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  • Recommended loadout for beginning pole work

    Looking to start working on a pole, and I have the following equipment I use (tripod):
    RS-1 with lens clamp for Nikon D800 with Sigma 8mm.
    RD5 Rotator

    Based on what I already have, to get started with a Series 2 upper pole, would I be correct in thinking I need:

    1. Quick Mount Mini Adapter System (F7154)
    2. Pole Foot Plate (F7155)

    The weight of the Nikon D800/Sigma8mm seems to be ok for the pole weight limit, but is the RS-1 a suitable head for pole top work?

    And, is there anything else I need, or that is not-optimal about this proposed setup, or would other pieces/parts/equipment work better?

    Thanks for any assistance! I thought I would ask for advice before I pull the trigger on an order.

    Thank you,
    Shatty

  • #2
    RS-1 is suitable for top of pole.

    You need a leveller for the pole.

    Heinz

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    • #3
      Thanks...adding one "Pole - External Level for Fanotec Pole 2 (F7151)" unless there's something else you recommend.

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      • #4
        Hi be careful. The external level for Fanotec Pole 2 works on the lower base of the pole two unit. I dare to say order external level for pole 1 unit in this case. Upper unit of pole 2 is thinner than the base, like pole1.

        Bill, Nick?

        Can he use the leveler for pole 1 on upper unit of pole two?

        Heinz
        Last edited by hindenhaag; 04-15-2013, 07:45 AM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by hindenhaag View Post
          Hi be careful. The external level for Fanotec Pole 2 works on the lower base of the pole two unit. I dare to say order external level for pole 1 unit in this case. Upper unit of pole 2 is thinner than the base, like pole1.

          Bill, Nick?

          Can he use the leveler for pole 1 on upper unit of pole two?

          Heinz
          Yes, you can mount the Pole 1 Level on Pole 2 Upper. But when the lower unit is used you need to be 3 meter tall in order to read the level. :-)

          Nick
          Fanotec
          We listen. We try harder.

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          • #6
            Thanks! Yall really confused me, so I bought one for each series pole. ;)

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            • #7
              So now you are equipped for the future.

              Pole 2 leveler go to the lowest part of the pole which is thickest. Pole 1 leveler is thinner, that's why it works with Pole2 upper unit, which has a similar diameter.

              Heinz

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              • #8
                Thanks

                Originally posted by hindenhaag View Post
                So now you are equipped for the future.

                Heinz
                Thank you, everyone, for your help! Order is placed waiting for fulfillment!

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