This 4" (~10 cm) little fellow is targeting the needs of the increasing number of Interchangeable Lens Compact Mirrorless cameras.
The E030-40 Nodal Slide was designed to complement the Hejnar Photo 4/3 Quick Connect Panorama Rail Set which I shall present very soon.
Much to my delight the dedicated nature of the E030-40 nodal slide, supersedes in functionality the solution I had provided in the Create a Mini Multi-Row Panorama Head for Mirrorless Cameras article, using a standard 4" x 3/8" Hejnar A04-40 rail.
Better QR clamp alignment and twist prevention plus a bubble level as a bonus. So it will replace the nodal slide rail included in the SCV 4/3 Panorama Package as well.
The Nodal Slide
|Length:||4.0" (10.16 cm)|
|Width:||1,5" (03.81 cm)|
|Thickness:||3/8" (0.95 cm)|
|Weight:||2.3 oz (65 gr)|
|Safety Stop Screws:||2 x M3|
|One tapped hole::||1 x 1/4"-20|
|Engraved Scale:||Metric mm|
|Color:||Black hard coat anodized|
|At the bottom side we can see the M3 safety stop screws at either end, the center brace with the 1/4"-20 tapped hole and the extensions of the clamp mounting and dowel pin holes.|
Combined with Hejnar F60 1.0" QR Clamp
First choice between the Hejnar PHOTO clamps for the small E030-40 is the also small Hejnar F60 1.0" QR clamp, because of its weigh that will add only 1.7 oz (45 gr) and its compactness; though it can easily fit the small quick release plates of interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras.
|Simply by unscrewing, relocating the pin and re-screwing the clamp at the new position, it can very easily be re-oriented on the rail in 90° increments.|
Combined with Hejnar F61B 1.5" QR Clamp
However, in case your camera quick release plate is mounted with an offset and a bilateral alignment is required to bring the center axis of the lens over the center axis of the nodal, then the Hejnar F61B* 1.5" QR clamp would be more appropriate with a larger jaw length which permits adequate movement within the clamp. This with a small sacrifice on the extra weight added, although minimal.
*B stands for small black knob
|Same as with the F60 clamp using one dowel pin and the provided 1/4"-20 flat head screw the F61B can be fixed at the back end of the small nodal rail.|
|At any orientation desired.|
I hope you found the article useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos © 2013 Chris Hejnar / Hejnar PHOTO
Price & Availability:
Current price for the E030-40 rail is US$ 35.00 and US$ 45.00 for the F60 or F61 QR clamps (+Shipping where applicable). The E030-40 Nodal Slide Rail, the F60 1.0" QR Clamp and the F61B 1.5" QR Clamp are available from Hejnar Photo store
Check the Recommended Sellers page for a valid Hejnar Photo discount coupon.
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