August 7, 2017

Hejnar Photo Introduces Spigot Adapter Plate

Hejnar Photo Spigot Adapter Plate

After client demand, Hejnar Photo has just introduced a one piece Spigot Adapter Plate with bi-directional Arca style dovetail.

It seems that certain photographers find it more convenient to mount a battery powered Strobe light on a tripod than carrying around extra light stands, while on the go.

Nonetheless, there are spare Spigots in the market with a 3/8" or 1/4" mounting hole, which can easily be attached on an Arca style plate, like the example below.

Standard Spigot on Arca style plate
Standard Spigot on plate with Arca style dovetail.

However. this solution has a drawback since strobes are quite heavy they have a tendency to unscrew the spigot from the plate. So this gave space for the Hejnar solution.

The Spigot Adapater Plate

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:Spigot Adapter Plate
Height:36.8 mm (1.45")
Spigot Height:28 mm (1.1")
Plate Height:8.9 mm (0.35")
Width:38.1 mm (1.5")
Length:38.1 mm (1.5")
Spigot Diameter:16 mm
Material:6061-T6 Aluminium, Black hard coat anodized
Made in:U.S.A.

The Hejnar Spigot Adapter, is CNC machined out of one piece high density Aluminium block with standard size Arca-Swiss® and RRS® compatible dovetail all around, so it is bi-directional and can mount on a ball head clamp in any orientation.

Hejnar Photo Spigot Adapter Plate straight
Hejnar Spigot stem is 16 mm in diameter and 28 mm long.

The Spigot follows the standard with a flattened area on the sides for better tightening of strobes and lights.

Hejnar Photo Spigot Adapter Plate side detail
Hejnar Spigot side detail with flattened area

Using the Spigot Adapter

As expected the Adapter base can be clamped on any quick release clamp attached either on a pod directly or on a ball head which can work the angle of a strobe as desired.

Hejnar Spigot on Hejnar QR Clamp with Gizomos GHA-35D combo
Hejnar Spigot dovetail adapter clamped on Hejnar Photo QR clamp on Gizomos GHA-35D Ball Head
Then any strobe or light can be mounted on the solid Spigot.

Norman ML600 Strobe on tripod via Hejnar Spigot.
Norman ML-600 Strobe mounted on the Hejnar Spigot Adapter. 

I hope you found the information useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos by courtesy of Hejnar Photo © 2017 Chris Hejnar

Price & Availability:
Current price for the SPIGOT Adapter is US$ 25.00 (+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 the current valid Hejnar Photo discount coupon before ordering.

Referenced Articles:
Hejnar Photo Introduces First QR clamp - Ball Head Combo

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