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Sunwayfoto DLC-50 Duo-Lever Clamp

B&H # SUDLC50 MFR # DLC-50
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Product Highlights
  • Arca-Swiss-Compatible QR Clamp

The DLC-50 Duo-Lever Clamp from Sunwayfoto is an Arca-Swiss-compatible quick release clamp with a screw knob and a lever on each side. It can be adjusted to fit Arca-Swiss QR plates from a variety of manufacturers like RRS, Kirk, Markins, etc. The screw knob adjusts the width of the clamp and the lever is used to lock the clamp. The DLC-50 has a built-in bubble level.

Arca-Swiss-compatible QR clamp
Screw M6
Thread UNC 3/8"
Length Jaw length: 1.96" (50 mm)
Width 3.42" (87 mm)
Weight 3.51 oz (99.6 g)
Sunwayfoto DLC-50 Duo-Lever Clamp
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    SunwayfotoDLC-50 Duo-Lever Clamp
     
    4.2

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Solid/sturdy (3)

    Cons

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        4.0

        Does What it Should

        By DS

        from Morris County, NJ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good value
        • Well made

        Cons

        • Lack Of A Detent Pin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sunwayfoto DLC-50 Duo-Lever Clamp:

          It's about time that someone began producing Arca-compatible plates and clamps at less than the scandalous prices that have been charged by other makers. The clamp's lever has three positions: fully unlocked, partially unlocked and fully locked. In the partially locked position you should be able to slide the camera or lens plate in the clamp but (in theory) not remove it. I say "in theory" because the clamp has no detent pin, without which you can slide the plate all the way out of the clamp. Not a big deal as long as you're aware of it. The lever has a sliding tab that you have to engage to move the lever from locked to partially locked and from partially locked to fully open. It works well and easily and you don't need to use it when going from open to partially locked or partially to fully locked. You should be aware that Arca-type plates from different manufacturers have slightly different dimensions, so the lever action that works for one maker's plates may not work for another's. On the upside, opposite the lever is a knob that you can use to adjust the clamp to fit any particular plate. On the downside is that it's one big thing sticking out of the clamp. Clamps from other makers have adjustability but require a tool like an Allen wrench to adjust them. Whether you'll like this or not will depend on whether you need the flexibility or prefer something without the big knob. Entirely a personal choice. There are only two things that keep this clamp from 5 stars. First is the aforementioned lack of a detent pin and second is the bubble level. The clamp does have a level, but it's not the circular (bullseye) type and can only indicate level along one axis. Other than that, it's nicely made and well priced.

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          4.0

          Quite pleased overall

          By David R Munson

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well
          • Improves Tripod Function
          • Smooth
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

          • Adjusts Too Easily

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Portraits
          • Still life

          Comments about Sunwayfoto DLC-50 Duo-Lever Clamp:

          I installed this clamp on my Induro BHL2 ballhead as a replacement for the stock clamp. The original clamp was good, but I wanted an adjustable lever clamp. This appeared to be the best option overall and I have not been disappointed. The quality seems high, operation is smooth, and it really just seems like a well-designed product overall. My only grip is that the adjustment knob turns a little too easily. Yes, it's too easy to adjust. I'd rather they use a stiffer grease so that once it's set it's harder to accidentally re-adjust while the clamp is open. Not a big gripe, but one worth mentioning. I appreciate the slot on the bottom that mates with the post on many ballheads, makes for an easy swap and no chance of things rotating accidentally. Overall, I'm quite satisfied and would purchase it again.

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          4.0

          It works

          By Brandon

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Pro Photographer

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                Comments about Sunwayfoto DLC-50 Duo-Lever Clamp:

                It does the job, but it's not great. Somewhat difficult to engage and release. Not nearly as nice as an RRS clamp. But if you need a simple, cheap clamp, it works.

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                4.0

                Sleek and well made

                By the eye

                from Los Osos, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sunwayfoto DLC-50 Duo-Lever Clamp:

                    Adjustment knob allows you to tighten clamp exactly how much you want for your individual quick release plate. The lever has three positions; closed, partially open, and wide open. When only partially open, you can slide the plate out from side to side, but only when it is wide open can you tilt the plate out from the top without sliding. The clamp did not fit my ball head without making modifications. The slot on the underside, which keeps the plate from rotating, was too narrow for my ball head and I had to take out the file and make adjustments to my ball head; not something everyone is going to be comfortable with. Also, there is a small lock latch that needs to be depressed in order to open the lever, and it is not the easiest thing to use. it needs to be depressed when going from closed to partially open and then again to go to the wide open position. I find myself fumbling to get it to work but I'm sure with more use I will get the hang of it.

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                    5.0

                    Superior design excellent fit and finish

                    By Robert Michael

                    from Los Angeles CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Adjusts For All Qr Plates
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well
                    • Lever Release Safety Tab
                    • Safety Stop Grooves
                    • Solid/Sturdy
                    • State Of The Art Design

                    Cons

                    • Non So Far

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Macro
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Sunwayfoto DLC-50 Duo-Lever Clamp:

                    This clamp is my first sunwayfoto product purchase. I bought it to replace an older quick release clamp on a Novoflex focus rail. First thing I notice was the attention to detail and the very high level of fit and finish, 5 stars for sure.

                    The clamp design was excellent the most important feature is the safety tab on the quick release lever, dont buy a clamp without one. Otherwise a bump of the lever can cause an accident! Also the screw knob allows you to adjust for different quick release plate thickness and width variations, not all plates are made to the same specs so be aware. Even though this clamp is a new design with both a quick release lever and knob it was lighter than the older clamp it replaced thats to weight saving removal of extra material under the clamp. Also the clamp uses industry standard safety stop grooves, well done Sunwayfoto!

                    This item has plenty of clamp force and is really quick and easy to use. I checked all the QR plates I own and the contact area of the jaw where the jaw meets the plate was A-Okay.

                    I have only owned the clamp for a short time but so far I have not seen any negatives or issues with the unit. I can see buying other Sunwayfoto products in the future.

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