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    Hi ... I am new in the R1/R10 system ... i read , read and read the R1 and R10 specs ... the only difference that i saw is that the R1 has the on the fly tilt and R10 has a static tilt...
    Please , can someone give some advice ? I am so confused about this ...
    Which one is the best and why ?

    Thanks
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    Liaock,

    R1 - allows for trying out multiple tilt angles.

    R10 - fixed angle. A little bit lighter. Less expensive.

    If you are the type who likes to play, get the R1. If you know what tilt angle you are want to use get the R10. Neither is "better" than the other. They just function differently.

    That's it. Plain and simple.

    Dennis
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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisS View Post
    Liaock,

    R1 - allows for trying out multiple tilt angles.

    R10 - fixed angle. A little bit lighter. Less expensive.

    If you are the type who likes to play, get the R1. If you know what tilt angle you are want to use get the R10. Neither is "better" than the other. They just function differently.

    That's it. Plain and simple.

    Dennis

    Hi Dennis ,
    Thanks for the reply ...
    I am using a NN5 .. with RD8 ... now i am thinking to do some pole panorama ... as i noticed .. the best is using R1/R10 , right ?
    About more questions ... the R10 has a 10 degrees tilt and the R1 has not ... this is really make some difference ?
    In the acessories has a arca style stop plate , nodal ninja ultimate pole adapter , quick mount mini adapter clamp , quick mount mini adapter system , rail stop for LRP ... do you know what and where this itens is used ? .... there is no description on each item .. so i really have no idea about this itens ...
    Sorry for bothering you...

    Thanks a lot again .
    Liao
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    Liao,

    The "best" for pole panos depends on the camera/lens you will use. I have no experience doing pole panos. I will leave it to someone else who has experience instead of giving you my uneducated opinion.

    Dennis
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    Liaock,

    Welcome to the forum. You are not boring us because all of us had the same questions.

    In case you buy R1/R10 with RD4 rotator, you can connect this combination via the tripod- , monopod- etc -socket at the bottom of the rotator.

    Buying R1/R10 head only version, you have to connect the head to a bottom part with the two black screws.

    http://store.nodalninja.com/r10-static-tilt-head-only/

    Now you can connect it as a "Fixed version" or as a "Quick Release Version" to add it to the head of pole or monopod.

    Fixed version: you add the NN Ultimate R1/R10 Pole Adapter with the two black screws below the head as base. The center socket of the adapter fits to the screw on top of Pole, Monopod. Consequence: this system stays on top of pole etc. You take off the camera/lens ring by opening the heads clamp.

    In case you want to use your RD8 below the head as base, you have to use RD8 / RD16 to R1/R10 Adapter Kit. Why? It offers the use of the Two Anti Twist Screws on top of the rotator. Workflow: place the two small anti twist screws to bottom of adapter, place the adapter on top of rotator into the two anti twist hole, may be tight fit, and fix it with the big screw through center hole. Then add the R1/R10 head with the two black screws on top of the adapter into the two sockets. Consequence: If you like to use your rotator with your normal panohead, you have to take everything apart.

    Quick release version: You use Quick Mount Mini System. Beginning with the mini, you have to get the system. You mount the R1/R10 head to the top of the QMM Clamp with the two black screws. To use it on NN Pole, add the two small silver anti twist screws to the bottom of the clamp. Then you mount the QMM Plate on top of the pole. Take out the two rubber rings out of top of Pole to be able to use the anti twist holes in top of pole. Consequence of this version: You take off your camera with the complete System. Camera, lens ring, R1/R10 head via QMM Clamp. The lens ring can stay in its position in the clamp. Much easier and safer than to take off the camera by opening the lens ring clamp. You lens ring stays in your "NPP" position you have chosen for your camera lens combination.

    You can use the Rail Stop for LRP to find your "NPP" position in the clamp back easily. You set the lens ring in your desired "NPP" and fix the clamp. Then you add the rail stop on top of the lens ring by sliding it against the clamp. Fix it. When you take off the lens ring from the clamp and replace it the next time, you just have to slide into the clamp till it is stopped by the Rail Stop. It automatically sits in "NPP" without the need to align the marks on lens ring plate and clamp on R1/R10 head.

    To give more advice I should know the camera lens combination. Plus, you should think about the place of an rotator. On top of pole, monopod, below the pole and what rotator do you like to use. Below the Pole the best would be a mini rotator, on top of pole/monopod

    you can use your RD8 or buy the R1/R10 with RD4 and spilt this into Head and Rotator. I have R1 with RD4, taken into parts.

    You see there are a lot of possibilities. My answer is a bit longer because I tried to explain the consequences and workflows of your decisions. It's not Plug and Play because NN / Fanotec Systems offer a lot of varieties of solutions.

    Feel free to ask. This is not boring.

    Heinz
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 01-06-2012 at 12:02 AM.
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    Hi Heinz ...
    Thanks for your reply ... i am a bite confused yet ... as you wrote that i can use the RD4 or RD8 below the head base .... i want take pole panorama ..since the pole will be at least 2 metros above ... how can i rotate the head ?.. so in this case is necessary to use the rd4 or rd8 since i cannot reach the rotator since is 2 meter high ?
    My camera is fuji s5 pro ( based on nikon D200 ) with battery grip nikon mb200 and lens sigma 8mm 3,5 .

    And as you wrote ... " Plus, you should think about the place of an rotator. On top of pole, monopod, below the pole and what rotator do you like to use. Below the Pole the best would be a mini rotator, on top of pole/monopod " ..... how can be below the pole ? i cannot imagine that ...

    And the last ... you wrote .. "R1/R10 with rd4 and split into part" ... what is the function and why you split it ??

    Thanks a lot ..
    Liao

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