Friday, December 17, 2010

Lens support fort short lenses

Above picture represent idea how Lens support bracket and 90 degree connector can be combine with any 3/8 rails and create Lens support package. In same cases 90 degree connector has to be mounted under horizontal rail to bring bracket down as much as possible

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New revision for Mini Clamps

Quick Release Screw-Knob 1.5 inch clamp set. Using provided pins and bushing, clamps can be mounted back to back in different orientation. Pins will prevent clamp from twisting . Set can not be assembled with knob facing the same direction. When disassembled they work as standard clamp

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Rail with integrated clamp

Multi Purpose Rail with integrates clamp. 6 inch rail with one captive slots and 1/4-20 tap hole.
Works great as Nodal slide

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

8 inch Rail with clamp

This is new 8.00 inch rai with 1.5 inch mini clamp. Something similar to rail with integrated clamp after assembled.
I do provide 2 dowel pins with rail. They prevent clamp from twisting. Clamp itself is 1.5 inch with dual mounting and captive style knob. Hard coat black anodized surface.

Main purpose of this rail is to help you convert standard clamp from different manufactures into rail/clamp combination.
Couple of months ago I had request to make rail with integrated clamp but clamps had to be wider than 1.5 inch since some cameras and L bracket do not work well with 1.5 inch clamps(camera to big, L brackets has a special cut for battery door opening -Nikon D40 for example). Instead incorporate wider jaws I decide to make a rail where you can mount clamp you already own and save some $$$$.
At the same time somebody else was asking for making jaws higher above rail level. He was using short lens and could see end of rail in his lens. Sure I could do that or make rail shorter. Instead making couple of expensive products I decided to make something much less expensive and as universal as possible.
This rail is what we decided to do. If you have clamp from any manufacture you can mount it on rail. If you want clamp go higher just use 1/4 spacer block ($ 14.99 at my e-bay store) and you are there.
I do provide 2 dowel pins with rail. They prevent clamp from twisting . If you own clamp with grove, it will help placing pin(s) in rail hole and align with grove on clamps. My own Hejnar Photo clamps incorporate extra hole for aligning clamp on rail (see picture 14) and preventing it from twisting.
Some clamps you will have to mount without pins. They do not have any opening where anti twisting pins can be located.

This rail can also accept other size of clamps 2.375 and 3.25.
Clamp can be positioned with knob facing back or knob on a side ( right or left). One anti rotating pin will keep clamp from twisting.

Monday, November 29, 2010

2.80 inch camera plate

This is universal camera plate. Works great with small DSLR and P&S cameras

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Custom Parts

Mike from UK requested simple block.
He is using a Gitzo Explorer tripod and Markins M10 ballhead. He want to be able to set the ballhead in the normal position (like it would on a normal tripod)but with the explorers arm set in the horizontal position.

Once a while i do have request for custom parts. Same parts are easy to make some much more complicated. If you need a part not listed in my auctions I can usually make it. All I need is some input from you. It takes time to design and machine part. Anodizing process required another week or two. Please expect 45-60 days for such project.
If you want to know how much will it cost I have to know what will need to be done. With your input we can design new part. After that i can give you complete quote. In most cases product can also work for other costumers and I can produce more than one part. In that case you are charge only for product you are buying and not custom work. In most cases we are looking at $50-100 for plates, rails etc. If you need custom setup supporting for example Lecica M8 with 800mm lens with teleconverter and your rail need to be 24 inch long I may charge you $300.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bidirectional camera or lens plate

2 inch plate with captive style slot and 1/4-20 hole. Works great with small P&S cameras and DSRL Can be mounted in ether direction

Monday, November 22, 2010

Plates with Ridge

Quick release lens mounting plate. It can be used with all Canon and Nikon lenses using tripod collar. I do make this version of plate in various lengths up 4.50 inch. All single mounting hole lenses required anti twisting ridge to prevent lens rotating when mounted.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Panorama set

Set include two quick release 8.00 inch Multi Purpose Rail 1/2 inch thick and 90 degree connector. For users with heavy equipment where 3/8 rails are not sturdy enough. This parts connected together serve as starting point for single and multi rows panorama. Additional rail, clamps or rail with integrated clamp will be required for multi row panoramas. You will also need one or two pano clamps.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nikon AF-S VR 200mm/f2G ED-IF foot replacement

Above original Nikon Foot

Quick Release foot replacement for Nikon collar foot on the AF-S VR 200mm/f2G ED-IF lens.
This foot have enough room for your fingers under the lens to freely use lens focusing ring, although do not allows hood reversal for storage.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Leica M8 with 800mm lens and teleconverter

This is 16.5 inch custom rails. Rail is supporting Leica camera with 800mm lens and teleconverter.
I machine this rail in 2008.

Long lens Support Bracket

It can be used in combination with various long rails to improve stability as long as end of the rail has mounting hole. ( please check my store) It can be permanently mounted to rail if you are using only one lens or can be mount inside clamp if you are using it with various lenses and need to adjust height quickly. If you own long lens with foot you don't need any clamps. Rail can be mounte directly to lens foot.

Index stop bar

Set of two index stop for various rails. Screws are equipped with soft tip and they will not scratch your rails. Please check if screw position will work for you.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nikor 200-400 F4.0 AFS VR VR II Replacement Foot

  • Nikon 200-400 F4.0 AFS VR VR II
  • Nikon 500 F4.0 G ED VR VRII
  • Nikon 500 F4.0 D AFS & Series II
  • Nikon 300 F2.8 ED-IF AFS VR VRII

Nikon VR 200mm/f2G ED-IF lens foot

Standard 5 inch replacement foot for Nikon 200mm/f2.0 ED-IF


Hello everyone and welcome to my blog

This blog was created for all of you asking me questions and sending me suggestion about equipment I design and make. I simple cannot check all user groups and answer questions asked there. ( it also not permitted in same user group) It is so many of them and sometimes questions are very similar. I will try as much as my time permits post info about new products and ideas and also answer your questions if you have one. As of November 2010 all products are sold through my e-bay store If you are not e-bay member I can also send you pay pal invoice. I do not accept credit cart directly at this time only PayPal transactions.