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  1. #31

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew H View Post
    Thanks Vincèn, but can you offer any predictions as to when that will be, please? Are we talking weeks or months? I need a pole, but don't want to purchase a competing, and perhaps inferior, product if the Nodal Ninja offerings are imminent.
    Andrew,

    I understand your frustration but unhappy I don't have more infos than you, and waiting as impatient than you to get my hands on them :D

    Vincèn



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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincèn View Post
    Andrew,

    I understand your frustration but unhappy I don't have more infos than you, and waiting as impatient than you to get my hands on them :D

    Vincèn
    Thanks Vincèn, but Bill, Nick, if you are reading this, you have whetted our appetites by showing the poles in Tucson and in this forum - any thoughts on availability, please?

    Regards
    Andrew
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew H View Post
    Thanks Vincèn, but Bill, Nick, if you are reading this, you have whetted our appetites by showing the poles in Tucson and in this forum - any thoughts on availability, please?

    Regards
    Andrew
    Hi Andrew,

    Sorry, I can't predict the release date. Last month, we were to start production of the rubber handle of the 4 section pole. But the vendor just damaged my mold at the beginning of production.
    So I only know the release date when everything is ready.

    Nick



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    Quote Originally Posted by etegration View Post
    hope to see this available soon!
    Our short pole will be shipping soon.
    http://store.nodalninja.com/products...-Series-1.html

    Longer poles coming in Oct/ Nov.

    Nick



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    Yes, I agree with the pole spirit level. Suggest 1 - 1 1/2 inch diameter circle spirit level type. We use another telescoping pole product and the our spirit level is usually fitted near waist elevation... or 3 feet ( 1 meter ). This permits us to look down at the spirit level while 1 hand is about shoulder height... other hand is positioned under the level (also holding the remote wireless shutter release).

    Please excuse the stick drawing

    Camera
    ^->pole top 15 - 18 feet elevation (5m to 6m)
    |
    |
    |
    | eye level
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    | one hand
    |
    |spirit level
    | one hand/shutter release
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    |
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    ^pole bottom

    From the top it looks something like this:

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    Last edited by 360texas; 09-22-2010 at 12:47 PM.



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  7. #37

    Now that the poles seem to start being available you may want to add a new section to the forum.
    In the meantime I'd be glad if you could answer some question that came to my mind when I looked at the store offer.
    Why do I have to specify a camera model when ordering? Is there any specific mount or accessory that comes with the pole?
    Can I have the pole with just a 3/8 bolt on top? And (most important) why isn't that pole suitable for vertical operation?
    Thank you, guys.

    Jürgen
  8. #38

    Quote Originally Posted by juergen View Post
    Why do I have to specify a camera model when ordering? Is there any specific mount or accessory that comes with the pole?
    Each pole is delivered with a wireless remote for your camera, so it's to be sure to include right cable for your camera ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by juergen View Post
    Can I have the pole with just a 3/8 bolt on top?
    It's included with pole :)

    Quote Originally Posted by juergen View Post
    And (most important) why isn't that pole suitable for vertical operation
    Not enough robust for that, the P2 and P3 will be able to support horizontal use ;)

    Vince



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    Merci, that makes it much clearer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juergen View Post
    why isn't that pole suitable for vertical operation?
    Hi,

    I think you mean horizontal operation.
    firstly, typical tripods and monopods are designed to accept compressive stress only. When a pole is used horizontally, stress can be tensile. The joints can fall apart if the glue holding them fails. I use Loctite industrial grade expoxy for the joints. It can hold >10kg tensile stress in my tests. But there is no guarantee after years of use of the pole. So special device for extra safety is needed for horizontal application.
    secondly, in order to keep the deflection to less than 10cm/ 4", a much more rigid (larger diameter) pole is needed for horizontal application.

    BTW, the wireless remote included is worth $25.

    Nick
    Last edited by nick fan; 10-02-2010 at 10:21 AM.



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    What wireless remote???....



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    Quote Originally Posted by badders View Post
    What wireless remote???....
    All poles are delivered with a wireless remote for camera :) Same as we used at Photokina



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    OK - I wasn't aware of that.



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  14. #44

    Quote Originally Posted by spiritburner View Post
    Manfrotto sell a simple strap on bubble level, probably their cheapest item at about €16 suitable for many pole diameters try here http://harrysproshop.com/Tripods/aut...autopoles.html of course a nice one from Nodal Ninja would look better!
    In US that's about $4.90
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=390245470523
    a good choice to aid in travel or possibly a flip up attachment?
    den
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    Do you know what tripod was on the bottom of the pole in Az.? It's in the pix.

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