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  • Canon 5D mk II,17-40, 24-105 and 50 1.4, 85 1.8:confused1: what Pano set up

    Hi,

    I currently have the above equipment. and the 5D is fitted with a really right stuff L plate, I also have a gitzo tripod and markins ball head with quick release plate. I pretty much keep the L plate on the camera at all times.

    I would like to get a pano set up, I understand the basics, but I want something I can use with my current lenses. My ballhead has a bubble level on the quick release plate. I guess i can level that and then place the pano set up on top. So I was thinking the Nodal Ninja Mk 2 but was wondering what I would need at the base to attach to the ball head and also if there is a way to attach a quick release to the upper arm so I can leave the L plate on the camera.

    Probably would be using the 50, 85 or the 24-105 in this set up. Unlikely to use the wide 17-40 I think.

    Would this set up be appropriate and what else should I get to attach to my current equipment. I can take the L plate off if too hard, but definitely need an option to attach to the ballhead.

    Thanks

    Andrew

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    Re: Canon 5D mk II,17-40, 24-105 and 50 1.4, 85 1.8 what Pano set up

    I will let others answer about the suitability of your particular kit but I have two observations.

    One, I think the NN5 will be a better choice for you than the NN3.
    Two, unless you specialise in High resolution mosaics, I think you will find your 17-40 a very good choice.

    Panotools type programs have no trouble with wide angle distortions at all, and they are adjusted as part of the normal process.
    You will find PTGui or PTAssembler very suitable. Though PTGui is much easier if you do 360x180.

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    • #3
      Re: Canon 5D mk II,17-40, 24-105 and 50 1.4, 85 1.8 what Pano set up

      Ok then I gather the NN5 is the go, thanks for the help. What accessories do i need to attach to the ballhead and the L plate to the upper rail? Is there suitable things included in one of the packages or should I go 3rd party?

      Cheers

      Andrew


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      • #4
        Re: Canon 5D mk II,17-40, 24-105 and 50 1.4, 85 1.8 what Pano set up

        There are clearly no hard and fast rules... it is more personal choice... almost any thing will attach to the base of a NN5 as it can take either 1/4 or 3/8 inch threads.

        Personally I attach my NN directly to the tripod legs. Though some can't cope with that. others just use an NN Ez-leveller or third party ball head. some again use both.

        Again some people fix a quick release between the NN and the tripod for convenience. Or one of the new quick releases to attach the camera to the NN.

        One thing to remember is the more you put between the NN and the legs or camera the greater the potential for play. Certainly you need to select high quality manufacture, and NN products are the right quality.

        I would start with the minimum kit and add what ever you find you need by experience.

        I use a QR to attach the camera, but not one below the NN.

        It is probably because it is all so much a personal choice that people have been reluctant to reply.

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          Re: Canon 5D mk II,17-40, 24-105 and 50 1.4, 85 1.8 what Pano set up

          I have gitzo tripod with an arca-swiss ball-head. Attached to that is a quick release clamp for either a camera or my NN3. It's really stable...

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            Re: Canon 5D mk II,17-40, 24-105 and 50 1.4, 85 1.8 what Pano set up

            Originally posted by drewgie View Post
            Ok then I gather the NN5 is the go, thanks for the help. What accessories do i need to attach to the ballhead and the L plate to the upper rail? Is there suitable things included in one of the packages or should I go 3rd party?
            We are releasing Arca Swiss compatible QR clamp this month. you can wait for it.
            If you prefer to use other AS QR clamp, it is better to get one with 3/8" socket at the center. Then you can use this adapter.
            http://store.nodalninja.com/product_p/rp1-38.htm
            Shown there is a RRS lever release clamp.
            you can mount our AS QR plate to the base our NN.
            http://store.nodalninja.com/product_p/asqrp1.htm
            You can also use 3rd party plates.

            Nick

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