It was originally designed having in mind a solution for small table top tripods and P&S or 4/3 cameras equipped with the appropriate small Arca Swiss® compatible base plates as we shall see further on.
However, its small size is also ideal and what exactly I had in mind for a flash bracket holder and/or a Long Lens Support Bracket vertical regulator for short collar foot lenses.
|Model:||F60 1" Mini Clamp|
|Jaw Length:||2.54 cm ( 1.0")|
|Center Socket:||Countersunk on one side for 1/4" or M6 screw|
and threaded 3/8"-16
|Clamp knob:||Screw, Captive stops at max opening|
|Weight:||45 gr (1.7 oz)|
|Material:||6061-T6 Aluminium, Black hard coat anodized|
Using the Clamp...
As a Flash Bracket holder / regulator
When I first visualized the idea of a low budget Flash bracket in Create an Economy Telephoto Flash Bracket I had in mind to use an 1" quick release clamp, as this would be ideally at the same width with the Boling C-Shaped flash bracket. However, I had available the little larger F010 clamp then, so I made a small compromise.
As soon as I acquired the smaller F60 clamp I felt that the realization of the original idea was now complete.
|Using the 1/4"-20 flat screw and Allen hex key, provided by the clamp manufacturer, simply screw the clamp on the Boling's S-shaped base longitudinally. In this case the bracket's S-shaped base orientation must be kept in its original state.|
|It is very easy to slide in the flash bracket by the small QR clamp on the top dovetail, of the protruding part...|
|...of a long lens plate like the Kiwi Fotos LP-100 pictured above, and tighten it in place.|
|In case a Long Lens Support Bracket is used for better lens stabilization, the flash bracket can be mount on the LLSB rail allowing greater freedom of back-forth adjustment.|
Back to back with another clamp
Hejnar PHOTO F010A and F012 Quick Release Clamps Review I had demonstrated the usefulness of attaching two clamps back to back which as a result gives us a sliding clamp and even more the ability to change a clamp's orientation.
The extra parts needed for accomplishing the task are pictured in the photo to the right.
An F61 QR clamp, an 1/4"-20 to 3/8"-16 converter like the Hejnar Stainless Steel conversion bushing and a dowel pin. (The 1/4"-20 flat head screw and Allen hex key are included with the F60 QR clamp anyway).
|Bringing the clamps back to back all it needs to be done is to insert and screw the 1/4"-20 flat head screw in...|
|...the bushing on the other side.|
On a small Pod
|(Photo by courtesy of Hejnar PHOTO)|
A Hejnar PHOTO D010 1" camera plate with ridge (pictured on the right), is most appropriate for these cameras, so a small size and low weight QR clamp is the best companion.
|With the aid of a 1/4"-20 to 3/8"-16 conversion bushing screwed on the 1/4"-20 stud of the Fotomate V-Pod-S Table Top Tripod...|
|...Hejnar PHOTO F60 QR Clamp can be easily attached on top in order to facilitate the quick mounting and dismounting of a small camera or a flash unit.|
|If you intend to use the V-Pod-S as a Grip the F60 QR clamp can also be mounted directly on top of the pod via an 1.4"-20 to 3/8'-16 conversion bushing.|
|Just in a few seconds.|
As a Long Lens Support Bracket vertical regulator
The small F60 QR clamp may prove quite appropriate as a Long Lens Support Bracket vertical regulator for lenses with a short collar foot. Its small size will permit a Lens Support Bracket like the Hejnar LSB-R2 to get lower and closer to the horizontal rail.
Pictured on the left are Hejnar G13-80 8" rail equipped with an anti twist dowel pin in the relevant front hole and the F60 1" QR clamp.
You may find more info about LLSB solutions in the Ideas for a Long Lens Support Bracket (Part 1). (Part 2), (Part 3), (Part 4) articles.
|F60 screwed in the relevant 1/4"-20 threaded front hole of the G013-80 rail.|
|Hejnar PHOTO LSB-R2 secured as lower as possible by the F60 QR clamp.|
|The complete Hejnar PHOTO Long Lens Support Bracket setup LSB-R2 + F60 clamp + G013-80 rail + F50 Double side clamp, mounted on the Sunwayfoto XB-44 Low Profile ball head, during its recent testing for review.|
A handy, little quick release clamp of high quality machining and finishing, that can prove a nice solution for many applications in the ever expanding Arca Swiss® compatible support system.
|(Photo by courtesy of Hejnar PHOTO)|
The latest version of the Hejnar F60 Quick Release Clamp follows the changes applied to the larger Updated Hejnar PHOTO Quick Release Clamps, featuring a decimal laser engraved scale on both clamp jaws.
I hope you found the review and ideas useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos: © 2012 S.C.Vlachos
Price & Availability:
Current price for the F60 QR clamp is US$ 45.00 (+Shipping where applicable) and 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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