Agnos MrotatorHDelta Telescopic Pole
Though I would share my initial thoughts on the newly released Agnos MrotatorHDelta Telescopic Pano Pole.
Please view my very first effort here
Firstly I must tell you the service received from Agnos was again first class and delivery once sent took a total of 6 days from Italy to Australia via UPS. Would have been even faster to a capital city.
First impression was how light it was. I don't know the exact total weight at this stage but it must only be around 3 Kilos. Made of Fibreglass it is telescopic much like an aerial on a car. You pull each section up and twist to form a tight join over 6 sections (including base tube) and can be extended to a full 6 meters in height allowing for a unique photograpic perspective. To the bottom of the base tube you screw on a foot panohead rotator (with click stops) that you stand on to steady the pole. You use the lower base tube as the grip for turning the camera to each click stop required. Levelling is done via strap-on (elastic) metal bracket containing a circular bubble level (Butterfly Bubble Level).
Your camera is attached via another new Agnos product called the RingT that clamps the lens much like the MrotatorA and MrotatorB that we all became common with when using Nikon FC-E8 and FC-E9 lenses. The RingT is available for both Sigma 8mm, Nikkor 10.5mm and older superior Nikon 8mm 2.8 fisheye lenses and via a foot plate and spacer/adaptor you screw the upper most pole 3/8" thread to the (Three38) spacer/adaptor. (all pretty easy and simple to assemble)
Shooting from 6 meters off the ground makes it hard to press the shutter button so Agnos supplies a 5 meter corded remote to suit your DSLR camera (be it Nikon, Canon, Fuji brand).