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    Nick,

    How much weight can the rotator support in this picture? It's harder to rotate with the stress added in a horizontal position and I don't want to find the limit on my own. ;-)

    Thanks,
    Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
    Nick,

    How much weight can the rotator support in this picture? It's harder to rotate with the stress added in a horizontal position and I don't want to find the limit on my own. ;-)

    Thanks,
    Phil
    I have no idea. it is not designed to do so. Use it at your own risk.
    Indeed, I think Manfrotto will advise your not to use their tripod in this way. I am not sure how much torque the top disk can withstand.
    what is your purpose in this configuration?

    Nick
    Last edited by nick fan; 12-01-2010 at 05:20 PM.



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    Think you're on your own there Phil! When it does snap, be sure to tell us at what point for reference!



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    Hi Phil,

    to me it looks like a NN Rotator? I have done test with Gitzo horizontal arms two combine for around 90 cm. The system bended down and I needed counter weights. For me personally, and I have done several tests with poles and horizontal arms. In this position also the manfrotto N300 rotator moves in itself to the side. May I ask why you like to use this construction? I would only add a low price camera on top. And a counter weight as well. Just think of wind etc.

    In case you really want or have to use it like this, it might be safer to just use a rotator without click options.

    http://www.feisol.de/feisol-panorama...pb70-p-17.html

    Regards,
    Heinz
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 12-02-2010 at 02:19 AM.
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