March 25, 2013

SONY NEX-7 Modular L Bracket From Hejnar PHOTO - Preview

Hejnar PHOTO SONY NEX 7 Modular L Bracket - overview
Hejnar PHOTO besides the successful  Universal Camera base plates and L Brackets is also engaged with dedicated plates and L Brackets for Nikon cameras and quite recently have  released a series of dedicated Arca-Swiss® compatible L Brackets for the SONY NEX family of mirrorless cameras.
Addressing the SONY's top model NEX 7 the Hejnar PHOTO SN-7 Modular L Bracket follows the concept of the Modular Universal Camera L Bracket previewed a few months ago, but with a dedicated camera base plate and a dedicated L Side plate.

The L Bracket

Manufacturer Specification:
Length:3.375" (85.7 mm)
Height:2.45" (64.5 mm)
Width:1.5" (38 mm)
Thickness:0.95 cm (0.375")
Weight:2.3 oz (66 gr)
Hardware:Stainless Steel
Color:Black hard coat anodized
Material:6061-T6 Aluminium C.N.C. machined
Made in :USA

Hejnar PHOTO SONY NEX-7 Mod L Bracket - components & accessories
The modular SN-7 L bracket comes assembled but consists of two parts, the base plate and the L vertical side. The L bracket is accompanied by one 1/4"-20 captive screw for mounting on the camera tripod socket, a longer hex socket screw that retains the vertical side and two Allen hex keys with size matching the screws. 
All parts are Precision CNC Machined from solid 6061-T6 Aluminum blocks and are hard coat anodized in a glossy black color. Further, all screws are made of Stainless Steel.
Hejnar PHOTO SONY NEX-7 Mod L Bracket - front view
The vertical side is a full width dovetail plate and has a small notch on the top that fits under the camera strap hook. The base plate is long and narrow following the slim camera body lines, with two anti-twist bosses at the front sides. Two protruding lips one infront and one back, form the base dovetail while there is an extra 1/4"-20 threaded hole for attachment on a tripod / monopod 1/4"-20 stud directly.
Hejnar PHOTO SONY NEX-7 Mod L Bracket - back view
The back side reveals a laser engraved Φ mark on the base plate and another on the vertical side , both intended to mark the lens center for proper alignment.

Mounting the Bracket On the Camera

Hejnar PHOTO Mod L Bracket on SONY NEX-7- front view
Hejnar PHOTO Modular SN-7 L Bracket fits perfectly on the slim SONY NEX-7 body holding well with its two bosses not allowing it to twist. Due to the small camera base footprint any lens other than a pancake lens will make the combo front heavy and very easy to twist in portrait orientation.
Hejnar PHOTO Mod L Bracket on SONY NEX-7- back view
The vertical side fits perfectly under the side strap hook...
Hejnar PHOTO Mod L Bracket on SONY NEX-7- side view connectors
...while its open structure permits full access to the camera connector ports.
Hejnar PHOTO Mod L Bracket on SONY NEX-7- tilted viewscreen
The L bracket positioning permits to the viewfinder and the articulated camera LCD screen to be used / operated unobtrusively.
One of the biggest advantages of a modular L bracket is the ability to remove the vertical side at will and operate the camera with only the base plate on.

I hope you found the information useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos & Drawings © 2012 Chris Hejnar / Hejnar PHOTO

Price and Availability:
Current price for the SN-7 L Bracket is US$ 90.00 (+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:
New Modular Hejnar PHOTO Universal Camera L Bracket

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