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  • Fanotec Tripod Adapter for Poles is Now Shipping

    Fanotec Pole 1 and 2, together with pole rotators and footplate have been great successes. User feedbacks for these systems have been very positive. Our community good friend, Wim Koornneef, an expert in panoramic pole photography, has shared with us images made with Pole Series 1 and 2.
    http://www.nodalninja.com/forum/show...-Fanotec-poles
    Wim also shares sample scenarios and workflows for use of each series of poles (1&2) and displays them at various extensions. His works demonstrate that our pole systems are just what one needs for a portable and easy to use setup in typical outdoor situations during the day.

    However, in low light or windy situations, a rigid support base is a must. It is of great help for making HDRs. It helps to remove lots of anxiety for new players in pole photography.
    Now, I am glad to announce that the wait is finally over. Moreover, we have used the extra time to refine the original design. The tripod adapter now has a rotation lock and big knobs for easy and secure installation on a tripod.




    The tripod adapter works for tripods with a 3/8” male thread on top and a 3/8”male / female thread at the bottom of center column. Rigid center column is essential because a long pole can amplify torque exerted on center column by as much as 15 times. The tripod adapter requires the use of our advanced rotator or pole rotator. It is works for Pole 2, and Pole 1 by using a step-down ring which is under production.

    As an apology for the delayed release of the tripod adapter, we now offer the Level for Pole 2 free of charge for any purchase of the tripod adapter before 30th September, 2011. The level is also available separately for $24.95 each.



    Tripod Adapter is available in the store for $49.95 each.
    http://store.nodalninja.com/products...d-Adapter.html


    Over the past months, we have introduced more products than we did in the past years. Our small factory has been running in full capacity. It has been a great challenge in making tens of new parts while continuing to develop many eagerly awaited new products. I would like to express my appreciation for early supporters and those who patiently waited for our new products. We are developing easy to use guy wire system to further enhance the stability of the pole and to act as a safety device for horizontal application of pole.


    Nick
    Last edited by nick fan; 08-26-2011, 09:22 PM.
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  • #2
    The wait was worth the value, looks really nice can't wait to get one in hand to play with

    Vincèn
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    • #3
      I'm a little confused; "The tripod adapter works for tripods with a 3/8” male thread on top and a 3/8”male / female thread at the bottom of center column. Rigid center column is essential because a long pole can amplify torque exerted on center column by as much as 15 times. The tripod adapter requires the use of our advanced rotator or pole rotator. It is works for Pole 2, and Pole 1 by using a step-down ring which is under production."


      Are you saying the tripod adapter will not work with Pole Series 1 and 2 until a step-down ring is available?
      Last edited by nick fan; 08-26-2011, 11:04 AM. Reason: too long a quote. :-)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bbc597 View Post
        Are you saying the tripod adapter will not work with Pole Series 1 and 2 until a step-down ring is available?
        As we can see on pictures it'll fit directly with Pole 2. But if you use it with Pole 1 (as it's smaller diameter), it's where you'll need the step-down ring for upper arm of the tripod adapter ! Am I right Nick ?

        Vincèn
        French Nodal Ninja Distributor
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Vincèn View Post
          As we can see on pictures it'll fit directly with Pole 2. But if you use it with Pole 1 (as it's smaller diameter), it's where you'll need the step-down ring for upper arm of the tripod adapter ! Am I right Nick ?

          Vincèn
          yes. and the step-down ring will be an inexpensive accessory.

          nick
          Fanotec
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          • #6
            Originally posted by nick fan View Post
            yes. and the step-down ring will be an inexpensive accessory.
            not included with the tripod adapter ? because owner of P2 can use it with P2 complete or upper P2 so they'll might need the step-down ring

            Vincèn
            French Nodal Ninja Distributor
            Blog: http://www.skivr.com
            Online shop: http://magasin.skivr.com
            Photo gallery: http://flickr.com/skivr
            Support website: http://support.skivr.com

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Vincèn View Post
              not included with the tripod adapter ? because owner of P2 can use it with P2 complete or upper P2 so they'll might need the step-down ring

              Vincèn
              ok, not a bad idea to include the adapter when available.

              Nick
              Fanotec
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              • #8
                for french speaking member, in french http://www.skivr.com/?p=1269 ;)
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                • #9
                  so I played with it and my Benro tripods and it fits nice :) see pictures below shot quickly with my cellphone ! You have to unscrew at bottom of central column the little attach for backpack, and then inside there is a female 3/8 thread. Screw in it the included 3/8 thread and then you can attach on it the bottom part of the adapter and that's it :)

                  Vue de face by Vincèn PUJOL - SkiVR, on Flickr

                  Vue de dessus by Vincèn PUJOL - SkiVR, on Flickr

                  Vue de l'ensemble de côté by Vincèn PUJOL - SkiVR, on Flickr
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                  • #10
                    Hi Vincen,

                    thx for taking your time and share it right now. I suppose there is now snow right now. So a little bit of extra time besides your hard daily work.

                    Regards,
                    Heinz

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by hindenhaag View Post
                      thx for taking your time and share it right now.
                      you're welcome :) I wanted to check how it works, and it looks pretty simple in fact, more simple than I expected !

                      Originally posted by hindenhaag View Post
                      I suppose there is now snow right now.:no
                      not yet but pretty nice weather right now, sunny but not too hot, perfect for bmx ;) working on way to shoot panos while riding the bike ! back on snow end of october ;)

                      Originally posted by hindenhaag View Post
                      So a little bit of extra time besides your hard daily work.
                      well lot of work in fact !

                      Vincèn
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                      • #12
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHFDa9efCQU

                        Heinz

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Vincèn View Post
                          As we can see on pictures it'll fit directly with Pole 2. But if you use it with Pole 1 (as it's smaller diameter), it's where you'll need the step-down ring for upper arm of the tripod adapter ! Am I right Nick ?

                          Vincèn
                          Any news for this adapter? My tripod adapter is sitting idle because I have pole 1 (if a few months away then I will build my own). Cheers

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by softgad View Post
                            Any news for this adapter? My tripod adapter is sitting idle because I have pole 1 (if a few months away then I will build my own). Cheers
                            the down step ring adapter for pole 1 on tripod adapter is supposed to be shipped with each tripod adapter sold. If you didn't get one with your, get back in touch with your reseller so he can send you one free :)

                            Vincèn
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