User requirements is one of the drives that keeps Hejnar Photo in the front line of Arca Style camera and lens support systems manufacturers in the US.
This time a Chris Hejnar responded to the request for adaptation of older Nikon PS-5 Slide Duplicators, which with some modifications to be used with an Arca-Swiss® compatible rail system.
There are still many slides and negatives that need to be digitized and archived electronically.
So a full Nikon PS-5 Slide Duplicator package was introduced with all necessary rails and QR clamps while all modifications are executed by skilled personnel.
The Support Bracket
|Long Rail Length:||304.0 mm (12.00")|
|Short Rail Length:||101.6 mm (4.00")|
|Long Rail Thickness:||12.7 mm (1/2")|
|Short Rail Thickness:||95.0 mm (3/8")|
|Rails Width:||38.1 mm (1.50")|
|Arca Dovetail:||Double on both rails|
|Safety Stop Screws:||2 X M3 on each rail|
|Material:||Precision CNC machined 6061-T6 Aluminium|
|Color:||Black hard coat anodized|
Double-dovetail design on both the rails allows for clamping on both sides, front/back or upper/lower.
The package includes a USED Nikon PS-5 Duplicator properly modify to be mounted on an Arca type rail, since it was originally designed to be used with a macro bellows.
Additionally the package contains:
One Hejnar Photo G010-12 Rail, 12" long by 1/2" thick with front threaded hole.
A total of 3 Hejnar Photo Arca type 1.5 inch clamps, two of which are the reviewed Hejnar PHOTO Updated F61b 1.5" Quick Release Clamp Review and one F61-1b 1.5" Quick Release Clamp with 1/4"-20 thread center hole.
And one Hejnar Photo Arca Type M1-400 4 inch rail with removable ridge used as screw type index Stop.
|Hejnar Photo Nikon PS-5 Slide Duplicator Package components set on the table. One F61b QR clamp is mounted on the 12" rail front while the two remaining F61b and F61-1b are attached perpendicularly forming a camera slider.|
On the other hand with the F61b on top we can see the flat head screw that attaches it to the F61-1b below.
|Hejnar Photo Nikon PS-5 Slide Duplicator Package components reversed.|
|Hejnar Photo Nikon PS-5 Slide Duplicator Package assembled for use|
Obviously the two rear clamps allow a Nikon (or any other) camera equipped with a 1:1 macro lens to be clamped by its Arca style base plate.
The whole rig with the camera may of course be mounted on a tripod equipped with an Arca style ball head as in the example below.
|Hejnar Photo Nikon PS-5 Slide Duplicator used with Nikon Camera and macro lens.|
Next the PS-5 bellows is mounted properly on the front of the macro lens and the camera/lens combo may be moved fore-aft and adjusted to the desired position so the slide or negative is framed properly.
|Hejnar Photo Nikon PS-5 Slide Duplicator in action with bellows extended|
You may get a better idea of the assembly and implementation of Long Lens Support Brackets visiting the posts about Ideas for Long Lens Support Brackets part 1, part 2 part 3 and part 4 in the "Referenced Articles" section below.
I hope you found the information useful, thank you for viewing.
Photos by courtesy of Hejnar PHOTO ©2017 Chris Hejnar
Price & Availability:
Current price for the DAM-PS-5 is US$ 300.00 (+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.
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