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09-07-2009, 09:17 PM   #31
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I leave mine on. My thoughts are that if you have to screw the plate on and then attach it to the clamp of the tripod head every time you want to use a tripod, then it really defeats the point of having the quick release plate.
I'm planning on getting a good tripod next year. So helpful to read the replies from people.

09-08-2009, 08:38 AM   #32
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Even though my quick release plate has a soft surface, it does tend to leave some marks on the camera after extended use.
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I leave a plate on my K10d and carry a spare in to use on my film cameras or to toss to a friend if they need to use my tripod.
09-15-2009, 06:05 PM   #34
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One tripod has quick release the other doesn't.

And with four bodies, three are always jealous of the one with the quick release

09-16-2009, 06:38 AM   #35
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I usually leave it the plate on camera - I went for a 5 km Hike the other day only to find that the GF had "borrowed" my quick release plate and it was on her K200. Tripods are really heavy when you cant use them!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wombat Quote
That's the one. But I doubt your legs look anything like mine, unless they too are hairy,long and thin!
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Gee, my tripod legs are black metallic things, and there are three of them. You have a really weird tripod, my friend!
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Since I started using my monopod for most of my pictures, I leave the quick release attached to my K10D.

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Just to add to all the replies:

for occasions where I know I'm not bringing the tripod and I'm going to be hand-holding the camera for a long period of time, I take it off, as the QR plate presses sharply on nerve in my palm and makes my hand feel funny.

Other than that, it's always on.
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QuoteOriginally posted by khardur Quote
for occasions where I know I'm not bringing the tripod and I'm going to be hand-holding the camera for a long period of time, I take it off, as the QR plate presses sharply on nerve in my palm and makes my hand feel funny
I had a similar issue with my QR plate, there was a part of it that would be digging hard into my hand when holding it. So I took to it with a rotary tool, and now it's a lot more comfortable
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I leave mine on as well, my tripod came with two plates. Those were the days when a tripod only had a screw.....
09-23-2009, 05:16 PM   #41
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I have a K100D and a K20D, and I keep one on each body.
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Mine stays on all the time also. I use it so much it would be a big pain to screw it back on everytime.
09-24-2009, 05:42 AM   #43
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I leave it on most of the time. One positive about my crappy tripod is that it came with two quick release plates, so when i had two cameras I could have one on each.
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Mine came with the tripod so it stays with the tripod. jim

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