I inquiere about using the NN3 MKII with a D700 with f2.8 16mm fisheye. The rig is going to be professionally used in- and outside on a manfrotto 055XPROB and on a regular bases (and the nn3 fits the budget).
question 1: is the NN3 MKII sturdy and capable in this setup?
question 2: is it really necessary to use it with the r-d12 rotator?
Welcome to the forum.
1) Your D700 will fit the NN3 MKII fine. The load limits on the NN3 are approx. 3kgs (7lbs) and you should be able to get full rotation up with the 16mm. If you want to use longer lenses, an optional quick release plate, or battery grip then you might want to consider the NN5.
2) The RD16 (RD12 discontinued) is a bit of over kill unless you start using long lenses. No need for the super fine click stop options - for the 16mm lens the RD8 will work perfectly for you.
The NN3 MKII comes with a great little rotator which uses interchange rings. The NN3 MKII PKG pkg includes a complete ring set. http://store.nodalninja.com/NN3_p/n3ii-pkg.htm
I'm sure you'll be very pleased with your purchase.
Hi, I have no problems rotating on the nadir and zenith although it is close
I use it a lot but not extensivly. If I would use it daily I would step up to de NN 5
I am very satisfied with the combo for the 3 or 4 times a month that I am using it now. The weight of the D700 is not a problem at all