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    already have a nn4 that i love, but considering a R1 just for the weight savings for pole pano's. since i don't need a rotator, i assume i order the R1 tilt head only, ring clamp (canon 15mm fisheye) and the pole adapter???

    what degree tilts can the R1 be set too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkovack View Post
    already have a nn4 that i love, but considering a R1 just for the weight savings for pole pano's. since i don't need a rotator, i assume i order the R1 tilt head only, ring clamp (canon 15mm fisheye) and the pole adapter???

    what degree tilts can the R1 be set too?
    you'd better get a Quick Mount Mini instead of pole adapter. It is safer and quicker. It works for NN4 with RD8/16, RD3L.
    what camera do you use?


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    5D mkII and 15mm fisheye


    also, looks like the pole adapter might be my only option. the pole system I'm using has a fixed 3/8" stud to mount on. i can't screw into the top
    Last edited by jkovack; 02-14-2012 at 08:56 PM.
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    with a camera on a pole, the nadir hole in terms of area on the ground is much amplified. You want to reduce it to make patching easier. So use -15 or -10 deg tilt.

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    Hi,

    you can use the Quick Mount Mini System on top of any pole with 3/8" screw on top but without the Anti Twist Screws. On top of your rotator you can use the AntiTwistScrews of QMM.

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    Feel free to ask.

    Sucess,
    Heinz
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 02-14-2012 at 11:35 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    Hi,

    you can use the Quick Mount Mini System on top of any pole with 3/8" screw on top but without the Anti Twist Screws. On top of your rotator you can use the AntiTwistScrews of QMM.

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    Feel free to ask.

    Sucess,
    Heinz
    Hi Heinz,

    I take safety very seriously. I don't recommend using the Quick Mount mini without the anti-twisting pin.
    I will make an adapter to allow it to be used for Non-fanotec poles.


    Nick



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    I'm going to test it out with the NN4 first i think. i just finished modifying one of the manfrotto 269 giant stands, and it has some cables attached for stability. I'm just not sure about the NN4 yet though, how stable it will be. between the camera, lens, promote control and pocket wizard its about 5 lbs that will be up there.
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    Here's another wacky idea. Using a pole with a kit that is not a full circle fisheye means you at least have to do a nadir shot. Some kits would force you into two rows + nadir.

    A simple way to do this without lowering the pole and camera so that you can adjust the tilt would be a ratchet/release mechanism that could be gravity powered and activated by a simple cable pull. You set the intervals with stops you screw into the ratchet wheel at the degrees you want and then when you pull the ratchet release cable, the camera settles by gravity to the next stop. A simple friction clutch would keep the camera from too rapid a clunk.

    This is just a rough idea -- the design is still floating around in my head.

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