October 23, 2013

New Sunwayfoto Custom L Bracket for Canon EOS 5D MkIII with Battery Grip - Preview

Sunwayfoto PCL-5DIIIG Custom L Bracket

Sunwayfoto have announced earlier today their Custom L bracket specifically designed for the Canon 5D Mk III with Battery Grip.
The new PCL-5DIIIG follows a little different design pattern than the former PC-5DIII specific plate and the PCL-5DIII Specific L Bracket for the Canon EOS 5D MkIII which ware released about a year ago.

The new L bracket is not a Skeleton type but rather a Hollow-Out type as we shall see further.

The L Bracket

Manufacturer Specification:
Length:105.2 mm
Width:84 mm
Height:134.7 mm
Dovetail Width:39 mm
Mounting screw thread:1/4"-20 UNC
Weight:--- gr 

Sunwayfoto PCL-5DIIIG Custom L Bracket - back side view
PCL-5DIIIG L bracket is precision CNC machined from aircraft-grade aluminium with high quality surface anodizing. The vertical plate is braced to the massive looking base plate with two wider bars than its PCL-5DIII sibling which is intended for use without a battery grip.
Convex edges both at the front and the back sides of the base plate prevent it from moving or twisting, while extra strap loops exist at the end of both base and vertical plates.
Sunwayfoto PCL-5DIIIG Custom L Bracket - side view
The vertical plate is placed in an offset position in relation to the base plate in order to give full access to the camera side connectors. Unlike other Sunwayfoto L brackets, two M3 safety stop screws are provided also on the vertical plate for security when in portrait orientation.

Sunwayfoto PCL-5DIIIG Custom L Bracket - top angled view
A gap on the vertical side of the bracket permits the use of a remote release cord without a need for removing the bracket. However, the 1/4"-20 base mounting screw lies within a slot which will permit sliding the vertical bracket further away from the camera side, so longer plugs for e.g. tethered shooting can be used.
Sunwayfoto PCL-5DIIIG Custom L Bracket - bottom views
The bottom side reveals the Arca Swiss® compatible dovetail, two more M3 safety stop screws at the edges and an extra 1/4"-20 threaded hole for use on a pod without removing the plate.
As I mentioned in the beginning, any excess material has been removed from the L bracket, in order to minimize weight making it hollow-out design, just a step from being a skeleton design as its siblings.
In this way a slim film of metal is left in order to provide a smoother contact with the camera battery grip base.

The package except for the PCL-5DIIIG L bracket, will include also 4 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 Sunwayfoto © 2013

Price & Availability:
The estimated retail price for PCL-5DIIIG is US$ 128.00 (+Shipping where applicable) and will be available in the market by next month.

Update Nov 30, 2013
The PCL-5DIII is now available for US$ 99.00 (quite lower than estimated) from Amazon or from eBay wordlwide

Referenced Articles:

New Sunwayfoto Specific Plate for Canon 5D Mk III

New Sunwayfoto Specific L Bracket for Canon 5D Mk III

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