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  • Re: Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 and R10 Ring Mount Pano Heads.

    Originally posted by hindenhaag View Post
    Hello,

    I have a question to my experienced colleagues: what focus setting to you tape before you mount it to the lens ring of the R1 for Sigma 8mm/f3.5 and shaved Nikkor 10.5 for Full frame like D3.

    Thanks in advance,

    Heinz
    For sigma 8mm, I taped at 0.5m. You should test different focus distance to determine the best distance. NPP moved very little for typical focus distances.

    Nick
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    • Re: Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 and R10 Ring Mount Pano Heads.

      Thx Nick,

      0.5 for which aperture, concerning hyperfocal distance?

      Heinz

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      • Re: Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 and R10 Ring Mount Pano Heads.

        Originally posted by hindenhaag View Post
        Thx Nick,

        0.5 for which aperture, concerning hyperfocal distance?

        Heinz
        F8 is most popular.

        Nick
        Fanotec
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        • Re: Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 and R10 Ring Mount Pano Heads.

          Heinz, just do a testrun in a small street with cars.
          Focus at inf. and make shots @5.6/8/11
          Focus at 1m-inf. and make shots @5.6/8/11
          Focus at 1m and make shots @5.6/8/11
          Focus at <1m and make shots @5.6/8/11
          Pick out the best one and that will be your setting, simple as that.
          Mine is at 1m at f8. (others report 0.5m)
          More about the sig8 here:
          http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Si...r-Fisheye-4180

          There is so much written about this and other lenses on panoguide and other forums, you shoud find it I guess....

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          • Re: Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 and R10 Ring Mount Pano Heads.

            Hi

            Thx for your replies.

            Good idea.

            Heinz

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            • Re: Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 and R10 Ring Mount Pano Heads.

              Dear all,

              I am currently using the R1 with the 10.5 Nikon and a D90 (I am very happy with the quality of this solution for cylindric panos)
              I am looking to get the full frame D700.
              If I shave the 10.5, do you think that I can do a spherical by adding a small tilt (+15) ? Is anyone using it like that ?
              Which solution would you recommend for spherical images using R1 ?

              Many thanks
              Philip

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              • Re: Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 and R10 Ring Mount Pano Heads.

                Originally posted by philip View Post
                Dear all,

                I am currently using the R1 with the 10.5 Nikon and a D90 (I am very happy with the quality of this solution for cylindric panos)
                I am looking to get the full frame D700.
                If I shave the 10.5, do you think that I can do a spherical by adding a small tilt (+15) ? Is anyone using it like that ?
                Which solution would you recommend for spherical images using R1 ?

                Many thanks
                Philip
                with a shaved 10.5mm on D700, you only need 0-5 deg tilt. 4 shots around.

                NIck
                Fanotec
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                • Re: Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 and R10 Ring Mount Pano Heads.

                  Philipp,

                  even at 0 with 4 shots around you get a closed zenith. 5 will make a smaller nadir footprint. I just received my lens a couple of days ago, shaved it, and use it on D3. Just doing test shots without having a proof of the NPP settings for R1 in the database. I think I have to check the NPP setting from the database for my lens combination. I am not quite sure they are right. Sometimes it differs for example o+/- 0.5 mm.

                  I am happier with the 10.5 nikkor than with the Sigma 8mm/f3.5.

                  Heinz

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                  • Re: Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 and R10 Ring Mount Pano Heads.

                    Ups,

                    of course the footprint has to be bigger with +5, not smaller :

                    Heinz

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                    • Re: Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 and R10 Ring Mount Pano Heads.

                      JUst ordered my R1 but noticed after the processing that the wrong lens clamp was on the order. How do I get the correct one in the shippment? Only 45 minutes after I odered did it say that it was too late. I need help I dont want to buy an additional clamp.

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                      • Re: Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 and R10 Ring Mount Pano Heads.

                        Originally posted by HD360 View Post
                        JUst ordered my R1 but noticed after the processing that the wrong lens clamp was on the order. How do I get the correct one in the shippment? Only 45 minutes after I odered did it say that it was too late. I need help I dont want to buy an additional clamp.
                        Your order should contains reseller contact info. Contact your reseller immediately.


                        Nick
                        Fanotec
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                        • I have been using the Manfrotto 303SPH for a couple of years with inconsistent results partly the learning curve at first and partly the large cumbersome head. The 303SPH is a beast and to big to take with you everywhere I am done with It. I just got the R1 friday to simplify my Panos and keep Panos fun. I love the small simple design and ease of use of the R1. The compact design makes it easy to take with you any where I highly recommend it.
                          The two lens I used with the 303 were the 8mm Sigma (which I use now with the R1) and the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM.
                          I would love to see a ring for the Canon 14mm it is a great Lens for Panos it is impeccably sharp, full frame and the wides lens made without going fish eye.

                          My question is would any lens other ring this lens ?
                          Has any one tried to make another lens ring work?
                          “NIck “ Any chance of a lens ring of for Canon the EF 14mm II?

                          EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
                          he 303SPH
                          Max. Diameter x Length, Weight

                          3.2 in. x 3.7 in. / 80mm x 94mm
                          22.8 oz./645g (lens only)

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                          • you want to use the 14mm on R1? or a multi-row pano head, like M1?
                            as long as a lens has suitable area for clamping, I may develop a ring for it.
                            It looks like EF 14mm is suitable for clamping. The focus window will be blocked though.

                            Nick
                            Fanotec
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                            • A ring for the 14 would be awesome. Covering the focus window doesn't matter what matters is what is on focus.

                              Shawn

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                              • Never mind ...

                                Cheers!
                                Manny
                                Last edited by gonzalu; 05-25-2012, 06:48 PM.

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