March 24, 2017

Sunwayfoto Custom L Bracket for Canon 5D Mk IV - Preview

Sunwayfoto PCL-5DIV L Bracket on Canon EOS 5D Mk IV
Needless to say that quite belated is also the release by Sunwayfoto of the PCL-5DIV custom L bracket for the Canon EOS 5D Mk IV after the release of the Sunwayfoto PC-5DIV custom base plate.
Changed from the previous PCL-5DIII L bracket are minimal though.

The PCL-5DIV L Bracket

Manufacturer Specification:
Length:114 mm
Width:52 mm
Height:84 mm
Dovetail Width:39 mm
Mounting screw thread:1/4"-20 UNC
Weight:102 gr 

I should always repeat for the record, that as all Syunwayfoto products, PCL-5DIV is precision CNC machined from aircraft-grade aluminium with high quality hard coat surface anodizing.
The PCL-5DIV L bracket is made of one piece maintaining utmost rigidity.
Like on the PC-5DIV plate, convex tips in front ans a convex edge at the back sides of the base of the L bracket prevent it from twisting.

Sunwayfoto PCL-5DIV L Bracket front view

A gap on the vertical side of the bracket permits access to the remote release cord side port without need of moving or totally removing the L bracket.
Apart from the laser engraved Sunwayfoto logo and model name at the rear side, there are two laser engraved Φ marks signifying the lens center axis both in the landscape and the portrait orientations.

Sunwayfoto PCL-5DIV L Bracket rear view

Looking at the bottom of the L Bracket, the Arca Swiss® compatible dovetail is obvious. Apart from that, two threaded holes are present at both end of the dovetail to accommodate M3 safety stop screws. Further an extra 1/4"-20 tapped hole is also there for direct mounting on a pod stud without having to remove the L Bracket.

Sunwayfoto PCL-5DIV L Bracket bottom side view

Just like previous models PCL-5DIV follows the skeleton design with convex edges. Any excess material has been removed from the L bracket, in order to minimize weight but still maintain rigidity.
There exists also a strap mount hole at one side in order to facilitate the attachment of a wrist strap.

Mounting the Bracket on the Camera

Both the side vertical plate and the base plate embrace nicely the camera body curves keeping it firm and avoid twisting.

Sunwayfoto PCL-5DIV L Bracket on Canon EOS 5D Mk IV rear view

The side view shows clearly the vertical bracket details that permit full access to the camera connectors under the rubber covers, as well as the left camera strap loop.

Sunwayfoto PCL-5DIV L Bracket on Canon EOS 5D Mk IV bottom view

Package Contents
The package according to any decent manufacturer standards except for the PCL-5DIV L bracket, will also include all necessary screws and tools. In this case 2 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.

Sunwayfoto PCL-5DIV L Bracket w/ screws / tools

I hope you found the information useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos: used by permission © 2017

Price & Availability:
Current retail price for the PCL-5DIV L Bracket is US$ 59.95 (+Shipping where applicable) and is available either from Amazon in the US or from eBay worldwide.

Referenced Articles:

Sunwayfoto Custom Plate for Canon 5D Mk IV - Preview

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