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  1. Re: Coming soon: Nodal Ninja 180 for single row panoramic photography

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick fan View Post
    In two weeks.

    nick
    great news!
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    Some of the first production run images - we'll be accepting pre-orders soon











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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Bailey View Post
    Some of the first production run images - we'll be accepting pre-orders soon

    [size=8pt][to save on banwidth and page length moderator removed duplicate images which are shown in above post][/size]


    OMG i have got to have one of these! pre order, preorder!!! when when when? where to preorder? hahaha
  4. Re: Coming soon: Nodal Ninja 180 for single row panoramic photography

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    Nice work!
    How much does this weigh?

    What are the advantages of having an elevated horizontal rail? (Rather than a single rail from the top of the rotator?)

    Any option for more detents or an Arca style clamp?
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    time to create a seperate sub forum for this too! heheh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macro View Post
    Nice work!
    How much does this weigh?

    What are the advantages of having an elevated horizontal rail? (Rather than a single rail from the top of the rotator?)

    Any option for more detents or an Arca style clamp?
    elevated so as to
    1. reduce nadir footprint.
    2. better accommodate fisheye converters with large diameter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nick fan View Post
    elevated so as to
    1. reduce nadir footprint.
    2. better accommodate fisheye converters with large diameter.


    nick
    But why the pretty blue Knobs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrywoodenpic View Post
    But why the pretty blue Knobs?
    well, it is better than all black. I like blue color. It may be better if it is darker.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nick fan View Post
    well, it is better than all black. I like blue color. It may be better if it is darker.


    nick
    I am not sure it is sophisticated enough... it does not blend in with modern camera trends..
    Black or silver with a red or gold or blue rubber ring, might look the part.

    Though as they are will certainly be a talking point.
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    Hi Aussie Ninja,

    it is kind of strange. The rotation axis should pass through to the quadrant of the bubble that is cloest to the rail. The two M6 tightening screws should bisect the circle too.
    My understanding is there should be 3 circles thouching each other in the nadir image. what do you think?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Ninja
    What is shown is the minimal footprint of the Nodal Ninja 180 above.

    Here is the footpint Nick suggests and technically more accurate.



    Because of the floating (NPP) it is of little consequence as you can be anywhere within around 8mm of the suggested rail settings and achieve good stitching results without parallax issues.
    Understand that the BETA NN180 used has the demarcation marks in the wrong place and the pre-release photos shown doesn't show any at all.

    Aussie Ninja
    Thanks for the tip about NPP. Sorry for my misleading words. I actually meant the quadrant of the spirit level outer casing (not the black circle). When making dual shot pano, the rotation axis should be at the NPP where angle of view is 180 deg. At this setting, you should see a circular (yes, circle) footprint of the rotator.

    The rail marking is at one side of the rail. So it is at the side that is not shown in the photo.


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    Hi guys,

    Just got one delivered yesterday. Awesome piece of work, Nick and Bill.

    If it came with rubber/plastic plugs to close off unused detent holes then it would be PERFECT.

    Did you say I must upgrade to 5D MKII with my Sigma 8mm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by psJIM View Post
    Hi guys,

    Just got one delivered yesterday. Awesome piece of work, Nick and Bill.

    If it came with rubber/plastic plugs to close off unused detent holes then it would be PERFECT.
    this is a good suggestion. I will look into its possibility.


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    Hello all,

    I just purchased the NN180 and this is my first post so go easy

    Does anybody know if/when there will be settings available for the 180? Mine arrived yesterday and there is an element of guesswork involved in setting it up. This is probably a stupid question but where do you align the NP with? My guess is the just behind the bubble but it is not clear?

    I will be using a number of cameras with it but mostly a 5D and Sigma DP1. Any feedback from other owners will be much appreciated.

    Thanks

    Neil
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    Quote Originally Posted by luxford View Post
    Hello all,

    I just purchased the NN180 and this is my first post so go easy

    Does anybody know if/when there will be settings available for the 180?
    Use the upper rail setting from the database for your lens and camera.

    Mine arrived yesterday and there is an element of guesswork involved in setting it up. This is probably a stupid question but where do you align the NP with? My guess is the just behind the bubble but it is not clear?
    The center of rotation is in line with the 2 screws on the rotator. To get best and reproducible result, you need to use a quick release system. Try to push the the camera mounting plate against one side of the rail. This will eliminate any twisting due to tolerance between the rail and the plate.


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