After the recent release of the new 5/8" thick G15 and G16 series of 6 and 8 inch rails, Hejnar PHOTO has also released an 5/8" thick alternative for the E034 8" Nodal /Macro Rail, following the G15/16 design pattern.
The new E050 rail although based on the E034 principle has been redesigned to great extend with some added features.
|Model:||E50 Nodal Slide|
|Length:||8.0" (20.32 cm)|
|Width:||1,5" (03.81 cm)|
|Thickness:||5/8" (1.6 cm)|
|Weight:||6.5 oz (185 gr)|
|Safety Stop Screws:||2 x M3|
|Front holes:||1 x 1/4"-20 and 2 x 5mm|
|Laser Engraved Scales:||Metric mm|
|Color:||Black hard coat anodized|
|On the bottom side we can see the two M3 screws that act as safety stops at each rail end.|
|Hejnar PHOTO E50 Nodal slide drawing with exact dimensions (click to enlarge)|
Combined with F61b quick release clamp
|First choice between the Hejnar PHOTO clamps is the F061 1.5" clamp, for its lower weigh and compactness. F61b quick release clamp is an updated version of the older F012 clamp, for which you can find more information in my Hejnar Photo F010 & F012 Clamps Review.|
|The F61b clamp is secured on the rail, with an 1/4"-20 screw (which is provided with the clamp).|
|The E050 + F061b combination is a perfect choice when the rail is going to be used as a Nodal slide for heavier long lenses.|
|By simply unscrewing, relocating the pins and screwing it at the new position, any clamp can very easily be re-oriented on the rail.|
|Except for the standard now to Hejnar PHOTO rails, bubble spirit level, the new E050 rail is also equipped with one 1/4"-20 tapped hole and two 5mm dowel pin holes in the front.|
|These front holes permit the mount and perfect alignment, by the use of the dowel pins, of a quick release clamp on rail front.|
|Pictured above is the E050 8" rail with the F061a 1.5" (3,8cm) quick release clamp (with small black knob) attached in the front end threaded hole and the F062b 2.375" (6cm) quick release clamp (with long black knob) mounted on the back.|
Adding an extra Long Lens Support in the front clamp, this can be an excellent choice of a support bracket for a camera with a long telephoto lens which does not have a collar foot like the Pentax Beercans.
I hope you found the article and ideas useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos used by permission: © 2012 Chris Hejnar / Hejnar Photo
Price and Availability:
Estimated prices are US$ 55.00 for the E050 Nodal / Macro Rail and US$ 100.00 for the E050 Rail with the F61a quick release clamp (+ shipping where applicable).
The E50 Nodal Rail is available from 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.
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