Mounting a camera plate or fixing a rail requires some extra force which can only be attained using an Allen hex key. The hex key, due to its shape can provide that little extra torque required to fix a plate in place securely.
Nevertheless, there are users that prefer a simpler and easier way to mount a plate without being in need of an extra tool, which may be lost in the field or forgotten at home.
D-Ring, Coin driven or thumb screws come to fulfill this demand, but this type of screws are a little large for some types of plates and especially rails.
With all these in mind, Desmond Photographic Distribution have introduced a new Mini hinged D-Ring 1/4"-20 type screw.
The difference with the new screws is the head size of 14.5 mm which fits more plates and rails than usual D-Ring 20 mm head screws, while they retain the 4 mm hex socket for uncompromising users like me. :)
The new screws will come in two lengths: Long with a 13 mm shaft and Short with a 9.7 mm shaft.
|Desmond Long Mini Hinged D-Ring 1/4"-20 Screw dimensions.|
|Desmond Short Mini Hinged D-Ring 1/4"-20 Screw dimensions.|
Desmond Mini D-Ring Screws are available from Amazon or from eBay
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