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Thanks Vincèn, but can you offer any predictions as to when that will be, please? Are we talking weeks or months? I need a pole, but don't want to purchase a competing, and perhaps inferior, product if the Nodal Ninja offerings are imminent.
I understand your frustration but unhappy I don't have more infos than you, and waiting as impatient than you to get my hands on them :D
Thanks Vincèn, but Bill, Nick, if you are reading this, you have whetted our appetites by showing the poles in Tucson and in this forum - any thoughts on availability, please?
Sorry, I can't predict the release date. Last month, we were to start production of the rubber handle of the 4 section pole. But the vendor just damaged my mold at the beginning of production.
So I only know the release date when everything is ready.
Yes, I agree with the pole spirit level. Suggest 1 - 1 1/2 inch diameter circle spirit level type. We use another telescoping pole product and the our spirit level is usually fitted near waist elevation... or 3 feet ( 1 meter ). This permits us to look down at the spirit level while 1 hand is about shoulder height... other hand is positioned under the level (also holding the remote wireless shutter release).
Please excuse the stick drawing
^->pole top 15 - 18 feet elevation (5m to 6m)
| eye level
| one hand
| one hand/shutter release
Now that the poles seem to start being available you may want to add a new section to the forum.
In the meantime I'd be glad if you could answer some question that came to my mind when I looked at the store offer.
Why do I have to specify a camera model when ordering? Is there any specific mount or accessory that comes with the pole?
Can I have the pole with just a 3/8 bolt on top? And (most important) why isn't that pole suitable for vertical operation?
Thank you, guys.
why isn't that pole suitable for vertical operation?
I think you mean horizontal operation.
firstly, typical tripods and monopods are designed to accept compressive stress only. When a pole is used horizontally, stress can be tensile. The joints can fall apart if the glue holding them fails. I use Loctite industrial grade expoxy for the joints. It can hold >10kg tensile stress in my tests. But there is no guarantee after years of use of the pole. So special device for extra safety is needed for horizontal application.
secondly, in order to keep the deflection to less than 10cm/ 4", a much more rigid (larger diameter) pole is needed for horizontal application.