View Full Version : Unpacking the 300.... No base plate???

05-29-2009, 08:14 PM
So I was excitingly unpacking my new 300 this evening, enjoying that fresh from the factory smell, lovingly peeling back the protective films, etc. and I realized when it was all over I didn't have the quick release plate. Is Panasonic not including this with the 300 making us go out and buy it individually? My HPX-500 came with a plate, it seems a bit odd the 300 did not...

05-29-2009, 08:18 PM
ok maybe i should have checked the forum a bit before posting...seems others have posted about alternatives to the expensive panny plates you have to buy... still a bit chagrined it wasn't included

05-29-2009, 09:04 PM
It also works perfectly with the Sony VCT plate (I am using that with the 300, in fact). You can often find those very reasonably on eBay.

05-30-2009, 03:11 AM

The HPX500 doesn't come with a plate. I have a package that I put together that has a plate and a soft case, which is what your vendore chose to sell you. Sorry for the surprise.



David Saraceno
05-30-2009, 10:20 AM
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/88569-REG/Sony_VCTU14_VCT_U14_Quick_Release_Tripod_Adapter.h tml