Are you tired of your quick release plate coming loose in the field? Manfrotto's ingeniously designed Anti-Twist Spotting Scope Plate will end this annoyance. Two rubber-padded bolts tighten the 1/4" quick release plate to the bottom of most spotting scopes to keep your equipment securely in place. The Anti-Twist Spotting Scope Plate will fit the Manfrotto quick release tripod heads sold by Eagle Optics.
Scope twist plate
Lewis from Saluda, S.C.
Having suffered from a loose scope and had the horror of the adapter plate actually breaking on a birding trip, I really needed something to keep the scope on the tripod. This anti-twist plate seems to have solved the loose scope problem. It may be a little expensive, but it is nice to not have to worry about the scope falling off the tripod.
Manfrotto Anti-Twist Spotting Scope Plate
JoAnne from Vermont
I have a Nikon 82 ED spotting scope that I use to bird. My friends who have the same scope told me I would need the anti-twist plate or else my scope might come loose and fall off the tripod. After using my scope 3 times, I noticed it was loosening up. I ordered the anti-twist plate and it works great! Solves the problem although I don't know why Nikon doesn't pay for it, since it is a design problem!
Carolyn H. from Houston, TX
This plate works exactly as described. I've had it practically from the first day it came on the market (bought it from Eagle Optics, of course). I put it on once and have not had to tighten it a single time since - what a difference from the frequent tightening I had to do with the original plate that came with the scope. The only drawback is that the screws extend sideways from the base of the scope and make it a little awkward to mount the scope on the tripod when I want to unzip the scope case but leave the loosened case on the scope. I recommend it wholeheartedly.