Quick Release System Mounting Instructions

Fanotec’s new Quick Release System (QRS-2) mounting instructions

Quick Release System The QRS-2 consists of a plate (QRP-2) and a clamp (QRC-2).

Quick Release System
Mount plate with cork side towards camera base.
Make sure the offset screw is inline with the barrel of the lens.

Quick Release System
Correctly mounted plate.
Attach clamp to rail slot with lever towards the outside and loosened.

Quick Release System
Attach to rail using camera mounting knob supplied with Nodal Ninja.
Slide camera with attached plate into clamp.

Quick Release System
Slide until you feel a positive stop - the stop is adjustable if the plate is not centered.
Tighten clamp securely using lever.

Quick Release System
Loosen camera knob and slide QRS on rail to desired position using white line on clamp base as reference.
To detach camera grasp lever and pull out.

Quick Release System
Spring loaded lever will pull out to allow for free rotation.
Turn lever clockwise while in full out position.

Quick Release System
Let lever drop back into place and turn counterclockwise to loosen further.
Continue until able to loosen enough to slide camera from plate.

The sequence of tightened and loosening is relatively quick once you get the hang of it.

Detailed description:

Fanotec's low profile Quick Release System allows your camera to be taken on and off quickly while maintaining a reproducible position on Nodal Ninja 5 and NN180 (not suggested for us with NN3 due to possible adjustment limitations). Includes clamp item# QRC2 and plate item# QRP2. There is a 15mm slot on the plate. So you can compensate for off-set of 15mm on either side. There are 3 pair of sockets on the clamp, to which a thin rail plate is attached. These pairs are 10mm apart. The rail plate is attached to the center pair by default. By attaching the plate to the other 2 pairs, an off-set of additional 10mm is obtained. So a total of 25mm offset can be easily compensated by the QR2. However, the QR2 is 60mm in width, you can slide the plate out by another 15mm (also supported by the position stop on the clamp) without compromising stability. So there is a total of 40mm. Only a few point and shoot cameras will need this amount of off-set compensation.

QRC2 Clamp:

The clamp includes an integrated rail plate to allow mounting directly to the Nodal Ninja rail system.

The clamp will work with many Manfrotto plates and Gitzo/Giottos plates.

QRP2 Plate:

The plate mounts to the base of your camera. Incorporated into the plate is a 15mm offset for battery grips (as with some Canon Grips) where the tripod mount is not centered with the barrel of the lens.

The plate will not fit Manfrotto or Gitzo clamps.

Nodal Ninja Quick Reference Guides

Nodal Ninja Anti-Twisting Camera Mounting Plate
fr - Plaque d'attache rapide anti-rotation Nodal Ninja + video tutorial
Camera Plates with Anti-twisting Flange
Camera Plate C2
Specification for Fanotec Arca Style Camera Plates
Quick Release System Mounting Instructions
fr - Manuel de la plaque de montage rapide QRS2
Nadir Adapter for NN3, NN4 and NN5
EZ-Leveler II + video tutorial
Rotator Foot Plate for Poles
Replacing Upper Rotator Knob For Nodal Ninja Ultimate M1
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Advanced Rotators
Nodal Ninja - RD8 + video tutorial
Nodal Ninja - RD16 + video tutorial
Nodal Ninja - RD3L + video tutorial
Rotator Mini

Nodal Ninja SPH-2
Nodal Ninja SPH-1

Fanotec Pole Series
Using Pole Series 1 and the Extension Unit
Using Pole Series 2 Upper and Lower Unit
Tripod Adapter (Type A) for Pole Series 1 and Series 2
Tripod Adapter (Type B) for Pole Series 1 and Series 2

Lens Ring Mounts
Lens Ring Component Build Chart

M1 Ultimate Series
Nodal Ninja Ultimate M1
Nodal Ninja Ultimate M1 - L/S
M1-S Ultimate Series
Nadir Adapter on M1L
fr - Guide d'installation de l'Adapteur Nadir pour Ultimate Modular M1-L

M2 Ultimate Series
Nodal Ninja Ultimate M2 Gimbal Pano Head With Rotator D8II or D16II

NN 180
Nodal Ninja 180 w/RD4 + video tutorial

NN3 Series
Nodal Ninja 3 MKII
Nodal Ninja 3 MKII w/RD3L + video tutorial
Nodal Ninja 3 MKII w/RD8 + video tutorial
Nodal Ninja 3 MKII w/RD12
Nodal Ninja 3 MKII w/RD16 + video tutorial

NN4 Series
Nodal Ninja 4
Nodal Ninja 4 w/RD8
Nodal Ninja 4 w/RD16 + video tutorial

NN5 Series
Nodal Ninja 5 + 5L
Nodal Ninja 5 w/RD8 + video tutorial
Nodal Ninja 5 w/RD12
Nodal Ninja 5 w/RD16 + video tutorial

Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 - Ring Mount Pano Head
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GTP with R10 (Google Trusted Photographers)
GTP R10 Package for Sigma 8mm f/3.5 for Canon
GTP R10 Package for Sigma 8mm f/3.5 for Nikon
GTP R10 Package for Canon EF 8-15mm
Lens Ring for Sigma 8mm Fisheye Canon Mount
Lens Ring for Sigma 8mm Fisheye Nikon Mount
Lens Ring for Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM
R1 NPP for Sigma 8mm F3.5 Canon and Nikon
R10 NPP for Sigma 8mm F3.5 Canon and Nikon

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