: Cameras with vertical grip which has a flat surface, e.g. Canon 1D, 1Ds, BG E1, BG E2, BG E2N, BG E3, BG E5, BG E7, BG E8, BG ED3, Nikon MB D100, Olympus HLD2, B HLD30.
Refer to Camera Plate U3G guide below.
If opting for an Arca-Swiss Style "Plate" and if you are using either NN3, NN4, or NN5 you will need Fanotec's Arca-Swiss Style "Clamp" which mounts to upper rail of Nodal Ninja.
Click here for Arca Swiss Style Quick Release Clamp.
Camera Plates with Anti-twisting Flange
1. Loosen the lock screw so that the 1/4" mounting screw can slide freely.
2. Slide the 1/4" lock screw in direction of arrow 2 to its furthest position (in image this would be to the left).
3. Using the 1/4" mounting screw, attach the plate to the base of camera/grip being careful not to fully tighten. Slide the camera plate until only a small space (approx 1/4") is left between flange and camera/grip body.
4. If the clearance between the flange and 1/4" mounting screw is not enough, loosen the lock screw completely and flip the 1/4" screw assembly horizontally and reinstall the lock screw.
5. Slide the plate flange so it fits snugly with curvature of camera/grip.
6. Using the hex key slide the plate up against mounting screw. Tighten locking screw being careful not to overtighten. Once lock screw is set, this will not need to be changed unless mounting to different camera/grip model.
7. Optional Feature:
If the QR clamp being used does not have or support saftey pins, you can use the M3 Safety Stop Screws. Install the M3 screws as shown in image at each end of plate making sure to use the black plastic washers as spacer.