Nonetheless, at a little exaggerated price compared to even the higher premium priced products.
Sunwayfoto seems to be the first third-party manufacturer to release a complete replacement foot for the Sigma 150-600 Sports lens, at a price where other support gear manufacturers sell their Arca style lens plates..
The LF-M1 as denoted by the model name is the 1st replacement foot in Sunwayfoto's range customized for Sigma lenses, which promises better stability and versatility allowing easy balancing of the lens due to the integrated Arca-Swiss® compatible dovetail.
The Lens Foot
|Total Height:||38 mm|
|Mounting hole thread:||1/4"-20 UNC|
|Safety Stop Screws:||M3 x 2|
The LF-M1 is made by the same Sunwayfoto quality, tight tolerance CNC machining, from lightweight aircraft grade Aluminium blocks, followed by exemplary finishing and satin-black anodizing.
|The LF-M1 top view shows the four holes intended for the Replacement Foot attachment on the integrated lens collar.|
|According to Sunwayfoto standard practice, the LF-M1 is accompanied by two M3 safety stop screws, four larger screws for mounting the Replacement foot on the lens collar and the appropriate Allen Hex key matching the screw hex cup size.|
Mounting on the Lens
Using the included tools and screw is very easy to detach the original foot and replace it with the LF_M1.
|Sunwayfoto LF-M1 replacement foot matches exactly the integrated collar foot on the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens.|
|Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens with Sunwayfoto LF-M1 replacement foot clamped on the Sunwayfoto DT-02 pan and tilt Monopod Head.|
The LF-M1 dovetail geometry follows the latest trend in Sunwayfoto products since its dimensions are compatible with virtually all Arca style clamps including Really Right Stuff® lever clamps.
Somehow, one feature missing in my opinion though, is a top dovetail at least at the front section for the attachment of a Flash Bracket.
I hope you found the news useful, thank you for viewing.
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Price & Availability:
Current retail price for the LF-M1 Lens Foot is US$ 69.00 (+Shipping where applicable) and is available either from Amazon or from eBay worldwide.
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