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mchang
11-28-2008, 03:50 PM
I am using a Gitzo GH1780QR plate on my Canon 350D so I can quickly put the camera on a Gitzo GH1780QR ball head.
www.bogenimaging.us/code/bius/GH1780QR

What do I use on the vertical rail of the NN3 so I can quicly connect the camera to the vertical rail?

nick fan
11-28-2008, 05:51 PM
I am using a Gitzo GH1780QR plate on my Canon 350D so I can quickly put the camera on a Gitzo GH1780QR ball head.
www.bogenimaging.us/code/bius/GH1780QR

What do I use on the vertical rail of the NN3 so I can quicly connect the camera to the vertical rail?




next week, we will have our QR shipping. It works for Gitzo and Manfrotto plates.


Nick

mchang
12-03-2008, 02:18 PM
Great!
Can you post a reply here when you have the QRs in the web shop?

Bill Bailey
12-03-2008, 05:09 PM
Great!
Can you post a reply here when you have the QRs in the web shop?

Yes we will certainly post notice - keep your eye in the "news box" above and we will also post notice on our website front page in the latest news section (top center home page).
thx Bill

mchang
04-20-2009, 05:11 AM
Any news on the quick release plates for NN3?
I saw new ones for NN5 but they are not compatible with NN3?

nick fan
04-20-2009, 09:07 AM
Any news on the quick release plates for NN3?
I saw new ones for NN5 but they are not compatible with NN3?


The QRC2 works with NN3 but its handle may hinder full rotation for zenith shot. what lens do you use?


nick

mchang
04-20-2009, 02:21 PM
I am using a canon 350D with one of these:
Canon 17-55 MM f2.8 IS (including lenshood if possible)
Canon 18-55mm standard lens

Marc

nick fan
04-20-2009, 05:44 PM
I am using a canon 350D with one of these:
Canon 17-55 MM f2.8 IS (including lenshood if possible)
Canon 18-55mm standard lens

Marc


they should work. Just bear in mind you can do full rotation to 90 deg up.
Order one for trial. If it doesn't work, let me know and send it back for refund.


Nick

mchang
04-21-2009, 02:15 AM
Nick,

I live in Holland so I was planning on buying it at www.cameranu.nl
Cannot find the right part though, because the part codes seem to be different.
Are we talking about this?
http://www.cameranu.nl/artikel/38733/Nodal_Ninja_Arca_style_Quick_Release_System_QRS2_. html
According to the Dutch text only suitable for NN5.

They have also
http://www.cameranu.nl/artikel/10655/Nodal_Ninja_Arca_style_Quick_Release_Clamp_ASQRC1_ .html

But I am afraid it will not work with my Gitzo GH1780QR plate I am using
http://tinyurl.com/82r79r

nick fan
04-21-2009, 03:16 AM
I live in Holland so I was planning on buying it at www.cameranu.nl
Cannot find the right part though, because the part codes seem to be different.
Are we talking about this?
http://www.cameranu.nl/artikel/38733/Nodal_Ninja_Arca_style_Quick_Release_System_QRS2_. html
According to the Dutch text only suitable for NN5.



Hmm, I need to ask cameranu to update the code. The clamp is not Arca Swiss compatible. Yes, that is what I am referring to. It should work for NN3 if full rotation is not needed. For many wide angle lens, a tilt >70 deg is enough to close the zenith. No 90 deg zenith shot needed.
Ask them if you can buy the clamp alone. If it doen't work, return it and I will reimburse your shipping cost. ;-)



Nick

mchang
04-21-2009, 04:41 AM
Nick,

Will contact cameranu.
Thanks for the offer for reimbursing shipping costs. No need, I will take the risk :001_smile:

I don't need zenith shots at the moment.

mchang
06-08-2009, 03:20 AM
Hello Nick,

I asked cameranu to check if my Gitzo plate fits on the QRS2.
They reported back they are not satisfied with the fit. They do not recommend to use the QRS2 in combination with the Gitzo plate coming with GH1780QR.

Do you have any other suggestions how to use the Gitzo quick release system with the NN3?

hindenhaag
06-08-2009, 06:24 AM
Hi Mark,

might be helpful to send the measurements of your gitzo plate to Nick. If it should be smaller in width for example, it might help you to add a piece of metal to the fixing bracket of the QRS2 to get a better fixation. did they tell you why the plate does not fit so good?

