Manfrotto has announced the launch of its new Top Lock Quick Release System.
Compatible with Arca-style quick release plates and systems, Top Lock sets a new standard for ease of use, leveling capability, and portability with unique and practical features.
The innovative design of the Top Lock System means that the ball head, the quick release adapter and the quick release plate work together to allow for fast and reliable changeovers in any environment. It gives professional photographers the assurance that their camera is supported at all times.
Top Lock is compatible with the reliable and highly-regarded Arca-Swiss quick release plate system. Arca-style plates have become an open standard for photographic equipment – Top Lock further builds on this system by enchancing insertion and stability functions.
Top Lock’s clamp element allows the camera to be dropped in from above, which is easier than trying to align and slide it in from the side. It has a safety pin that stops the plate and camera from slipping out of the head, even if the QR lock is inadvertently left open.
The system also includes three levelling bubbles to level the camera against all axes of rotation, and is made from light aluminium and stainless steel.
The Top Lock Quick Release System is available as an adaptor or in complete pro ball heads for professional photographers with Arca-style QR plates and systems. Prices start at £84.95. For more information, visit the Manfrotto website