I'm thinking he Q5 plates are steel and the Q4 plates are aluminum. Got a magnet? Yep, saving weight....its a good thing.
So I am a proud owner of a new q4, was able to get one new for less than 570 so couldn't pass it up. I've had a q5 for over a year now and was very surprised when I saw the difference in the mounting plates for the q4. They are much lighter and seem cheaper but the weight reduction isn't necessarily a bad thing they are also only marked with numbers on the q4 plates where the q5 plates are marked with brands. There is a HUGE weight difference as shown in the pictures. Anyone know what is up with this?
Your picture #2 would appear to be the steel plate, showing 57g on your scales and picture #3 seems to be the aluminium plate showing a mere 14g.There is a HUGE weight difference as shown in the pictures.