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Desmond DAC-01 50mm QR Clamp 3/8-inch w 1/4-inch Adapter Arca Compatible for Tripod Head

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  • All Metal (aluminum) Construction No Rubber or Plastic Parts.
  • will accommodate any Arca style plate from various makers including: Really right stuff (RRS), Wimberley, Jobu Design, Arca Swiss, Kirk Enterprises, Markins, etc.
  • 50mm (1.97") in Length.
  • 3/8"-16 thread with metal 1/4"-20 Adapter
  • Includes Bubble Level
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Desmond DAC-01 50mm QR Clamp 3/8-inch w 1/4-inch Adapter Arca Compatible for Tripod Head + Desmond P-50 50mm QR Lens / Camera Body Plate Arca Compatible and D-Ring P50 DP-50 + Desmond P-70 70mm QR Lens Plate Arca Compatible Dual Dovetail and D-Ring P70 DP-70
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Desmond
  • Model: DAC-01

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 6.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B005ZLOW8K
  • Item model number: DAC-01
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 26, 2011

Product Description

New Desmond brand 50mm DAC-01 Arca-Swiss compatible Quick Release Clamp.Versatile clamp jaws range from 38mm to 42mm will accommodate any Arca style plate from various makers including:Really right stuff (RRS), Wimberley, Jobu Design, Arca Swiss,Kirk Enterprises, Markins, etc. 3/8" Standard thread will fit on any standard tripod or head.1/4" steel bushing adapter (included) converts it to 1/4" thread.All metal construction. 50mm (1.97") in Length. Includes bubble level.Compatible with all Arca Swiss plates.

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Customer Reviews

Seems very well made, solid and looks good too.
ritewinger
The Desmond Arca-Swiss compatible clamp works perfectly with the base plate from my Camera Clip (made by Peak Design).
Avid Reviewer
I wanted a low-cost clamp to use with my old tripod and this one works well.
Charles K Lucas

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Paul M. Provencher VINE VOICE on January 26, 2012
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There are a number of companies that produce quick release clamps that are compatible with the arca-swiss dove-tail. These can be very expensive. I have them from a top manufacturer and use it all the time for my tripod and L-bracket that stays permanently on my camera.

This quick release was for the Manfrotto 359 Long Lens Support - Replaces 3252 that I purchased. I needed a quick release to put on one end of the Long Lens Support. This attachment makes it easy for me to connect the long lens support to my L-bracket on my camera.

This was an inexpensive quick release but it's well made - all aluminum, and nicely finished in black. I prefer my lever-operated version from another manufacturer for frequent use on my tripod (cost 7 times as much) but this is perfect for my needs - sturdy, quick, and inexpensive.

Definitely useful for any number of purposes. Would be a good starter quick release for someone just trying out arca-swiss plates for lenses.

It works with my RRS L-bracket, RRS lens plate, Fotopro lens plates. Should be compatible with other arca-swiss plates as well.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gregory on February 14, 2012
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This clamp is the perfect example of getting much more than you pay for. I had never heard of this company, I must admit. But I will tell you that from the moment I took it out of the box, the thing screamed " quality". It has a nice weight, feels super smooth, has a very nice finish, a large handle and just the right amount of texture on the handle to enable easy turning. Perfect!! I love this!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul Sabella on October 20, 2012
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I'm using RRS and Wimberley clamps which are amongst the best. I'm also using SunwayFoto clamps, rails and panning and leveling heads which are very very close to RRS quality and finish. Desmond clamp quality and finish is not as polished as RRS & SunwayFoto but quite good. Works really well with my 5D MK II & 70-300L IS, I'm sure it will hold safely my 300L 2.8 IS. All this for a really low price. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Douglas A. Greenberg VINE VOICE on February 3, 2012
The Arca-Swiss type quick release system has become all but standard within the photographic world, particularly for nature photographers who need to mount and unmount lenses, macro rails, etc., in a hurry while in the field. Equipping all of one's gear with plates or clamps to work within this system can become quite expensive. It is wonderful to see that a low-cost but still quite well-made and heavy-duty Arca-style clamp is now available from Desmond. I purchased one of these clamps in order to convert a Manfrotto/Bogen type tripod head to work with lenses and cameras that use Arca-style plates. It works great! I will likely get another one to fit a window mount.

That the small bubble level is not easily visible once a piece of gear is mounted on the clamp is a small drawback, but for my purposes it really is not important. Overall, this little Desmond clamp does the job for half the cost or less of similar clamps made by other companies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LazyTaktix on June 20, 2012
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I am a pro photographer so I need heavy duty quick release brackets not only to hold the weight of my cameras but also to stand up to the abuse I put them through. Typically I use acratech quick release brackets on all of my tripods but I needed something a little cheaper to hold my remote trigger. I was a little surprised to discover that not only was this quick release cheap but it is extremely well built. I would put it up against any of my acratech releases any day and have no problem putting my camera on it with a long lens. It is made out of a solid piece of aluminum so it's a bit heavy (for a quick release) but feels very tough and gets a solid grip on the plate. Also, after a couple of minutes with a dremmel tool I was able to get it to fit snugly on my Manfrotto 244RC magic arm to replace manfrotto's proprietary quick release.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matt Allmand on April 25, 2012
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Simple and cheap, works very well. Feels very solid, nothing to complain about. I don't know a lot about Arca Swiss mounts, but am happy with this one for now, very solid,
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sroc on November 11, 2012
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I am switching over from Manfroto quick release to Arca Swiss and wanted an inexpensive adapter that can hold my cameras (Olympus E3 and E5). This works perfectly. It is well machined, though the level bubble is useless when the camera is mounted. I attached this adapter to a Manfrotto quick release plate using the include 1/4" screw adapter. The assembly then connects to the Manfrotto quick release mechanism on my monopod.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By mea on January 4, 2013
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The clamp seems well-constructed, but it has one feature I don't like. The threaded mounting hole (3/8", converts to 1/4" with bushing) does not extend all the way to the bottom of the clamp... there is a gap of a few millimeters. This means that the screw on my monopod head only extends far enough to make contact with a mm or so of the threaded part of the Desmond clamp. I don't trust that skimpy connection, so it is off to the hardware store to get (and modify) a longer 1/4"-20 bolt. Not a deal-breaker, but...
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