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  1. New Fanotec Tripod Adapter with Manfrotto tripods

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    Hi,

    as I received my adapter yesterday, I was trying to find some parts to attach it to the manfrotto center column with leveling top.

    http://www.manfrotto.com/product/837...umn_for_055Pro. The handle at the bottom fixes the top leveling plate by locking-unlocking. So we have to keep this mechanism going and be able to attach the lower adapter part to an 3/8" male screw.

    I managed to find some parts which can be used to make it work:

    http://www.manfrotto.com/product/837...27_to_38%27%27

    The normal manfrotto handle has a 6mm thread. So you have to change the 1/4" thread inside of the Adapter to a 6mm thread. I just "screwed" it inside softly and everything worked nice with the new 6mm thread. The plate has to rest against the Bottom of the Tripod with a tube between Adapter Plate and tripod.

    I found a small tube normally used as curtain accessory which fits nicely. H: 15mm , outer diameter 18mm, inner diameter 12mm = 3mm thick "wall". There is a flat screw inside on top, I opened up the hole with 6mm. This screw centers the tube on the 6mm Tripod Screw. Fixing the tube to the tripod with the Adapter Plate on top, you can easily fix the leveling top.

    Workflow to fix the Tripod Adapter: First fix Top Plate with loose level plate of tripod. Then center the lower NN adapter to 3/8" screw of adapter plate, fix the tripod head by using the adapter plate. Move the pole upwards to fix it to the center column.

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    For the other type of center column without leveling top, you have to get this sort of adapter:

    http://www.manfrotto.com/product/837...lumn_Accessory
    http://www.manfrotto.com/product/837...ter_for_055DCL

    After taking off the rubber cap of the end of the center column, it can be fixed by clicking into one of the two holes in the columns end.

    Cheers,
    Heinz
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 09-13-2011 at 09:59 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    as I received my adapter yesterday, I was trying to find some parts to attach it to the manfrotto center column with levelling top.
    I managed to find some parts which can be used to make it work:
    hum confused by your message there you need to attach the adapter both at top and bottom of the column ! The most difficult part is bottom of the column

    Vincèn



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    I have to post step by step Vincen, otherwise I loose the first part of the post. So I always have to save in between. I hate this!!

    Do the pics explain it?

    Heinz
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    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    I have to post step by step Vincen, otherwise I loose the first part of the post. So I always have to save in between. I hate this!!
    i can imagine that :)

    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    Do the pics explain it?
    Reading text and looking at pictures I got it :D the only difficulty is to find the curtain accessory



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    You can use any tube of that size and cut it to length.

    How many adapters do you like for your clients? I can send them ready to go....

    Heinz

    BTW: received your parcel today. I'll meet Karel tomorrow and we are going to test the 8mm panasonic lens ring for the Samyang 7.5 and take the rest of the measurements Nick needs. We let you know about it tomorrow evening.
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 09-13-2011 at 10:07 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    You can use any tube of that size and cut it to length.
    How many adapters do you like for your clients? I can send them ready to go....
    I send you by email a subcontractor contract to sign Would you mind I share on my support website your explanations ? so my french users know how to do it with that tripod :)

    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    BTW: received your parcel today. I'll meet Karel tomorrow and we are going to test the 8mm panasonic lens ring for the Samyang 7.5 and take the rest of the measurements Nick needs. We let you know about it tomorrow evening.
    hum looks like a Nodal Ninja user group meeting in Netherlands tomorrow I'll wait for your news about that ring ;)

    Vincèn



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