September 16, 2013

New Custom Plate for Canon EOS 6D (Body) from Sunwayfoto

Canon EOS 6D w/ Sunwayfoto PC-6D on FB-44 ball head

Shortly after the release of the Custom L Bracket for Canon EOS 6D Body previewed last month, Sunwayfoto® have also released a new dedicated Arca style base Plate specifically designed for the Canon EOS 6D Body (without a battery grip).
Coded PC-6D, the plate follows the same skeleton design with convex edges, as the L Bracket.

A closer look may reveal that it is actually the base part of the PCL-6D L Bracket, without the vertical part.
This proves convenient in my opinion as it is longer than previous Sunwayfoto models, offering a broader adjustment bi-laterally.

The PC-6D Plate

Sunwayfoto PC-6D custom plate - front
Like all Sunwayfoto products, it is one-piece, precisely CNC machined from an Aircraft grade aluminium block and then hard coat anodized in satin black color.
Manufacturer Specification:
Length:92 mm
Width:45 mm
Thickness/ Height:10 mm
Dovetail Width:39 mm
Mounting screw thread:1/4"-20 UNC
Net Weight:60 gr 

Sunwayfoto PC-6D custom plate - side-top view
The base plate is equipped with convex edges both at the front and the back, which prevent it from moving or twisting.
As with the relevant L Bracket any excess material has been removed from the plate, in order to minimize weight, while the Sunwayfoto® logo and model name are laser engraved at the front side.

Mounting the Plate on the Camera

Sunwayfoto PC-6D custom plate on Canon EOS 6D - bottom view
As shown in the top left image, the bottom side reveals the Arca Swiss® compatible dovetail, two M3 safety stop screws at the edges and an extra 1/4"-20 threaded hole for direct mounting on a tripod or monopod without removing the plate.The usual lens centering Φ mark is present, laser engraved at the back.
Coming from the PCL-6D L Bracket the PC-6D plate features a captive slot in place of a mounting screw hole, although there is no apparent reason to provide movement of the plate.
There exists also a strap mount hole at the right (camera grip) side in order to facilitate the attachment of a wrist strap.
PC-6D plate covers almost all the camera base leaving out the battery compartment door for easy access.
Sunwayfoto PC-6D custom plate on Canon EOS 6D - side view
The plate follows the camera curves, while the convex edges embrace nicely the camera base disabling twisting.

The package except for the PC-6D plate, will also include 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.
All Photos by courtesy of ©2013

Price & Availability:
Current price for the new PC-6D Plate is US$ 42.00 29.00 (+shipping where applicable) and it is now available from Amazon or from eBay

Referenced Articles:

New Custom L Bracket for Canon EOS 6D (Body) from Sunwayfoto Preview

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