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rhys
05-07-2009, 04:36 AM
can i check I'm doing this right.

The mounting plate does on the camera with the hole facing the back on the camera so away from the lens. Does it matter which way this goes on?

The upper rail setting for my setup is 86. So am i lining this number up with the line in the center of the mounting plate by the brass screw?

Thanks

nick fan
05-07-2009, 07:32 AM
it doesn't matter which way you mount the camera mounting plate. The reference mark always corresponds to the tripod socket of the camera.
By changing the orientation, you change the max or min distance reachable on the rail.

Nck

rhys
05-07-2009, 07:49 AM
so the settings taken from the user settings here. http://www.nodalninja.com/html/nikon_settings.html
which way would the mounting plate be on for these?

hindenhaag
05-07-2009, 10:50 AM
Hi,

does not matter, because the white mark always in the same postion to the rail. 56 stays 56. What Nick wanted to tell you: the sidemark of the plate does not sit in the middle of the plate, 1/3 : 2/3 of the length of the plate. In my picture the long side is to the right. Right now with a rail setting of 36. Moving it to the end of the rail, the rail will stop me around 137 to move further on.
When i need a setting of e.g. 143, i have to turn the plate around, so that the shorter 1/3 side shows to the end of the rail. This will give me room up to around 146.

Hope you understand the problem right now.

Good luck

Heinz

hindenhaag
05-07-2009, 12:04 PM
the foto

nick fan
05-08-2009, 12:44 AM
Hi,

does not matter, because the white mark always in the same postion to the rail. 56 stays 56. What Nick wanted to tell you: the sidemark of the plate does not sit in the middle of the plate, 1/3 : 2/3 of the length of the plate. In my picture the long side is to the right. Right now with a rail setting of 36. Moving it to the end of the rail, the rail will stop me around 137 to move further on.
When i need a setting of e.g. 143, i have to turn the plate around, so that the shorter 1/3 side shows to the end of the rail. This will give me room up to around 146.

Hope you understand the problem right now.

Good luck

Heinz


Hi Heinz,


Thanks a lot for the detailed explanation and illustration.

Nick

rhys
05-08-2009, 04:29 AM
so on the user guide when it says upper rail of 86 are they facing the long side to the right or the left?

nick fan
05-08-2009, 07:41 AM
so on the user guide when it says upper rail of 86 are they facing the long side to the right or the left?


as explained, it does not matter which direction the long side is facing. The position of the camera is the same.


NIck