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hindenhaag
08-22-2011, 04:03 AM
Hi,

This is the way I fix my U1 universal camera plate to the camera body:

I tested several bodies and I found out the will fit the best way. Once the screw is inserted into the tripod mount of the camera body a little bit, move the plate forward to the lens direction, screw will stop the plate, then fix it.

I know Nick is designing new special camera plates, but till then we can compare settings using the plate in this position.

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Regards,
Heinz

nick fan
08-22-2011, 10:06 AM
Hi,

This is the way I fix my U1 universal camera plate to the camera body:

I tested several bodies and I found out the will fit the best way. Once the screw is inserted into the tripod mount of the camera body a little bit, move the plate forward to the lens direction, screw will stop the plate, then fix it.

I know Nick is designing new special camera plates, but till then we can compare settings using the plate in this position.

274273275

Regards,
Heinz

for consistency of NPP value, only use 2 mounting positions.
1. center of camera plate if the plate is not protruding from the camera body.
2. a position so that the plate is flush to a recognizable feature at camera base.

nick

John Houghton
08-22-2011, 10:28 AM
I use the centre of the mounting plate and I align one edge to be parallel to an edge of the camera (5D/4D).

John

DemonDuck
08-22-2011, 10:34 AM
I use the centre of the mounting plate and I align one edge to be parallel to an edge of the camera (5D/4D).

John

That's what I do with the T-II adapter and my LX3. But the camera always twists a bit out of alignment after a couple of panos. The mounting plate is the weakest link in the product chain.