June 15, 2013

Manfrotto 324/327/322 RC2 Arca Compatible Conversion set from Hejnar PHOTO

Manfrotto Joystick Head w/ Hejnar Photo M324RC2 conversion
Hejnar PHOTO line of Manfrotto® conversion adapters and custom quick release clamps was enriched with an other Arca-Swiss® compatible conversion set. This time the set is addressed to Manfrotto 324 / 327 / 322 Joystick Heads with the RC2 Quick Release Sytem.

The set contains a custom adapter plate and the Hejnar PHOTO F62ab Arca-Swiss® compatible Quick Release clamp.

By removing the current RC2 QR from your Joystick head, you can convert the head to accept the large number of Arca-Swiss® compatible rails, plates and other accessories not possible with the RC2 QR system.

The Conversion Plate

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:M324RC2
Length:2.375" (6 cm)
Width:2" (50.8 mm)
Thickness:0.562"(14.3 mm)
Short Captive Screw Knob:Stops at maximum opening
Material:CNC Machined 6061-T6 Aluminium
Color:Black hard coat anodized
Hardware:Stainless Steel
Made in :USA

Hejnar Photo M324RC2 adapter plate - top
The M324RC2 adapter plate has two countersunk mounting holes near one edge for mounting on the Manfrotto 324 RC2 Joystick head, one 1/4"-20 taped center hole for mounting the F62ab QR clamp and four 5mm dowel pin holes placed around the center hole in 90° increments. It comes with two flat head screws for mounting on the Joystick head, one dowel pin and the appropriate Allen hex key.
Hejnar Photo M324RC2 adapter plate - bottom
The lower surface of the M324RC2 adapter plate is concave in order to sit on the curved joystick  surface.

The F62ab Quick Release Clamp

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:F62Ab
Jaw Length (Tongue in Pocket design*):2.375" (6 cm)
Weight:103 gr (3.6 oz)
Three countersunk/threaded holes:1 x 3/8"-16 and 2 x 1/4"-20 30mm apart
Material:CNC Machined 6061-T6 Aluminium
Color:Black hard coat anodized
Made in :USA

Hejnar Photo updated F62ab QR clamp
The clamp included in this conversion set is the updated classic Hejnar F62ab with short black knob. The clamp is accompanied by one 1/4"-20 flat head screw and the appropriate Allen hex key.
*Tongue-in-pocket design protects internal parts from dust and grit. It does prevent the tendency of the moving jaw to hinge backward during clamping, It keeps the jaws aligned with the geometry of the plate and eliminate unwanted bending forces on the threaded stud.
You may seek more information about F62ab in the Hejnar Photo F62A Quick Release Clamp Review and the Updated Hejnar PHOTO Quick Release Clamps Preview.



Mounting the clamp / Conversion Process
The conversion process is quite simple and completely reversible since it uses existing holes to mount the custom Hejnar adapter.

Hejnar Photo M324RC2 adapter plate on Manfrotto Joystick head
Te conversion requires the removal of the existing RC2 Quick release from the top of the joystick head and mounting the adapter plate in its place. The adapter plate is secured with the two included hex-socket flat head screws positioned near the joystick grip and tightened well with the Allen hex key.
Hejnar Photo M324RC2 adapter plate on Manfrotto Joystick head - dowel pin detail
Although the adapter plate follows the F62ab QR clamp lines the clamp may be mounted in any of four positions at 90° increments to suit your ideal working position. Therefore, the included 5mm dowel pin which prevents the clamp from twisting may be inserted in any of the four holes around the 1/4"-20 threaded center hole.
Manfrotto Joystick Head w/ Hejnar Photo F62ab QR clamp nstalled
Finally the clamp is attached be means of the included 1/4"-20 flat head screw and tightened by the 4mm Allen hex key which accompanies the clamp. As simple as that.

I hope you found the article useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos used by permission: © 2013 Chris Hejnar / Hejnar PHOTO

Price and Availability:
Current price for the M324RC2 plate w/ F62ab clamp is US$ 99.00 (+Shipping where applicable) and is available from the Hejnar Photo online Store.

If you are interested in the product, do check the Recommended Sellers page for a valid Hejnar Photo discount coupon before ordering.

Referenced Articles:
Updated Hejnar PHOTO Quick Release Clamps Preview
Hejnar Photo F62A Quick Release Clamp Review

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New Arca Compatible Conversion for Manfrotto 400 Geared Head by Hejnar PHOTO

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