PXC2 8 Inch Arca-Swiss Type Nodal Rail with Integrated Clamp

$74.95 USD
Free shipping for orders $100 above (USA)


  • 8-inch Multi-Plate accepts Arca-style Clamps on top and bottom
  • Mountable to Ball Heads or Gimbal Heads (anything with Arca-style clamp)
  • Integrated Arca-Type Knob Clamp
  • Use to attach cameras to Gimbal Heads or to Find Nodal Point for Panoramas
  • 5.5-inch long dovetail (not including the clamp)
  • Compatible with: Arca-Swiss compatible clamps
  • Basic Micro Slider to help focus
  • T6061 Aluminum, CNC Machined
  • Made in the USA

The ProMediaGear PXC2 Nodal Rail with clamp is compatible with Arca-Swiss type ball or gimbal heads.

It is 8-inches long and is designed to adjust to your Nikon, Canon, Sony, or any camera's position front to back. This enables you to position the nodal point of your lens over the center of rotation.

Moreover, this allows you to create better panoramas as you have a more precise center. You may also mount your camera on this nodal rail via a separate mounting plate.

The PXC2 8-inch Nodal Rail is made of T6061 aluminum. It is lightweight, durable and built to last. Proudly made in the USA!

Full Specifications
  • 8-inch total length,
    7.5-inch long dovetail (not including the clamp)
    Weight 0.4 lbs, 200 grams
    T6061 Aluminum, CNC Machined
    Made in the USA

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Mark S. (San Carlos, US)
Great quality, but missing important markings

As with all the PMG gear I’ve purchased, nothing comes close to the quality of their gear. However, with this nodal rail, it’s missing the marks on the side to help align predetermined locations for the nodal point of different lenses. There are markings on other PMG plates (why?), but not the nodal rail. Seems backwards to me. Photo shows a PMG PX6 (top) with PMG PXC2 8” (bottom)

Michael M. (Gaithersburg, US)
Great Rail

I got the 8 inch rail (PXC2) to use with the PMG L bracket (PLX3T) with panoramic shots with a pan/tilt head. I also plan to use it with the GT2 "Tomahawk" for mounting my camera to the GT2 with lenses that don't have a tripod foot. The rail is clearly high-quality construction, the clamp action is smooth, and the price is quite good compared to the competition. Definitely recommended. I have no problems with lens hood clearance at the wide end with a 24-70 f/2.8 in portrait orientation, but the hood does hit the rail in landscape orientation. Extending the connecting rails on the L bracket might help with that. Those with large wide-angle lenses should consider the 6 inch model.

Robert C. (Orlando, US)
Quality Rail

I bought both the 8 and 6 inch rails as I was not sure which would work the best for me. I found that the 8 inch works best shooting landscape and the 6 inch better in portrait when using with my Katana Jr. gimbal head. This is due to me also using the PMG L brackets with my cameras. Due to the bracket being forward when using as portrait the 6 inch rail works better due to the forward offset. If I used the 8 I am sure I would catch part of it in the picture using my 15-35mm lens.

Roger Valeri
Well Made...But

I bought this to use on a gimbal head, but it is also useful for macro and panoramic photography too. It is very well made and does those functions as intended, but.... I use it on my Nikon Z7 with an RRS one piece L-bracket and my Z 24-70 f2.8. My one gripe: the height of the clamp above the rail is not high enough to allow my lens hood to stay on the lens without rubbing. Mine rubs the rail when retracted to 24mm. The RRS bracket is the low profile one, so if it was a little thicker, then no issue. This is something worth checking before you buy it for your setup. If you set your camera, with the plate/bracket on it, flush on a flat surface and the lens hood does not touch that same surface, then you won't have a problem. If lens hood diameter is large enough so that it touches that surface, or extends below it, then it will rub the rail, provided the lens is also short enough (less than 5.5" from the front edge of your plate). I can't use this with the lens hood unless I buy a new L-Bracket with a thicker bottom plate, cut the nodal rail short by an inch, or figure something else out.


This fail was perfect for me. I needed to mount Binoculars and a laser rangefinder on one rail and this is the perfect setup. The price point is great and the quality is there. Fast shipping too.