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liaock
12-23-2012, 04:34 PM
Hi...
I would like to know the comparison between Ultimate M1 and M2 ...what is the difference between them ?

The M2 will have M2-L , M2-S ??

Thanks
Liao

nick fan
12-23-2012, 08:55 PM
M2 will not have M2S. The target is heavy telephoto lens. So no "S" version.

the difference is at the upper rotator. M2 is free rotating with optional upgrade to supports up to 1.5 deg stops. M1 is fixed at 7.5 deg stops and no intermediate angle is possible. M2 can also act as gimbal arm too.

Nick

wilco
12-24-2012, 06:22 AM
Hi Nick,

Does 1.5 degree stops upgrade needs to change the whole upper rotator? I have not seen the pricing for upgrade. If I get upgrade for 1.5, can it be use for both 2.5 and 1.5 deg with changing parts?

DennisS
12-24-2012, 07:02 AM
"M2 is free rotating.."

Nick,

Does this mean you have finally separated the rotation axis from the clamping mechanism? Pictures, please (if possible).

Dennis

nick fan
12-28-2012, 05:30 AM
"M2 is free rotating.."

Nick,

Does this mean you have finally separated the rotation axis from the clamping mechanism? Pictures, please (if possible).

Dennis

There is no way we can include 1.5 deg stops in the rotator. So the rotator is standard one with friction lock but with fully bearing loaded.
The stops will be added externally.

Nick

liaock
12-28-2012, 11:01 AM
Hi ..
I have the NN5 ...with Fuji S5 Pro ( based on Nikon D200) + battery grip + sigma 8mm ... nowadays i am taking 4 photos + 1 ( zenith ) ...at 0 degree ... the nadir i use photoshop..
I am thinking to upgrade to Nikon D800 + Nikon 10,5 or Nikon 16mm or even use the Sigma 8mm ... and i want to upgrade to Ultimate Modular Series ... which one do you recommend M1 or M2 ?
Thanks
Liao

nick fan
12-28-2012, 10:52 PM
Hi ..
I have the NN5 ...with Fuji S5 Pro ( based on Nikon D200) + battery grip + sigma 8mm ... nowadays i am taking 4 photos + 1 ( zenith ) ...at 0 degree ... the nadir i use photoshop..
I am thinking to upgrade to Nikon D800 + Nikon 10,5 or Nikon 16mm or even use the Sigma 8mm ... and i want to upgrade to Ultimate Modular Series ... which one do you recommend M1 or M2 ?
Thanks
Liao

I think M1 is still best for spherical panos. Small and precise. M2 will be better for mosaics where you want to get smallest number of shots using the free rotating upper rotator.


Nick

wilco23
02-19-2013, 04:39 PM
There is no way we can include 1.5 deg stops in the rotator. So the rotator is standard one with friction lock but with fully bearing loaded.
The stops will be added externally.

Nick

Any time frame for availability of 1.5 deg stops add-on?