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  1. *****Naming Contest for Next Generation Nodal Ninja's*****

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    4 years ago, when there was a lack of affordable pano heads in the market, I took up the challenge and mission to develop my Nodal Ninja SPH-1, a metal spherical pano head targeted for US$99.95. At that time, I knew little about pano head design and industrial manufacturing but I never stopped my dream to design and manufacture state- of-art pano heads that satisfy the most demanding users. My company was given a name Fanotec that stands for "Fan Of Technology". During the past 4 years, I strive to acquire the knowledge and capability to fulfill my dream. I listen to countless suggestions and feedback from customers and forum members. As a result, Nodal Ninja SPH-1 was improved to the current Nodal Ninja 3II and Nodal Ninja 5 was released to support the larger cameras.

    Now I am proud to announce development of my top of line products which can live up with the name Fanotec. They are the next generation Nodal Ninjas, the Nodal Ninja Ultimate's. The Ultimate's are all based on the industry's renowned Arca Swiss compatible system for maximum versatility. They are all precision CNC machined from quality aluminum and anodized.

    There will be at least 3 models:

    *One for batch stitching,

    *One for maximum portability and simplicity by using a lens ring design,

    *One for versatility and functionality that go beyond a pano head.

    Lens ring model consists of a universal platform with preset tilt angles and lens ring made for each lens. The lens ring and the platform are joined by a Arca Swiss style quick release system. The tilt angles are -15, -10, -7.5, -2.5, 0, +5, +7.5, +10, and +12.5 degrees. They can be interchanged easily. Other variable tilt angles and off-set +/-90 deg (rotation off-set from NPP) are also supported. The rotator base is the new advanced rotator (Rotator D4) with 4 detent intervals. The intervals are 2,3,4,6 stops. There is a panning lock to stop rotator from unwanted rotation.
    All popular fisheye lens will be supported. The model for Sigma 8mm and Nikon 10.5mm are scheduled to release in September/ October 2008. Other models will follow shortly.

    The other 2 Ultimate models will be available later 2008 or early 2009. Their designs are being refined and functions added for maximum versatility.


    We're looking for names on our new upcoming products and seeking the input from our customers. If you have a good idea for a product name please let us know and if your name is selected you will win that item. The 3 models will all share the parent name, Nodal Ninja Ultimate. So they will be called "Nodal Ninja Ultimate XXXX".


    Conditions:
    * All ideas on products names must be shared in this thread or poll.
    * The product name cannot already be under consideration.
    * The author of select product name releases all interest to that name.
    * Compensation will be in exchange for a retail version of the product being named which may or may not include added accessories.
    * The manufacturer will select the name they feel best suited for the product.
    * Winners will be notified my email.
    * The poll is for others to vote an what they feel is the best name.
    * Deadline for helping us to name product is on 30 Sept. 08 for the lens ring model and 31 Oct. 08 for other 2 models.

    Names already under consideration:
    Nodal Ninja Ultimate = NNUL
    NNUL "Precision"
    NNUL "Professional"
    NNUL "Ring"
    NNUL "Mobile"
    NNUL "Elite"
    For these and other names please see our poll.

    Thank you and good luck
    Nick



    Fanotec
    We listen. We try harder.
  2. Re: *****Naming Contest for Next Generation Nodal Ninjas*****

    #2

    Hello Nick and Bill,

    First I want to congratulate you with the fine range of new product.
    About the naming I suggest you keep it as simple as possible, your products don't need fancy names:

    NNUL Batch (can it be more accurate, I don't think so, this is what the first model is designed for).
    NNUL Fast (for speed the ring model is best)
    NNUL Versatile (and that covers exactly the flag of the last model)

    All the best,

    Wim

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    Nice names Wim,
    I agree ! :-)
    Nick-Bill;
    I wouldn't use NNUL because NUL in Dutch = ZERO !
    NN-UL is better.
    Have Fun !
  4. Re: *****Naming Contest for Next Generation Nodal Ninja's*****

