Bright Tangerine has released their Left Field 19mm Studio Quick Release Plate. It is a universal bridge plate that provides optimal balance and quick release capabilities for your camera rig using an ARRI standard dovetail. This allows shooters to snap on, snap off their camera very quickly.
So how does it work?
Bright Tangerine’s 19mm Studio QR Bridge Plate isn’t the bridge plate for ARRI standard dovetail plates. ARRI has the BP-8 Bridgeplate as well as the CBP-1 Compact Bridge Plate specifically for the Alexa Mini. Wooden Camera also has the Unified Bridgeplate (19mm), and Teradek Offhollywood has the BP19 – 19mm Bridge Plate.
None of these, however, offer the snap on & off feature like the Bright Tangerine version except the CBP-1 which is only compatible with the Alexa Mini. The CBP-1 is also larger with an integrated shoulder pad.
ARRI CBP-1 Compact Bridge Plate: $1,430.00 USD
ARRI BP-8 Bridgeplate: $1,027 USD
Wooden Camera Unified Bridgeplate (19mm): $499 USD
Teradek Offhollywood BP19-19mm Bridge Plate: $499 USD
The Bright Tangerine Left Field 19mm Studio Quick Release Plate will retail for $547 USD and it’s expected to start shipping at the end of this month. It looks to be competitively priced when compared to offerings from Wooden Camera and Teradek Offhollywood.
There will also be a model for those using the 15mm Studio standard.