February 23, 2015

New Feet and Extenders for Metabones Adapter from Hejnar Photo

Hejnar Foot Assembly with Metabones Adapter
Metabones® Adapters are quite popular with Interchangeable Lens Compact Cameras, expanding the arsenal of lenses with models coming from long established manufacturers like Canon and Nikon.

Although the latest Metabones adapters feature a tripod mounting foot, beeing Arca-compatible even, there are some restrictions and limitations when the users come to deploy a large diameter lens, a Battery Grip or a Tilt-Shift lens.

In this respect, Hejnar PHOTO, who was the first to design an Arca-Swiss® compatible foot for the first generation of Metabones adapters, has developed a few solutions to match with the Metabones Generations 2, 3 and 4 of adapters.

Foot Assembly for Metabones Adapter
This is the largest model, comprised by a S shaped Foot Extension for the Gen 2, 3 or 4 adapters and Hejnar L bracket Base 2 (preview). As the top and base of the long foot are displaced allows the use the camera and Metabones adapter with tilt shift lenses or a battery grip (shown further down).

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:Metabones Foot
Length:4.57 cm (1.8")
Height:5.40 cm (2.125")
Width:4.48 cm (1.765")
Tapped Holes:3 x 1/4"-20
Color:Black hard coat anodized
Material:6061-T6 Aluminium C.N.C. machined
Made in :USA

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:L Base 2
Length:7.93 cm (3.125")
Width:3.81 cm (1.5")
Thickness:0.95 cm (0.375")
Weight:56 gr ( 2.0 oz)
Tapped Holes:4 x 1/4"-20
Safety Stop Screws:2 x M3
Strap Loop:Yes
Color:Black hard coat anodized
Material:6061-T6 Aluminium C.N.C. machined
Made in :USA

Hejnar Foot Assembly for Metabones Adapter
Hejnar Photo Metabones Foot Assembly elongates and shifts the adapter's foot mounting point either forwards or backwards. It simply attaches to the existing Metabones foot by one Stainless Steel 1/4"-20 screw. Two lips on the top platform deprive the foot from twisting.
Hejnar Foot Assembly for Metabones Adapter components
As forementioned, the Foot Assembly is comprised by the S shaped vertical foot extension and the Hejnar L Bracket base 2 which in turn attaches to the foot base by two captive SS 1/4"-20 screws.
Hejnar Foot Assembly for Metabones Adapter bottom view
The L Bracket Base 2 is equipped with two M3 safety stop screws at the bottom as well as with four (4) tapped 1/4"-20 holes for direct mounting on a pod with equivalent stud without the need of removing the Foot assembly.

Hejnar Foot Assembly for Metabones Adapter rear view
The rear view of the Hejnar Foot Assembly shown above, demonstrates the shift of the mounting point forward. Since there is no problem mounting the L Bracket Base 2 in any orientation, (i.e. with strap loop on either of the sides), therefore the elongated Foot can also be mounted on the Metabones adapter facing backwards.

Used on Camera with Tilt-Shift Lens
Utilizing an L Bracket Base with the elongated foot besides shifting the mounting point at a distance from the camera, it allows you to add an optional Hejnar L bracket side of different sizes (purchased separately) forming an L bracket for easy transfer from landscape to portrait orientation.

Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L on SONY a7 via Metabones adapter and Hajnar Foot Assembly prototype.
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L on SONY a7 via Metabones adapter. Hajnar Foot Assembly prototype set facing backwards and clamped on an  RRS nodal slide.  The Hejnar Base 2 is equipped with a vertical Side 2 forming a Hejnar 22 L Bracket which enables easy transition from landscape to portrait orientation at the adapter level.
Photo by courtesy of Bob Ratcliff  bobratcliffphotography.com
Further, thanks to the shifted mounting point either forwards or backwards between components, the user has additional space between the camera and foot base. This may alloow the simultaneous use of L brackets, one mounted to the Metabones foot without having to remove another that is mounted directly to the camera already.
Furthermore, the shift is a perfect solution for the use of a battery grip.

