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A camera tripod plate system with modular attachment points and integrated Manfrotto RC2 / Arca-Swiss connections.
A camera tripod plate system with modular attachment points and integrated Manfrotto RC2 / Arca-Swiss connections.
A camera tripod plate system with modular attachment points and integrated Manfrotto RC2 / Arca-Swiss connections.
434 backers pledged $36,289 to help bring this project to life.

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M-Plate: A Multi-Function Camera Tripod Plate System

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What is the M-Plate™?

The M-Plate is a camera tripod plate system with universal mounting compatibility, integrated Manfrotto RC2  / Arca-Swiss connections, and modular attachment points.

Note: The M-Plate shown in the video is a prototype unit and does not reflect the production version which will have a better form factor, fit and finish. Design considerations are being made to make it more compact.


Features of the M-Plate:
  • World's first tripod plate to integrate both Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-Swiss mounts. Also compatible with other tripod plate systems.
  • Quick-attach to any tripod while using your favorite camera strap systems such as our own C-Loop. Also compatible with BlackRapid, SunSniper, Spider Holster, Cotton Carrier and others.
  • Hand Grip Friendly. Adds hand grip function to cameras that lack the mounting point.
  • The built-in M-Link Port™ will connect with future photo and video attachments, including flash brackets and video rigs that are currently in development.
How does it attach to the camera?
The M-Plate securely fastens to the base of the camera using a threaded hex head bolt, while a protective neoprene base layer prevents the M-Plate from moving once in position. A hex key will be included to attach your M-Plate.

When will I receive my M-Plate?

The Kickstarter project ends on our chief designer's birthday: December 8th, 2011. At that time we will gather shipping information from backers and process pre-orders as quickly as possible.


Why the funding?
The $15,000.00 funding goal is to help offset the time spent on research and development. The funding will also help produce the initial batch of M-Plates which will be made here in the USA.

Who designed the M-Plate?

The brainchild behind the design of the M-Plate is our chief industrial designer, Ben Wong, who has also designed the revolutionary C-Loop Strap Mount and ergonomic Split Strap Technology

Patent Pending?

Patents have been filed.

Where do I learn more about Custom SLR?

You can learn more about Custom SLR and our other products at our main website, http://www.customslr.com.

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    You will be shipped a M-Plate as soon as they are ready. Consider this a sweet pre-order price for all your support (retail price will be $74.95 + tax and shipping). You will also gain contributor status and be listed on customslr.com. Add $15 for shipping outside the US. Select this reward and order in multiples of $50 if you want multiple units. Thank you for backing Custom SLR!

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    Get the M-Plate + C-Loop + Glide Strap combo as seen in the video. Save a bundle off the retail price. You will also gain contributor status and be listed on customslr.com. Add $15 for shipping outside the US. Select this reward and order in multiples of $125 if you want multiple combos. Thank you for backing Custom SLR!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Limited Edition Kickstarter Combo: Kickstarter Green M-Plate + Kickstarter (engraved) Green C-Loop HD (new product) + Glide Strap combo. You will be listed as an Pro contributor on customslr.com and receive a signed thank you letter from the team. Add $15 for shipping outside the US. Thank you for backing Custom SLR!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    A Baker's Dozen: Pre-order a box of 13 M-Plates. Great for photography meetups and stores. You will be listed as an Executive contributor on customslr.com and receive a signed thank you letter from the team. Add $500 to your pledge for each additional box you'd like to order. Add $50 for shipping outside the US. Thank you for backing Custom SLR!

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Funding period

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