January 11, 2014

New Ultra Slim and Lightweight Universal QR plate from Sunwayfoto

Sunwayfoto PT-26 Universal QR plate

Announced just before the end of 2013, the new ultra slim and lightweight Sunwayfoto PT-26 Universal Quick Release plate, was released yesterday.

This very slim, only 5.5 mm (~0.22") thick Arca-Swiss® compatible plate is intended for P&S and/or Mirrorless digital cameras with a small footprint.

However, according to my information this universal plate is the pilot for a whole new series of slimline quick release plates to be released soon by Sunwayfoto.

The plate

Manufacturer Specification:
Height:5.5 mm
Width:38 mm
Length:26 mm
Mounting thread:1/4"-20 UNC
Weight (with screw):9.7 gr

Sunwayfoto PT-26 QR plate - dimentions

Sunwayfoto is a pioneer in the field of weight reduction of photographic support gear, as their engineers have proved many times in the past with surprisingly lightweight panning or conventional QR clamps, ball heads and other accessories.
The PT-26 is just 0.5 mm thicker than a common Arca style dovetail, adding the less possible bulk under a compact camera.

Sunwayfoto PT-26 QR plate - top view
Like all Sunwayfoto products, it is precisely CNC machined from one-piece of Aircraft grade aluminium block and then hard coat anodized in satin black color. Two rubber mats at either side of the mounting-screw captive slot prevent it from twisting and protect the camera base.
Sunwayfoto PT-26 QR plate - bottom view
The bottom side is hollowed out leaving a thin contact surface for weight decrease. The usual hex socket screw found on other Sunwayfoto plates is replaced by a flatter and lighter screw with a coin or key slot in order to maintain the total weight below 10 gr (0.35 oz).

Mounted on a Camera

Sunwayfoto PT-26 QR plate on Nikon J1
The PT-26 is just 0.5 mm thicker than a common Arca style dovetail, adding the less possible bulk under a compact mirrorless camera, like the Nikon J1 in the illustration above. The mounting screw slot permits some adjustment in order to keep the battery/memory door accessible.

I hope you found the information useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos by courtesy of Sunwayfoto.com ©2013

Price & Availability:
Current price for the new PT-26 Plate is US$ 14.00 (+shipping where applicable) and it is now available from Amazon or from eBay internationally.

Relevant Articles:

Sunwayfoto DP-26 Universal Quick Release Plate Review


  1. Hi, thank you for the review.

    At the end of the article the product is written as TP-26. Another funny thing is that it can not be found at the sunwayfoto site yet, but is already been sold at amazon.


    1. Hi, you are welcome and thank you for the comment.
      I'm sorry, there was a misspelling at the end, the model is PT-26 as mentioned in other instances in the article.
      You can find its page at the Sunwayfoto website here
      Best Regards.