The NOVOFLEX manual Q=MOUNT quick release adapter complements the popular automatic Q=BASE II quick release system from NOVOFLEX to offer users of digital and analog cameras an ideal mounting option for their valuable equipment. The elegant round shape of the Q=MOUNT is a perfect combination of form and function. The adapter can be used with all conventional tripod heads or other mounting units with a 1/4" or 3/8" stud. In contrast to the automatic Q=BASE II quick release system, Q=MOUNT is a manual quick release system. It has two decisive improvements over other manual systems. First, a safety pin in conjunction with the interchangeable NOVOFLEX Q=PLATE mounting plates prevents the plates from slipping out in either direction. Second, the high precision double thread makes mounting extremely fast: a fraction of a turn does the trick, there's no need to turn and turn endlessly. NOVOFLEX offers a complete system of matching camera plates and L brackets for this quick release adapter. The adapter is also compatible with many other interchangeable ARCA-type mounting plates, albeit without the safety pin function (the safety pin can be retracted if necessary).