Tamrac A120 Zipshot Camera Quick-Release Accessory Kit
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Top Customer Reviews
This kit includes one base piece that attaches to the tripod and two camera mounts (one for Point-and-Shoot, one for DSLRs). You attach the base simply by spinning it onto the screw located on the tripod, the camera mounts attach similarly but you'll want to use a coin to tighten up the connection. After that you just have to slide your camera onto the tripod, to release the camera just squeeze the sides of the base and slide the camera back out.
Some reviews have been critical of this accessory kit for not being compatible with their tripod. That's because it is not intended for conventional tripods but only for the Tamrac TR406 ZipShot Compact Ultra-Light Instant Tripod and it's "little brother" the Tamrac TR404 ZipShot® Mini Tripod - Black. If you use this kit with the correct tripods you won't have any issues.
Just recently I watched a friend struggle for nearly a full minute trying to attach her camera to a tri-pod. (Yes, I offered to help. And yes, I told her about this accessory.) That experience hammered home my gratitude for having this on my setup for set ups so rapid my friends joke about speed records for group photos.
The device seems sturdy enough for me to trust it with my gear, even when in the deep forests and rocky terrain or Montana with a good wind. Note that key elements of the accessory are metal. With normal usage I don't see the device breaking. Both release levers have to be pressed to remove the camera - the camera will not fall off if through some freak of nature one lever were press. The slide on is strong, and it takes a good strong squeeze to release.
I also like that I can adjust the orientation for attach and release to what suits me. I happen to like a right to left slide to lock on, and a left to right slide to release. You literally have 360-degrees to choose from.
Truly a quality accessory and a very reasonable price point.
The ball head attachment weighs 0.4 oz, the small camera attachment weighs 0.2 oz, the large camera attachment weighs 0.4 oz, and the cell phone attachment weighs 0.9 oz. The quick release mechanism does quite well with my Samsung WB250F camera; I do wish that you could slide the camera on/off from either direction, but that is not a big thing for me. The attachment is plastic which can be subject to breakage if excessive pressure is placed on the disconnect arms.
Even though I don’t use the cell phone adapter I did attempt to ‘try’ it out, but neither my Galaxy 2 nor Galaxy 4 phone would fit the holder. The maximum cell phone width that it would accommodate is 2.25”, which seems fairly small by today’s standards; the maximum length it would hold is more than adequate.
I have a Nikon DSLR that weighs (with the small zoom lens) 2.73 pounds which I attached to the tripod with the large camera attachment. The system appeared somewhat unstable with that much weight on top.
Overall, for my purposes, the quick release does its job. If you have a small, lightweight camera then you may find that it will work well for you, too.
Although the snap slides into the quick-release easily, it doesn't sit into the lock position smoothly. There is no audible "click" giving a false sense that it has locked into place. My camera fell out one time and fortunately I was able to catch it; otherwise, it would have been disastrous.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The package comes with NOT ONE but TWO base plates. Yay! I use one for my Canon DSLR and one for my phone clip. Read morePublished 24 days ago by MyBeesWax
So far, so good. Used on several occasions now. I have it set up on a Ram Mount on my kayak with my water proof camera. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tammy Willinger
This is a great little piece of gear. When I need a lightweight kit, I now run a Canon G14 on a Zipshot. It won't replace an SLR on a real tripod. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jeffrey A Bradley
It would probably be just fine for me IF the tripod I am using didn't have a wide mounting base. As that is, the base piece for this quick-release has release "fingers"... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bill Royal
Cannot for the life of me figure out how to use these. They seem really stiff and unusable. Waste of $ for me.Published 12 months ago by MCS