July 16, 2013

New Mini Hinged D-Ring 1/4"-20 Screws from Desmond

Desmond Mini Hinged D-Ring 1/4"-20 Screw
To say the truth, up to now I wasn't very fond of D-Ring or any type of 1/4"-20 thread screws other than the simple ones with a hex socket head.

Mounting a camera plate or fixing a rail requires some extra force which can only be attained using an Allen hex key. The hex key, due to its shape can provide that little extra torque required to fix a plate in place securely.

Nevertheless, there are users that prefer a simpler and easier way to mount a plate without being in need of an extra tool, which may be lost in the field or forgotten at home.



D-Ring, Coin driven or thumb screws come to fulfill this demand, but this type of screws are a little large for some types of plates and especially rails.

With all these in mind, Desmond Photographic Distribution have introduced a new Mini hinged D-Ring 1/4"-20 type screw.
Desmond Mini Hinged D-Ring 1/4"-20 Screw -hex socket head

The difference with the new screws is the head size of 14.5 mm which fits more plates and rails than usual D-Ring 20 mm head screws, while they retain the 4 mm hex socket  for uncompromising users like me. :)






The new screws will come in two lengths: Long with a 13 mm shaft and Short with a 9.7 mm shaft.

Desmond Mini Hinged D-Ring 1/4"-20 Screw -Long
Desmond Long Mini Hinged D-Ring 1/4"-20 Screw dimensions.

Desmond Mini Hinged D-Ring 1/4"-20 Screw -Short
Desmond Short Mini Hinged D-Ring 1/4"-20 Screw dimensions.
According to my information many new Desmond plates and rails will be equipped with these mini D-Ring screws as standard, but the screws will also be available as a separate product in a two-pack and a five-pack, for users wishing to change existing ones.

Availability:
Desmond Mini D-Ring Screws are available from Amazon.com

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