Manfrotto MOVE MVAQR — a quick release system for tripod heads

I’m trying to cut some costs related to my photo studio. Still, I couldn’t resist the temptation and got myself three Manfrotto MOVE quick release systems — MVAQR by their code name.

What’s so special about them? They are the only quick release systems tripod head quick release systems I know of. The MVAQR-BASE screws onto the tripod and the MVAQR-PLATE moving plate attaches to the photo or video head. They can also be bought separately, depending on what combination you want to achieve.

Once installed, detaching the head is done by simply turning the ring on the base. Installing a new head is done by simply pressing the movable part onto the base, followed by turning the ring to lock.

Total weight carried cannot exceed 20kg, more than enough in most situations, while the MVAQR quick release sistem weighs 220g.

They are extremely useful when I need to switch between the photo and video heads. They are also useful when I move a particular head to another tripod or want to hook the camera with a vise to take top view, flat lay shots.

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