The G017-40 was originally introduced serving as a vertical rail with my Mini version of an Arca compatible Panorama Head, thoroughly described in the Create a Mini Multi-Row Panorama Head for Mirrorless Cameras article.
Needless to say of course, that its multipurpose nature makes the G017-50 also suitable for other uses, combined or not with other clamps and/or rails.
|Length:||5.0" (12.70 cm)|
|Width:||1,5" (03.81 cm)|
|Thickness:||1/2" (1.27 cm)|
|Weight:||2.7 oz (76 gr)|
|Safety Stop Screws:||2 x M3|
|Front tapped hole::||1 x 1/4"-20|
|Engraved Scale:||Metric mm|
|Color:||Black hard coat anodized|
Combined with Hejnar F60 1.0" QR Clamp
My choice between the Hejnar PHOTO clamps for the comparatively small G017-50 is the smallest of Hejnar QR clamps the F60 1.0". Because of its light weigh the F60 will add only 1.7 oz (45 gr), whilst it can easily hold the weight of an interchangeable lens mirrorless camera.
|Using one dowel pin, one 1/4"-20 flat head screw which is provided with the F60 clamp and the the 4mm Allen hex key appropriate for the 1/4"-20 screw (also provided) the QR clamp can be aligned and fixed securely on the front tapped hole of the rail.|
|The addition on the other side, of the Sunwayfoto DDH-02 panning clamp or the little larger DDH-03 as pictured above makes it an 1" taller but still lightweight vertical rail than the one described in the Create a Mini Multi-Row Panorama Head for Mirrorless Cameras article.|
Combined with Hejnar F61B 1.5" QR Clamp
Nevertheless, in case you you need more clamping strength, then the Hejnar F61B* 1.5" QR clamp would be more appropriate with a larger jaw length which will permit adequate handling for increased torque. This of course happens with a small sacrifice on the extra weight added, though minimal.
*B stands for small black knob
|The F61B, due to its larger size and three dowel pin holes at the bottom, can be attached in any orientation to the rail front turned by 90°.|
I hope you found the information useful, thank you for viewing.
Photos by courtesy of Hejnar Photo ©2014 Chris Hejnar
Price & Availability:
Current price for the G017-50 Multipurpose Rail is US$ 45.00 (+Shipping where applicable) and is available from Hejnar PHOTO on-line Store.
Those wishing to get the Mini MR Panorama Rail package with a 5" (G017-50) vertical rail in place of the 4" (G017-40) may contact Hejnar Photo for an arrangement with no extra cost.
If you are interested in the product, do check the Recommended Sellers page for a valid Hejnar Photo discount coupon before ordering.
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