Nikon 1 V3, 70-300mm on Jobu Jr. 3 Gimbal Head

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I prefer to use a tripod when ever I can. This combo makes a great system. I put together some parts to make the Acra-Swiss type foot. I plan to come up with something better when I get the Nikon 1 TR-N10o Tripod Mount.

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Jerry...
I just looked at the new tripod mount for the new 70-300.
Does the lens have a hole to screw the new Nikon tripod mount onto it?
 
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What do you have mounted now in place of the Nikon foot?

Jerry...
I just looked at the new tripod mount for the new 70-300.
Does the lens have a hole to screw the new Nikon tripod mount onto it?

Yes there is a screw hole in the lens to mount the accessory tripod mount. The hole in the lens is smaller than a 1/4" 20 but I had some screws that fit it. The tripod mount accessory has a 1/4" 20 hole in it. I have the tripod mount on order and this was just a quick fix until I get one. I just stacked a piece of aluminum with a hole in it and a very small lens plate on top if the larger Acra-Swiss type plate then ran a long screw through them.
 
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Yes there is a screw hole in the lens to mount the accessory tripod mount. The hole in the lens is smaller than a 1/4" 20 but I had some screws that fit it. The tripod mount accessory has a 1/4" 20 hole in it. I have the tripod mount on order and this was just a quick fix until I get one. I just stacked a piece of aluminum with a hole in it and a very small lens plate on top if the larger Acra-Swiss type plate then ran a long screw through them.
Good fix...
I might try some mount holder "fixes" myself...
Just ordered the camera, should have it by Friday?? or Monday...
Looking forward to using this on some of our big lenses... :)
 
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What do you have mounted now in place of the Nikon foot?




Yes there is a screw hole in the lens to mount the accessory tripod mount. The hole in the lens is smaller than a 1/4" 20 but I had some screws that fit it. The tripod mount accessory has a 1/4" 20 hole in it. I have the tripod mount on order and this was just a quick fix until I get one. I just stacked a piece of aluminum with a hole in it and a very small lens plate on top if the larger Acra-Swiss type plate then ran a long screw through them.
In other words you "MacGyver'd" the darn thing, you cheated, you became a DIY-Jedi-Master! Cool. Why the heck Nikon could not just use the standard 1/4" x 20 we will never know. Probably the same reason they don't just make the tripod feet Arca-Swiss in the first place, eh?

Thanks!
 
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Cheryle, please share where you managed to purchase a V3. My orders been in since May 23rd. I haven't been able to find one anywhere in the continental US.
 

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