View Full Version : NN3 and lens problem

05-16-2008, 07:37 AM
I have a Canon 400d ( rebel XTi ) and a Sigma 10-20mm lens, I cant mount the lens on the top arm at the spacing recommended i.e between 93 and 99 depending on focal length. because the lip for the lens hits the Nodal Ninja arm and the lens ring (to change the focal length) also presses against the side of the arm

please see the photo attached to explain

Any suggestions on what I need to do to get round this problem ?

Thanks for any help offered


05-16-2008, 08:02 AM
Hi Tony,

Welcome to the NN forums.

You might consider using the N-CP1 Camera Mounting Plate which provides more clearance between your camera body and NN3 rail.

Check this page for info...


05-16-2008, 08:40 AM
Thanks Macro

Its very annoying that after spending a lot of money on this kit, you then need to buy extras before you can use it !! >:sad:


Bill Bailey
05-16-2008, 08:47 AM
Hi Tony,
Marco is right - you do need the Camera Mounting plate (N-CP1) with this lens. You could also use the t-20 t-adapter but I believe the CP to be a better choice. Do NOT mount and use the camera/lens as you have shown in the image - you might damage your lens.
Touch bases with me off site - bill[at]nodalninja[dot]com. I have a used t-adapter I can offer you for free.

05-16-2008, 09:19 AM
Thanks Bill I would really appreciate that

I have sent you an email off line