The Pro Media Z Camera plate is thicker than others available and does not interfere with the FTZ adapter. This solution can also be converted to an L bracket that can be used on the camera or the adapter. I just purchased this camera plate and it works with my RRS clamps. The FTZ adapter can be removed while the camera is attached to the tripod. The extra height of the camera plate keeps the ball head clamps further away from the FTZ adapter base allowing it to be removed without hitting the clamp. This is a great product, very well made and a better solution than other available products for the Z Cameras.