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  1. NN3 Mk1 upper rotator knob

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    After years of serving me faithfully, the threads of the upper rotator knob got stripped during a shoot last Saturday. When I tried ordering the spare knob, I learned that the lowest possible shipping rate to Poland is 20 dollars. I will probably shell out as I'm without a head now :-), but isn't it a little steep for a $10 item that can be just stuffed inside an envelope?

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  2. Re: NN3 Mk1 upper rotator knob

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    There is a reseller in your contry:

    http://www.vr24.pl/

    Cheers
    Heinz
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    BTW.: Shipments from US, that do not come with ups or something like this take up to 4 weeks, stuck in the douane at the end. Hard to track and trace with normal post. I even lost whole parcels.

    Do not dare to think about what might happen to an envelope.

    Heinz
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    Quote Originally Posted by zbooy View Post
    After years of serving me faithfully, the threads of the upper rotator knob got stripped during a shoot last Saturday. When I tried ordering the spare knob, I learned that the lowest possible shipping rate to Poland is 20 dollars. I will probably shell out as I'm without a head now :-), but isn't it a little steep for a $10 item that can be just stuffed inside an envelope?
    zbooy
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    Actually $20 is very inexpensive when shipping internationally and doubt you would find company offering less for small items like this. If you cannot find this part from local resellers what you might do is consider adding a new CP-II
    http://store.nodalninja.com/product_p/cp-2.htm (sale priced at only $10)
    And if you have the older style NN3 rotator consider an upgrade to the new MKII rotator:
    http://store.nodalninja.com/nn3_p/n3ii-r.htm (also sale priced - only $39.95) this will bring new life to your NN3.
    You just need to be careful not to exceed the 1lb weight limit to stay within the special International Priority Rate of $20 or it begins to go up allot.
  5. Re: NN3 Mk1 upper rotator knob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Bailey View Post
    what you might do is consider adding a new CP-II
    I am using a Manfrotto quick release now so I don't really have a need for a camera plate like this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Bailey View Post
    And if you have the older style NN3 rotator consider an upgrade to the new MKII rotator:
    [...] this will bring new life to your NN3.
    I know, I had it upgraded long long time ago ("No more screws to tighten, yee-haw!" :-)).

    My NN3 has been beaten heavily, it's bent and bruised here and there, and the arms are not quite at the right angle but overall it really stood to the test of time. These stripped threads are the first real problem resulting from wear and tear.

    Thanks for all your replies; NN support is still the best. I'm ordering a new knob in a minute.

    zbooy
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    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    BTW.: Shipments from US, that do not come with ups or something like this take up to 4 weeks, stuck in the douane at the end. Hard to track and trace with normal post. I even lost whole parcels. Do not dare to think about what might happen to an envelope.
    AFAIR, the $20 rate is USPS, not UPS. And for $30 you could send two separate padded envelopes with a small knob inside each one - this should greatly reduce risks :-)

    Anyway, I'm ordering one. I really need my head :-)

    zbooy
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  7. Re: NN3 Mk1 upper rotator knob

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    I know, you are quickly around 150 $ for quick delivery with UPS.

    But I lost my parcel with USPS, another one used >4 weeks. So never ever again USPS. I try to buy from local resellers, and I think you found yours in poland as well. :

    Heinz
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    Well, I had ordered this knob a week ago and it arrived today from the US. Ironically, it turned out not to be the right one, so I'm facing another headless week :-)

    zbooy
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    Quote Originally Posted by zbooy View Post
    Well, I had ordered this knob a week ago and it arrived today from the US. Ironically, it turned out not to be the right one, so I'm facing another headless week :-)

    zbooy
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    what do you get? the one for NN3 II?


    Nick



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  10. Re: NN3 Mk1 upper rotator knob

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    what do you get? the one for NN3 II?
    Possibly. Have a look at http://zbooy.pl/360/temp/nn-knob.jpg, the wrong knob is at the bottom.

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    Seems to me you got the knob for NN3 MKII, which looks like this :

    Heinz
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    Quote Originally Posted by zbooy View Post
    Possibly. Have a look at http://zbooy.pl/360/temp/nn-knob.jpg, the wrong knob is at the bottom.

    zbooy
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    Just remove the nut in your picture. It will work.
    We don't have any more NN3 MKI rotator knob.

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  13. Re: NN3 Mk1 upper rotator knob

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick fan
    Just remove the nut in your picture. It will work.
    Probably but the screw is too long, so I need to file a few mms.

    Quote Originally Posted by nick fan
    We don't have any more NN3 MKI rotator knob.
    You might consider removing it from the store ;-)

    zbooy
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    Quote Originally Posted by zbooy View Post
    Probably but the screw is too long, so I need to file a few mms.
    Let me know if it doesn't work.


    Nick



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  15. Re: NN3 Mk1 upper rotator knob

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    I have just cut a bit of this screw and the knob is working fine now. Thanks a lot for your assistance.

    zbooy
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