Canon TS-E lens on SONY a7 via Metabones adapter and Hajnar Foot Assembly prototype.
Canon TS-E lens on SONY a7 camera via Metabones adapter. Hajnar Foot Assembly prototype set facing forwards and clamped on an  RRS nodal slide via the Hejnar 22 L Bracket. The camera is also equipped with an L Bracket as it would also be equipped with a battery grip.
Photo by courtesy of Bob Ratcliff  bobratcliffphotography.com



Extender Spacer for Metabones Adapter
A shorter model with somehow the same attributes of the one previously mentioned is the Hejnar Extender / Spacer for Metabones Gen 2, 3, and 4 adapters.
As an add on unit the extender adds more clearance than the Metabones adapter foot acting as a spacer, for mounting on monopods and/or tripods when large diameter lenses are used. On the other hand it may also be combined with one of the Hejnar Universal modular L brackets.

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:Metabones_2_Extender
Length:3.81 cm (1.5")
Width:4.47 cm (1.76")
Thickness:1.10 cm (0.437")
Tapped Holes:4 x 1/4"-20
Color:Black hard coat anodized
Material:6061-T6 Aluminium C.N.C. machined
Made in :USA

Hejnar Extender Spacer for Metabones Adapter top view
Hejnar Extender / Spacer for the Metabones Gen 2, 3 and 4 Adapters is actually a wider platform for the Metabones foot to sit on, featuring two lips acting as an anti-twist mechanism and one 1/4"-20 captive SS screw in order to be attached on the original Metabones foot. As usual the appropriate Allen hex key is also included.
Hejnar Extender Spacer for Metabones Adapter bottom view
There are three more 1/4"-20 tapped holes on the Extender. The two tapped holes beside the mounting screw can be used to attach a Modular Hejnar PHOTO Universal Camera L Bracket and the third one for direct mounting on a pod with relevant stud but shifted as explained below.
The Hejnar Extender Spacer can be attached to Metabones Adapter foot in ether direction facing backwards or forwards, based on individual lens balancing requirements.

Hejnar Extender Spacer on Metabones Adapter facing backward
Hejnar Extender Spacer for Metabones Adapter mounted on Metqabones Adapter facing backwards (to camera side).
Hejnar Extender Spacer on Metabones Adapter facing forward
Hejnar Extender Spacer for Metabones Adapter mounted on Metabones Adapter facing forwards (to lens side).
Hejnar Extender Spacer on Metabones Adapter overview

Foot Replacement for Metabones Adapter
Last but not least, is a solution of a direct Foot Replacement for Metabones Gen 2, 3, and 4 adapters. The difference from the previous solution is that, this is an one piece longer/higher foot replacement when the original Metabones foot does not allow sufficient clearance for large diameter lenses to be mounted on monopods and/or tripods,

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:Metabones-Arca-Foot
Length:3.81 cm (1.5")
Height:2.16 cm (0.85")
Width:1.80 cm (0.71")
Tapped Holes:1 x 1/4"-20
Color:Black hard coat anodized
Material:6061-T6 Aluminium C.N.C. machined
Made in :USA

Hejnar Foot Replacement for Metabones Adapter w/ tools
Hejnar Foot Replacement for Metabones Adapter is a single block of 6064-T6 Aluminium equipped with two countersunk screw sockets and two long SS mounting screws for direct mounting on the Metabones Acapter. As usual the appropriate Allen hex key is supplied as well.
Hejnar Foot Replacement for Metabones Adapter w/ original foot
When we put Hejnar Foot Replacement for Metabones Adapter along side the original Metabones foot for comparison, we can see that it features exactly the same Arca dovetail and tripod mounting socket, while its height is more than doubled in order to give enough clearance below the adapter.
Hejnar Foot Replacement on Metabones Adapter overview
Hejnar Foot Replacement shown mounted on Metabones Adapter.

For the record, Hajnar Photo offers a few more solutions for the mounting of Metabones Adapters with simple in line spacers and/or L bracket mounting option which you may find in the appropriate section of Metabones Adapters in the Hejnar Photo store.

I hope you found the information useful, thank you for viewing.
Photos by courtesy of Hejnar Photo ©2014-15 Chris Hejnar

Price & Availability:
Current prices are US$ 95.00 for the Metabones Foot Assembly, US$ 35.00 for the Metabones Extender Spacer and US$ 35.00 for the Metabones Foot Replacement. All prices plus Shipping where applicable. All above feet, extenders and spacers for the Metabones Adapter are available from the Hejnar PHOTO on-line Store.

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

Referenced Articles:
New Modular Hejnar PHOTO Universal Camera L Bracket

Relevant Articles:
Hejnar Photo Universal Modular L Bracket 22 Review

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