September 9, 2013

New Budget Line of Nodal Slides and Multipurpose Rails from Desmond

Desmond Line of Nodal Slides and Multipurpose Rails overview
The Desmond Photographic Distribution U.S.A. team has been busy this summer.
Proof of this fact is that they have just introduced a new line of Arca-Swiss® compatible Rails under the Desmond brand name.
Two Nodal / Macro Slides with lengths 120 mm and 180 mm and two Multipurpose Rails with lengths 200 mm and 250 mm; constitute a line that can cover most average needs.

Desmond DNR-120 Nodal/Macro Slide

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:DNR-120
Height:16 mm
Width:38 mm
Upper Dovetail Length:67 mm
Lower Dovetail Length:120 mm
Total Length:140 mm
Weight:121 gr

Desmond DNR-120 Nodal Slide
Includes 1 x 1/4"-20 hex socket screw, 2 x M3 safety screws and 2 Allen hex wrenches.

Desmond DNR-180 Nodal/Macro Slide

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:DNR-180
Height:16 mm
Width:38 mm
Upper Dovetail Length:127 mm
Lower Dovetail Length:180 mm
Total Length:200 mm
Weight:159 gr

Desmond DNR-180 Nodal Slide
Includes 1 x 1/4"-20 hex socket screw, 2 x M3 safety screws and 2 Allen hex wrenches.



Desmond DLR-2002 Multipurpose/Vertical Rail

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:DLR-2002
Height:16 mm
Width:38 mm
Total Length:200 mm
Weight:133 gr

Desmond DLR-2002 Multipurpose Rail
Includes 2 x 1/4"-20 hex socket screws, 2 x M3 safety screws and 2 Allen hex wrenches.

Desmond DLR-2502 Multipurpose Rail

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:DLR-2502
Height:16 mm
Width:38 mm
Total Length:250 mm
Weight:205 gr

Desmond DLR-2502 Multipurpose Rail
Includes 2 x 1/4"-20 hex socket screws, 2 x M3 safety screws and 2 Allen hex wrenches.

Features like All-metal construction, Double dovetail design, Precision CNC machined, multiple mounting holes and slots, precise Decimal Scales and safety stop screws, plus compatibility with all Arca style clamps including RRS Lever clamps; are all there, offered at low budget prices.

Samples have already arrived, so stay tuned for individual detailed reviews soon.
All Photos © 2013 S.C.Vlachos

Price & Availability:
The announced prices for Desmond DNR-120 and DNR-180 Nodal slides are US$ 49.00 and US$ 59.00 respectively, while for Desmond DLR-2002 and DLR-2502 are US$ 37.97 and 39.97. All rails are available from Amazon.com
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