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pico23
12-23-2008, 01:02 AM
Is there anyway to mount the rectangular bogen plate to the NN3 or vice versa.

The issue is I use the bogen (i think it's the RC2) QR plate and switching between the quick release and the NN3 plate is a huge hassle.

Alternately what is my cheapest option for a QR mount for both NN3 and tripod?

Thanks in advance!

nick fan
12-23-2008, 06:53 AM
if your QR is similar to manfrotto 323, you can use our new rail plate
http://store.nodalninja.com/product_p/rp1-38.htm
you need to mount the QR plate in the direction of lens axis so that the safety lock on the clamp is placed outside the rail plate. See the sample set up.
It will be available in Jan.

you can also buy our new QR clamp which will work for many manfrotto plates and Gitzo/giottos plates.
http://store.nodalninja.com/product_p/qrc2.htm
It can also compensate tripod off-set up to 40mm if used with our QR plate.
http://store.nodalninja.com/product_p/qrp2.htm


nick

Terrywoodenpic
12-23-2008, 12:59 PM
Hi Nick

Does the QRC2 require a mounting plate to fit it to the nn arm or is the fit incorporated in the design?

Does the QRP2 also fit a manfrotto quick release?

Thanks Terry

nick fan
12-23-2008, 05:55 PM
Hi Nick

Does the QRC2 require a mounting plate to fit it to the nn arm or is the fit incorporated in the design?


fitting is integrated.



Does the QRP2 also fit a manfrotto quick release?


No. It doest not fit Manfrooto or Gitzo clamp.


Nick

Macro
12-23-2008, 06:24 PM
Is the QRC2 an Arca Swiss style clamp?

David

nick fan
12-23-2008, 07:50 PM
Is the QRC2 an Arca Swiss style clamp?

David



no. It is more like Manfrotto/ Gitzo clamp.

Nick

pico23
12-24-2008, 06:06 PM
no. It is more like Manfrotto/ Gitzo clamp.

Nick


Just to be crystal clear so I don't order only to find out I misunderstood.

I have this clamp and plate (plate shown on top of clamp).

http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/sc/32537171-2-200-0.gif

If I buy this, I mount this to the nodal ninja, and use my existing plates.

http://store.nodalninja.com/product_p/qrc2.htm

Then I can use just the one plate on my camera for both standard tripod shots on my tripod, and panoramics on the NN3?

If this is correct, I'll be ordering the QRC2 clamp in the next day or so. Perfect solution for me, and I can use my existing clamp and an extra QR plate to mount the nodal NN3 to the tripod. Best of all worlds and no wasted parts!

nick fan
12-24-2008, 06:10 PM
Just to be crystal clear so I don't order only to find out I misunderstood.

I have this clamp and plate (plate shown on top of clamp).

http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/sc/32537171-2-200-0.gif

If I buy this, I mount this to the nodal ninja, and use my existing plates.

http://store.nodalninja.com/product_p/qrc2.htm

Then I can use just the one plate on my camera for both standard tripod shots on my tripod, and panoramics on the NN3?

If this is correct, I'll be ordering the QRC2 clamp in the next day or so. Perfect solution for me, and I can use my existing clamp and an extra QR plate to mount the nodal NN3 to the tripod. Best of all worlds and no wasted parts!


yes, that is the main purpose of this QR clamp.

NIck

pico23
12-24-2008, 08:46 PM
Thank you very much...as usual it seems your company is based on making things simple. I like this concept.

Quick response much appreciated.

Macro
12-24-2008, 11:00 PM
no. It is more like Manfrotto/ Gitzo clamp.

Nick


Is there a one-piece Camera Plate + Arca style Quick Release Clamp coming?

David

nick fan
12-25-2008, 03:51 AM
Is there a one-piece Camera Plate + Arca style Quick Release Clamp coming?

David


Probably in March.

Nick

rnickel
12-25-2008, 09:59 AM
I posted a thread regarding the use of a Manfrotto quick release on the NN3+MKII some time back (http://nodalninja.com/forum/index.php?topic=377.0), and I'm sorry to say I'm still not clear on what the correct solution to mounting my camera should be.

I use a Camdapter hand strap (http://www.camdapter.com/product_manfrotto_plus.html) on my D300, which uses a Manfrotto style quick release plate with a lip at the rear to prevent unwanted rotation. Because of that lip, mounting the Manfrotto 323 at 90 degrees to the NN3 top rail is not a workable option.

I guess what I'm asking is:

Whether your QRC2 will mount to my top rail and work with the Camdapter quick release plate mounted on my camera in the correct orientation?

OR

I should order your RP1-38 plus the Manfrotto 323 adapter? (Will the lever hub or the locking pin interfere with the NN3 top rail?)

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Bob

psj
12-26-2008, 12:02 AM
Probably in March.

Nick


In lever version with the integrated rail plate that can be mounted in either direction, parallel or at 90deg to the upper rail?

Merry Christmas

nick fan
12-27-2008, 01:47 AM
In lever version with the integrated rail plate that can be mounted in either direction, parallel or at 90deg to the upper rail?

Merry Christmas


Lever version is much more challenging. We need to work around some patents in existing designs.

Nick

Psychobabble
12-28-2008, 04:34 AM
with my camera setup (olympus e510 with 12-60mm lens), I was able to mount the quick release plate directly to the rail arm. This worked for me becauise my camera needed to be back far enough on the rail that the clamp release was at the end of the rail and not on top of it. This would not work with a smaller lens, but I don't see why I couldn't mount it directly to the NN plate.

rnickel
12-28-2008, 09:53 AM
The problem with mounting the Manfrotto 323 quick release adapter to the standard NN3 camera mounting plate (at least with the Nikon D300) is that it increases the distance between the upper arm of the NN3 and the centerline of the lens to the point that the centerline of the lens is pushed past the centerline of the rotator. Mounting the 323 adapter plate directly to the upper arm of the NN3 would eliminate the distance problem, but can't be done because the hub of the release lever and the locking pin of the 323 hit the upper arm of the NN3 unless your able to rotate the 323 90 degrees (which I'm not).

I'd like to know if, in my case, this can be resolved with either the new mounting plate, the new quick release, or if my only option is to go to the Nodal Ninja 5

Terrywoodenpic
12-29-2008, 06:05 AM
I had the same problem using my 40d ...
you will see how I got over it on this thread
http://nodalninja.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=66;sa=showPosts;start=1 20

The new thin adapter or the new manfrotto/bogen Type mount should solve the problem, Though perhaps only Nick will have the actual measurements for the new kit and the D300 and could be definite about this.

nick fan
01-02-2009, 12:08 AM
With the new QR, the max supported height from camera base to lens axis is 50mm using our plate, 49mm for a Manfrotto 323 plate, 48mm for a Gitzo plate.
The max value on upper rail for full rotation is also limited to 85mm. It works up to 103mm for 75 deg up. 75 deg is still fine for zenith shot for many fisheye lens.
Max value for non zenith shot is 110mm.

Nick