The Gitzo GS5160CDT Arca Quick Release Plate Adapter is a smart solution that fits standard 'arca style' quick release plates on standard Gitzo quick release adapters. It works on a simple principle. It has to be inserted into a Gitzo profile C quick release adapter and it safely locks into position, thanks to the Gitzo safety system. Now your head is ready to accept a standard 'arca style', quick release plate. In order to lock the 'arca style' plate into position, just use the standard locking knob or lever.
The Gitzo adapter inner part is created to act like a spring and to solidly lock your plate into position. The GS5160CDT adapter is made of high quality machined aluminum and features the new perfected PTFE surface treatment that guarantees maximum smoothness and does not scratch quick release plates.