May 10, 2016

New Modular L bracket for SONY alpha 6300 from Hejnar Photo

Hejnar Photo SA6300 modular L bracket on Sony a6300 ILC camera
It's been a long time since Hejanr Photo had released a modular L bracket for the SONY® APS-C family of ILC cameras.
Nonetheless, Hejnar Photo has released, a few days ago, a dedicated L Bracket addressing the latest SONY alpha 6300 ILC .

Just like all of its predecessors the SA6300 Modular L Bracket follows the concept of the Modular Universal Camera L Bracket previewed in the past,  yet with a dedicated camera base and L Side plates.

At first glance the bracket is almost identical the older Hejnar Modular L bracket for SONY NEX-6 but has been refined to fit exactly to the updated SONY alpha 6300 model.

Manufacturer Specification:
Length:3.375" (85.70 mm)
Height:2.29" (58.16 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 SA6300 L bracket front-view
Despite many recent Hejnar camera base plates featuring a full length dovetail, is obvious from the photo above that the SN6300 follows the design of the NEX series L Brackets. Nevertheless, it is still slim with dovetails in front and back just below the lens. Two anti-twist ridges exist on both front ends of the base plate.
Centered on the base plate, just in front of the mounting screw, exists a tapped 1/4"-20 hole for direct mounting the camera on a pod without having to remove the bracket.
Hejnar Photo SA6300 L bracket rear-view
There are no ridges or other frills at the back of the L bracket. Just the rear extension of the base dovetail and two Φ marks one on the base plate dovetail and one on the vertical side plate, which indicate the lens center axis for proper alignment either in landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation.
Hejnar Photo SA6300 L bracket fron/side-view
The right side view of the L bracket shows clearly a recess on top of the vertical L side intended for the camera strap loop. Further than that we can see that the vertical side is attached via a single hex cap M4 size screw so it can be easily removed at users will with one of the included Allen keys.
Hejnar Photo SA6300 L bracket modules and tools
As all  Hejnar L Brackets, the SN6300 comes pre-assembled, but by been modular, the vertical plate may be removed. Besides the connector screw, the base plate.has an appropriate socket for the alignment bosses existing on the vertical side plate.

The package includes: One assembled L bracket, one 1/4"-20 1/4 inch long captive style mounting screw, one M4 hex socket connecting screw for the vertical plate. Two Allen hex keys are included one for the mounting and one for the connector screw.
As a standard Hejnar feature all screws are made of chromed stainless-steel. However, there are no M3 safety stop screws residing either on the base and/or the vertical plates.

Mounting on the Camera

SONY a6300 ILC with Hejnar Photo SA6300 L bracket rear view
The SN6300 L Bracket fits nicely on the camera with a minimum increase of the camera bulk and weight. There is no interference with the movement of the LCD screen.
SONY a6300 ILC with Hejnar Photo SA6300 L bracket side view
Plus the L Side plate allows full access to the camera connector ports, while it may also be disassembled and used as a camera Base plate only if desired.
SONY a6300 ILC with Hejnar Photo SA6300 L bracket bottomview
The bottom view of the mounted Hejnar SN6300 L bracket is revealing of the base plate structure and design. The slim minimal design and the correct placement of the mounting screw below the lens center axis.
It is also obvious that the Battery door is clear, allowing full access to the battery compartment with the L bracket mounted.

According to Hejnar Photo their L Brackets are directly compatible with the original Arca-Swiss®, Kirk®, even R.R.S.®  lever clamps made in USA, yet also most Arca style quick release clamps.

I hope you found the info useful, thank you for viewing.
Photos by courtesy of Hejnar Photo ©2016 Chris Hejnar

Price and Availability:
Current price for the SA6300 L Bracket is US$ 90.00 (+Shipping where applicable) and is available from the Hejnar Photo online Store as well as Amazon or eBay.
As of 2017 Hejnar Photo Modular L Brackets are no longer available from the Hejnar Photo online Store. Dedicated / Custom and or Universal camera base plates are available instead.

If you are interested in the product, do check the Recommended Sellers page for a valid Hejnar Photo discount coupon before ordering, applicable only in the Hejnar Photo Online Store.

Referenced Articles:
New Hejnar Photo Modular L bracket for SONY NEX-6 
New Modular Hejnar PHOTO Universal Camera L Bracket

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