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Sunwayfoto DMP-200 Multi-Purpose Rail Nodal Slide

B&H # SUDMP200 Mfr # DMP-200
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Product Highlights
  • Machined From Aircraft-Grade Aluminum
  • Hard-Anodized Finish
  • Captive Knob Stops at Maximum Opening.
  • Laser-Engraved Scale
  • Safety-Stop Mounting Holes

The Sunwayfoto DMP-200 Multi-Purpose Rail Nodal Slide is compatible with all Arca-Swiss-style quick-release plates and is commonly used with a variety of traditional 135/120 SLR film cameras and digital SLR cameras. It can also accurately take the lens axis as the nodal point when used in panoramic photography. In close-up photography, the DMP-200 allows a large-scale back/front shifting adjustment, which can reduce time spent moving the tripod.

Precision machined from solid aircraft-grade aluminum
Hard-anodized finish, durable and resists scratches
Captive Knob. Knob stops at maximum opening
Easily recognized laser-engraved scale on both sides of the Rail which would help to adjust the nodal point conveniently and accurately
The strap mounting hole provides one more hole for fastening a strap or wrist strap, for increased comfort plus security for the lens or the camera when moving around
Both ends of the nodal slide integrate safety-stop mounting holes. (Sunwayfoto provides safety-stop screws)
Screw 1/4"-20
Width 1.53" (39 mm)
Length 9.05" (230 mm)
Weight 6.8 oz (193 g)
Sunwayfoto DMP-200 Multi-Purpose Rail Nodal Slide
  • 2 x Safety-Stop Screw
  • 2 x Wrench for Safety-Stop Screw
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    SunwayfotoDMP-200 Multi-Purpose Rail Nodal Slide
     
    4.6

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Durable (5)
    • Fits well (4)
    • Solid/sturdy (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (6), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

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      5.0

      Great Rail

      By Andrew OZ

      from Sydney, Australia

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Sunwayfoto DMP-200 Multi-Purpose Rail Nodal Slide:

        I use this with a Sunway PCL-5DIII for single level pano's. Both work extremely well and for the money exceptional value.
        Finish is excellent and fit superb with clear laser etched scale markings.
        Use with EF 24-70 F4 IS, 24-70 F2.8 ii and EF 70-200 F2.8 IS ii. with the 70-200 using an additional foot clamp mounted forward of the integrated clamp.
        One suggestion for improvement would be to run the scale from 0 at the centre of the integrated clamp, and to have both dovetails run for the entire length. Current scale markings are fine but I think the single direction from the centre of the clamp would be simpler for most.

        GREAT VALUE and GREAT QUALITY

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        4.0

        Versatile Gadget

        By JPO

        from New England

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Sunwayfoto DMP-200 Multi-Purpose Rail Nodal Slide:

          I bought this rail to use in taking Panoramas. I fount it very adept and this. My first task was to find the center line of the lens in the vertical with an L-Bracket attached. I found that the slot running down the slide could be used to visually align with the lens hood mounting marks and the Arca Swiss mounting easily met the requirement.

          I then fount the nodal point for each of the lenses I planned to use and the millimeter scales on the slide come in handy for this purpose. The length of the slide I purchased is over kill for everything except my Nikon 17-35 which has a nodal point far out toward the front of the lens. These lenses work fine on my D600.
          17-35 F/2.8
          50 f/1.8
          85 f/1.8
          The only one which does not work is the 20 f/2.8 because the nodal point is almost at the camera body and the end of the rail is visible in the frame.

          Fit and finish are excellent and I it mounts Sirui mounting adapters and the Arca Swiss L-Bracket.

          In all I would definitely recommend this unless you have only prime lenses, then I would suggest the shorter version.

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          4.0

          Solid quality nodal rail

          By GM

          from Alberta, Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable Knob
          • Undersize Rail

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sunwayfoto DMP-200 Multi-Purpose Rail Nodal Slide:

          This rail is good value, but if using with quick-release clamps the rail width is slightly narrow. Also the knob is coarse textured unlike the image on the web.

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          5.0

          Low cost and strong built

          By Martin Tejeda

          from Ohio

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Sunwayfoto DMP-200 Multi-Purpose Rail Nodal Slide:

            I got surprise for the construction compare to RRStuff I might said very well device.

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            4.0

            Loose in RRS Lever-Release Clamp

            By JonB

            from Wethersfield, CT

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Not Rrs Compatible

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sunwayfoto DMP-200 Multi-Purpose Rail Nodal Slide:

              While the mechanical quality of this item is excellent, it has one drawback, which is that its Arca-Swiss dovetail is very slightly narrower than the one used by Really Right Stuff (and Kirk). This doesn't matter when you are using a screw-knob clamp, but if you have an RRS lever-release clamp you may find that the rail slides back and forth in the clamp freely. Fortunately, I have a screw-knob clamp I can use with this.

              Except for that I would give this 5 stars, but I think it's a serious enough drawback for many to knock a bit off the rating. If you don't plan to use a lever-action clamp you can ignore that issue.

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              5.0

              Good Price, good quality

              By AZ Dave

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots

                Comments about Sunwayfoto DMP-200 Multi-Purpose Rail Nodal Slide:

                I bought this along with Sunwayfoto's DDH-03 panning clamp. As with the DDH-03, the build quality is very good. The pair work well to provide a rigid mount for the camera.So far I've only used it with my D700 and Nikor 16-35 mm lens. Note that a shorter rail would not put the entrance pupil (nodal point) over the pivot point of the clamp. I expect it will also work fine with my Nikor 24-85 mm lens.I'm using it with an RRS L-bracket and an Arca-Swiss ballhead with quick release clamp.

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                4.0

                DMP-200 Multi-Purpose Rail Nodal Slide

                By Paul

                from West Hills, CA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Sunwayfoto DMP-200 Multi-Purpose Rail Nodal Slide:

                  Excellent quality and finish, close to RRS & Wimberley at a smaller price.

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                  5.0

                  Function and quality meet

                  By Philip D.

                  from Winnipeg, MB.

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Stereoscopic

                    Comments about Sunwayfoto DMP-200 Multi-Purpose Rail Nodal Slide:

                    Price: A tad on the expensive side
                    Quality: On par with other high end manufacturers (such as Acratech). I like the laser cut numbers for reference, and the fit and finish is high quality. It does its intended job well (parallax correction for panos). And has more flexability than the higher end (and more pricy) units. I have used this unit to mount two slr's for stereoscopic photography too(need to buy another quick release mount to do this). A good purchase if your into panoramas and like to get creative.

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                    5.0

                    Solid product

                    By Kioti

                    from Idaho Falls, ID

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Panoramic

                      Comments about Sunwayfoto DMP-200 Multi-Purpose Rail Nodal Slide:

                      I purchased the nodal rail to use for panoramic photography and found it to work well for this purpose. It fits my RRS L-bracket mount just fine and holds my heaviest lenses without issue. Rail is well marked for easy adjustment/calibration. Fit and finish is excellent.

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