If you constantly move your camera from one device to another in the course of your work, you may have experienced the annoyance and inconvenience of different manufacturers offering different plate designs. What they generally have in common, however, is the same standard tripod screw. The folks at Edelkrone used this fact to create the QuickReleaseONE, which the company claims is the world’s first universal quick release for switching between plates.
At the heart of most tripod plates sits the standard 1/4”-20 screw that connects to your camera. The QuickReleaseONE takes advantage of this commonality by designing a mechanism that can easy screw on and off theses mounting points. No longer will you have to worry about losing a tripod’s plate – just leave it attached. The QuickReleaseONE sits on your camera and does the work to get you attached to any tripod with a 1/4” screw mount.
According to the folks at Edelkrone, the QuickReleaseONE can switch between devices in only three seconds — great for photographers in fields in which every fraction of a second counts. The mechanism is designed with durable materials and can be used with only one hand. You can even place the QuickReleaseONE’s lever in any position you desire, so there is no worry about trapping your battery or SD card within your camera.
Here’s a short video that introduces the QuickReleaseONE:
The QuickReleaseONE can currently be ordered from Edelkrone’s website for $139 and takes around two weeks to ship. Is the cost worth the convenience? We’ll let you decide.