Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 3 09-21-2011 05:41 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:42 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top