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    I'm interested to buy a NN5 with a R-D16 rotator, and I want to know if it's possible to mount the NN5 on a ballhead without the R-D16 (to save weight during a long trek ; I will use the rotator otherwise).
    I've seen that the two anti-twist pins on the lower rail can be removed, and that the center hole used to fix the NN5 on the rotator (between the two pins) is threaded. What is the thread size of this hole ? Is it a standard 1/4'' or 3/8''? In this case, I think it will be easy to mount the lower rail on a tripod or ballhead screw.

    Stephane

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    Re: NN5 without rotator

    Lower rail of NN3/5 has 3/8" socket.

    nick
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    • #3
      Re: NN5 without rotator

      The panning and shooting will be a bit more of a challenge. Here is a photo of a NN5 without rotator on a ball head using the ASCR plate. I also used 3/8 to 1/4 thread adapter in this example.



      Cheers
      Bill

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      • #4
        Re: NN5 without rotator

        My idea was to use a 3/8'' QR plate mounted on a ballhead (which give me the panning ability). So the system works, that's perfect!

        Thanks for the answers

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          Re: NN5 without rotator

          Originally posted by typhoooon View Post
          My idea was to use a 3/8'' QR plate mounted on a ballhead (which give me the panning ability). So the system works, that's perfect!
          Thanks for the answers
          As Nick noted the internal thread is 3/8 - so you can go with either size.
          Also if interested we could sell you a NN5 standard rotator with interchangeable detent rings that you could use in place of the RD16. It's only about 225 grams more in weight.
          Bill

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          • #6
            Re: NN5 without rotator

            It will be difficult to maintain a constant position for the NPP using a rotating ball head. Probably won't matter if you are taking shooting landscapes, though.

            John

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            • #7
              Re: NN5 without rotator

              Originally posted by typhoooon View Post
              I'm interested to buy a NN5 with a R-D16 rotator, and I want to know if it's possible to mount the NN5 on a ballhead without the R-D16 (to save weight during a long trek ;
              Stephane
              You would do just as well putting your NN5 on a monopod. Probably be even easier than the ballhead.

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