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  • LeChuck
    started a topic NN3 mk2 with nadir adapter

    NN3 mk2 with nadir adapter

    Hello,

    I'm considering purchasing the nadir adapter even though it's pretty expensive to get it here in France.

    I'm wondering about something: looking at how it mounts, it doesn't seem that it would require changing the camera position settings on either the lower or vertical rail, but I've read a quick test somewhere which pretended that the top rail settings have to be changed. This doesn't seem logical to me as I don't see why the higher position would demand a setting change, as the camera is still rotating around the same point anyway.

    Can anyone confirm?

    Thanks.

  • LeChuck
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    Thanks for the links. I've looked up all the information I could on that. Just haven't had the time to do much lately.

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  • hindenhaag
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    You can buy an extra one: http://store.nodalninja.com/products...ail-Stops.html

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  • DennisS
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    LeChuck,

    This thread contains great information on how to use the Nadir adapter.
    http://www.nodalninja.com/forum/show...=nadir+adapter

    Dennis

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  • LeChuck
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    Good thinking Heinz, I totally forgot that there was space under the adapter. It should fit there. I was trying to make the change while keeping the stop setting intact. Too bad I don't have a third stop :)

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  • hindenhaag
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    This is what you need to fix the RD3-L to lower rail: http://store.nodalninja.com/products...16-on-NN3.html

    Is there room enough to set the stop plate to the side opposite of the rotator below the nadir adapter? I can check it tonight or tomorrow. What is your LRS?

    Heinz

    BTW just checked the thread: 4,85. So you would end up with 4,25. This should leave you enough room for the plate on rail setting near 9,0.

    Check the manual to see that the end of the Nadir Adapter is higher and leaves free space below it.

    http://www.nodalninja.com/Manuals/na...erQRG_full.pdf

    Stop plate is set to 50. When the reference point of the adapter moves forwards for around 8mm, the end of the outstanding part of the adapter which touches the inside of the lower rail should sit near 82. The rest of the rail should be free to place the stop plate to this end of the lower rail. Otherwise you should shorten it a little bit.
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 04-02-2011, 07:32 AM.

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  • LeChuck
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    Yes, the plastic stop for the lower rail position. I need the stop to be able to take the upper rail on or off quickly, and I don't want to have to eyeball the position setting each time. I always take off the vertical rail to transport the pano head inside my bag.

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  • hindenhaag
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    Do you mean the plastic stop on the lower rail to remember lower rail setting position? You can remove the plastic stop on the rail, you only need it if you change LRS positions several times or take off the vertical rail. You can fix the Nadir adapter without this stop in front to rotator side.

    Did I understand you right?

    Using RD3-L you have to strip the lower rail: take off upper and lower part of standard rotator and tke off detend ring and the yellow center screw. Then fix the black plate of the mounting set with the outstanding pins to the anti twist holes on top of the new rotator. Use the screw coming with the set 3/8"-6mm to fix the lower rail from top, then add the logo screw to top of screw. This indeed has a smaller diameter than the original standard rotator.

    Heinz
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 04-02-2011, 06:05 AM.

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  • LeChuck
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    Unfortunately the nadir adapter doesn't quite fit for me. This is because my camera is compact, and there isn't enough space in front of the adapter to fit the plastic stop if I move it 6mm. It then comes into contact with the top part of the rotator on the NN3-2. There's just about 1mm missing. I could grind the plastic stop to make it narrower I guess or find another way to rig this.

    I have also been thinking about getting the EZ Leveler 2 with the included rotator for a while, and that setup would also remove the top part of the NN3's rotator I believe.

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  • hindenhaag
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    We know you are very busy and right now it is a chance to show on how to take panos with NN equipment in very special places. We learn a lot looking to your panos.
    That's what this forum is known for: quick response, by owners, members, to try to get users on their way.

    Heinz

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  • Vincèn
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    Originally posted by hindenhaag View Post
    Thanks Heinz for link, shame on me, didn't notice we had now a manual for Nadir adapter

    Vincèn

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  • LeChuck
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    Thanks for the manual link Heinz! I wish I had found the earlier. Makes a lot more sense now :)

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  • LeChuck
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    Yes, of course, 4.85cm, sorry :)

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  • hindenhaag
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    Hi guys,

    just have a look : http://www.nodalninja.com/Manuals/na...erQRG_full.pdf

    Heinz

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  • Vincèn
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    Originally posted by LeChuck View Post
    The setting on my lower rail has the front edge of the vertical rail around 4.85mm. I use a Panasonic GH2 with 7-14mm lens, so the setup is pretty compact.
    4.85cm you mean no ?

    Vincèn

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