Anti-twist plates are important. Without some way to lock your camera down your DSLR will swivel left and right while mounted to your quick release. This becomes a big problem when you try to use a follow focus. While there are many different anti-swivel plates out there, this new one from Photography and Cinema is brilliant. It mounts directly to your quick release plate making it easy to use and without the bulk that other anti-twist plates suffer from.
No pricing information is available yet, but I’ll keep you guys posted.
More information about the new anti-twist plate here.
From the Product Page:
The Common Problem
The Manfrotto 501PL Quick Release plate is compatible across several of Manfrotto’s Video Fluid Heads making it highly popular among DSLR Video Shooters. The 501PL (or compatible) quick release plate offers an anti-twist register pin, but the design of DSLR camera bodies are unable to take advantage of this.
(Above) ATP Long & Short – Anti-Twist Plate for 501PL
An Innovative Solution
For this widely common problem, PhotographyandCinema.com has exclusively designed this special ATP adapter kit that will transform ordinary 501PL plates into an anti-twist plate specifically for popular DSLR cameras or smaller Interchangeable Lens (ILC) Camera bodies. The ATP is designed to ‘LOCK’ in place above the 501PL plate and adds an anti-twist lip across the camera body.
(Above) Example shown with 5D Mark II, Panasonic GH2, Nikon D600
Engineered to Last
The ATP is designed from hard molded plastic to prevent wear against your camera body, and offers a non-slip durable rubber padding that further grips your camera’s underbody when mounted. Our new small and affordable solution solves a highly overlooked problem for your big budget productions.