Longer Vertical Rail for M1

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  • yes, lighter, cheaper, the better

    5 62.50%
  • no, I like using the nadir adapter.

    3 37.50%
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  1. #16
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    Join Date: Aug 2008
    Location: Netherlands
    Posts: 1,734

    Steve,

    Would be nice to get to know your camera lens combination. May be you can swap MFR170 from Upper Rail Use to Lower Rail Use and use MFR210 as upper rail. Depends on your lower rail setting.

    Just checked the NN e-store for you and there is no limitation of delivery of M1-Nadir Adaptor. They are in stock. Because you have an emergency case, just contact Bill on monday and I am sure he will help you.

    Anyway, would be good to get the camera lens combination you use to check it with Nadir Adapter on vertical rail. I know it is late in EU, but I hope you check the forum this evening.

    Cheers,
    Heinz
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 01-22-2012 at 12:28 PM.
  2. #17
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    Join Date: Jan 2012
    Location: Fort Worth, TX USA
    Posts: 4

    Heinz,
    Thank you for your quick response. The camera I'll be using is a D700 with a 14mm f/2.8 Nikkor. I'd also like to be able to use my 16-35mm nikkor, a 14-24mm nikkor, 24-70mm nikkor. Another camera body I'd like to be able to use with those lenses is a D3s. I know the NN e-store shows the nadir adapter in stock, but I ordered my M1L with the Nadir adapter and when I received my M1L last Thursday I was told it wasn't in stock and would ship separately. No date was mentioned. A long as I've got your attention, do you have any recommended settings for the D700-14mm combination? I sincerely appreciate any help you can give me and will reciprocate if possible.
    Thanks,
    Steve

    FYI. I had the privilege of visiting your country on assignment in 2010. I only got to Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Hoopendorf. I was very impressed and would love to go again.
    Thanks again.
  3. #18
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    Join Date: Aug 2008
    Location: Netherlands
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    Steve,

    LRS = Lower Rail Setting for D700 is 156.5 with the U1 universal camera plate. Now you can use the new U3, which will center automatically in the vertical. I did not check if there is difference from U1 to U3 in settings.

    I don't have a 14mm and 16-35.

    Have a look to these threads: http://www.nodalninja.com/forum/show...-for-Nikonians

    http://www.nodalninja.com/forum/show...es-CP-U2-U3-U4

    http://www.nodalninja.com/forum/show...-Nadir-Adapter

    http://www.easypano.com/forum/displa...1&TopicID=4162 for LRS Test

    http://www.johnhpanos.com/epcalib.htm for URS Test


    D700 settings have been tested with U1 universal camera plate centered to tripod mount socket on the bottom of camera body in direction of lens axis.

    I always use my Nadir Adapter. Give Bill a call to ask him about your problem. In case you can not swing into Zenith Position, you have to do 2x +60︒ Pitch 180︒ visa versa.

    When do you have to be ready for your job? May be I can test D700 with new camera plate U3 about settings and changes and have a look to them without Nadir Adapter. In most of the time I use the big boys 14-24, 24-70, 70-200 with D3, I use D700 as second body to take extra shots.

    Feel free to ask.
    Heinz
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 01-22-2012 at 10:18 PM.
  4. #19
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    Join Date: Jan 2012
    Location: Fort Worth, TX USA
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    Heinz,
    I just thought I'd let you know we ran our tests today with the D700 & 14mm F/2.8 using the U3 mount and no nadir adapter (they're still not in stock) on the M1L. We came up with a LRS of 127.5 and URS of 111. This allows us to use the standard vertical rail and still rotate 90 deg. up for the zenith shot. What a relief! Thank you very much for all of your help. I'll let you know how the actual shoot goes.
    Thanks again,
    Steve
  5. #20
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    Join Date: May 2012
    Location: Australia-Byron Bay
    Posts: 35

    maybe you could make the longer version with two places to attach the bit with the knob on, sorry for the lack of tech.
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