April 28, 2017

Dedicated QR Plate for Canon EOS M5 / M6 and M3 from Hejnar PHOTO

Hejnar D035 QR Plate on Canon EOS M5

Hejnar PHOTO has just released their third Dedicated Quick Release Plate for the Canon Powershot compact and/or M Series Interchangeable Lens Compact mirrorless cameras.

This one is the Hejnar D035 Quick Release plate intended for the Canon EOS M5. Although the camera features a tripod socket well placed under the lens center axis, the use of any normal QR plate with a centrally located mounting screw would block the battery compartment.

Therefore, Hejnar D035 much like its sister plates for other compact Canon cameras, is designed to take care of that.

According to latest info the plate is directly compatible with older Canon EOS M3, yet the newest Canon EOS M6 as well. Actually this is not so weird since all these models share the same camera bottom design.

Hejnar PHOTO D035 QR Plate

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:D035
Length (w/o strap loop):5.08 cm (2.00")
Height:0.95 cm (  3/8")
Width:3.81 cm (1.50")
Weight:28 gr (0.9 oz)
Mounting Captive Slots:1 x For captive 1/4"-20 screw
Mounting Holes:1 x Tapped 1/4"-20
Safety Stop Screws:1 x M3
Color:Black hard coat anodized
Material:6061-T6 Aluminium C.N.C. machined
Made in :USA

Hejnar D035 QR Plate surface is flat with just a couple of bosses at the front rim to take care of the anti-twisting function. A captive slot for the 1/4"-20 mounting screw prevails on the left, almost at 1/3 of the width from the edge. Another 1/4"-20 tapped hole again almost at 1/3 of the width from the right is intended for direct mounting of the plate on a pod without having to remove it from the camera.

Hejnar D035 QR plate for Canon EOS M5 / M6 - front view
Hejnar D035 QR plate for Canon EOS M5 / M6 front view with the eye catching Hejnar PHOTO logo
The rear side has the distinctive Φ mark for the lens center axis, which proves helpful in aligning the camera when clamping the QR plate on a head.

Hejnar D035 QR plate for Canon EOS M5 / M6 - rear view
Hejnar D035 QR plate for Canon EOS M5 / M6 rear with alignment mark

Somehow the off axis placement of the mounting screw slot, deprives the use of two M3 safety stop screws, so only one is present at the right side of the plate, just beside the strap loop.
As usual with the Hejnar plates the bottom of the plate is hollowed out in order to minimize weight.

Hejnar D035 QR plate for Canon EOS M5 / M6 - bottom view
Hejnar D035 QR plate for Canon EOS M5 / M6 bottom details with mounting and safety screws.

Mounting on Canon EOS M5 Camera

The D035 QR plate is quite compact and lightweight, designed to sit a only little -actually as much as possible- under the lens extending to the left of the camera body.

Hejnar D035 QR plate mounted on Canon EOS M5 - front bottom view

In order to allow full clearance for the rear tilting LCD screen and ...

Hejnar D035 QR plate mounted on Canon EOS M5 - rear view

Hejnar D035 QR plate mounted on Canon EOS M5 - bottom view

full access to the battery / memory card compartment which obviously has a quite large door for the size of the camera.

Hejnar D035 QR plate mounted on Canon EOS M5 - bottom view battery door open
Hejnar D035 QR plate mounted on Canon EOS M5 - bottom view showing battery door fully open



Mounting on Canon EOS M6 Camera

All the same stand for the newest Canon EOS M6 as we can observe on the photos below:

Hejnar D035 QR plate mounted on Canon EOS M6 - front view

Hejnar D035 QR plate mounted on Canon EOS M6 - rear view

Hejnar D035 QR plate mounted on Canon EOS M6 - bottom view
Hejnar D035 QR plate mounted on Canon EOS M6 at offset for full access to battery and memory.


Mounting on Canon EOS M3 Camera

Nonetheless, latest info coming from 1KINDPhotography, enriched the list of compatible cameras with the older Canon EOS M3 for the D035 plate. Better late than ever!

Hejnar D035 QR plate mounted on Canon EOS M3 - front view

Hejnar D035 QR plate mounted on Canon EOS M3 - bottom view

Hejnar D035 QR plate mounted on Canon EOS M3 - bottom battery door open
Hejnar D035 QR plate mounted on Canon EOS M3 allows full access to battery door.

As usual and mostly for the record, I mention here that all Hejnar QR plates are accompanied by two Allen Hex keys, one for the 1/4"-20 mounting screw and one thinner for the one M3 safety stop screw in this occasion.

Hejnar D035 QR plate for Canon EOS M5 - with tools

According to Hejnar Photo and proven by my tests, Hejnar plates are compatible with Kirk®, R.R.S.®, Arca-Swiss®, and many other Arca-Swiss style Quick release clamps.

I hope you found the information useful, thank you for viewing.

Photos of D035 plate standalone by courtesy of Hejnar Photo ©2017 Chris Hejnar

Photos of Canon EOS M series bodies with Hejnar D035 plate are used by permission and courtesy of 1KIND Photography ©2017

Price and Availability:
Current price for the Hejnar D035 QR Plate is US$ 38.00 (+Shipping where applicable) and is available from the Hejnar PHOTO online Store.

If you are interested in purchasing the plate, do check the Recommended Sellers page for a valid Hejnar Photo discount coupon before you pace an order.

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