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What Agnos bracket?

I was a bit lucky on the finances lately, so I bought a Canon 10d with a Peleng .
From my former setup I already have a Manfrotto 190DB tripod with a Manfrotto 300 panoramahead.
The question is: which Agnos bracket is suitable between the Manfrotto panohead and the Canon 10d?





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Unfortunately the tcpshort bracket is not in stock at the moment, I will have to wait until after 10-10. Since I will not receive it before I go back to Argentina I will need the measurements of the 3 mounting holes of the tcpshort bracket so I can bring the panorama head with me.

I added 2 pics:

 

These are the measures of the top of my tripod, do the 3 holes match the one on the tcpshort? If yes, i can copy them on my pano head. See next pic.

 

 

And this is the Manfrotto pano head. I will put the 3 mounting holes B in ring A.

Do the bracket holes have thread, or do I put thread in the ring A?

 

 

 

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Vilmer




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Vilmer,

Very "roughly" the hole spacings centre to centre are approx 18mm on the Agnos panohead.

I would wait until you have the Agnos head in your possession before drilling and tapping the holes.

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Smooth, thank you for your quick reaction. I was hoping that the measures on top of my tripod were like a standard, but it seems they are not. I will wait.

Vilmer




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You can delete the Manfrotto 300 and replace the whole thing with a complete MrotatorTCPS. None of the "brackets" only, will bolt to the Manfrotto 300 as they connect with 3 Allen Bolts not one 1/4" thread. It "may" be possible to modify one (bracket) to suit but you would kiss your warranty goodbye.

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You don't have to get an agnos head of course. If, as it appears from your choices, you are aiming for a budget setup then there are budget options. Mainly the nodal ninja, kinpano and the panosaurus.

Thinking sideways if you were patient you could get one of the panosaurous's the maker sells cheaper on ebay for about $80 delivered to argentina (240 pessos?). (Buying from the official site would cost about $95). It has a friction based rotator so you could just tighten the screw that adjusts the tightness and it would lock solid. Then stick it on top of your manfrotto rotator and hey presto a fairly precisise click stop rotating pano bracket!

Of course I don't know quite how you 300n rotator works so I don't know if you need to see the top or something. If you were not using the panosaurus rotator you could even trim off a fair amount of the plastic dial (its only plastic block) and reduce the footprint if its bigger than your roatator.

Of course the manfrotto probably comes with a profesional 3/8" screw and the panosaurus has a normal 1/4" socket so you would need something like this in order to connect them. But they must be fairly common.

Anyway it would be a cheap option that let you use your smart rotator which is rated as one of the better ones, and often marginally better than the included agnos ones. The dissadvantage of the panosaurus is using more plastic it is more liable to shake and such than the agnos and not as sturdy. But the end effect would be much the same.

Obviously do your own research and assure yourself it is a practical idea before jumping in. But an idea.

panosaurus ebay site
http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZmotherlode4uQQhtZ-1
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Thank you for your reaction, Smooth.
Actually, I think that my - I do magic with metal- father can come up with a non destructive adaptor plate between the 1/4" connection and the 3 screws. (Is there room enough for a 8mm hole in the middle of the Allen Bolt holes triangle btw?).   The bracket that is used for the "MrotatorTCPshort" is the one stated right underneath it right?

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And thank you zxcvbnm, for your thoughts about this. I will take a look at the options.
Greetz.
Vilmer



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Quote: Originally posted by vilmer on August-19-2006
Thank you for your reaction, Smooth.
Actually, I think that my - I do magic with metal- father can come up with a non destructive adaptor plate between the 1/4" connection and the 3 screws. (Is there room enough for a 8mm hole in the middle of the Allen Bolt holes triangle btw?).   The bracket that is used for the "MrotatorTCPshort" is the one stated right underneath it right?

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Vilmer





Yes, I would say that would be fine.

Like I said there is no reason you couldn't do it. Just the warranty issue. But really nothing can go wrong with the steel anyway.

I would suggest you stick with your Agnos idea. Because I know of some "add-on's" that you will see soon that will be a very nice addition and you won't being any good for any other brand. Especially light weight plastic models!

Good luck.

Regards, Smooth