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Quick Release for Canon 350D+Nodal Ninja3

Anyone using the Velbon QRA-667L Quick Release Adapter Set with the Canon Rebel (350D)?

I have a Nodal Ninja 3 that I am looking for a quick release plate for. I tried the Bogen / Manfrotto BO3299 3299 QR Adapter with 3157N Plate but it will not fit on the Nodal Ninja 3 with the Sigma 8 mm lens - can not adjust to nodal.

The Velbon is shown on the Nodal Ninja site. I really just would like to know if the Velbon covers the battery compartment on the Canon 350D. It would be ideal to have a plate I do not have to remove.

Any other plate suggestions for this setup?

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Question?  If you remove the battery compartment.. will it all (with the quick release adapter) fit so that you can get to the proper camera alignment ?

A battery compartment holds a couple of 350d batteries.  We typically can get several hundred images on 1 battery before recharging it.


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Dave,

Nope. The issues with the Bogen / Manfrotto release system is the size. I am at the limit of my left/right adjustment and still not a nodal, I can not move any further to the right. The bottom arm on the Nodal Ninja 3 is not long enough to accommodate that plate.

So any plate I use must be pretty thin as a full system - I think that is why the site shows a Velbon.

It is not a big deal if the plate covers the battery, I can remove the plate every time I charge. I just thought it would be nice if it did not cover it. The Bogen did not cover it, I do not know about the Velbon - no one around here has quick release plate system (Vermont is a little rural ).


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Kevin,

I have at this very moment a Manfrotto Quick Release fitted to a NN3 that I'm reviewing. The Quick Release fits no problem at all and I have "heaps" of movement in both directions.

The release lever is positioned at the bottom/underside of the arm. Battery can be removed without any interference.

Regards, Smooth


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Question time.

Are you also using the "optional N3T30 bracket"? That would take up space also.  If you are.. try replacing it with the Manfrotto quick release.

http://www.nodalninja.com/nodal_ninja_3.html

 


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I tried the pictured Manfrotto system with and without the optional N3T30 bracket.

I found that with the optional N3T30 bracket I couldnt slide the camera out far enough to get nodal the N3T30 bracket made everything too thick.

Without the optional N3T30 bracket I had some problems attaching the system to the arm. Maybe I am missing something.

Can you post an image with the plate on? Perhaps on a Canon 350D if you have one, but any camera is fine. Id like to see how you attach the plate to the arm. Are you able to shoot up as well? I prefer to be able to shoot zenith shots.

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Well, I am looking closer are the Manfrotto Quick Release, maybe it has to do with which direction I have the plate mounted on the camera. I liked this one because of the price and it allows the battery compartment to open.

Smooth, as the camera sits on the NN3 is the release (see image) towards the back (behind the camera), up (right of camera covering the battery), or down (left of camera)?


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Kevin,  I was looking at image #3 and 4.  Image 5 has what appears to be the Velbon quick release.  I also see a horizontal and vertical spirit level on the lower right of the Velbon.  Not sure if that is a part of the QR or apart of the optional N3T30.

http://www.nodalninja.com/nodal_ninja_3.html

The 3 Velbon's QR Adapter is seen here.

http://www.adorama.com/Search-Results.tpl?page=searchresults&searchinfo=Velbon%20QR%20Adapter

The Manfrotto QR adapter (mount and camera release plate) cost me about $30 at a local photo shoppe.

Typically I place the Release handle on the top.  However, I have rotated it horizontally so the release handle is on the LCD side of the camera.


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Kevin,

I'm too buggered to shoot and edit a photo right now, but I will do tomorrow.

I can tell you that I do NOT have the N3T30 bracket attached. My camera is a Canon 10D but it is very close in design to the 350D in size. I can shoot the nadir and zenith no problem with no clearance issue's.

The Lever is positioned at the bottom as I mentioned earlier. (left of the camera, the complete opposite of the battery compartment)

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Smooth said - "The Lever is positioned at the bottom as I mentioned earlier. (left of the camera, the complete opposite of the battery compartment)"

That is what I needed, I see it now. I am going to try it out when I get home. No need for an image Smooth, I think I understand now. I had the release by the LCD not on the side. So the release was hitting the lower bracket arm on the up shot. I now see how there is tons of clearance. Thanks!


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