Last month Sunwayfoto® has released two new Custom Plates with Grip for the recently released Fujifilm top model, the X-Pro2 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.
Same as with the previous PFL-XT1R and PF-XT1R (preview) the plates have a modular design. The two part PF-XPro2 sports a removable hand Grip while the three part PFL-XPro2 includes also a vertical plate in the pack, forming a full L bracket.
The new plates follow the latest in Sunwayfoto finish with a more robust satin hard-coat anodizing, and the latest in model naming sans the letter "R" at the end, since there is no discrimination in compatibility any more, between their own style dovetail and the one accepted by RRS® Lever Release Clamps.
The PFL-XPro2 L Plate
|Total Height:||48 mm|
|Mounting screw thread:||1/4"-20 UNC|
The Sunwayfoto PFL-XPro2 L Plate is identical to the earlier PFL-XT1R covering the whole base of the camera from end to end. A full length ridge at the front and a curved ridge on the Grip side are responsible for the anti-twisting function.
Still the base plate dovetail is fully aligned with the vertical plate dovetail, so that when changing the camera orientation does not affect framing or focusing a bit.
|Sunwayfoto PFL-XPro2 L Plate unlike other models has a centering Φ mark on the front side of the side plate.|
The quite awkwardly shaped vertical plate has a large opening for easy side connector door access and an 1/4"-20 threaded hole exactly in the vertical center axis of the lens facilitating direct mounting on a pod or other device with a 1/4"-20 stud when in portrait orientation.
However there are not any M3 safety stop screws on the side plate.
|Sunwayfoto PFL-XPro2 L Plate w/ Grip vertical plate side view|
The small hollow removable hand Grip enhances the handling of the camera while protecting the camera grip from bumps.
The vertical plate has all appropriate cut-outs on the interior yet leaving the dovetail intact in order to allow easy opening of the connectors door and full access to the left-side camera connectors.
|The rear of the Sunwayfoto PFL-XPro2 L Plate shows all the vertical plate cuts and a centering Φ mark on the base plate.|
As mentioned previously the Sunwayfoto PFL-XPro2 L Plate is comprised of three parts. The hand-grip and the vertical plate may be removed anytime the user finds it convenient, via the provided Allen hex keys and be operated as a simple base plate.
Needless to mention, that this design allows for the parts to be sold separately as well.
Mounted on the XPro2 Camera
The PFL-XPro2 fits tightly against the X-Pro2 body while side plate leaves all contact ports free for easy access.
The hollowed out bottom of the plate has a large opening for easy battery door access and another small opening for the camera speaker. Just one M3 safety stop screw sits on the side of the vertical plate.
The camera attachment screw is the standard 1/4"-20 captive screw - now in the middle of the base plate under the center axis of the lens - which features both a hex socket and a slot by which can be conveniently tightened via a coin.
Further than that two 1/4"-20 threaded holes in front and behind of the mounting screw; serve for direct mounting on a pod equipped with a 1/4"-20 stud.
|Sunwayfoto PFL-XPro2 L Plate with Grip on Fujifilm XPro2 camera allows access to all ports and connectors.|
The Sunwayfoto plates intended for the Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera, in all their three iterations include all necessary stainless steel screws and hex tools in the package.
Both PFL and PF plates are accompanied by 1 x M3 safety stop screw, 1 x 1/4"-20 captive screw and all the appropriate sizes of Allen hex wrenches for the M3 the 1/4"-20 and the tiny hand Grip screws that are already installed.
|Sunwayfoto PF-XPro2 Base Plate with Grip and accompanying hardware.|
The PFL-XPro2 though, comes with an extra Allen wrench for the vertical plate retaining screws.
|Sunwayfoto PFL-XPro2 Full L Plate with Grip and accompanying hardware|
The vertical side is going to be available as a standalone part for retrofitting to the PF-XPro2 base plate. As obvious it is perfectly aligned with the use of two mounting screws without alignment pins, which screws are included together with the matching Allen hex wrench.
|Sunwayfoto FL-XPro2 stand alone vertical plate and mounting hardware|
I hope you found the information useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos by courtesy of Sunwayfoto ©2016
Price & Availability:
Expected prices are US$ 44.95 for the new PF-XPro2 base plate with Grip, US$ 59.95 for the PFL-XPro2 full L bracket with Grip and US$17 for the FL-XPro2 vertical plate alone. All prices include Free shipping in the US. All items are expected to be in the stores early next month so I shall update availability accordingly.
Update Aug 29, 2016
The PFL-XPro2 is available on eBay worldwide.
Update Sep 10, 2016
The PFL-XPro2 is available now from Amazon.com
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