The problem with mounting the Manfrotto 323 quick release adapter to the standard NN3 camera mounting plate (at least with the Nikon D300) is that it increases the distance between the upper arm of the NN3 and the centerline of the lens to the point that the centerline of the lens is pushed past the centerline of the rotator. Mounting the 323 adapter plate directly to the upper arm of the NN3 would eliminate the distance problem, but can't be done because the hub of the release lever and the locking pin of the 323 hit the upper arm of the NN3 unless your able to rotate the 323 90 degrees (which I'm not).

I'd like to know if, in my case, this can be resolved with either the new mounting plate, the new quick release, or if my only option is to go to the Nodal Ninja 5