| The modular design of the Absolute allows for quick and easy upgrades. Due to the precise design of the Absolute you can change camera arms as often as you wish without ever effecting the accuracy of the head.
The camera arms are used to set the entrance pupil (nodal point) of the lens. The accurate setting of the entrance pupil allows for error free stitching and will also improve the accuracy of automatically generated control points.
Shown below is the new knob registered D2X / Nikkor 10.5DX camera arm.
- 360Precision Absolute Camera Arm
To swap over the camera arms you will need to use the 4mm allen key supplied with your 360Precision Absolute.
- Step 1.
The first step is to remove your current camera arm. The shoulder bolt loosens in an anti-clockwise direction. When you remove the shoulder bolt and camera arm the thrust bearings and washers will be exposed. Be careful not to get sand or dirt in the bearings.
The dirt won't damage the bearings but the camera arm won't feel as smooth to rotate. With the shoulder bolt removed you can now swap over the camera arms.
- Step 2.
With the old camera arm removed you can now attach the new camera arm.
- Step 3.
When re-assembling the camera arm it's critical that the spring washers are opposing each other as shown in the in-set photo.
Now tighten the shoulder bolt and you're ready to go.