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johnny236
01-08-2009, 10:37 AM
Good day folks! It's almost time for me to purchase my NN setup, so I want to figure out what the best kit is for me. Here's the lowdown:

Usage:
For my work, I'll be doing 360 panos for "virtual tours", plus some wide landscape panos. Personally, I'd like to be able to experiment with as many different types as I can with one setup, so I can get better at it.

Camera will be:
Nikon D300 or D80 or in case of alien attack or some natural disaster rendering those 2 useless, I'll dust off the D70s (it'll be the D300 99.9% of the time though).

Lenses will be:
12-24mm f/4
50mm f/1.8
24-70mm f/2.8
70-200mm VR f/2.8

I have a pretty standard carbon fibre tripod as well. Not the sturdiest thing in the world, but it works.

Thanks in advance! Looking forward to getting started!

Blair

badders
01-08-2009, 10:53 AM
Hi Blair,

With that hardware specs you'll need the NN5 unit with whatever rotator base you want to use.

Mauro Contrafatto
01-08-2009, 01:22 PM
Hi Blair,

I agree with Andrew. (Welcome aboard :wink: )

NN5 is the right choice, and the brand new R-D16 rotator can be a must if you plan to exchange lenses often!

Cheers,
Mauro

badders
01-08-2009, 01:30 PM
Phew! Got my first posting right!

johnny236
01-13-2009, 11:34 AM
Thanks to both of you!

Next question... the NN web site (at least when I was on last week) hasn't listed the RD16 yet. Is the NN5 kit that comes with the RD12 still shipping with the RD12 or does it get upgraded with the new rotator? Is there a release date for the RD16? If it's not too far in the future I can hold off purchasing, but if it's a few months off I'll probably just pick up the kit with the RD12.

Blair

Bill Bailey
01-13-2009, 01:24 PM
Thanks to both of you!
Next question... the NN web site (at least when I was on last week) hasn't listed the RD16 yet. Is the NN5 kit that comes with the RD12 still shipping with the RD12 or does it get upgraded with the new rotator? Is there a release date for the RD16? If it's not too far in the future I can hold off purchasing, but if it's a few months off I'll probably just pick up the kit with the RD12.
Blair

Hi Blair - welcome to the forum.
The RD12's are disappearing and as I write I believe we only have a couple left. We do have the RD16's in stock (just came in today) and working on getting some product shots done up so we can have up for sale on the website by tomorrow. Pressure is on now for me to get these up :wink:
thx
Bill

johnny236
01-14-2009, 07:37 AM
Well done Bill! I saw the updated product listing this morning, and ordered immediately!

Cheers! :001_smile:

Blair

Bill Bailey
01-14-2009, 10:58 AM
Once you get it - let us know your thoughts :001_smile:
Thank you for your order
Bill

johnny236
01-15-2009, 11:03 AM
Recieved my unit about 5 minutes ago (after ordering it about 27 hours ago!!!)... I haven't even taken the parts out of their plastic and I'm already thrilled, just based on the customer service.

I'll post early impressions when I can, although this is my first pano-head unit experience so all I can compare it to is trying to do the same thing with my ball-head.

I'll also post some of my non-government work once I figure out how to use the thing :wink:

Cheers!

Bill Bailey
01-16-2009, 08:21 AM
Recieved my unit about 5 minutes ago (after ordering it about 27 hours ago!!!)... I haven't even taken the parts out of their plastic and I'm already thrilled, just based on the customer service.
I'll post early impressions when I can, although this is my first pano-head unit experience so all I can compare it to is trying to do the same thing with my ball-head.
I'll also post some of my non-government work once I figure out how to use the thing :wink:
Cheers!

First impressions are always good. :001_smile:
The nice finish, smooth and very fluid rotation, a solidly built unit with very high precision.
And while product is one thing - support in everything