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Birder

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Location: Boston, United Kingdom
Registered: 1 Apr 2012
Re: My first few weeks doing Panos (problems)
Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 15:50 GMT
updated: 14 Jun 2012 at 15:54 GMT
Still no answer from Pano-maxx so i did what smooth said

Smooth said:


What ever you purchase next make sure you purchase one with external detent adjustments like those I have mentioned.


Purchased a Manfrotto 300N rotator. Just remove the Pano-maxx bearings Etc, it fits right on top.

The difference is like chalk and cheese, the Manfrotto external detent version is just so much better, all the movement has gone so all i can say is

"Thank you for the idea Smooth"

All i have to do now is remove the pano-maxx labels, spray out the word pano-maxx on the large nut and i am done.

Oh and remember to never to buy cheap rubbish again even when it says "Made in Germany".
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Smooth

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Location: Mount Panorama, Australia
Registered: 21 Jul 2004
Re: My first few weeks doing Panos (problems)
Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 15:56 GMT

Birder said:

"Thank you for the idea Smooth"

Glad you have a result that will work for years to come. wink
Would have been just as successful with a Nodal Ninja rotator also.

Regards, Smooth cool
www.omnipix.com.au
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DenisSS

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Location: Nigeria
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Re: My first few weeks doing Panos (problems)
Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 16:36 GMT

Birder said:

Oh and remember to never to buy cheap rubbish again even when it says "Made in Germany".

Vorsprung durch Technik!

Prost!

Jon
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Birder

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Location: Boston, United Kingdom
Registered: 1 Apr 2012
Re: My first few weeks doing Panos (problems)
Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 18:22 GMT
updated: 14 Jun 2012 at 18:23 GMT

Smooth said:


Would have been just as successful with a Nodal Ninja rotator also.


I agree but when I looked for both you listed I was surprised by the price difference.
Manfrotto 300N is £168.95 on Amazon, but there are a few on special offer at £136.60.
The only Nodal Ninja R-D16 was from Red-door and is £202.73 delivered so i went for the 300N

By the time i looked again a used 300N described as "Mint" had just come on Amazon at £69 plus £3.90 delivery so i clicked "Buy". When it arrived it looks brand new, its even boxed with instructions.

There is not a mark on it so i am well pleased and Manfrotto quality speaks for itself.
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bigwade

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Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Registered: 19 Oct 2005
Re: My first few weeks doing Panos (problems)
Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 14:31 GMT
Nodal Ninja R16 £141,34 in the Netherlands
tinyurl.com/crv7bac
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Birder

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Location: Boston, United Kingdom
Registered: 1 Apr 2012
Re: My first few weeks doing Panos (problems)
Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 17:59 GMT
Yes, Red-door are rather expensive but thats all we have in the UK at the moment

www.red-door.co.uk/pages/productpages/nodal-ninja...

£159.95 + 20% VAT + Carriage

They were way overpriced on my Samyang 8mm lens by almost £50
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bigwade

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Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Registered: 19 Oct 2005
Re: My first few weeks doing Panos (problems)
Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 18:56 GMT
NL shops DO ship to UK.

www.fotokonijnenberg.nl/
www.kamera-express.nl/
www.cameranu.nl/en/

are proved suppliers.
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