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    Hello,

    My name is Harry and I am new on the forum.
    Excuse me if this question is asked before or if it is posted in the wrong sub-forum.

    Until now I shoot tripod panoramas with a Nikon D90 (DX) camera, Samyang 8mm/f3.5 lens and a NN4 with RD8.
    I want to expend this with pole panoramas.
    Is it posible with DX? If so, what do I need to buy?

    (for the record, I want full sphere panoramas.)
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    Join Date: Aug 2008
    Location: Netherlands
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    Hi Harry, and welcome to the forum.

    In principal there is no difference in shooting a panorama on a pole with DX or FX bodies.

    First of all you can use your D90, Samyang 8mm and the RD8 Rotator. Then you need a lens ring for your Samyang.

    As panoheads are concerned there are different solutions: R1/R10 without rotator, R1-S without rotator. You can use your RD8 below the pole. Either on top of footplate in case you use the pole alone or with Pole Adapter with connection of pole to your tripod in case it has a center column.

    You should connect the panoheads to top of pole via Quick Mount Mini System, to get a quick release option on top of pole to take off camera/lens ring panohead combination in one go from top of pole.

    Because this system is designed by Nick for different options, right now there are several options to ask your question. This depends on your needs. Plus the options to shoot up 3m or up to 6m.

    To give you basic advice you could send me your email or 06-number via IM and we can discuss the question. In case you like it and have the time, you may visit me in The Hague at a weekend and test the whole equipment we are talking about right now plus the rest of NN Equipment. I own a Samyang with lens ring as well. So no need to buy anything in advance. I am no dealer, so you can not buy anything from me. Just a happy NN User. Knowing better what you like to do with the pole, I also can send pics about the equipment you need.

    It was a pleasure for me to meet several of Dutch NN Fanotec Friends in The Hague to get into basic discussions about taking panos and learn from each other.

    May be this helps, may be so long,
    Heinz
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 01-04-2013 at 08:28 AM.
  3. #3

    Hello Heinz,

    Thanks for your detailed response.
    I've send you a private message with my email address.

    My problem is there are to many items to choice.
    I've made up a short list of items:
    - pole series 2 (first only the upper part??)
    - pole rotator 60 degrees
    - pole foot plate
    - Advanced Level for Fanotec Pole Series 2
    - quick mount ???
    - panoramic head ???

    I really wish the possibility to take nadir and zenith shots.
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    Location: Hong Kong
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryD View Post
    Hello Heinz,

    Thanks for your detailed response.
    I've send you a private message with my email address.

    My problem is there are to many items to choice.
    I've made up a short list of items:
    - pole series 2 (first only the upper part??)
    - pole rotator 60 degrees
    - pole foot plate
    - Advanced Level for Fanotec Pole Series 2
    - quick mount ???
    - panoramic head ???

    I really wish the possibility to take nadir and zenith shots.
    you can mount NN4 directly on the pole. Remove the RD8 and anti-twist screws on NN4. Just use the 3/8" socket to mount it.
    you will get R1 for lighter and more stable rig.

    Nick



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