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    hi all,

    no sepatate forum list for the RS-1 yet, so dumped this in here....

    Good bit of kit, as usual, from Fanotec. Only disappointment is positive stops on upper rotator as per NN4. Any way the upper rotator from the NN4 (or even the NN5) with 15 degree stops can be incorporated into the upper rotator of the RS-1...?

    cheers

    Stu
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    Hi Stu,

    There is already a R1-S Custom Head in the list.

    I re checked the upper rotator for you and it has 5° Step Marks on the detend ring. This also incorporates a 15° step in the upper rotator.

    Cheer,
    Heinz
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 03-05-2013 at 09:34 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    Hi Stu,

    There is already a R1-S Custom Head in the list.

    I re checked the upper rotator for you and it has 5° Step Marks on the detend ring. This also incorporates a 15° step in the upper rotator.

    Cheer,
    Heinz
    Hi Heinz,

    thanks for the swift reply. Already a Custom Head on what list - a wish / development list....? Is this already available then?

    I have received an R1-S from Tony @ Red Door today - so know it has 5 degree steps on the detend ring - but is fluid, not with positive stops like the NN4 / standard NN5. As the R1-S incorporates parts / elements from the NN3 / NN5, can the upper rotator be swapped out?

    cheers

    Stu
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    Hi Stu,

    The design is with a "fluid Rotator". The rotator has the advantage to set it manually to any set up you like to. For example 7,5°. The whole design is made to present the smallest design as possible. Because it is used with clamp design, this is the smallest design with a rotator as possible. If you look to the an NN4 Rotator, it has to have a minimum size to allow the upper rail to step into the "gaps in the upper rotator". In this case the upper rotator has to have a bigger size. The clamp connection offers the possibility to move the camera with the lens ring in a place where the weight is nearly in balance. So I like this compromise to offer more settings - for example 7,5° - with a small size.

    May be Nick will think about adapting parts of NN4 into the rotator. But is is always a question of size.

    Heinz
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 03-05-2013 at 11:51 AM.
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    Hi Heinz,

    thanks for the detailed reply. I understand now...! I don't have a NN4 - I use an M1-L - so am not able to compare parts, but the construction of the RS-1 does look similar in design to the NN3 / NN5. Shame, as positive stops would be useful for a lightweight head with more repeatable / template stitching able to do nadir at NPP. This is the reason I upgraded over the years from NN3 to NN5 to M1-L.......

    PS - have found the RS-1 in the list - so can this thread please be moved there out of NN4 list - thanks!

    Stu
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    Hi Stalwart,

    To get a good nadir stitch, you can use the NN3 NN4 NN5 Nadir Adapter as well on the R1-S.

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    R1-S is a "derivate from NN3". Smaller and lighter. Everything is a compromise, sorry to say.

    Enjoy your equipment.
    Heinz
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    Quote Originally Posted by stalwart View Post
    Hi Heinz,

    thanks for the detailed reply. I understand now...! I don't have a NN4 - I use an M1-L - so am not able to compare parts, but the construction of the RS-1 does look similar in design to the NN3 / NN5. Shame, as positive stops would be useful for a lightweight head with more repeatable / template stitching able to do nadir at NPP. This is the reason I upgraded over the years from NN3 to NN5 to M1-L.......

    PS - have found the RS-1 in the list - so can this thread please be moved there out of NN4 list - thanks!

    Stu
    Hi Stu,

    Indeed, we can have an RS-2 that use parts from NN4. It will have 15 deg stops. I will make it available at the end of this month.

    Nick



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    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    There is already a R1-S Custom Head in the list.
    can this thread please be moved to the R1-S list....?

    thanks

    Stu

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