December 7, 2017

New Z Shape Foot for Metabones 2nd Gen Adapters from Hejnar Photo

Hejnar Photo Z shape foot w/ 4" rail for Metabones overview

Metabones® Adapters are getting more and more popular with Interchangeable Lens Compact Cameras, since users are able to use their existing lens models coming from manufacturers like Canon and Nikon, with proven high standards.

As I have mentioned in the New Feet and Extenders for Metabones Adapter from Hejnar Photo article, a couple of years ago, current Metabones adapter models do feature a tripod mounting foot, some conforming to an Arca-compatible style. However, there are still some restrictions and limitations faced when users want to combine them with larger diameter lenses, Tilt-Shift lenses  or even a Battery Grip.

Z Shape Foot Assembly

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:Metabones Z Shape Foot
Length:4.57 cm (1.8")
Height:5.40 cm (2.125")
Width:4.48 cm (1.765")
Tapped Holes:3 x 1/4"-20
Color:Black hard coat anodized
Material:6061-T6 Aluminium C.N.C. machined
Made in :USA

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:Base 7
Length:10.16 cm (4.0")
Width:3.81 cm (1.5")
Thickness:0.95 cm (0.375")
Captive Slots:2 x
Safety Stop Screws:2 x M3
Strap Loop:Yes
Color:Black hard coat anodized
Material:6061-T6 Aluminium C.N.C. machined
Made in :USA

This latest Hejnar model, differs from previous models as it is comprised of the known Hejnar Z shaped Foot Extension for Metabones 2nd Generation and newer adapters with appropriate anti-twist lips on top and a 4" Base Rail with two parallel captive slots and a strap loop on the front.

Hejnar Photo Z shape foot components

The Z shaped foot is attached on the base via two captive screws which allow for fore-aft adjustment.
Further than that the 4" base rail is equipped with two M3 safety stop screws at both ends.

Hejnar Photo Z shape foot assembled base view

The displacement between the top and base of the Z shaped foot gives the appropriate clearance for using the camera and Metabones adapter with a longer or tilt shift lens and/or a battery grip.
The combination of the Z shaped foot with a longitudinal base rail lets the camera, metabones adapter and lenses be adjusted backward and forward in a similar manner to telephoto lenses equipped with a collar foot.

Hejnar Photo Z shape foot assembled top front view


Despite the shift by the Z shape foot which allows better equipment balance with the Metabones adapter on the camera as mentioned above, the long captive slots on the base rail permit better balance achievement since the vertical foot can be relocated at any desirable position on the base rail.

Hejnar Photo Z shape foot relocated on base

Package Contents

The package contains one Z shape foot for Metabones adapters, one 4" base rail,  one 1/4"-20 - 0.40" long captive style hex mounting screw for the adapter. two 1/4"-20 - 0.50" captive style hex screws for the attachment of foot on the base rail, two M3 safety stop screws pre-installed on the base rail and two Allen hex wrenches for 1/4"-20 and M3 screws.

Hejnar Photo Z shape foot components, screws and tools

For the record, Hajnar Photo offers a few more solutions for the mounting of Metabones Adapters with simple in line spacers and/or bracket mounting option which you may find in the appropriate section of Metabones Adapters in the Hejnar Photo store.

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 METABONES_FOOT_BASE_7 assembly is US$ 89.00 plus Shipping where applicable and is available from the Hejnar PHOTO on-line Store.

If you are interested in the products, do check the Recommended Sellers page for a valid Hejnar Photo discount coupon before placing your order in the Hejnar online store.

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New Feet and Extenders for Metabones Adapter from Hejnar Photo

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