March 28, 2019

Hejnar Photo Modular Flash Bracket Extended Version -Preview

Hejnar Photo Extended Flash Bracket overview
Back in August 2018 I made a short review of A Modular Flash Bracket Coming from Hejnar Photo.

It took some time for the idea to mature and come to its first update.
Nonetheless, it is neither a refinement nor a modification update but actually an extended version of the Hejnar FB87B Flash Bracket.


Besides the extension though, it still takes far less space to carry in your bag compared to other monoblock brackets and can be set up in no time.

Nothing changes also in adjustment of height.

Nonetheless this extended version is more suitable with longer telephoto lenses, as it can lift the light beam higher.





The Flash Bracket


Manufacturer Specification:
Model:FB-EXTENDED
Interior Clearance:149 mm (5 7/8 ")
Interior Clearance w/ Extension:343 mm (13.5 ")
Width:126 mm (5 " )
Weight:236 gr (8.1 oz)
Material:6061-T6 Aluminium
Color:Black hard coat anodized 
Hardware:Stainless Steel
Made in :USA

Should we repeat here that that this is one of the most versatile Hejnar brackets which can be attached either to the quick-release Arca style plate of a collared lens or via a small nodal rail on a camera equipped with an Arca style base plate.
The base arm of the bracket is equipped with an integrated Arca-Swiss type quick release clamp, a feature which has now become dominant as the industry standard for macro and telephoto lens support systems.

Hejnar FB87B Flash Bracket assembled
Original Hejnar FB87B Flash Bracket assembled.
Hejnar FB87B Flash Bracket assembled + Extension
Original Hejnar FB87B Flash Bracket assembled with vertical extension arm on the side

The Components


The Hejnar Extended Flash bracket is modular, assembled by four components, thus being versatile and easily stowed in your camera bag or in a small space when not in use. Components connect without tools with simple to tighten thumb screws. None of the parts slip, twist or creep-even during intense action due to the existence o anti-twist pins.
Furthermore, all screw knobs are captive to prevent detachment and fall off, being accidentally unscrewed too far and be lost while in the field.

Hejnar Extended Flash Bracket components
Flash bracket is comprised of four arms easily interconnected being attached and detached via thumb screws.



Applications

As mentioned in the beginning such an extended in height flash bracket is addressed to long telephoto lens users. It requires the existence of a lens foot with an Arca style dovetail or an Arca compatible lens plate installed on the lens.
Off camera flash and especially when positioned much higher than the lens has many merits in minimization of harsh shadows induced by the telephoto lens front barrel.
Besides the extension it is still possible to adjust the vertical distance between flash and lens, either at the extension junction or the top horizontal arm junction.

Hejnar Photo Extended Flash Bracket on Nikon long lens support
In the above illustration we can see the Hejnar Extended Flash Bracket attached on the lower dovetail of the base rail of a Nikon long lens support assembly.

For more information and illustrations regarding the ability to clamp the bracket either on the upper dovetail or the lower dovetail of the lens foot or lens rail and other mounting options, please visit the former article A Modular Flash Bracket Coming from Hejnar Photo Review.

Please note that an off-camera shoe cord is needed to connect the camera hot shoe terminals with the flash terminals, unless you use a wireless flash trigger on the camera with a compatible flash. Something missing from the illustrations above since a flash cold shew was used instead.

I hope you found the information useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos by courtesy of Hejnar Photo © 2019 Chris Hejnar

Price & Availability:
Current price for the Hejnar Flash Bracket Extended is US$ 125.00 plus shipping where applicable and is currently available from the Hejnar Photo online store and soon will also be available at the Hejnar Photo eBay store.

If you are interested in purchasing the product, do check the Recommended Sellers page for a valid Hejnar Photo discount coupon before ordering, valid at the Hejnar Photo on line store.

Referenced Articles:

A Modular Flash Bracket Coming from Hejnar Photo Review
Create a Hejnar Photo Modular Flash Bracket
Create a Hejnar Photo Modular Flash Bracket







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