I saw this originally on a tweet from @diyphotography.
I am so excited for this product to come out it is ridiculous!
The following is taken from their Kickstarter page. I highly encourge you to head on over there and check it out.
About this project
What is the M-Plate™?
The M-Plate is a camera tripod plate system with universal mounting compatibility, integrated Manfrotto RC2 / Arca-Swiss connections, and modular attachment points.
Features of the M-Plate:
World’s first tripod plate to integrate both Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-Swiss mounts. Also compatible with other tripod plate systems.
Quick-attach to any tripod while using your favorite camera strap systems such as our own C-Loop. Also compatible with BlackRapid, SunSniper, Spider Holster and others.
Hand Grip Friendly. Adds hand grip function to cameras that lack the mounting point.
The built-in M-Link port will connect with future photo and video attachments, including flash brackets and video rigs that are currently in development.
How does it attach to the camera?
The M-Plate securely fastens to the base of the camera using a threaded hex head bolt, while a protective neoprene base layer prevents the M-Plate from moving once in position. A hex key will be included to attach your M-Plate.
When will I receive my M-Plate?
The Kickstarter project ends on our chief designer’s birthday: December 8th, 2011. At that time we will gather shipping information from backers and process pre-orders as quickly as possible.
Why the funding?
The $15,000.00 funding goal is to help offset the time spent on research and development. The funding will also help produce the initial batch of M-Plates which will be made here in the USA.
Who designed the M-Plate?
The brainchild behind the design of the M-Plate is our chief industrial designer, Ben Wong, who has also designed the revolutionary C-Loop Strap Mount and ergonomic Split Strap Technology.
Patents have been filed.
Where do I learn more about Custom SLR?
You can learn more about Custom SLR and our other products at our main website, http://www.customslr.com.
Ask a question
Have a question? If the info above doesn’t help, you can ask the project creator directly.