Sunwayfoto DYH-66i Leveling Base

Sunwayfoto DYH-66i Leveling Base

Sunwayfoto DYH-66i Leveling Base

B&H # SUDYH66I MFR # DYH-66I
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Product Highlights

  • Adjustment Range of ±16°
  • 22 lb Load Capacity
  • 2.36" Diameter Base
  • Precision CNC-Machined Aluminum
  • Removable Offset Bubble Level
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The Sunwayfoto DYH-66i Leveling Base features a 2.59" diameter platform that supports medium format 6x6 and 6x7 still cameras. The platform also features an offset bubble level to keep your horizons straight.

The DYH-66i has a 1/4"-20 screw at the top and 3/8"-16 mounting hole at the bottom, for direct attachment to many tripods. Completely constructed of metal (including the control lever), the leveling base weighs just 10.22 oz.

Top stud 1/4"-20 and socket mount at bottom 3/8"-16
Anodized for a scratch-resistant finish
Removable offset spirit level
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Sunwayfoto DYH-66i Leveling Base
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sunwayfoto DYH-66I specs

    Load Capacity 22 lb (10 kg)
    Quick Release No, 1/4"-20 thread
    Spirit Level Yes
    Tension Control No
    Separate Panning Lock No
    Camera Mount 1/4"-20
    Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
    Height 1.65" (4.2 cm)
    Maximum Diameter Platform: 2.59" (6.6 cm)
    Base: 2.36" (6 cm)
    Weight 10.22 oz (290 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.93 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.5 x 4.4 x 3.8"

    Sunwayfoto DYH-66I reviews

    DYH-66i Leveling Base is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 28.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome gadget Fantastic gadget for use with a fluid head & photo tripod. I wanted a light weight video tripod for hiking long distances with. Having always used a ball head tripod, the thought of trying to use something without the ability to quickly level the tripod head was doing my head in, that was until I discovered this leveling base. Paired with a lightweight travel tripod & small flat base fluid video head, I can set up the tripod then level the head in seconds flat, ensuring I don't miss that special shot!Great quality, & does exactly what it advertises it will do. This is a must have item if you want to adapt a photo tripod to video work.
    Date published: 2013-08-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Excellent levelling base lacking one vital piece I bought DYH-66i based on reviews and on the recommendation from someone I know who recently bought the same one from B&H.The idea was to have the levelling base sit between the tripod and a pano head.The reviews show that it should include a manual and a 3/8 to 1/4 adapter bushing. My friend confirmed that was what was included with his.After some back and forth with B&H photo staff, they have advised this is no longer the case. No manual and no bushing. If you are buying one and plan to mount it between the tripod and a pano head, it would be worth your while to add a bushing to your order.
    Date published: 2015-08-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Leveling Base Normally Leveling Base is built-in on large tripods for heavy cameras and Broadcast gear where a level horizon is a no-brainer. Using DSLR lightweight tripods the leveller was missing, so finding horizon meant juggling tripod leg lengths, took too much time, and sometimes missed the shot.This leveller is Essential piece for any landscape, video panning. Compact, Solid, firmly engineered with confident feel that it will not move once locked. Damped rotationAvoid plastic versions of this device.
    Date published: 2015-07-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good or better than the Acratech I've been doing panoramas for the past year and came to the realization that a leveler is needed because I was cropping more than I wanted to. Tested both the Sunwayfoto and Acratech. The Sunwayfoto has a tighter resistance when adjusting and locks down tight. Both have no movement. The only downside on the Sunwayfoto is they overgreased the ball. Very sticky residue when touched. Can't go wrong with this one. Definitely worth the price compared to others.
    Date published: 2015-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I purchased this to level my ball head once the legs have been extended. It's a lot easier to do this than to fiddle with the legs once they are down. The item works great, the construction is top quality, half the cost of other similar items. Use this with panoramic and portrait work. Would recommend this to anyone looking to have an easy way of leveling your ball head. I used this between my ball head and my tripod, best and most recommended way to use.
    Date published: 2016-03-16
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't Even Last Half of One Shoot I purchased this product to mount on top of a photo tripod I would use while filming abroad in Italy. Literally within the first hour of using the leveling base abroad I noticed the fluid head mounted atop of it changing pitch even though I locked it down. I tightened the locking nut and so it corrected itself and stayed tight, for 15 more minutes. After that, no matter how tight I made the bolt, the leveling head did not stay firm and allowed my fluid head to sag. It became so unusable, to the point where fully locked or unlocked, the head would flop around freely. I tried to see if I could disassemble the base to fix it (maybe something came lose or wasn't grabbing), but I immediately realized that this product wasn't designed to be user serviceable. What more, my hands became covered in a sticky lubricant that reminded me of petroleum jelly, but tackier. This really ruined my shoot as it forced me to level every shot leg-by-leg on my tripod, easily adding an hour of painstaking and tedious work to each day of filming (I had many). I considered if I exceeded the 22 lbs weight limit of the product, then laughed as I realized the a6300 and manfrotto 502HD don't weigh over 6 pounds combined. This was supposed to give me creative, run/gun freedom. Instead, I was stranded for three weeks leveling my tripod leg-by-leg in the hot sun.
    Date published: 2016-06-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent build quality and function Very impressed with the Sunwayfoto leveling base. I set my expectations low, but the product performs better than I could have imagined. Anodizing is excellent. Base movement is smooth and locks down tight once you have set the level.
    Date published: 2012-12-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice and heavy duty This is a great product. It is very sturdy and is easy to use. It locks firmly in place and does not slip. I use this for leveling my tripod heard for panoramas and it is ideal. Quick and easy.
    Date published: 2016-07-08
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