R1 locking in 90 deg. position? [Archive] - Nodal Ninja Forum

PDA

View Full Version : R1 locking in 90 deg. position?



waters
10-09-2009, 06:15 AM
Does the R1 lock in the 90 deg. position?

Mauro Contrafatto
10-09-2009, 08:53 AM
Nope. To reach the +90? offset position, the locking knob is disengaged.

Cheers,
Mauro

waters
10-09-2009, 09:42 AM
Mauro:

Thanks for your reply. When rotated to the 90 deg. ( zenith ) position, there is no way to keep the camera from rotating? Are people eyeballing 90 deg., or using a hot shoe level?

nick fan
10-10-2009, 01:01 AM
Mauro:

Thanks for your reply. When rotated to the 90 deg. ( zenith ) position, there is no way to keep the camera from rotating? Are people eyeballing 90 deg., or using a hot shoe level?



For some cameras, 90 deg is not possible. camera bumps into the vertical rail. Something about 80-90 deg is possible. When camera is rotated at -65 deg and +90 deg, the weight of camera will keep it fixed at those position. These positions should not be used on the pole and very windy location.




Nick

erikhoffman
01-15-2010, 05:31 PM
Hi Nick

It shouldnt bump any camera especially my D3X

See my thread on

How do you take nadir and zenith shot with R1?