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  1. Fanotec Tripod Adapter for Poles is Now Shipping

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    Fanotec Pole 1 and 2, together with pole rotators and footplate have been great successes. User feedbacks for these systems have been very positive. Our community good friend, Wim Koornneef, an expert in panoramic pole photography, has shared with us images made with Pole Series 1 and 2.
    http://www.nodalninja.com/forum/show...-Fanotec-poles
    Wim also shares sample scenarios and workflows for use of each series of poles (1&2) and displays them at various extensions. His works demonstrate that our pole systems are just what one needs for a portable and easy to use setup in typical outdoor situations during the day.

    However, in low light or windy situations, a rigid support base is a must. It is of great help for making HDRs. It helps to remove lots of anxiety for new players in pole photography.
    Now, I am glad to announce that the wait is finally over. Moreover, we have used the extra time to refine the original design. The tripod adapter now has a rotation lock and big knobs for easy and secure installation on a tripod.




    The tripod adapter works for tripods with a 3/8” male thread on top and a 3/8”male / female thread at the bottom of center column. Rigid center column is essential because a long pole can amplify torque exerted on center column by as much as 15 times. The tripod adapter requires the use of our advanced rotator or pole rotator. It is works for Pole 2, and Pole 1 by using a step-down ring which is under production.

    As an apology for the delayed release of the tripod adapter, we now offer the Level for Pole 2 free of charge for any purchase of the tripod adapter before 30th September, 2011. The level is also available separately for $24.95 each.



    Tripod Adapter is available in the store for $49.95 each.
    http://store.nodalninja.com/products...d-Adapter.html


    Over the past months, we have introduced more products than we did in the past years. Our small factory has been running in full capacity. It has been a great challenge in making tens of new parts while continuing to develop many eagerly awaited new products. I would like to express my appreciation for early supporters and those who patiently waited for our new products. We are developing easy to use guy wire system to further enhance the stability of the pole and to act as a safety device for horizontal application of pole.


    Nick
    Last edited by nick fan; 08-26-2011 at 08:22 PM.



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    The wait was worth the value, looks really nice can't wait to get one in hand to play with

    Vincèn



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    I'm a little confused; "The tripod adapter works for tripods with a 3/8” male thread on top and a 3/8”male / female thread at the bottom of center column. Rigid center column is essential because a long pole can amplify torque exerted on center column by as much as 15 times. The tripod adapter requires the use of our advanced rotator or pole rotator. It is works for Pole 2, and Pole 1 by using a step-down ring which is under production."


    Are you saying the tripod adapter will not work with Pole Series 1 and 2 until a step-down ring is available?
    Last edited by nick fan; 08-26-2011 at 10:04 AM. Reason: too long a quote. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbc597 View Post
    Are you saying the tripod adapter will not work with Pole Series 1 and 2 until a step-down ring is available?
    As we can see on pictures it'll fit directly with Pole 2. But if you use it with Pole 1 (as it's smaller diameter), it's where you'll need the step-down ring for upper arm of the tripod adapter ! Am I right Nick ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincèn View Post
    As we can see on pictures it'll fit directly with Pole 2. But if you use it with Pole 1 (as it's smaller diameter), it's where you'll need the step-down ring for upper arm of the tripod adapter ! Am I right Nick ?

    Vincèn
    yes. and the step-down ring will be an inexpensive accessory.

    nick



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    Quote Originally Posted by nick fan View Post
    yes. and the step-down ring will be an inexpensive accessory.
    not included with the tripod adapter ? because owner of P2 can use it with P2 complete or upper P2 so they'll might need the step-down ring

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincèn View Post
    not included with the tripod adapter ? because owner of P2 can use it with P2 complete or upper P2 so they'll might need the step-down ring

    Vincèn
    ok, not a bad idea to include the adapter when available.

    Nick



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    for french speaking member, in french http://www.skivr.com/?p=1269 ;)



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    so I played with it and my Benro tripods and it fits nice :) see pictures below shot quickly with my cellphone ! You have to unscrew at bottom of central column the little attach for backpack, and then inside there is a female 3/8 thread. Screw in it the included 3/8 thread and then you can attach on it the bottom part of the adapter and that's it :)

    Vue de face by Vincèn PUJOL - SkiVR, on Flickr

    Vue de dessus by Vincèn PUJOL - SkiVR, on Flickr

    Vue de l'ensemble de côté by Vincèn PUJOL - SkiVR, on Flickr



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    Hi Vincen,

    thx for taking your time and share it right now. I suppose there is now snow right now. So a little bit of extra time besides your hard daily work.

    Regards,
    Heinz
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    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    thx for taking your time and share it right now.
    you're welcome :) I wanted to check how it works, and it looks pretty simple in fact, more simple than I expected !

    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    I suppose there is now snow right now.:no
    not yet but pretty nice weather right now, sunny but not too hot, perfect for bmx ;) working on way to shoot panos while riding the bike ! back on snow end of october ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    So a little bit of extra time besides your hard daily work.
    well lot of work in fact !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincèn View Post
    As we can see on pictures it'll fit directly with Pole 2. But if you use it with Pole 1 (as it's smaller diameter), it's where you'll need the step-down ring for upper arm of the tripod adapter ! Am I right Nick ?

    Vincèn
    Any news for this adapter? My tripod adapter is sitting idle because I have pole 1 (if a few months away then I will build my own). Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by softgad View Post
    Any news for this adapter? My tripod adapter is sitting idle because I have pole 1 (if a few months away then I will build my own). Cheers
    the down step ring adapter for pole 1 on tripod adapter is supposed to be shipped with each tripod adapter sold. If you didn't get one with your, get back in touch with your reseller so he can send you one free :)

    Vincèn



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