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.

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.

April 16, 2015

Manfrotto MHXPRO-3WG Arca Compatible Conversion Set from Hejnar PHOTO

Hejnar Photo MHXPRO-3WG Conversion Set overview
Hejnar PHOTO has just introduced another Arca-Swiss® compatible conversion set for Manfrotto® heads, enriching their line further.

The conversion set is addressed to the new Manfrotto MHXPRO-3WG 3 Way Geared Head, which as all the recent MHXPRO heads features the popular classic RC2 Quick Release System.

The Hejnar set contains a custom adapter plate and the Hejnar PHOTO F62b Arca-Swiss® compatible Quick Release clamp.

April 15, 2015

Sunwayfoto DDP-64SI Improved Panoramic Indexing Rotator Review

Sunwayfoto DDP-64SI Panoramic Indexing Rotator
Sunwayfoto® took almost another year from the release of the Updated Sunwayfoto DDP-64S Panoramic Indexing Rotator (Review) for the release of the DDP-64SI Panoramic Indexing Rotator.

This somehow, is not a face lifted version of their original DDP-64S since the addition of the letter "I" at the end of the model name signifies substantial enhancements aka improvements.

April 14, 2015

Canon Announced Significant L Lens Price Drops

Effective immediately, Canon has announced a significant price drop on all its L series lenses.

Price reductions start from US$ 20.00 for the Canon EF Series III Extenders reaching the amount of US$ 800.00 for the EF 200-400 f/4.0 L IS USM Ex 1.4x Super Zoom Telephoto.

April 11, 2015

Updates for Torque Test Results in Sunwayfoto Leveling Bases Reviews

Sunwayfoto DYH-90i on workbench
In an effort to tidy up some loose ends and pending matters in site content, the reviews concerning the Sunwayfoto Leveling Bases have been updated with Torque test results.

The measuring methods used,  were not meant for absolute precision, but rather to give an indication of the capabilities.

March 19, 2015

New 1/4"-20 Knurled Flathead Screws from Desmond

Desmond Thumb/Coin driven SS 1/4"-20 Screws
In their effort to fulfill as many as possible customer demands, Desmond Photographic Distributors have released another variation of an 1/4"-20 captive screw.

Further to their D-Ring, Cap hex socket and Flathead screw lines, this one has a Knurled Flathead and may easily be driven by Thumb but also by a Coin or a Flat screwdriver.

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