Tape the plastic ring before you install the metal ring..
The size of footprints for R1 and NN5:
Sorry, link for bigger version^ http://picasaweb.google.ru/lh/photo/...eat=directlink
When do you expect the rail stop will be available for the R10 without rotator for the Nikon 10.5 fisheye? How much will the railstop cost or will it be sent free to all those who have already purchased the R10?
Is it planned to get a ring for R1/R10 for Sunex fisheye lens (http://www.superfisheye.com/Products/Fisheye-Lenses) ?
I just bought a Tokina 10-17mm fisheye, and the R1 looks very interesting.
I don't like fixed-tilt rings, so I was planning on buying a NN3 to use for my monopod as it is the lightest panohead I know of on the market, but now the R1 looks like a better option than the NN3, as I'm only planning on using a tilt of 0, +/-15 and +/-90.
I have a couple of questions.
1) When will a Tokina 107 ring be available?
2) I read somewhere that the weight of the R-series is around 260 grams. Is this the total weight of the R1 and the lens ring combined?
I have a large panohead for my indoor and gigapixel work, however the R1 should be able to be used as a lightweight travel-setup even indoors if I tilt it up +15deg. Nadir would be patched in with an offset shot with PTGui's viewpoint correction.
What I love about the R1 is that you're not stuck with a fixed tilt. You just change the tilt depending on the shooting situation and adjust the ring position. Very clever setup.
What about the weight? I know that the tokina ring isn't available yet, but I guess that the R1+ring will be somewhere in the 260 gram region?
I see that the R1 can tilt -15/+12.5 which for me is a perfect setup.
OK. 500g - 220 = 280g. prefect weight for the monopod.
Your reply reminds me of one thing. I do not need a rotator since I will mainly be using it on a high monopod.
Will the R1 be available for purchase without the rotator, and more importantly, can the R1 be mounted on a monopod witout it?
Its getting terribly confusing about the whole R1/10 models.
Maybe a video of how to shoot with each on 10.5mm with crop or full sensor might demonstrate the usability of both products.
what is the real big diff between the 2 models? Wouldn't you need t shoot top and bottom for a spherical map?
And is the rotator going to change with each new ring that get added to the mix.
I'm assuming that new rings for 16mm, 20mm 24mm 35mm 50mm are in the works.
its hard to fathom how a camera like D3 or D700 sit with the lens taking on so much weight?