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carrollmorgan
03-15-2012, 01:32 PM
I am trying to mount a Nikon D3s (with camera L bracket) and 70-200mm to the M1L upper rail QRC-40A. The lens collar has an Arca Swiss lens mounting plate. The lens mount and the camera bracket are offset by 90 degrees.

Can anyone recommend a "fix"?

The only way I can come up with is to have (2) 210 rails with (2) QRC-40A mounts. One of the QRC-40A would be rotated 90 degrees.

Thanks.

hindenhaag
03-15-2012, 06:47 PM
Hi Carroll,

this was my solution a time ago: http://www.nodalninja.com/forum/showthread.php?4537-How-to-use-long-lenses-like-Nikkor-70-200-on-M1-upper-rail

This was the time when we did not have the new camera plates. I mounted directly to the upper rail end clamp QR40A. Another idea is to use a longer rail on the lens collar and mount this directly into the upper rotator clamp in place of Upper Rail. I will check this for you this weekend and let you know.

So long,
Heinz

carrollmorgan
03-15-2012, 07:32 PM
Hi Heinz,

Thanks for those solutions. Either would work, but I would probably prefer to adjust the upper rail for proper entrance pupil aligment... even though the shots are pretty far away.


Hi Carroll,

this was my solution a time ago: http://www.nodalninja.com/forum/showthread.php?4537-How-to-use-long-lenses-like-Nikkor-70-200-on-M1-upper-rail

This was the time when we did not have the new camera plates. I mounted directly to the upper rail end clamp QR40A. Another idea is to use a longer rail on the lens collar and mount this directly into the upper rotator clamp in place of Upper Rail. I will check this for you this weekend and let you know.

So long,
Heinz

hindenhaag
03-15-2012, 08:56 PM
Carroll,

the solution shown fixes to Upper end rail Clamp QR40a so the lens can be set to correct entrance pupil alignment by sliding the upper rail.

Heinz

nick fan
03-15-2012, 11:47 PM
I am trying to mount a Nikon D3s (with camera L bracket) and 70-200mm to the M1L upper rail QRC-40A. The lens collar has an Arca Swiss lens mounting plate. The lens mount and the camera bracket are offset by 90 degrees.

Can anyone recommend a "fix"?

The only way I can come up with is to have (2) 210 rails with (2) QRC-40A mounts. One of the QRC-40A would be rotated 90 degrees.

Thanks.

You can simply mount a MFR-160/170/210 on the lens collar, replacing your plate. You can use 2pcs of 1/4" screw in case for your 70-200mm. or you can use 1pcs of 1/4" screw and get a rail stop as anti-twisting bar.
http://store.nodalninja.com/arca-style-stop-plate-2ea/

Note that 1/4" screw for MFR-160 and MFR-170/210 are different. if you get one more MFR-170/210 you can use the 1/4" screw that come from your M1L.


The other solution is to get one more QRC-40A/B and mount it to the upper rail with dovetails in parallel.




Nick