Which Quick Shoe Do I Need for My Tripod?

While today, most of Vanguard's quick-release plates in the Quick Shoe series are Arca-Swiss-compatible -- meaning they fit a universal standard for size -- some models fit differently either because they were produced before Arca-Swiss became the industry standard or they need to fit a specific design of the tripod (for example, a large plate for a video head). 

The chart below can help you figure out which Vanguard Quick Shoe is the right fit for your tripod. Remember that if the tripod head is made to Arca standards, then you may be able to choose from several different plates. Keep in mind that the best fit is typically the Quick Shoe (QS) model that comes standard with the head. 

If you have any questions or do not see your tripod model listed below, then you can email our parts specialist at repair@vanguardworld.com.

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