Form & Function

Protection. Character. Purpose.

Enhance and protect your Leica with the character of brass while adding compatibility with the Arca-Swiss Quick Release system.

Leica Q3 BASEplate _ 001

Our all-brass baseplate, now for the Leica Q3, is a precisely integrated, Arca-Swiss-compatible dovetail mount. Designed and CNC-machined, right here, with care in Portland, Oregon.


Building on our Q2 all-brass baseplate, this baseplate was updated to work perfectly in concert with your Leica Q3.

No other baseplate fits the new Leica Q3 quite so elegantly.

Each baseplate is manufactured and finished in-house on our CNC machine here in Portland, Oregon.


The integrated dovetail is the functional heart of our baseplate, compatible with all Arca-Swiss Quick Release clamps. The baseplate retains free access to the battery, battery-release lever, and memory-card door, with a relief cutout for easier access to the SD card.

When your Q3 isn't mounted to a tripod or other accessory, the baseplate keeps your camera upright on flat surfaces.

The 1/4"-20 retaining screw now has a smaller footprint (to allow the revised SD card door to open normally) yet a long threaded area to ensure it securely attaches the baseplate to your Q3.

A second 1/4"-20 mounting point fits other accessories when you're not using the dovetail.

All the included hardware is made of stainless steel for its strength and durability:

1/4"-20 Screw
Registration Pin / Alignment Screw
Secondary Mounting Point – 1/4"-20 Insert

*The baseplate includes a 1/8" Allen Wrench / Hex Key for installing the baseplate.


The entire baseplate is CNC-machined from solid 360 brass alloy, a timeless material that will naturally patina and gain character over time.

We chose brass not only for its warm beauty but also to honor Leica's long history of producing cameras and lenses with brass bodies and components. In actual use, brass adds reassuring solidity to the Leica Q3.

Now available in titanium.
The titanium is 50g (with hardware) roughly half the weight of the brass baseplate.

And there are other exciting material options still in development…


Each baseplate is engraved with Analogous branding and a product-specific code, which identifies the design version, year of manufacture, material, and finish.

Our initial production run is Raw Machined Brass finish. The matte Black Oxide finish will be available after production and orders start shipping normally for the standard baseplate.

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Made in Portland, OR

Each baseplate is proudly machined and packaged, by us at Analogous studio, in Portland, Oregon.

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