December 23, 2020

Sunwayfoto PF-XT4 New Custom Camera Plate for Fujifilm X-T4

Sunwayfoto PF-XT4 Camera Plate w/Grip

About four months after the release of the PFL-XT4 New Custom L Bracket for Fujifilm X-T4, Sunwayfoto has announced the release of a simplified Custom base plate for the Fujifilm X-T4 mirror-less interchangeable lens camera.

The PF-XT4 plate follows a full length design, with a wooden front grip extension which makes it very rigid covering the full base of the camera.
Nonetheless, the trained eye can easily identify the PF-XT4 is the base part of the PFL-XT4 L Bracket, which will be available also in the US.

As mentioned in the PFL-XT4 preview the base plate follows the latest in Sunwayfoto finishing, including a robust satin hard-coat anodizing as well as full compatibility with any Arca-Swiss® style dovetail and with RRS® Lever Release clamps, maintaining a small price tag for such quality.

The PF-XT4 Plate

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:PF-XT4
Length:136 mm
Width:60 mm
Total Height:72 mm
Mounting screw thread:1/4"-20 UNC
Weight:81 gr

The Sunwayfoto PF-XT4 camera base plate is a full length type designed to cover the base of the camera. A full length ridge at the front, continues with a hollow wooden grip which curves around the camera front grip and ends on the side. 
The ridge combined with a set pin at the rear left and a rubber matt around the camera mounting screw undertake the role of immobilizing the L plate on the camera in all directions.
The rear side of the base plate lacks a ridge, while it is filed so much as to allow for unobtrusive movement of the tilting LCD screen of the camera.
A small lens center mark is also found below the recess at the back of the base plate.

Sunwayfoto PF-XT4 Camera Plate rear

The hollowed out design of the bottom of the plate  has a large opening for easy battery and memory door access. Besides the hex camera mounting 1/4"-20 captive screw which conveniently sports also a slot for a coin or large flat screwdriver, exist a another 1/4"-20 threaded hole for direct mounting on a pod.
On the left side a captive slot, is meant for the attachment of the vertical side plate, if possibly retrofittes, and is responsible for the movement of the vertical side plate away from the camera side when larger plugs need to be connected in vertical (portrait) orientation.
Something that becomes a custom recently is the existence of one small magnet aside the mounting screw, facilitating the attachment of a coin for tightening the mounting or side regulating screws.
In the illustration below you can see a special screw tool as a dummy coin from Sunwayfoto.
A couple of M3 screws are placed within one opening below the front wooden grip which actually hold the grip and therefore allow its removal at will.
Due to design limitations, there are not any M3 safety screws present on the base plate.

Sunwayfoto PF-XT4 Camera Plate bottom



Mounting the L Bracket on a Camera

The PF-XT4 base plate fits seamlessly to the camera base strengthening and enhancing the handling of the camera.

Sunwayfoto PF-XT4 on Fujifilm X-T4

Missing a vertical side plate though, portrait (vertical) orientation shooting may be easily reached by tilting the ball head into its drop notch.

Sunwayfoto PF-XT4 on Fujifilm X-T4 portrait

Same as with all Sunwayfoto products, all necessary stainless steel screws and tools are included in the package. The L bracket is accompanied by the appropriate size Allen hex wrench, 1 x 1/4"-20 mounting captive-screw and a velvet protective drawstring bag.

I hope you found the information useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos by courtesy of Sunwayfoto ©2020

Price & Availability:
Recommended retail price for the new PF-XT4 Base Plate is US$ 34.95 and is expected to be on the store selves by next month as well as on Amazon and eBay

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