Jobu Plates - Surefoot NX Series


The Surefoot NX Series plates offer a number of benefits, including double-safety-stops, double-dovetail profile (offering ease of use for quick release flash brackets), and compatibility with all other North American 'Arca-Swiss' style lensplates***.

Fitting Chart: Please download our PDF document HERE to select your appropriate plate.

Fitting Guide:

  • In general, select a plate that is 1" longer than the mounting-foot on your lens. This allows enough room for a flash bracket with quick release to be added.
  • Most small lenses use 1 mounting screw. Select an NX1 or NX2 plate that has a built in anti-twist flange to prevent your lens from unscrewing during use.
  • Most medium-large lenses use 2 or more mounting screws. Select an NX3 or NX4 plate for these longer mounts. These plates include two (2) 1/4"-20 screws and one (1) 3/8"-16 screw. No anti-twist flanges are required.
  • For odd lenses, or specialty purposes, or as a secondary "do-all" plate, select our NXM plate which offers multiple positions for mounting your lens. This plate comes with (2) 1/4"-20 screws and an adapter bushing included (3/8"-1/4"). Virtually all lenses with a mounting foot under 5" can fit this plate.
  • All plates come with appropriate allen keys for fitting. You may wonder why Jobu do not use small slotted screws so you can tighten your lens with a dime instead of including so many keys; in general, tightening any small screw with a dime does not offer enough torque and you will repeatedly find your kit getting loose. The allen keys supplied will apply sufficient torque so that your lenses should never fall off due to the screws backing out. Of course, check for tightness periodically (especially after travel (vibration), or many temperature changes, which may affect the screw tightness).

*** Jobu's measurements have shown that some brands of plates that claim to be 'Arca-Swiss' compatible are too small due to use of Metric stock aluminum sizes. Jobu has tested many brands and the North American plates seem to have a common size and can be interchanged freely; however offshore brands plus other cheap E-bay lenses are too thin and the V-groove is too low. Use caution when buying unknown brands.

*** Use caution when using FLIP-OPEN Cam-type quick releases from other manufacturers. Although Jobu strives to match the 'standard' Arca-Swiss size, it cannot guarantee 100% compatibilty with these specific types of clamps due to the other manufacturer's tolerances.

Lens Plate Recommendation:

Nikon Lens Plate
Canon Lens Plate
200mm f4.0 Macro NX1
100mm Macro w/collar NX2
300mm f4.0 NX1
180mm Macro NX2
300mm f2.8 MF NX2
200mm f1.8 NX2
300mm f2.8 AF NX2 200mm f2.8 w/option collar NX2
300mm f2.8 AF-I NX2 300mm f4.0 NX1
300mm f2.8 AF-S NX2 300mm f4.0 IS NX1 or NX2
300mm f2.8 VR NX2 300mm f2.8 NX2
400mm f3.5 MF NX2 300mm f2.8 IS NX2
400mm f2.8 MF NX4 400mm f5.6 NX2
400mm f2.8 AF-I NX4 400mm f4.0 DO NX2
500mm f4.0 MF NX2 400mm f2.8 non-IS NX4
500mm f4.0 AF-I NX3 400mm f2.8 IS NX4
500mm f4.0 AF-S I NX3 500mm f4.5 NX3
500mm f4.0 AF-S II NX3 500mm f4.0 IS NX3 or NX4
500mm f4.0 AF-S VR NX3 600mm f4.0 non-IS NX4
600mm f5.6 MF NX2 600mm f4.0 IS NX4
600mm f4.0 MF NX4 600mm f4.5 NX4
600mm f4.0 AF-I NX4 800mm f5.6 NX4
800mm f5.6 MF NX4 28-300mm IS NX2
70-180mm Micro NX1 35-350mm f3.5 NX2
70-200mm f2.8 VR NX2
70-200mm f2.8 NX1 or NX2
80-200mm f2.8 NX1 70-200mm f4.0 NX1
80-200mm f2.8 AF-S NX1 80-200mm f2.8 NX2
80-400mm VR NX1 100-400mm f4.5 NX1 or NX2
200-400mm MF NX3
200-400mm VR NX3

Tamron Lens Plate
Minolta Lens Plate 180mm f2.8 Macro
300mm f2.8 NX2 300mm f2.8
400mm f4.5 NX1 70-210mm f2.8 NX1
600mm f4.0 NX4 200-400mm f5.6 NX1
70-200mm f2.8 NX1 200-500mm f5.6-6.3
80-200mm f2.8 NX1

Pentax Lens Plate
Sigma Lens Plate 300mm f2.8 MF SMCP
150mm f2.8 Macro NX1 300mm f2.8 AF SMCP
180mm Macro NX1 400mm f2.8 ED(IF)
300mm f4.0 NX1 500mm f4.5 MF SMCP
300mm f2.8 NX2 600mm f4.0 AF SMCP
400mm f5.6 NX4 800mm f6.7 IF SMCP
500mm f4.5 non-HSM NX2 1200mm f8.0 MF SMCP
500mm f4.5 HSM NX4
250-600mm f5.6 ED(IF)
800mm f5.6 NX4

50-500mm NX3
70-200mm f2.8 NX1 Tokina Lens Plate
80-200mm f2.8 NX1 300mm f4.0 NX1
80-400mm f4.5 NX4 300mm f2.8 NX2
100-300mm f4.0 NX1 400mm f5.6 NX1
120-300mm f2.8 NX2 80-200 f2.8 NX1
135-400mm f5.6 NX1 100-400mm f4.0 NX1
170-500mm f5.0 NX1
300-800mm f5.6 NX4