March 24, 2017

Sunwayfoto Custom Plate for Canon 5D Mk IV - Preview

Sunwayfoto PC-5DIV plate overview
This is the announcement of the quite belated arrival of the Sunwayfoto custom plate for the Canon EOS 5D Mk IV in the  market. Sunwayfoto has released, last month, their  Arca Swiss® compatible custom base plate model PC-5DIV.

The PC-5DIV comes with very slight modifications on the Sunwayfoto Specific Plate for Canon 5D Mk III, introduced back in 2012.

The PC-5DIV 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

The PC-5DIV, like all Sunwayfoto products, is precision CNC machined from aircraft-grade aluminium with high quality surface anodizing.
Convex tips in front and a convex edge at the back side follow the camera body curves preventing the plate from twisting.

Sunwayfoto PC-5DIV plate side top view

A bottom side view reveals the Arca Swiss® compatible dovetail, two M3 safety stop screws at both ends and an extra 1/4"-20 taped hole for direct mounting on a tripod or monopod stud without removing the plate.

Sunwayfoto PC-5DIV plate bottom view

The plate follows the skeleton design as any excess material has been removed from the plate, in order to minimize weight making it a skeleton design.

Sunwayfoto PC-5DIV plate see through view

Mounting the plate on the Camera

PC-5DIV plate fits perfectly exactly under the center axis of the lens allowing for full access to the battery compartment.
A strap mount hole is also present at one end in order to facilitate the attachment of a wrist strap.

Sunwayfoto PC-5DIV plate on Canon EOS 5D Mk IV bottom view
In the photo above the strap mount hole is clearly visible on the left.
The convex edges of the custom plate embrace nicely the curves of the camera base, depriving it from twisting after a firm tightening.
However, somehow seems inherited from the previous version of the custom plate the PC-5DIII, a nice to have feature like an Φ mark, marking the lens center is missing from the plate ridge on the rear.

Sunwayfoto PC-5DIV plate on Canon EOS 5D Mk IV low
The base plate mounted on an Arca Swiss® compatible quick release clamp.

Package Contents
The custom PC-5DIV plate, is accompanied as usual by 2 x M3 safety stop screws, 1 x 1/4"-20 captive mounting screw and 2 x Allen wrenches appropriately sized for the M3 and 1/4"-20 screws respectively.

Sunwayfoto PC-5DIV plate w/ screws / tools

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

Price & Availability:
The recommended retail price for the PC-5DIV plate is US$ 29.00 (+shipping where applicable) and is available from Amazon or from eBay

Referenced Articles:

New Sunwayfoto Specific Plate for Canon 5D Mk III - Preview

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