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Sima SVR Quick Connect for Tripod

by Sima
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  • Spring loaded quick release lever
  • Locking pin keep video camera stable
  • Can be used for all video and still cameras
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 2.5 x 2.2 inches ; 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00006JQ6C
  • Item model number: SVR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 8, 2005

Product Description

QuicKonnect for fast secure locking and release of your camera to any tripod

Customer Reviews

Would be nice to have two camera plates with each Quick Connect.
Gary L. Smith
The third thing I didn't like is that the pin on the plate (far side of camera bolt in picture) is not spring loaded.
David Stewart
This works great with both of my monopods and my DSLR and P&S cameras.
Christopher W. Burke

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Daddy V on January 12, 2010
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I have 2, one for a Canon HF-S100 and one for a Nikon D40. On the HF-S100, mount plate is small enough not to interfere w/ the SD card loading slot & door. No such concern on the D40. I put the base mounts on an old Ambico tripod and a Canon Monopod. No issues mounting. Each one screws on firmly. For the Canon Monopod, it makes the mount section look more substantial and adds much needed quick release functionality. (Interchanging between the Monopod and tripod is quick and easy now!)

The fit & finish of the product is what you'd expect from Sima. The molded hard plastic reminds me of a hockey puck, like high-impact grade plastic. (I accidentally dropped one from the car onto the drive way, mounted on the Canon Monopod... I thought for sure it was damaged. Not the case. It survived the drop without a ding or scratch.) The puck is about 2 9/16" in diameter, with the exception of the latch sticking out about 1/4" when in its closed position.

The latch mechanism could use a bit more refined engineering. Between the 2 I have, one swings open with only a minor studder when first opening to release the mounting plate. The other one requires a bit more force to start the swing to open, like there's a more pronounce "notch". So of the two, I prefer the one that "easier" to open. (I guess your mileage may vary with which "version" you get...) I mention this only for those using it on video equipment in the instance where you find yourself mounting or unmounting your device while recording - you'll definitely shake things up!) Otherwise, the latch feels strong and secure.

The screw stud cannot be tightened by fingers - there's no way to "grip" the screw from underneath the plate.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Donald Krell on July 1, 2010
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I purchased two of these Sima Quick Connect units several weeks ago. I have used them with both a Nikon D80 and a Nikon D90 SLR and with several different lenses and on two different tripods. They are OK if you are using a small light lens like a prime 35mm or 50mm. But I'm not comfortable using the Sima with larger and heavier telephoto lenses. Why?

1. The surface area of the insert that connects to the camera is too small.
2. It's all plastic. Better (and more expensive) mounts such as Manfrotto are metal.
3. There is no additional safety lock pin to prevent accidental release.
4. It's relatively inconvenient. One must use a screw driver or thin coin (a dime works) to tighten the unit to the camera tripod mount.

Unfortunately, it is with the telephoto lenses that tripods are most necessary. So I've coughed up the significant extra money to convert to Manfrotto.
Manfrotto 323 RC2 Rapid Connect Adapter with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate - Replaces 3299 (Black)

If you plan to use the Sima Quick Connect with a small compact camera, you will probably be very happy with the product. It's certainly a lot cheaper than most of the alternatives.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Michael McKee TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 23, 2008
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This quick connect gadget works the way it is supposed to and is a pretty good value. It allows me to use my monopod as a walking stick and quickly attach my camera. As my camera has the battery/SD card compartment on the bottom, I have to remove the quick connect to access either. That's my main quibble with the Sima. It attaches with a slotted screw head. A dime works well as a screwdriver, but my last quick connect used a hinged key head that allowed me to attach and disconnect it without tools.

Most outings my battery and card last long enough but occasionally they don't and I would like to not have to have a tool with me to remove the quick connect from the camera, especially on really cold days.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Daddy Shawn on November 25, 2010
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Sima Quick Connect is sold, well made and does exactly what it's supposed to. I've got a monopod and it's very annoying screwing my camera on and off of that. With this Quick Connect it takes seconds to put on/off the monopod.

If your monopod/tripod doesn't already have a built in quick release then this is a very inexpensive investment to save you a lot of hassle and wear on the equipment.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By HAH1 on April 27, 2011
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I bought two of these based on the reviews. They are exactly as described in other reviews, little hockey pucks. I use them on homemade camera rigs that I built for my Canon 7D. So far, they hold up extremely well. I use both bases and keep one of the quick release plate on my camera at all times. It is small enough that it doesn't get in the way of my battery. I'm so happy I found these. I was going to spend $40 on a different mount, but there's really no need. Both do the same job. I definitely recommend this product.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Happy on February 4, 2011
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It may not be the most appealing attachment to a tripod or to your camera for that matter but it does it's job okay. It snaps the camera back on the tripod with relative ease. I am a satisfied user so far.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Picky coffee drinker on January 28, 2010
I've had 3 of these quick-release brackets for several years, but primarily used the Bogen quick-release bracket because I bought one along with a joystick-type tripod head for my 3021 tripod, and found it to be rock-solid. I recently bought a Canon Digital Rebel xsi and found that the Bogen plate was too bulky for comfort. Since I'm often too lazy to keep attaching the bracket to the camera and taking it off again, I switched to this one, and put the second one on my Olympus C5050. I leave them on all the time, and they're so small that I don't notice them when I'm working without the tripod. My experience thus far is that the Sima brackets are just as solid, for my purposes anyway. I put the 3rd one on the focusing rail that I use in close-up and macro photography. The result is that I use the tripod - and the focusing rail - a lot more, and my photographs are sharper. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to make the tripod a more convenient accessory.
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