Sorry guys, I know there have been a few posts with questions about quick releases on the NN3 but I could not find an answer to my question:
Is there a quick release available in the Fanotec store which is suitable for a K10D on a NN3?
I see that there are some quick releases in the store but they don't seem to be recommended for the NN3.
Maybe it might be worthwile to consider designing a mounting plate that can be directly mounted onto the upper rail without requiring a clamping plate, e.g. a small lever in the base plate that locks the camera in v-grooves on the upper rail. This is just an idea and would obviously require a different profile for the upper rail, but it would be advantageous for users who use different frequently different upper rail settings.
Can you leave the QRC-2 mounted when storing the NN3 in its case?
I thought the QRC-2 with the QRP-2 might do the job but had some concerns how secure this setup is. I also thought I had seen somewhere information that the quick release plates are not recommended for NN3.
I use a NN3 mk2 with a manfrotto quick release and Canon 40D with 17 55 f2.8 lens.
However I have made my own special mount to fit the Manfrotto QR.
Even then I only have 2mm movement in reserve when finding the entrance pupil.
True it is not possible to take a vertical shot with many combinations of camera and lens. However a truly vertical shot is almost never needed.
To use a QR on a NN3 with a Dslr can be taking things to the extreme, and in many cases will not work.
It is far safer to use a NN5 series bracket, which always works, is future proof and is far sturdier.
However there are always some folk, like me, who like a challenge and find a solution, to their own particular needs.