PM501 Manfrotto-Type Quick Release Plate with Arca-Type Clamp

$59.95 USD $69.95

Note: This plate is NOT Compatible with DJI Ronin

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  • Fits the 501PL, RC3, RC5, and NG Heads
  • Built-In Arca-Type Clamp
  • Quick Release Strap Port on the Bottom
  • Works with the SS2 Quick Release Strap
  • Made in the USA

The PM501 Plate is a must-have accessory for DSLR videographers who use Arca-Type Tripod Plates on the bottom of their camera.

This plate allows you to lock your DSLR camera onto a variety of popular video tripods.

It includes the Manfrotto 501PL, 502, Nitro, RC3, RC5, NG Heads, and the Gitzo G2380 Video Head, while still using your existing Arca-Type Plate.

This means you can achieve smooth and steady pans and tilts without the need for additional clamps or fumbling with your Arca-Type Ball Head.

The PM501 Plate is precision CNC machined in our factory located in Tinley Park, IL USA.

We are a team of experienced photography professionals and we design gear that we would use ourselves.

Our customers' satisfaction is of utmost importance to us, which is why we take pride in making all of our products in the USA.

Don't wait, order your own PM501 Video Plate today and take your videography to the next level!

Full Specifications
  • Compatible with 501PL / RC3 / RC5 / NG Heads
  • Width: 1.95 in.
  • Length: 3.54 in.
  • Arca Clamp: 1.50 in. (standard)
  • Arca Clamp Location: 1.00 in. from the front
  • SS2 Quick Release Strap Port Included. SS2 / SS2P1 / SS2P3

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Studio Owner

Fantastic must-have plate if you shoot mirrorless or DSLR video and want Arca Swiss! This plate fixes SO many issues with using a standard LONG plate on the Manfrotto video heads. PERFECT!

Vasilis Lagios

Exceptional customer support that its eager to resolve any issues. The PM501 is a god saviour as Im an Arca Swiss user myself. Very good designed plate, build with exceptional quality.


Fits perfectly in a Manfrotto 502 head. I much prefer using Arca Swiss QR plates on DSLR style cameras and this is a much cleaner solution than jury rigging an Arca clamp onto a Manfrotto plate. Highly recommended.


This is a perfect replacement and addition of arca-swiss plate for my older Manfrotto video head- and it even works on the newer 608 Nitrotech that uses the long plate - but I will be getting the long version (PM501L) for that head. All edges are beveled and smooth- solid metal machining. Works perfectly and saves a lot of time.

Bob Perrey
Versatile Video Plate

I previously used a few different plates with my 502 fluid head, depending on whether I was using a DSLR or a Camcorder, but now I use only the PMG plate. It's easier to keep an arca-type plate on a camcorder.