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  • nn5 to be discontinued? get one while i still can?

    Hi, I've always wanted to get one of these nodal ninja's and I haven't been to the site for a while until today and now I see the NN5's are to be discontinued. I own a d90 and I read in the nn3 forum that with a camera that heavy you really want the nn5. Does anyone know what will replace them and when? Or should I just get a NN5 now while I am able to still buy one? I really want to do some city scape panos to hang on a large wall just inside the front door of our home we purchased earlier this year. I was thinking maybe shooting across the water from gasworks park at night (if anyone here lives in/near Seattle)...
    My current lenses are the 18-105 kit lens and a 50mm 1.8D.

    I was looking at the "NN5 RD16", is it worth it to splurge for rd16?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by freefallnick; 10-07-2010, 12:26 PM.

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    We still have a few NN5 series in stock. While the new modular system due out soon will eventually replace these all together if you buy a NN5 now we will have a trade-in offer on our website for those wishing to trade-up.

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    • #3
      what is the new modular system and how does it differ from nn5/5l ? are there any photos anywhere or anything? any idea when it will be available?

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      • #4
        Hi,

        to cut it short. I have tested D90 18-105 kit lens on NN3 and on NN5. The set up is not too heavy for NN3. If you like a tiny small light weight set up and you do not expect to step up to use a 14-24mm on D90 or change to heavier bodies like D3, you will be fine with a NN3, I'd choose for a rotator.

        Thinking of having a solid basis for the future, pick a NN5 RD16. It serves for D3 up to 70 -200mm.

        The new modular system will offer a set of different lengths of rails to custom fit your own needs connecting via quick release systems and will give a chance to use long focus lenses >200mm et al.

        As I told you, NN3 or NN5 fits your equipment and this gear is so good, it might extend the time of your shutter release

        As Bill already told you, if you want to shoot now, order now and if you feel to get the modular system, trade -in.

        Because NN/Fanotec only deliver new products when they are top, it may take a few months to be delivered, no one knows what might happen setting up a new production line. Microsoft, how many times are we the idiots to stand all things that do not work or have bugs? But NN/Fanotec prodcuts are top right from the beginning. That's why we sometimes have to wait.

        Our friends Vincen and Badders have participated the tuscon show US some time ago where the new products were presented. Search the forum for pics, or may be they read this and they send the link.

        Regards
        Heinz

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bill Bailey View Post
          We still have a few NN5 series in stock. While the new modular system due out soon will eventually replace these all together if you buy a NN5 now we will have a trade-in offer on our website for those wishing to trade-up.
          hmm, this is misleading. We will have a new model (temporary name NN4) in 2011. It is slightly downgraded NN5 with reduced price. It will only have fixed 15 deg lock in the upper rotator and is targeted at people making panos with wide angle to short telephoto (<100mm eq.) lens.

          Longer lens will be better served by new modular Ultimate line.

          Nick
          Fanotec
          We listen. We try harder.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by hindenhaag View Post
            Because NN/Fanotec only deliver new products when they are top, it may take a few months to be delivered, no one knows what might happen setting up a new production line. Microsoft, how many times are we the idiots to stand all things that do not work or have bugs? But NN/Fanotec prodcuts are top right from the beginning. That's why we sometimes have to wait.
            Well, software can be updated easily. Hardware is costly to do so. That is why we need to do more tests to make sure there will be very little tweaks/updates needed after a product is released, esp for the top of line.

            Nick
            Fanotec
            We listen. We try harder.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by hindenhaag View Post
              Our friends Vincen and Badders have participated the tuscon show US some time ago where the new products were presented. Search the forum for pics, or may be they read this and they send the link.
              Here it is ;) http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/s...7623863587034/

              Vincèn
              French Nodal Ninja Distributor
              Blog: http://www.skivr.com
              Online shop: http://magasin.skivr.com
              Photo gallery: http://flickr.com/skivr
              Support website: http://support.skivr.com

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              • #8
                Thx Vincen,

                I was quite sure about response

                By the way guys: besides Badders for Uk, Vincen for me is the best reseller for benelux and France. Good service, quick delivery, great stock, and he knows what has to be in the set. Better than our [DELETED BY ADMIN] resellers.