    #4

    • Replicator
    • Specialist
    • Adaptive


    Ped
    (ok, so I am not the most imaginative of people)
  5. Re: *****Naming Contest for Next Generation Nodal Ninja's*****

    #5

    Nodal Ninja MM - Monster Masterer
    Nodal Ninja W - Warrior
    Nodal Ninja M - Magician
    Nodal Ninja MK - Magic Knight
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    NN-UL Trail
    NN-UL Trail Pro
    NN-UL Trailblazer
    NN-UL Spin
    NN-UL Spinner
    NN-UL Circ
    NN-UL Vision
    NN-UL 3D Visionmaker
    NN-UL Visionmaker
    NN-UL Visionmaster
    NN-UL Ringmaster
    NN-UL 3D Pro
    NN-UL 3D Master
    NN-UL Travelmaster
    NN-UL Trailhead
    NN-UL EZ
    NN-UL Fastset
    NN-UL Multipath
    NN-UL Spheremaster
    NN-UL Spheremaker
    NN-UL Spheremaker Pro
    NN-UL Detent Wiz
    NN-UL 3D Wizard
    NN-UL Scenemaker
    NN-UL Scenemaker Pro
    NN-UL HD
    NN-UL HDR-Pro
    NN-UL HDR-Master
    NN-UL PanoMaker
    NN-UL PanoMaster
    NN-UL PanoMaster Pro

    NN-UL PanoMagic
  7. Re: *****Naming Contest for Next Generation Nodal Ninja's*****

    #7

    Quote Originally Posted by bigwade
    I wouldn't use NNUL because NUL in Dutch = ZERO !
    Same thing in French : NUL can be zero, bad (not good)
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    NN-UL Samurai
    NN-UL Grasshopper
    NN-UL Sabre
    NN-UL Eppe
    NN-UL Katana
    NN-UL Nihonto
    NN-UL Oshigata
    NN-UL Koshirae
    NN-UL Iaito
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    *One for batch stitching,
    NN-UL "Eyes Limit"

    *One for maximum portability and simplicity by using a lens ring design,
    NN-UL "Tradition"

    *One for versatility and functionality that go beyond a pano head.
    NN-UL "Sync Master"
    NN-UL "Chronos"

    Swiss made Spirit ...
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    maybe.... to obvious but kiss applies

    NN-UL Batch
    NN-UL Perfect Batch
    NN-UL Perfection
    NN-UL Batcher
    NN-UL Perfect-O (o simulating a 360¬? ?? )


    those for the batcher






    Shanti
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  11. Re: *****Naming Contest for Next Generation Nodal Ninja's*****

    #11

    Nodal Ninja Batchable
    Nodal Ninja Magic Ring
    Nodal Ninja Pro
    Nodal Ninja Ultimate
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    #12

    My entries:

    NNU Extreme
    NNU Precise
    NNU Acura
    NNU Freedom

    Whatever the name, I know it'll be a great product at a reasonable price!
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    Join Date: Jun 2008
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    I agree, you should think about changing NNUL by something else or you wont sell any in france...
    NNU should be enough ?

    NNU - Series
    NNU - Easy
    NNU - Perfect

    Some more names after this night maybe ?!
  14. Re: *****Naming Contest for Next Generation Nodal Ninja's*****

    #14

    Hi Bill, hi Nick,

    here are some more ideas ;-)


    - gold edition
    - medals serie
    - titanium
    - platium

    - zeus
    - thor
    - myth
    - poseidon

    - evolution
    - next generation
    - xxl
    - extrem
    - hero
    - winner


    All the best
    Bernd
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    #15

    Hi,

    Congrats on the upcomming products.

    batch = NN-UL Standard or NN-UL Volume
    portability = NN-UL Easy or NN-UL Lite
    portability = NN-UL Universal

    Rgds, ikke101

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