Tamrac A120 Zipshot Camera Quick-Release Accessory Kit
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|Item Weight||0.19 pounds|
|Package Height||0.8 x 5.3 x 9.9 inches|
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
It's hard to detach the base plates from the base at first, but with a little practice, it's gotten easier. Plus, I think the quick-release mechanism will get broken in over time. Both the base plates and the base are small and unobtrusive and they seem to be very durable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Now I can easily remove my camera from the tripod and replace it with my cellphone in a zip!Published 19 days ago by Jonathan
Definitely a must-have with the zipshot tripod, but I'm taking one star off because I often found that it's quite hard to tell which direction the bigger base plate (the round one)... Read morePublished 19 days ago by T.Y.
I bought this for mounting my Ricoh Theta S on a monopod. The narrow release plate fits the bottom of the Theta perfectly and does not intrude into the Theta's image. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 14 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 14 months ago by Jeffrey A Bradley