Quote Originally Posted by archphoto View Post
It seems to me that it would be easier to put the quick release plate onto the camera first and than slide it onto the tripod.

Even with 35mm upto 8x10 inch I do it that way.

Yes, if it is a "QUICK RELEASE" plate, and that is how I do it, when I use Quick Release plates, but a Sliding Tripod Block is NOT a quick release plate.