Its main purpose is to enable a quick release clamp to sit upon and be clamped by another QR clamp, enabling the user to change the orientation at will by 90 degrees.
This proves helpful when someone would like to mount a camera on Gimbal head but this not the only application.
|Model:||Clamp Adapter Plate|
|Height:||9 mm (3/8")|
|Width:||38 mm (1.5")|
|Length:||38 mm (1.5")|
|ANti-twist bosses:||Two on each side of center hole|
|Material:||6061-T6 Aluminium, Black hard coat anodized|
|The bottom side is flat and smooth with just an 1/4"-20 threaded hole in the center.|
Using the Clamp Adapter
|Photo above offers a better illustration of the matching anti-twist bosses with the anti-twist grooves at the bottom of the older Hejnar F012 quick release clamp.|
|All and all a flat 1/4"-20 screw is needed to attach the Clamp Adapter under a clamp via its 1/4"-20 threaded hole.|
Using with F60 1" QR clamp
|The narrow-boss Clamp Adapter Plate can similarly be attached bellow a Hejnar F60 1" clamp via an 1/4"-20 flat screw...|
|...which screws in the same thread center hole.|
Very nice design and machining.
Very good finishing and anodizing.
Very low weight
Excellent strength and torsional behavior.
Adds 9 mm of height between the two quick release clamps.
Although it is an accessory with a rather specialized use, it proves very useful when someone wants to change a clamp orientation otherwise impossible, like on a Gimbal head for example.
However, the Clamp Adapter uses do not stop here, as this article is the reference for some ideas coming up soon.
Note: The Clamp Adapter Plate presented in this article is a prototype / first-production unit, kindly offered for evaluation and review by Chris Hejnar of Hejnar PHOTO. Therefore, there may be some small visual differences in finishing from the final production units. For final products you may visit the "Clamp Accessories" section in the Hejnar PHOTO online store.
I hope you found the article and ideas useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos & Photosynths: © 2012 S.C.Vlachos
Price & Availability:
Current price for the Clamp Adapter Plate is US$ 25.00 (+Shipping where applicable) and is available from Hejnar Photo online store
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