Yes, it works fine. The only limitation comes from the lens diameter; there are only 30mm from the the rail to the raw axis, so lens diameter must be under 60mm.
But trekker317 and Fotoplanet are working on a modification of the pitch rotation base, in order to use bigger lenses:http://www.autopano.net/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=19115
Yes - i also thought about this Manfrotto-mount and rail. But i couldnÂ´t get one this weekend . .
:cool: - the ones i have aleady are mounted on my manual head.
The way i showed seemed the most simple way to me - the items are there already.
I mounted a Nikon 1:1,8/85mm - itÂ´s about 7cm diameter. I guess 8cm would work also.
After having my spaghetties (aglio et olio, my favourites
) i will try my 300mm manual Nikon lens - using itÂ´s own mountig ring attached to the rail. But i guess i will not use any longer than 85 or 105mm anyway on my 1,6 crop 20D. An 1DsMkIII is planned for the end of the summer.
Now iÂ´m after programming . . .