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    I have been looking at the markins and kirk ball heads. Neither site lists quick release plates for olympus lenses. I am interested in the 150 and 35-100 olympus lenses and want to able to mount on a tripod at the lens plate. Any ideas or what have you done? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Quick release plates?

    Really Right Stuff offers plates for both those lenses, and they are compatible with either the Kirk or Markins BH's.

    http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/mpr/index.html

    If you call them, they have other plates available that are compatible with your lenses.

    Merry Christmas,


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    I use Acratech ball heads, and have used their plates forever. They are very versital, and lightweight. If you go with a RRS ball head you may get a bit of slipping.
    But you just but them by length. (I think both use 21/2" plates)
    for the camera plate I use the Canon D30 plate on my E-1.

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    Default Re: Quick release plates?

    I asked this Q a while back. The RRS B6 plate (for spotting scopes) is said to fit the 150 and 50-200. Also, I have a B97L plate which is a generic plate for lenses (I use it on a Tamron 400mm/f4). Per RRS, the following:

    any lens foot not exceeding 1-3/4 inch (45mm): use plate MPR-73 ($55)
    not exceeding 2-3/4 inch (70mm): use B97L ($55)
    not exceeding 3-1/4 inch (85mm): use MPR-113 ($55)

    The B97L has a sharp raised edge flange to mate with a 90-degree angle on the rear of the lens foot (to avoid twisting). Not sure if the Olympus lens feet have such a sharp edge - I don't own any of these lenses (yet!)

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    Default Re: Quick release plates?

    I use the RRS B97L on the 35-100mm, and the B82 on the 150mm.

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    Thanks to all

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    Default Re: Quick release lens plates?

    Quote Originally Posted by OlyPoly View Post
    I have been looking at the markins and kirk ball heads. Neither site lists quick release plates for olympus lenses. I am interested in the 150 and 35-100 olympus lenses and want to able to mount on a tripod at the lens plate. Any ideas or what have you done? Thanks.
    i use the legacy Acratech plates for the E1 and the universal place for the tele lenses (from my Acratech days)
    http://acratech.net/miva/merchant.mv...Olympus+Plates
    but I'm sure Markins and Kirk offer similar plates as they 're very competent ballheads makers ( I have the Markins M10 and Q3)
    RRS offers this for E1 http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/body...pus/index.html
    from Kirk http://www.kirkphoto.com/newplate10p.html
    Markins http://www.markins.com/2.0/eng/products/plates/p60.html

    Cheers,

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    Default Re: Quick release lens plates?

    Quote Originally Posted by OlyPoly View Post
    I am interested in the 150 and 35-100 olympus lenses and want to able to mount on a tripod at the lens plate. Any ideas or what have you done? Thanks.
    I thought you were selling your E-system stuff, not wanting to buy more ??

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