The Manfrotto MF400PL is produced to be a standard Low Plate. The Manfrotto MF 400PL can be used with a geared head.
As well as the standard quick release plates, Manfrotto also make Architectural and Hexagonal plates for still cameras. Architectural plates feature a raised edge to stop your camera from rotating on the plate, and hexagonal plates are ideal for larger cameras.
The MF 400-PL is a plate for 400 geared head. The Manfrotto MF400PL comes with both 3/8 in and 1/4 in screws. MF-400-PL is similar to: 400PL-MED and 400PL-HIG