When we speak about Sunwayfoto DP-26 Universal Quick Release Plate, we are witnessing the continues endeavor of Sunwayfoto designers for minimum weight.
Rated at 9 gr (0.3 oz) makes it ideal for small P&S cameras as well as small footprint mirrorless cameras.
The Package & Contents
|The Sunwayfoto DP-26 Universal Quick Release plate comes shrink wrapped in the usual by now Sunwayfoto recycled-carton box. A large white label shows the content photo, model and main specification.|
|Mounting slots X 3:||1/4"-20 UNC|
|The bottom side is almost completely hollow in order to accept the screw head in the three parallel slots. The serial number of the plate is engraved on the back side of the top surface.|
|Each slot is threaded in the middle in order to let the captive screw pass through and then be able to move within the slot for better adjustment.|
Using the Plate
|First candidate for testing was my small Canon D10 P&S waterproof camera which has a tripod socket in an offset position in relation to the lens axis. In this case I had to relocate the captive screw in one of the outer slots so as to center the DP-26 QR plate under the lens. After aligning the plate with the camera bottom, it required only a moderate force to tighten the screw and fix the plate in position without twisting.|
|Pictured above the Canon D10 P&S camera equipped with Sunwayfoto DP-26 QR Plate is clamped via a Hejnar PHOTO F60 1" Quick Release Clamp on the Fotomate V-Pod-S Table Top Tripod.|
|The combination is so light that the tiny ball head coming with the V-Pod is capable of holding the camera in any angle.|
|This time Sony NEX-C3 equipped with Sunwayfoto DP-26 QR Plate is clamped on a Sunwayfoto DB-36TRLR Traveler Ball Head and supported by the Triopo GT-3228X8C Carbon Fiber Traveler Tripod.|
Excellent machining, finishing and build quality.
Versatile multiple slot mounting.
Very low profile.
None up to the time of this review.
In my opinion this is a very well designed tiny quick release plate that adds very little to the weight of a small camera. Fully recommended for small footprint P&S or mirrorless cameras.
The DP-26 Ubiversal Quick Release Plate presented in this article is a complimentary copy, kindly offered by Sunwayfoto, for evaluation and review. Thanks for the dedication on the serial number once again.
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All Photos & Photosynths: © 2013 S.C.Vlachos
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