June 29, 2015

Hejnar Photo Discount Coupon Extended for 2nd half of 2015

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According to the confirmation just received from Chris Hejnar of Hejnar PHOTO, I'm happy to announce that the Hejnar PHOTO discount coupon, which is supposed to expire on June 30th will be extended until the end of 2015 with the same privileges.

For the newcomers, this coupon is issued especially for the readers and friends of S.C.V. Photography Ideas, offering a 5% discount at the checkout, on all items purchased directly from the Hejnar PHOTO online store.

May 31, 2015

Two New 50 mm Linear Motion Lead Screw Macro Rails from Hejnar PHOTO

Hejnar PHOTO MS4-100-2 Linear Motion Lead Screw Macro Rail
Further to the release of the New Linear Motion Lead Screw 25 mm Macro Rail from Hejnar PHOTO just last month, a couple of new Linear motion Macro rails were added to the family, this time with a 50 mm drive.

The design concept is exactly the same with the MS4-200-1, falling between the older MS3_8 lead scew design and the and the high precision MS4 with Micrometric Head.

May 28, 2015

Announcement of TRIOPO AD-10 Automatic Motorized Panorama Head

TRIOPO AD-10 Automatic Motorized Panorama Head Top view
Up to now TRIOPO® has been successfully involved in the manufacture of budget Aluminium and Carbon Fiber tripods like the GT-3228X8C or the GX-1328 and/or Budget ball heads and Gimbal heads, some of which I have reviewed in the past.

In parallel with their camera support gear they also carry a full series of Studio and battery operated Field Flashes under the OUBAO brand name, as well as a series of speedlights like the TR-982 E-TTL which are mostly sold in their vast internal Chinese market.

May 20, 2015

Replacement Foot Plate for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II from Sunwayfoto

Sunwayfoto LFM-N1 Replacement Foot Plate on Nikon 70-200 VR II overview
Further to the release of the custom Replacement Foot for Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II with Arca-Swiss® dovetail last October, Sunwayfoto has also proceeded in releasing a Replacement Foot Plate for the same lens.

The replacement foot comes as a stronger alternative to the original Nikon lens foot plate which seems to fail under stress.

Bent or torn plates have been reported both on the older Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR and the newer G ED VR II lenses.

May 15, 2015

New Fujiyama DHG Super Circular Polarizer and Lens Protect filters from Desmond

Fujiyama DHG Super Circular Polarizer
A new brand name of high end, premium quality filters, has been announced by Desmond Photographic Distribution, U.S.A.

The Fujiyama brand, is made in Japan and is named after the dominant and iconic volcano of Japan.

Although in the future the line will cover a full range of CPL, MCUV and Variable ND filters, for the moment only two of the most popular types are available in the ∅77mm diameter size.

May 5, 2015

Benro DP70 Indexed Panorama Clamp Release

Athough the Benro DP-70 Panorama "Head" (as called by Benro) was first introduced in September 2014 during the Photokina Show, there was neither much publicity about it hence. Nor is there any reference to it in the international Benro website(s).

Despite the fact, that it is not actually a Panorama Head but rather a Panoramic Arca-Swiss® compatible QR clamp, which nevertheless may be the base of a Benro Multi Row Panorama Head, it is worth mentioning since it features a most innovative indexing mechanism.

April 23, 2015

New Linear Motion Lead Screw 25 mm Macro Rail from Hejnar PHOTO

Hejnar PHOTO MS4-100-1 Linear Motion Lead Screw Macro Rail
Another member was recently added to the Hejnar PHOTO family of Linear Motion focusing macro rails and macro stages.

The design concept of the brand new MS4-100-1 fits between the original MS-3_8 Linear Motion Macro Focusing Stage and the high precision MS4 with Micrometric Head, but with a more affordable price tag than both.

It is based on the smaller 25 mm MS4 Macro Rail but instead of a Micrometer Head it uses a Precision Lead Screw with a 100 TPI extra fine movement which requires a 100 rotations of the screw in order to move 1".

New 1/4"-20 Knurled Thumb Screw from Hejnar PHOTO

Hejnar Knurled Thumb Screw on LLSB R2
There are users of Long Lens Support Brackets, who own several long telephoto lenses, where the LLSB (Review) needs height adjustment to match the specifics of each lens.

Nevertheless, this adjustment can either be performed by a hex cap captive screw, as described in The basic Long Lens Support Bracket idea, or via the utilization of a small QR clamp acting as a regulator at the horizontal rail front end, as described in detail in the article Create a Heavy Duty Long Lens Support Bracket.

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