                Regards,
                Heinz




                {Bill Bailey Admin note: if anyone is ever dissatisfied with any reseller please bring this directly to my attention}
                Last edited by Bill Bailey; 10-08-2010, 09:45 AM. Reason: deleted name of reseller

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hindenhaag View Post
                  Vincen for me is the best reseller for benelux and France. Good service, quick delivery, great stock, and he knows what has to be in the set.
                  :001_wub: :blushing:
                  French Nodal Ninja Distributor
                  Blog: http://www.skivr.com
                  Online shop: http://magasin.skivr.com
                  Photo gallery: http://flickr.com/skivr
                  Support website: http://support.skivr.com

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hindenhaag View Post
                    By the way guys: besides Badders for Uk, Vincen for me is the best reseller for benelux and France. Good service, quick delivery, great stock, and he knows what has to be in the set.
                    We're very selective on who we allow to become a reseller and we feel we have a pretty good team representing our products. Resellers like Vincèn (France - SkiVR), Andrew (UK 360TacticalVR) as well as Mauro (Italy - 360way.it) and all "very proactive" in the community and have a great deal of in-depth knowledge of our product line and panoramic photography.
                    If any reseller falls short of delivering timely and knowledgeable service to customers of our product line please do not hesitate to contact me directly (bill-at-nodalninja-com).

                    Keep up the great work guys

                    Bill

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                    • #11
                      wow thanks for all the replies! So if I am in the USA I should just use the store on this website and if there are still some in stock the "add to cart" button will still be there?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by freefallnick View Post
                        wow thanks for all the replies! So if I am in the USA I should just use the store on this website and if there are still some in stock the "add to cart" button will still be there?
                        exactly :) NN5 is already no more avalaible, only irregular ones (But don't be afraid, irregular ones have just visual aspects default, nothing that impacts performance, quality and efficiency of product !)

                        Vincèn
                        French Nodal Ninja Distributor
                        Blog: http://www.skivr.com
                        Online shop: http://magasin.skivr.com
                        Photo gallery: http://flickr.com/skivr
                        Support website: http://support.skivr.com

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Vincèn View Post
                          exactly :) NN5 is already no more avalaible, only irregular ones (But don't be afraid, irregular ones have just visual aspects default, nothing that impacts performance, quality and efficiency of product !)

                          Vincèn
                          I still see add to cart button on this page http://store.nodalninja.com/products/NN5-RD16.html that means I pay full price and receive an irregular?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by freefallnick View Post
                            I still see add to cart button on this page http://store.nodalninja.com/products/NN5-RD16.html that means I pay full price and receive an irregular?
                            Absolutely not ! As I stated, NN5 is no more avalaible in regular version, only irregular ones, but NN5 R-D8 and NN5 R-D16 are stiil avalaible as regular ! When it's factory irregular it's clearly stated to avoid any confusions ;)

                            Vincèn
                            French Nodal Ninja Distributor
                            Blog: http://www.skivr.com
                            Online shop: http://magasin.skivr.com
                            Photo gallery: http://flickr.com/skivr
                            Support website: http://support.skivr.com

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                            • #15
                              We do have some NN5 series left which are not irregulars. As we put together units from newer components and other pkg combinations these will become available and posted on the website. Items listed as irregulars will have special markings on underside of lower rail noted it as irregular. So if you order an item that is not listed as irregular examine it after receiving it for these factory markings. At the time of this post we still have in stock NN5L Starter pkgs, NN5 w/RD8 and NN5 w/RD16 which are not factory irregulars. We also have NN5x starter packages which are factory irregulars available for purchase. Note SKU #'s that end with "x" denotes factory irregulars.
                              thx
                              Bill

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