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  • hindenhaag
    started a topic New Fanotec Tripod Adapter with Manfrotto tripods

    New Fanotec Tripod Adapter with Manfrotto tripods

    Hi,

    as I received my adapter yesterday, I was trying to find some parts to attach it to the manfrotto center column with leveling top.

    http://www.manfrotto.com/product/837...umn_for_055Pro. The handle at the bottom fixes the top leveling plate by locking-unlocking. So we have to keep this mechanism going and be able to attach the lower adapter part to an 3/8" male screw.

    I managed to find some parts which can be used to make it work:

    http://www.manfrotto.com/product/837...27_to_38%27%27

    The normal manfrotto handle has a 6mm thread. So you have to change the 1/4" thread inside of the Adapter to a 6mm thread. I just "screwed" it inside softly and everything worked nice with the new 6mm thread. The plate has to rest against the Bottom of the Tripod with a tube between Adapter Plate and tripod.

    I found a small tube normally used as curtain accessory which fits nicely. H: 15mm , outer diameter 18mm, inner diameter 12mm = 3mm thick "wall". There is a flat screw inside on top, I opened up the hole with 6mm. This screw centers the tube on the 6mm Tripod Screw. Fixing the tube to the tripod with the Adapter Plate on top, you can easily fix the leveling top.

    Workflow to fix the Tripod Adapter: First fix Top Plate with loose level plate of tripod. Then center the lower NN adapter to 3/8" screw of adapter plate, fix the tripod head by using the adapter plate. Move the pole upwards to fix it to the center column.

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    For the other type of center column without leveling top, you have to get this sort of adapter:

    http://www.manfrotto.com/product/837...lumn_Accessory
    http://www.manfrotto.com/product/837...ter_for_055DCL

    After taking off the rubber cap of the end of the center column, it can be fixed by clicking into one of the two holes in the columns end.

    Cheers,
    Heinz
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 09-13-2011, 10:59 AM.

  • nick fan
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    Originally posted by JeffE View Post
    I know this is an older thread, but if you see this Nick, which tripod adapter for a pole would work with my Induro CX-214?
    http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?o...c&sku=INDCX214
    You can send me a private message too if you like.

    thanks!
    Jeff Ellis
    Does it have a 3/8" female thread at the base of center column? Or do you know the diameter of the center column? You can warp a piece of paper around the tube and measure the perimeter of the tube. diameter = perimeter/ 3.141516
    As long as it fits the requirement of tripod adapter A/B, your tripod can be used. Mount the adapter in an orientation that the pole is closest to the center of tripod.

    Nick

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  • hindenhaag
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    Hi Jeff,

    May be I can help you in between.

    This looks difficult to me. Using the tripod in a "normal position" the center column sits aside the top plate in between the legs, right? This would be the "normal position" of the pole adapted with the tripod adapter. Because of stability specially with longer poles Nick has stated in another thread, that you might not extend the distance between center column and pole by using extensions to the tripod adapter. Using the tripod adapter on your center column, will place the pole far outside the center of the top plate of your tripod. This is unstable and I am sure Nick will not accept such a use of the Tripod Adapter.

    Is is possible to replace your "center column" with a normal center column? Then you need Type B which can be adapted to center columns directly with diameter 32mm natively, to 28, 26 and 25 mm diameters with an insert.

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    Heinz

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  • JeffE
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    Which tripod adapter for the Induro CX-214?

    I know this is an older thread, but if you see this Nick, which tripod adapter for a pole would work with my Induro CX-214?
    http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?o...c&sku=INDCX214
    You can send me a private message too if you like.

    thanks!
    Jeff Ellis

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  • hindenhaag
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    Hi Nick,

    that's great and makes the use of the clever designed Tripod Adapter much more easier by connecting it to the center column directly. Don't forget to place this info to panoguide as well.

    You know there are lot of sharks int the basin.

    Regards, and thx for all your time to develop the whole system on and on.

    Heinz

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  • nick fan
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    Originally posted by zenalien View Post
    Hi there...

    I also got a manfrotto 0544mf4 carbon fiber...

    I was wondering if the new tripod adapter would be ok with this tripod ? and when it would be available....

    I am going to make a trip in Indonesia in december and, if available, I'd like to order and receive it before I go there... :)

    @hindenhaag, the column of this tripod is not cylindrical, it looks like a triangle with rounded/chamfer edges; like this http://goo.gl/MckjF but longer.
    And finaly there is no screw at the bottom of the column...
    New Tripod Adapter for tripods without 3/8" thread at base of center column is shipping to resellers. I call it Type B. Old one is Type A.
    Type B fits 32mm tripod center column natively. It can be adapted to 28mm or 26mm with a plastic fitting. Customers can select one of 28mm or 26mm fitting to each order.

    Type A has a price of $49.95.
    Type B has a price of $59.95. additional fitting sells for $5.

    Type B will work for Manfrotto tri-facet center column.

    Nick

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  • hindenhaag
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    This is the normal design of manfrotto center columns.

    You can take off the rubber cup and replace it upside down with this accessory: http://www.manfrotto.com/product/837...ter_for_055DCL.

    Heinz

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  • zenalien
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    Hi there...

    I also got a manfrotto 0544mf4 carbon fiber...

    I was wondering if the new tripod adapter would be ok with this tripod ? and when it would be available....

    I am going to make a trip in Indonesia in december and, if available, I'd like to order and receive it before I go there... :)

    @hindenhaag, the column of this tripod is not cylindrical, it looks like a triangle with rounded/chamfer edges; like this http://goo.gl/MckjF but longer.
    And finaly there is no screw at the bottom of the column...

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  • nick fan
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    Originally posted by 1drey View Post
    Yes, please!
    I received an adapter today - love it's elegant and simple design, but...can't use it with my trusty 055 carbon tripod.
    coming in Nov.

    Nick

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  • hindenhaag
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    Hi,

    what is the exact manfrotto model?

    What sort of center column do you have?

    Heinz

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  • 1drey
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    Originally posted by nick fan View Post
    We will introduce another version for center column without 3/8" thread. Price is higher at $59.95 because of more complicated machining. It will support center column up to 32mm in diameter.

    nick
    Yes, please!
    I received an adapter today - love it's elegant and simple design, but...can't use it with my trusty 055 carbon tripod.

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  • nick fan
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    Originally posted by Vincèn View Post
    to limit torque effect on upper attachment ! leaving pole on floor is not reliable and with torque it would probably twist and break the upper part too easily !

    Vincèn
    As Vincen pointed out. To protect the top disk of tripod which is usually glued to the tube in case of carbon fiber tripod. Besides the tripod need to be pressed by the weight of pole in order to support the pole. Otherwise the tripod can move easily.

    nick

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  • Vincèn
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    Originally posted by zenalien View Post
    Nick, why do you absolutely need to attach the pole to the bottom part of the column ?
    to limit torque effect on upper attachment ! leaving pole on floor is not reliable and with torque it would probably twist and break the upper part too easily !

    Vincèn

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  • zenalien
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    Hi...

    Nick, why do you absolutely need to attach the pole to the bottom part of the column ?

    What would you think of only attaching it to the upper part of the column and leaving the pole to remain on the floor ?

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  • nick fan
    replied
    We will introduce another version for center column without 3/8" thread. Price is higher at $59.95 because of more complicated machining. It will support center column up to 32mm in diameter.

    nick

    Leave a comment:

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