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  • The rail can be mounted directly on an ARCA clamp on your tripod or you can use the threaded hole on the bottom of the rail to attach any quick release plate. The camera or lens is mounted on the rail by means of an ARCA quick release plate (not supplied). The clamp on the top of the rail holds the quick release plate securely with no detectable play. It is also possible to attach a second iShoot focus rail perpendicularly on top of the first rail using the same clamp if you want to provide controlled side-to side movement (I have not tried this).To adjust lens distance from the subject (and thus adjust the area in focus). you twist the knob at either end of the rail. The slider moves smoothly and hold its position well. The knobs are well made from high grade aluminum and are machined to provide a very sure grip. It is a treat to watch the area in focus move along the subject as you watch through the viewfinder. For large movements, you can press the quick release lever at the side of the slider. This disengages the threaded clamp form the drive rod so that you can rapidly move the camera/lens in and out. The quick release lever can lock to avoid accidents. There is also a knob on the far side of the slider that can fix the slider in position.
  • The iShoot macro focusing rail is very well made and an excellent value for the money. It is made from high quality materials that are precision machined. There is very little play in the mechanism - which is really important in macro photography. The rail uses a worm drive design that allows precise adjustment of the distance of the lens from the subject. Even with a heavy lens on the camera (Canon MP-E 65 on an 80D body), I could not detect any slippage down hill when the lens is angled down - presumably due to the friction between the threaded rod, bearings and the threaded clamp that is mounted in the slider. All of the mechanism is exposed so cleaning and lubrication are possible if needed. I'd recommend storing the rail protected from dust to avoid the need to clean it. One issue with this design is that it is possible to touch lubricated parts of the rail so care must be taken to avoid spreading lubricants to your other photographic equipment.
  • Great workmanship, there is no problem with the installation, I think its value is far more than its price. Nice product, thank u!
  • Nice design. I saved a lot of money because of this little thing, this is why the converter is so important to every photographer. It is sturdy and beautiful, easy to carry and use. The entire disassembly and mount time is only about 1 min.
  • Bought this for my Sony FE 200-600 5.6-6.3. The foot is much longer than the original one and the other brand foot I bought, and so makes it possible to balance the lens even with a light camera mounted. Fit like a glove, very well made, slim design and looks great. The double dovetail feature is also great as I can readily mount a flash bracket clamp to the foot and use it while the lens is in the clamp of the tripod head.
  • I felt everything was worth of it when I received this package. The ball head is made of aviation aluminum for strength and lightness. I was looking to add a solid ball head to my Neewer Monopod. So I found it! Actually I have four ball head already, but what I need is a solid, strong and lightweight ball head so that I can bring it when traveling. It can be folded with my tripod without disassembling it, which is really amazing! You can add the quick release plate with any other professional RRS type plate. You can place your larger DSLR’s on this ball head with a heavy lens and the two knobs will lock it securely. The ability to pan is also nice. iShoot keeps making really solid gear.
  • This lens foot is cool, very well mead. I can firmly mount it on my sony 200-600 f/5.6-6.3 g lens, its connection is very satisfying to me. I prefer black than white.
  • Received it very quickly, and the quality is pretty good than my imagine. It can be applied to some of my lenses, that's my favorite place.
  • I used this adapter to mount my Canon lens to Sachtler FSB 6T, very stable and easy to use. It's a good design, satisfied.