This is the Tripod Adapter Type B. This adapter is to be used with tripods without 3/8" thread at the base of the center column. This adapter fits 32mm tripod center column natively. It can be adapter to 28mm or 26mm with a plastic fitting. This adapter will work with Manfrotto tri-facet center column.
When the height of the Fanotec pole increases beyond 3 meters, the need for an effective support base becomes very important. Some professional pole systems on the market come with a dedicated support tripod, which is bulky, costly and cannot be used for other purposes.
High end tripods for photography are strong enough to support a 6m pole. Some people even attempt to install a rotator and pole directly onto the tripod. This is very dangerous. Rotators and tripod center columns are designed to withstand vertical loading with minimal bending torque. With a long pole, the torque is increased 15 times. This can cause damage, without noticeable warning, to the tripod center column top disk, rotator and pole base and to the gears on top of the pole. Damage to equipment and potential injury to people in the area should be avoided at all costs. As part of the pole systems, Fanotec is releasing a low cost, light weight and safe to use tripod adapter for use with Fanotec rotators and poles.
This tripod adapter works with tripods that have a top disk with 3/8” thread, and a center column with diameter of 32mm, 28mm, 26mm or 25mm. Tripod with 26mm center column is only recommended for application below 3m. For application above 3m, tripod with 28mm center column or bigger is recommended. The adapter spreads the bending torque over the length of center column, greatly reducing the torque at the tripod top disk, rotator and pole base. It works with Fanotec advanced rotators, pole rotator and Fanotec poles.