Hi Fanotec et al.
For a birthday present my wife purchased a Nodal Ninja 5 and RD8 rotator fro me é─ý lucky me
However I have a couple of questions.
1) First, the paper accompanying the NN5 shows a é─˙leaveré─¨ to provide 15Č? detents é─ý however this is not included in the NN5 I received.
Added to this, the plastic back wrapped around the hard case zipper box had two sticker attached saying é─˙NN5Lé─¨ and é─˙No Rotatoré─¨. Could it be that the Nodan Ninja 5 was out of stock and a NN5L was rigged with a R-D8 é─ý just forgetting the 15Č? é─˙handleé─¨ at the upper rail?
How do I get this handle?
2) Secondly, I have a problem mounting my Canon EOS 1D Mark IIn & EF 70-200 f/2.8 on the NN5. The issue I'm facing is the fact that using Canon's collar for the 70-200 lens or the 100-400 gives me very limited adjustment span on the Nodal Ninja rails. The issue is that the collar is actually lower than the camera mount on the base of the camera house (please see attached image IMG_0549.JPG). As you can see the vertical tripod axis is, in this position, very close to the front of the lens. The no-parallax point is closer to the camera than I'm able to adjust with the current equipment.
The images IMG_0551.JPG shows that the camera mount plate is close to the 7 cm mark - thus I should have plenty of "spaceé─¨ slide the camera closer to the tripod vertical axis. However (as illustrated in image IMG_0550.JPG) the camera house is colliding with the rail. This applies to vertical as well as horizontal configuration of the Nodal Ninja.
Ié─˘ve been in contact with Fanotecé─˘s Nodal Ninja Authorized Distributor and Warranty Center in Italy. Here ité─˘s suggested to purchase a 20 mm T-shaped adaptor. Only this doesné─˘t seem to be the right solution. To me it would make much more sense to provide a 10 mm thicker camera mounting place. This would elevate the camera base to steer free of the rail, and still benefit from the fact that the mounting place is shaped to fit é─˙into theé─¨ rail é─ý avoiding the plate to twist.
Is there anybody with a solid solution to this issue?