Fanotec Pole Series
Using Pole Series 2 Upper and Lower Unit
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WarningCarbon fiber poles conduct electricity very well. Take extreme caution when using these poles around electrical wires. Never use them during electrical/lightning storms. Also be careful when using in windy situations. Do NOT mount a Fanotec pole onto a rigid tripod. This may cause damage to pole base and the tripod center column. Use the Fanotec tripod adapter when using a tripod.
Recommended loading is 2kg (4.4lbs) for all poles at full vertical extension. Use shorter extension or guy wire to stabilize the pole for larger loading.
Safety wire MUST be used for horizontal pole application and for tensile loading. The manufacturer and authorized dealers assume no liability for use of this equipment, users equipment, or personal injuries that may occur.
Package Content of Pole Series 2 Upper Unit
Modular Design of Pole Series 2Fanotec poles are modular in design. Pole series 2 consists of 2 modules, the upper unit and the lower unit. They can be stacked together to form a complete unit. They can be used independently (additional parts may be needed) as short poles with different stiffness for different applications. Customers can buy modules individually or buy the complete unit.
Package Content of Pole Series 2 Lower Unit
Package Content of Pole Series 2 Complete Unit
Mount a DeviceAny device using 3/8” thread can be mounted to the pole. To gain optimal stability, mount the device to the smaller end of pole. Remove any unneeded parts or accessories. More weight leads to less stability. Use a hex key to install or remove the 3/8" stud depending on the requirement of your device.
Use Fanotec dedicated accessories to ensure secure mounting of device.
Using the Pole on GroundKeep the protective cap installed when using the pole without other accessory attached at the base. It protects the base cap from dirt, scratches and dents. Its conical shape also helps rotating the pole about its center smoothly. Use your feet to brace the pole to keep it steady.
Use a Fanotec tripod adapter to keep the pole steady and self-standing.
When taking pole panoramas, use a Fanotec rotator with a foot plate or tripod adapter to control precise rotation interval.
Extending and ContractingTo extend, start with the top section. Turn the knob 90°-120° to Pull the above section upward. Lock it at the desired extension. Reserve the last 10cm (4") of each section for better stability. The latest poles have glossy paint at that position. Repeat the procedure to extend the other sections. Reverse the procedure to collapse the pole. Unlock the knob slowly so that the pole retracts slowly. Tighten the knob slightly if unit retracts too rapidly. Do not place fingers above the knob. Rapid collapsing of pole may cause damage to the connectors and the mounted device, and may pinch fingers.
Stacking Pole Series 2 Upper Unit to the Lower Unit
Remove base cap from the upper unit to reveal the anti-twisting sockets.
Remove top tightening knob from the lower unit. Insert it to the upper unit. Install the 2 white anti-twisting plates.
With anti-twisting plates in place, twist and push to align and then slide the upper unit into the lower unit.
Tighten the knob to complete the connection. The maximum height of pole is now 5.9 m (19 ft 5”).
Breaking Down Pole Series 2 Complete UnitUsers can break down the Pole Series 2 complete unit and just take the upper or lower unit to reduce travel weight. Follow the procedure from Step 4 to Step 1 in the stacking process and just do the reverse.
Using the Pole Series 2 Lower Unit as a Very Stiff Short PoleThe lower unit can be used independently by adding an optional top plate, forming a very stiff short pole for heavy loading or horizontal applications. See the Quick Reference Guide for Top Plate for details.
Nodal Ninja Quick Reference Guides
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Camera Plates with Anti-twisting Flange
Camera Plate C2
Specification for Fanotec Arca Style Camera Plates
Quick Release System Mounting Instructions
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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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Nodal Ninja - RD8 + video tutorial
Nodal Ninja - RD16 + video tutorial
Nodal Ninja - RD3L + video tutorial
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
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M2 Ultimate Series
Nodal Ninja Ultimate M2 Gimbal Pano Head With Rotator D8II or D16II
Nodal Ninja 180 w/RD4 + video tutorial
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
Nodal Ninja 4
Nodal Ninja 4 w/RD8
Nodal Ninja 4 w/RD16 + video tutorial
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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