August 30, 2017

New Lens Plates with 1/4"-20 Hex Slotted D-Ring Screw from Hejnar PHOTO

Hejnar Photo M1D-325 Lens Plate with D-Ring screw

Starting with the M1D-325 Lens Mounting Plate with Removable / Adjustable Ridge, Hejnar Photo is introducing a new series of lens plates with new mounting screw option.
This is a Hex-Socket screw but with a larger diameter head. The head has also a slot and a D-Ring for the user to choose the most convenient way to tighten it.

However, not all plates or rails have enough space below to accommodate such a large screw, therefore Hejnar Photo has modified one of their best seller plates to introduce the requested screw type.

The M1D-325 Plate

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:M1D-325
Length:8.25 mm (3.25")
Plate Height/Thickness:9.60 mm (3/8")
Ridge Height:7.90 mm (5/16")
Plate Width:38.1 mm (1.50")
Mounting Slots / Screws:1 Captive Style w/ 1/4"-20 Captive D-Ring Screw
Accessory Holes:2 in Front
Ridge Mounting Holes:6 Pairs M3 Thread
Safety Screws:2 M3
Material:6061-T6 Aluminium, Black hard coat anodized
Made in:U.S.A.

The M1D-325 Plate with removable Ridge can be used with various length collared feet of lenses just by adjusting the position of the ridge on the plate. Further than that it features double dovetails and a couple of utility holes in front.

Hejnar Photo M1D-325 Lens Plate with D-Ring screw Top
Hejnar Photo M1D-325 Lens Plate as viewed from the rear ridge side
As noted by Hejnar Photo the captive screw rises about 7.6 mm (0.3") above the plate surface, therefore if the user is planning to use the plate on a blind hole, the depth of it should be checked first. Different length screws are available.



The Hex socket / Slotted / D-Ring Screw

Many users requested from Hejnar Photo a more convenient tightening option, therefore a larger cap screw was adopted, with standard Hex-socket, a slot for flat screw-driver or small coin and a folding D-Ring.
Hejnar Photo Hex Socket /Slotted /D-Ring screw overview
Hejnar Photo new screw with Hex Socket also Slotted and equipped with D-Ring

Although D-Ring screws can be tightened in many ways, using a Hex Allen Key is the way that applies more torque in tightening a screw and should be adopted when safety is paramount.

I hope you found the information useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos by courtesy of Hejnar Photo © 2017 Chris Hejnar

Price & Availability:
Price for the M1D-325 Plate w/ D-Ring Screw is US$ 45.00 (+shipping where applicable) and is available from the Hejnar Photo online store.

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

Referenced Articles:

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