This SYSTEMATIC Series 2/3/4 Flat Top Plate from Gitzo is the same as the one that comes as standard with new Gitzo Systematic Series 2/3/4 tripods. It can mount a flat-based photographic or video head, or any other equipment with a 3/8" female thread.
The machined ring on the underside of the plate is compatible with the safety catch feature of Gitzo's updated Systematic range, offering secure, accident-proof support, even during changeovers of center components. The bottom of the plate also features a hook that allows weights or bags to be hung under the tripod for greater stability of the tripod.
This plate can mount any flat-based compatible photo or video head. In addition to these, it can accommodate any other equipment with a 3/8" female thread.
The ring underneath the top of the plate is compatible with Gitzo's safety catch locking feature provided in their updated Systematic range of tripods. It provides secure, accident-proof support, which is especially important when swapping out center components.
For further security and stability, the bottom of the plate has a built-in hook that lets you hang weights or heavy bags from under the tripod.