View Full Version : which nodal ninja i need ?

02-17-2009, 02:21 AM

I'm just starting with pano photography,
Want to buy a nodal ninja, but don't know wich one i need !

I want to use it on a nikon d200 with nikon 18-200 lens, want to make multi row images, whith nadir and zenith photo's too.

Doe anyone have an advice for me ?

02-17-2009, 02:27 AM
Nodal Ninja 5 with possibly the R-D16 rotator base if you want to switch between lenses quickly. If not, the standard Nodal Ninja 5 will be fine.

02-17-2009, 03:02 AM
If you can afford it I would advise definitively also the NN5 with R-D16 as it's very easy to setup and change settings when you change lens (easier than detent rings of regular model), but standard NN5 will go very well also :001_smile:


Mauro Contrafatto
02-17-2009, 05:02 AM
Nodal Ninja 5 would be the perfect choice, if you want to achieve the full tilt up position for the zenith shot, as Andrew and Vincent correctly stated.

However, Nodal Ninja 3 mkII can be an alternative: at 18mm, a proper up shot is not possible but you can still easily cover the zenith area for a full spherical VR.