August 4, 2015

New Sunwayfoto Specific Plate for Canon 5Ds and 5DsR - Preview

Sunwayfoto PC-5DsR plate on Canon EOS 5Ds
The outstanding high Giga-pixel Canon EOS 5Ds and 5DsR cameras now have a dedicated quick release plate coming from Sunwayfoto.

The PC-5DsR Arca Swiss® compatible  plate was released by the end of July and is already available in the market.

The QR plate is also RRS® lever release clamp compatible, thus the R at the end of the model name.

The PC-5DsR plate has tiny differences from the older PC-5DIII (preview) intended for the EOS 5D Mk III, since the EOS 5D Mk III and the 5Ds / R camera body is exactly the same.

The Plate

Manufacturer Specification:
Length:64 mm
Width:52 mm
Thickness/ Height:13 mm
Dovetail Width:39 mm
Mounting screw thread:1/4"-20 UNC
Weight:40 gr 

Sunwayfoto PC-5DsR Plate top-side
The PC-5DsR follows the same Sunwayfoto treatment being precision CNC machined from aircraft-grade aluminium with exceptional finishing and high quality surface anodizing.
It features convex edges at the front side and a convex ridge at the back, preventing the plate from twisting below the camera.
Sunwayfoto PC-5DsR Plate bottom
Looking at the bottom we can see the Arca Swiss® compatible dovetail, two tapped holes intended for the M3 safety stop screws at both ends of the dovetail and an extra 1/4"-20 threaded hole for mounting on a pod with a compatible stud without removing the plate.
The skeleton design was chosen to optimize weight by removing any excess material. Further, there is also a strap mount slot at one side in order to facilitate the attachment of a wrist strap.

Mounting the plate on the Camera

Sunwayfoto PC-5DsR plate mounted on Canon 5Ds
The PC-5DsR plate is perfectly centered under the camera body with the mounting screw aligned with the lens center axis.
Sunwayfoto PC-5DsR plate on Canon 5Ds rear-side-view
In the photo above the EOS 5Ds is clamped on Sunwayfoto DDH-05 Panning Clamp via the PC-5DsR QR plate.
However, unfortunately same as with the PC-5DIII plate there is not any Φ index mark on the rear of the plate, marking the lens center.
Common to all Sunwayfoto plates is to include all necessary screws and tools. So the package except for the PC-5DsR plate, includes 2 x M3 safety stop screws, 1 x 1/4"-20 captive mounting screw and 2 x Allen hex keys appropriate for the M3 and 1/4"-20 screws.

Sunwayfoto PC-5DsR plate with screws and tools

I hope you found the information useful, thank you for viewing.
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Price & Availability:
The recommended retail price for the PC-5DsR plate is US$ 29.00 (+shipping where applicable) and is available from Amazon or from eBay worldwide.

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