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nick fan
12-01-2010, 08:10 AM
Dear compact P&S users,

Do you dream of a pano head much smaller than NN3, tailor made for compact P&S such as Canon S90/95, Panasonic LX2/3/5, Sigma DP1/2 etc? A size like this one?
http://www.nodalninja.com/forum/showthread.php?4213-Nodal-Ninja-2.9-MkII
To make the pano head really compact, the vertical headroom will be limited. That means a zenith shot will not be possible when a converter lens is used. Can you live with that?
For your info, the first Nodal Ninja, NN SPH-1, has limited vertical head room. Many customers found it a drawback. But that was when we had no bigger alternative. Do you like a P&S dedicated pano head as small as possible?


Nick

DemonDuck
12-01-2010, 09:10 PM
See my post at Panoguide:
http://www.panoguide.com/forums/qna/8748/

Also, if the rotator compression knob was underneath the horizontal arm, you would gain over a centimeter of clearance. And if you changed from using I beams to U beams, a few more millimeters.