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Oben MFR4-5 Macro Focusing Rail

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Oben MFR4-5 Macro Focusing Rail
Key Features
  • Precise Camera-to-Subject Focusing
  • 4-Way Adjustments
  • Integrated Arca-Type Quick Release
  • Durable Aluminum Construction
The MFR4-5 Macro Focusing Rail from Oben is a lightweight macro stage designed for precise 4-way camera alignment. Its ability to make small incremental adjustments is ideal for close-up work, tilt-shift or macro-photography.
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Oben MFR4-5 Overview

The MFR4-5 Macro Focusing Rail from Oben is a lightweight macro stage designed for precise 4-way camera alignment. Its ability to make small incremental adjustments is ideal for close-up work, tilt-shift or macro-photography.

The MFR4-5 provides 2.75" of maximum front to back movement and 1.25" of maximum left to right movement controlled by dual-level adjustment knobs. The two angles of movement are controlled by independent top and bottom rails which may be separated using the included Allen key. This allows the top rail to be used alone as a front-to-back macro rail.

The rail is also equipped with an integrated Arca-type compatible quick release clamp and an included Arca-type plate. The plate uses a 1/4"-20 screw mount compatible with most cameras. The rail can also be mounted on most tripods by utilizing the built-in 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 tripod mounting threads. A durable aluminum construction provides smooth operation for extended use and keeps the unit lightweight at only 1.3 lb.

UPC: 847628588219

Oben MFR4-5 Specs

Material of ConstructionAluminum
Tripod Mount Thread Size3/8"-16, 1/4"-20
Range of MovementFront to Back: 2.75" (7 cm)
Left to Right: 1.25" (3.2 cm)
Quick ReleaseArca-type compatible
Dimensions3 x 4.75 x 9" (7.6 x 12 x 22.8 cm)
Weight1.3 lb (0.59 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.72 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.4 x 5.75 x 3.25"

Oben MFR4-5 Reviews

It makes shooting a lot easier

By J. Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-21

I do both garden and studio photography. Both my studio and garden photograph just got significantly easier. The left to right adjustments lets me center things with ease. No more picking up the tripod. Being able to focus in and out smoothly and precisely means no more nearly spot on macro. I'm 71 with shaky hands. Now I can shoot like i used to. Money well spent.

It is built great

By Ricardo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-04

I really like it. It is great for macro photography and DSLR scanning.

Very precise

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-27

Nice unit at a reasonable price

works as advertised

By Mark
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-14

No problems with the unit. The overall design for this and the others like it has some weak points. The whole unit likes to pivot on the main screw connection to the tripod or copy stand.

MFR4-5 Macro Focusing Rail

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-05

Great peice of equipment. Easy to use enabling quality in home Macro Photography.

Excellent Device

By Ray
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-14

I was iffy when I ordered this focusing rail. I wasn't sure I would get much use out of it. On the spur of the moment I attached it to the camera head on my copy stand. It is now a permanent fixture. I mostly shoot manual in macro, and the ability to tweak in the focus is a godsend. I has an adequate travel, smooth, not overly tight, with no discernible backlash. I highly recommend it.

Just what I needed

By Tyler
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-19

I had been photographing some jewelry, and while I was using a macro lens I could not quite get the focusing right. This photo rail is exactly what I needed to get the precision I needed! I could tell the difference in the first shot! Also, thanks for the quick shipping!

Good equipment

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-08

I have played with this for an afternoon. It is well made and works smoothly. It is solid.

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Is the maximum load really 1.6 pounds as stated in the manual? That would be only for compact cameras, wouldn't it?
Asked by: Dan
It works just fine with a Canon 5DIII and a 700-200 f2.8. No problems at all. Also, it works with my Arca-Swiss QR plates.
Answered by: Philip R.
Date published: 2018-08-26

can I attach to a RRS BH-40 ball head?

can I attach to a RRS BH-40 ball head?
Asked by: Francisco
I assume the ball head has Arca Swiss clamps. If you add a Arca Swiss adapter like you would to a camera body yes you can. I mount mine to a Manfroto 410 geared head all with Arca Swiss style mounting. Or as others have said mount directly with 1/4-20. Focusing rail has female thread
Answered by: John
Date published: 2020-08-16

Does it have to be mounted on a tripod or can it ...

Does it have to be mounted on a tripod or can it be placed and lay flat on a table top for use?
Asked by: Rhonda
You could try putting it on a table top. But it was designed to be used on a tripod. (Maybe a tabletop tripod would do the trick, as Jeremy suggested.)
Answered by: David
Date published: 2021-10-01

Does this come with an Oben (or Arca) quick ...

Does this come with an Oben (or Arca) quick release plate?
Asked by: Kris
It comes with a QRP but will accept some other plates but it doesn't seem to fit the Arca plates I have. The plate that it comes with works quite well and will allow moving the camera side to side with screws that stop it from sliding off.
Answered by: JOHN
Date published: 2020-08-26

This rail can be mounted on a common tripod ...

This rail can be mounted on a common tripod screw?
Asked by: Luis Humberto
Yes.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-21

question

Can I mount this on my Manfrotto XPro 3-way head?
Asked by: Glenn
Since this rail has a 1/4-20 thread at the bottom, you can attach it to a head like a Manfrotto XPro 3 way head.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2020-12-28

question

Hello,Does this work with Bogen 488RC2?Thank you for checking.
Asked by: Samantha V.
It can be mounted on any device that has a 1/4-20 mounting screw. If you remove the adapter from the underside of the rail mount, a standard 3/8-16 mounting screw will also work.
Answered by: Philip R.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Can the top plate (ARCA) be turned 90 degrees to ...

Can the top plate (ARCA) be turned 90 degrees to support lens mount foot?
Asked by: Neil
I contacted Oben Gear concerning your inquiry. According to the manufacturer, they state that "Unfortunately, you are not able to turn the quick release on this 90°; the reason being is the notches on the bottom are a bit to short going the other way, so they don’t fully match the protruding part on the head."
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-08-04
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