October 10, 2017

New Innovative Hejnar PHOTO Modular Lens Support Bracket Preview

Hejnar Photo MOD-6 LLSB on Support Rail


A new and very innovative modular lens support bracket was just released by Hejnar Photo under the model name MOD-6 LLSB. Actually the new LLSB is unique and original.

It is based on the reviewed Hejnar PHOTO Modular Lens Support Bracket MOD-1 with its 2" body rail but with a modified U shape lens supporting bar featuring 1.15" diameter wheels placed in a completely different manner than any other lens supporting Yoke or LLSB.

Up to now Lens Support Yoke wheels are placed perpendicular to the lens barrel in order to facilitate lens ring rotation. But what happens with long telephoto lenses which do not have an internal focusing system or long zoom lenses which extend when zoomed out?
Hejnar MOD-6 LLSB comes to fill this gap with its wheels rotating in parallel with the lens barrel length. This will allow for full support when a long lens extends / retracts while focusing or zooming.

The Support Bracket

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:LLSB MOD-6
Rail Length:50.0 mm (2.00")
Thickness:  9.5 mm (3/8")
Width:38.1 mm (1.50")
Wheels Diameter:29.2 mm (1.15")
Total Length/Height:87.6 mm (3.45")
Total Width:80.0 mm (3.15")
Wheels Distance Tip to Tip:44.5 mm (1.75")
Weight:72 gr (2.54 oz")
Safety Stop Screws:1 X M3 on Wheel bar
Material:6061-T6 Aluminium
Color:Black hard coat anodized
Made in:U.S.A.

As mentioned above, the MOD-6 design is modular and the Lens Support assembly incorporates the known Hejnar 2" support rail with double full-length Arca style dovetail on each side and a special U shaped wheel bar, which features the large size 1.15" diameter wheels.
The 2" rail has a captive slot and comes with an 1/4"-20 captive screw for direct mounting on a long rail like its sibling in the Hejnar PHOTO Modular Lens Support Bracket MOD-1 Review examples.

Hejnar Photo MOD-6 LLSB front view

The U shaped wheel bar was obviously designed to hold the wheels angled and in parallel to the lens length. The M3 safety stop screw remains to forbid accidental bumping of the wheels, acting as a stopper on the long rail.

Hejnar Photo MOD-6 LLSB rear view



Application

An application example illustrates a full Long Lens Support Bracket assembly, incorporating a long base rail with a QR clamp mounted on the front end, which in turn allows for vertical adjustment of the MOD-6 LLSB.
The camera is supported by a set of perpendicularly connected QR clamps that allow fore-aft movement of the camera body on the long base rail.

Hejnar Photo MOD-6 LLSB in action
Hejnar Photo MOD-6 LLSB in action supporting Fujinon telephoto lens barrel which extends when zoomed.

You may have a more comprehensive description of the use and implementation of Long Lens Support Brackets visiting the posts about Ideas for Long Lens Support Brackets part 1, part 2 part 3 and part 4 in the "Referenced Articles" section below.

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

Price & Availability:
Price for the MOD-6 LLSB is US$ 60.00 (+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:
Hejnar PHOTO Modular Lens Support Bracket MOD-1 Review
Ideas for a Long Lens Support Bracket (Part 1)(Part 2)(Part 3)(Part 4)

Relevant Articles:
New Hejnar PHOTO Modular Lens Support Bracket
Create a Heavy Duty Long Lens Support Bracket

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