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    Hi, I'm considering buying a serie2 pole (even if it's much too expensive for my small budget...).
    I use a D700 with a tokina 10-17 shaved on it.

    I was wondering if I have also to buy a R10 + ring + quick adaptater or if I can use my good old NN5L instead ?

    Thanx !
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    Hi Jerome,

    I would not use the NN5 on top of the pole, heavy and setting a lot of torque on top of the pole. Plus you want to add a D700 with the tokina lens. This in the beginning is a lot of weight in itself.

    To give you a better advice, how do you like to use the pole, which rotator, on a small tripod, normal tripod, or on the new rotator footplate directly on the ground? Would ask an RD4 Rotator or one of the new minis. Or as a sort "monopod" without rotator?

    Minimum the R10 + ring and for the best also the Quick mount mini system.

    Regards,
    Heinz
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 06-27-2011 at 10:13 AM.
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    yes, you can use your NN5L. Remove any rotator and attach the lower rail to the pole directly.
    But for pole photography, the lighter the setup, the better and easier.


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    Jerome,

    If you have some time, and I find some extra time, I will mount the NN5 on top of the pole for you and send the pics. May be the next days, at least at the weekend. NN5 with Quick Mount Mini as well. Plus the R1 version. What Rotator do you use with NN5L?

    Cheers,
    Heinz
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 06-27-2011 at 10:28 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    Jerome,

    If you have some time, and I find some extra time, I will mount the NN5 on top of the pole for you and send the pics. May be the next days, at least at the weekend. NN5 with Quick Mount Mini as well. Plus the R1 version. What Rotator do you use with NN5L?

    Cheers,
    Heinz
    Great, thanx !
    Until now I used a standard monopod handled with my NN5 on it for "pano-journalism" reaching then about 3 meters:
    http://www.360images.fr/visites-virt...-d-angers.html

    but it's not very comfortable and I would like to go higher some times.

    I guess I would use if with the footplate and a 45° clickstop, I has to be fast to set for shooting and going away quickly...

    Thanx for your advices !
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    Hi Jerome, I have experience of 10,000+ "pano-journalism" panos. What monopod you use now?
    I need that info to give you some tips and maybe a good advice for your upgrade regarding the speed and that "quickly" you talking about.

    cheers,
    Dorin
    http://www.livepanoramas.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by DorinDXN View Post
    Hi Jerome, I have experience of 10,000+ "pano-journalism" panos. What monopod you use now?
    I need that info to give you some tips and maybe a good advice for your upgrade regarding the speed and that "quickly" you talking about.

    cheers,
    Dorin
    http://www.livepanoramas.com
    Hi dorin, and thanx for your help !
    I'm using a manfrotto 479B with a NN5L on it with a D700 and tokina 10-17 @ 12mm (4 shots)
    I usually handle the monopod by his bottom at about 1.4 meter and try to keep it at the same position when I turn it... (wich is not very easy...)
    That's why I'm thinking in buying the pole serie2 to have it more stable on the ground and to go higher with my camera !
    If it's quick to pull it out up to 3 or 5 meters , to shoot and then to pull it back then it's what I'm looking for !

    Thanx for your advices !!!
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