Upon the release of the new Canon 5D Mk III in the market, Sunwayfoto has also released in the end of last March a Specific Arca Swiss® compatible base Plate model PC-5DIII
Up to now Sunwayfoto was offering universal camera base plates in different dimensions and designs.
The PC-5DIII is the second product of a new Sunwayfoto series of base plates, specifically designed for certain camera models of Canon, Nikon and Sony.
|Thickness/ Height:||13 mm|
|Dovetail Width:||39 mm|
|Mounting screw thread:||1/4"-20 UNC|
|PC-5DIII is precision CNC machined from aircraft-grade aluminium with high quality surface anodizing.|
Convex edges both at the front and the back sides prevent the plate from moving.
Mounting the plate on the Camera
|PC-5DIII plate fits perfectly under the camera with its center exactly at the lens center axis.|
In the photo above the strap mount hole is more visible on the left.
|The base plate mounted on an Arca Swiss® compatible quick release clamp.|
However, a nice to have Φ index mark, marking the plate center and in extension the lens center, is missing from the sample-plate ridge, pictured above.
|The convex edges embrace nicely the camera base curves making any twisting impossible.|
The package except for the PC-5DIII plate, includes also 2 x M3 safety stop screws, 1 x 1/4"-20 captive screw and 2 x Allen wrenches for the M3 and 1/4"-20 screws respectively.
I hope you found the information useful, thank you for viewing.
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Price & Availability:
The recommended retail price for the PC-5DIII plate is US$ 42.00 and is still available from Amazon
Update Jan 2015
With the new PC-5DIIIR version price has been reduced to US$ 29.00 where R at the end stands for RRS® lever release clamp compatibility. It is available from Amazon or from eBay
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