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(From company literature) Manfrotto 303 QTVR Panoramic Head Kit. Replaces the 3415 QTVR Kit.


The 303 pan head permits the photographer to take sequential constant-angle shots around a single axis with his or her camera either in portrait or landscape position, and with the nodal point of the camera/lens in line with the center of rotation to ensure that parallax effects do not cause problems during image stitching.


The 303 is built around (and includes) the 300N panoramic unit, adding a system of sliding horizontal and vertical plates for accurate positioning of the camera nodal point. The plates have engraved index rules to make subsequent repositioning easier.


The included quick release elbow bracket lets the photographer use the portrait orientation of the camera gaining vertical field. The system is suitable for most 35mm SLR still and digital cameras using wide-angle or standard lenses.


Features:


• Double sliding plate with 180 mm (3.1 in.) of adjustment for precise nodal point positioning.
• Convenient quick release elbow bracket with 1/4"-20and 3/8" male screw for camera attachment.
• 3/8" female tripod fitting.
• Dual graduated scale on upper part of 300N rotation unit to set the angle of rotation to any of the following degree settings: 90, 60, 45, 36, 30, 24, 20, 15, 10, 5 (respectively equivalent to 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 18, 24, 36 or 72 photos to achieve a full 360 degree rotation).
• Graduated scale from 0 to 360 degrees on lower part of 300N rotation unit.
• By removing vertical brackets, the 303 can also be used as an object turntable.


Note: We highly recommend using the optional 3416 (338) or 3502 (438) Leveling Base or a 754, 755B or 756B tripod when using the 300N.


Accessories:


• HOT SHOE TWO AXIS BUBBLE LEVEL [ 337 ]
• LEVELING BASE [ 3416 ]
• COMPACT LEVELING HEAD [ 3502 ]
• MDEVE CARBON FIBER LEVELING CENTER COLUMN [ 554 ]
• MDEVE LEVELING CENTER COLUMN [ 555B ]
• MDEVE LEVELING CENTER COLUMN [ 556B ]


Suggested Tripods:


• 3021B PRO TRIPOD (BLACK) [ 3021BPRO ]
• 441 CARBON ONE (3-Section) [ 3443 ]
• PRO GEARED TRIPOD [ 475 ]
• MDeVe CARBON FIBER VIDEO TRIPOD [ 754 ]
• MDeVe ALUMINUM VIDEO TRIPOD [ 755B ]
• MDeVe SHORT ALUMINUM VIDEO TRIPOD [ 756B ]


Specifications:

  • Pan: 360 degrees
  • Maximum Height: 31.2 cm / 12.3 in.
  • Camera Mount: 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
  • Maximum Load Capacity: 5 kg / 11 lbs
  • Weight: 1.6 kg / 3.6 lbs

Keywords: Manfrotto Panhead Panoramic



 






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