The M-Plate is a universal camera tripod plate system. You can quickly attach to any tripod while using your favorite camera strap systems such as Custom SLR's C-Loop or BlackRapid, Sun Sniper, Spider Holster, Cotton Carrier etc. And it's the first integrated tripod mount to work with most Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-Swiss Quick Release connections with extra mounting holes making it compatible with virtually any tripod plate. It's made in USA from from aerospace grade aluminum with a hard anodized black finish and weighs 2.1oz. When used with the C-Loop strap system the camera hangs balanced on your side for instant engagement and the ergonomic design makes it easier to shoot portrait shots.