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MikeW
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Nodal Slide question/help


I need a nodal slide that allows the front of the lens to be clear of it so I can use my filter holder properly. With my D800 I can't use it at all as it hits. I can on the D4, but it is still limited. This is with my 24mm pc-e.

I know that a shorter slide is recommended for wider lenses but I don't think the MPR-CL from RRS would work. With the one I am using now, a sunfoto one I find I need to be at 56mm. They mark the 0 in about 3 cm from the camera clamp whereas the RRS starts at 3cm at the clamp.

I can't work my head around how to make this work & I am sure others use the Lee filter holder or similar with a nodal slide, how do you do it & what one do you use?


Problem as shown below



Thanks,


Mike



Nov 23, 2013 at 07:43 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Nodal Slide question/help


The 192 FAS works really well for fisheye, ultrawide, and short lenses. Much more versatile than the MPR-CL: http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=192-FAS-Pkg&type=4&eq=192-FAS-Pkg-001&desc=192-FAS-Package%3a-FAS-Clamp-%26-MPR-192&key=ait

You might check with RRS to see if a vertical extender could solve the problem with your correct nodal slide: http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=BEX-1.75&type=0&eq=&desc=BEX-1.75%3a-Pano-Vertical-Arm-Extender&key=it



Nov 23, 2013 at 11:17 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Nodal Slide question/help


You might also be able to get this to work by combining the B2-FAB and B2-mAS.

B2-FAB: http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=B2-FAB

B2-mAS: http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=B2-mAS

This is what comes with their 192 kit and raises the camera (or lens foot) about an inch.

John



Nov 24, 2013 at 02:42 AM
Roland W
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Nodal Slide question/help


Having the wrong length of nodal slide is a common problem if you use one with a built in clamp at the end. The various Really Right Stuff combinations that have a movable clamping position allow you to adjust the camera location to get the end out of the way of either an interference, or also out of the field of view of a wide angle lens, but still allow the "nodal" point to be properly clamped. The 192 kit referenced above uses their thicker heavier lens plate, and is shown here:

http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=192-PPP&type=4&eq=192-PPP-002&desc=192-Precision-Plus-Package&key=ait

You can also make your own 192 style package with a thinner lens plate from them to save a little weight, but you loose the level.

And the lowest cost solution based on what you all ready have is going to be the extender mentioned above, which should give plenty of room for your filters. Note that the extender block can be clamped at the bottom in any of 4 orientations, so you can align the top clamp the way you need for mounting a camera for a nodal slide function.



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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Nodal Slide question/help


yeah RRS suggested the extender. At $80 I feel it more viable to wait till I can get a PG02 LLR setup with a 192 FAS.




Nov 28, 2013 at 06:21 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Nodal Slide question/help


I have a PG-02 and 192 FAS. Nice setup. A bit bulky to carry, but very solid and buttery smooth.


Nov 29, 2013 at 04:25 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Nodal Slide question/help


How about RRS' cable spacer. You'd need a hex key to attach it when needed, but at $66 plus shipping, it'll give you an extra 1.25'' to work with.

http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=CRS&type=0&eq=&desc=CRS%3a-Cable-Relief-Spacer



Nov 30, 2013 at 02:04 PM





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