January 3, 2013

New 50mm Linear Motion Micrometer Macro / Micro Rail from Hejnar PHOTO

Hejnar PHOTO MS4-2 Linear Motion Micrometer Macro / Micro Rail
Based on demand for a Linear Micrometric focusing rail with a longer travel than the already popular MS4 Linear Motion Micrometer Macro / Micro Rail, Hejnar PHOTO has just released a second edition MS4-2 Linear Micrometric rail.
The new contender features a longer travel by 25 mm, totaling now a 50 mm drive from end to end.

The incorporation of a Micrometer Head with an extra-fine graduation of 0.01 mm !!! puts MS4-2 now at the top of the Hejnar line of macro / micro rails.

The Rail structure

Manufacturer Specification:
Length:205 mm (8.125")
Total length set at 50 mm:355 mm (14")
Width:55 mm (2.18")
Heigth (Thickness):63.5mm (2.5") w/ F72b QR clamp
Weight:963 gr ( 2 lbs 3 oz)
Materials:Precision C.N.C. machined 6061-T6 Aluminium,
Black hard coat anodized,
Stainless Steel and
Wear- and Water-Resistant Delrin® Acetal Resin (slider)
Hardware:Stainless Steel
Made in:U.S.A.

Hejnar PHOTO MS4-2 Macro / Micro Rail -top view
The rail, structure and clamp are made from Black hard coat anodized Aluminium, but moving parts of the slider are made from Stainless Steel and Wear & Water-Resistant Delrin® Acetal Resin ( see Polyoxymethylene ).
The focusing rail itself has a length of 8.125" (206 mm) while its total length with Micrometer Head set at 50 mm will reach 14" (355 mm).
Hejnar PHOTO MS4-2 Macro / Micro Rail -Mitutoyo micrometer detail
The Mitutoyo Micrometer Head has a 0-50mm range of movement and a fine graduation of 0.01mm. The Micrometer head can be oriented in any direction (default orientation is with scale facing up).

The Quick Release Clamp

Hejnar PHOTO MS4-2 Macro / Micro Rail -F72b QR clamp detail
The slider is equipped with an Updated Hejnar Photo F72b 2.375" (6 cm) long Arca Swiss® compatible Quick Release clamp, with embedded bubble spirit level. (b at the end stands for long black knob).
The clamp is retained on the slider by a 1/4"-20 flat head screw, which can be easily removed in order to reveal the relevant threaded hole and the alignment dowel pins.
As all Hejnar PHOTO clamps, F72b has corresponding 5mm holes at its bottom for the proper alignment with other Hejnar rails or clamps.

Hejnar PHOTO MS4-2 Macro / Micro Rail -F72b QR clamp reorientation
Just by changing the dowel pins position, the quick release clamp screw-knob can be reoriented by 90 degrees, at any four positions suitable to the users needs. Then it may be securely fixed with the 1/4"-20 screw.
Hejnar PHOTO MS4-2 Macro / Micro Rail -bottom view
The bottom rail is equipped with an Arca Swiss® compatible dovetail , so it can be used with any Ball or Pan head equipped with an Arca compatible clamp.

When the MS4-2 Linear Motion Micrometer adjusting micro rail is mounted on a Head equipped with an Arca-Swiss® compatible clamp. A rough camera to subject distance can be performed moving the LMM rail within the clamp and then perform any extra-fine adjustments using the Micrometer.

The Rail will work in vertical orientation (perpendicular to the ground) with a load up to 10 lb (4,53 kg), while in horizontal orientation (parallel to the ground) the load can be increased up to 15 lb (6,80 kg).

The longer travel, the choice of materials, manufacturing quality, extra fine micrometric adjustment and last but not least Arca Swiss® compatibility, make this Linear Focusing even more outstanding than its predecessor, which of course remains as a shorter travel choice.

I hope you found the article useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos used by permission: © 2013 Chris Hejnar / Hejnar PHOTO

Price and Availability:
Current price for the MS4-2 Micrometer Micro rail is US$ 550.00 (+ 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 the current valid Hejnar Photo discount coupon before placing your order.

Referenced Articles:
Updated Hejnar PHOTO Quick Release Clamps Preview

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