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  1. Fanotec 9 Meter Pole 3 Testing Video

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    Fanotec 9 meter pole 3 and guy wire system tested with a canon 5D III and EF 17-40mm F4 L. Tripod adapter is extra long made to fit Manfrotto 058B studio tripod. Perfect stability!
    Video to show Pole 3 in action. http://youtu.be/kK6CdqIkDvE

    Last edited by nick fan; 05-08-2013 at 08:36 PM.



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    Wow - that's pretty impressive - very little sway for the height. Now let's see it outside with a breeze.

    How is the Pole 3 going to fit into the current Ecosystem? Will it be an even larger diameter pole that further extends Poles 1 and 2, or a separate system?
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    wow, very impressed and it looks pretty stable. The guy wire system includes an automatic tension system at bottom, right ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by mosleyh View Post
    Wow - that's pretty impressive - very little sway for the height. Now let's see it outside with a breeze.

    How is the Pole 3 going to fit into the current Ecosystem? Will it be an even larger diameter pole that further extends Poles 1 and 2, or a separate system?
    Pole 3 is a completely separate unit from Pole 1/2. The pole 3 shown has 6 sections, max 48mm diameter. We also have another 3 sections for pole 3 to go up to 12.5-13m. So by design, Pole 1 has 3 sections in total, pole 2 has 6 sections and pole 3 has 9 sections. They have very different collapsed height. The last 4 sections of pole 3 can be adapted to Pole 2 to make it a 10 sections pole. But it won't save you much money because the bigger sections are increasingly expensive per unit height. Besides, more sections means lower stability and more difficult to extend.
    We have pole 3 developed for a long time. We are developing the support base that is more challenging considering the small volume we are going to make. We have finalized the design lately. For 9 meter, it proves sufficient to have very strong tripod made for studio or video use, together with tripod adapter, to support the pole. So we may release pole 3 in 2 months. The guy wire system for 9m is not ready though. We are releasing one for 6m pole 2.

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    Last edited by nick fan; 05-08-2013 at 08:39 PM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincèn View Post
    wow, very impressed and it looks pretty stable. The guy wire system includes an automatic tension system at bottom, right ?
    the guy wire has self-retracting wire. When you are about to reach the desired height, lock the wires, then tension the wires by further extending the pole. A tip shared by Wim Koornneef using his home made guy wire system. :-)



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    Thanks for all the details Nick :)



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    Quote Originally Posted by mosleyh View Post
    Wow - that's pretty impressive - very little sway for the height. Now let's see it outside with a breeze.
    I think for outdoor use you need a heavy counter weight to prevent that wind will blown the pole to the ground.
    A single center weight of 10-12kg hanging on the centre colomn or 3 weights of 3-4 kg hanging or clamped on the tripod legs will do fine as long as the wind is not too strong.
    For counter weights I use a set of iron power lifting dumbells but a container filled with water or a bag filled with rocks or sand can do the same. I prefer to use iron dumbells because they are more compact to transport and produce smaller shadows.

    @ Nick, the combination of Pole 3 and guy wire system looks great :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wim.Koornneef View Post
    I think for outdoor use you need a heavy counter weight to prevent that wind will blown the pole to the ground.
    A single center weight of 10-12kg hanging on the centre colomn or 3 weights of 3-4 kg hanging or clamped on the tripod legs will do fine as long as the wind is not too strong.
    For counter weights I use a set of iron power lifting dumbells but a container filled with water or a bag filled with rocks or sand can do the same. I prefer to use iron dumbells because they are more compact to transport and produce smaller shadows.
    I plan to source some water containers made for mountaineers, that is inflatable while still durable.

    Nick



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