I use my camera without a quick release plate and without ballheads etc directly to the NN5 and my Ease Leveller II directly fitted to the tripod. I like the camera to be as close to the stuff as possible cause of weight of larger lenses and too many parts that can move.

Might be i can asked some friends of the panocourses held in Amsterdam about what they use. If you are interested, send me an IM. I live in the netherlands too.

Heinz

Terrywoodenpic
06-08-2009, 07:20 AM
Hello Nick,

I asked cameranu to check if my Gitzo plate fits on the QRS2.
They reported back they are not satisfied with the fit. They do not recommend to use the QRS2 in combination with the Gitzo plate coming with GH1780QR.

Do you have any other suggestions how to use the Gitzo quick release system with the NN3?



I would find it hard to believe that Nick has not tested a Gitzo plate on this.
I use a Manfrotto one on mine and you get the necessary parts to change so that it fits properly.
Of course it fits differently than on a Manfrotto head, as they clamp quite different manner, but they fit just as firmly.

nick fan
06-08-2009, 07:59 AM
Hello Nick,

I asked cameranu to check if my Gitzo plate fits on the QRS2.
They reported back they are not satisfied with the fit. They do not recommend to use the QRS2 in combination with the Gitzo plate coming with GH1780QR.

Do you have any other suggestions how to use the Gitzo quick release system with the NN3?



Sorry, I only have the old G1173 QR plate
http://www.amazon.com/Gitzo-G1173-14B-Standard-Release/dp/B00009R94D
It works. Not sure if Gitzo change the dimensions in the new plate. Can you take a photo of cross section of the plate using telephoto lens and measure the dimensions of your plate for me?
send the photos to fanotec"A T"gmail.com

Nick

nick fan
06-10-2009, 08:12 PM
just bought a Gitzo G2285M. Unfortunately it does not fit our QRS2. A large clamping area is truncated from the old design.
It will take some time to make a compatible version.
Probably, I can make a prototype for you first. :wink:


Nick

mchang
06-15-2009, 07:47 AM
Sorry for late reply.
Did not know you have posted a reply.
I have this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Gitzo-GS5370C-Quick-Release-Plate/dp/B001F7TGXY/ref=pd_cp_p_3

I do not have a telelens. I will think of something so you can see the dimensions.

mchang
06-15-2009, 07:52 AM
Here is some more info - a page out of the Gizto 2009 catalogue. See the pdf attachment
I have a Gitzo GS5370C plate.

nick fan
06-15-2009, 10:04 AM
Sorry for late reply.
Did not know you have posted a reply.
I have this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Gitzo-GS5370C-Quick-Release-Plate/dp/B001F7TGXY/ref=pd_cp_p_3

I do not have a telelens. I will think of something so you can see the dimensions.


That is the same as mine except for the rubber padding. Mine has cork padding.


Nick

mchang
06-16-2009, 02:38 AM
I am confused :ohmy:
So you tell me the qrs2 fits with the gitzo clamp...
I guess I have to go to cameranu.nl and see for myself...

nick fan
06-16-2009, 10:22 AM
I am confused :ohmy:
So you tell me the qrs2 fits with the gitzo clamp...
I guess I have to go to cameranu.nl and see for myself...






just bought a Gitzo G2285M. Unfortunately it does not fit our QRS2. A large clamping area is truncated from the old design.
It will take some time to make a compatible version.

No it doesn't fit.

Nick

mchang
06-19-2009, 04:23 AM
Request: can you make a Nodal Ninja adapter which is compatible with the Gitzo plates and your system?

nick fan
06-19-2009, 05:59 AM
Request: can you make a Nodal Ninja adapter which is compatible with the Gitzo plates and your system?


yes, it will take a few months. you can get my prototype. :wink:

Nick

mchang
06-19-2009, 06:32 AM
OK Thanks. I will wait patiently!

mchang
08-03-2009, 03:26 PM
Update:
I am using the following accessory to mount my Canon 50D with the Gitzo quick release plates on a Nodal Ninja 3:
Gitzo 2285MB - http://www.adorama.com/GZ2285MB.html
I use the T-adapter to position my Canon 50D and Canon 17-55 f2.8 IS lens, because I seem to need the extra 'backward' room the T-plate gives.
I will be making some test shots. I keep you posted.

mchang
08-09-2009, 01:57 PM
I have uploaded some photos on flickr so you can see how I use the NN3 MKII in combination with the Gitzo quick release.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mchangsp/sets/72157621866862265/