My name is Andy, aka "The Shooter", although work commitments have meant that I have not gone shooting as much as I would have liked for a while, I am in Perth, Western Australia.
I have just purchased a NN5, RD16 and EZ-Leveller II from Anthony at iPanoramic in Sydney, great guy to deal with, extremely helpfull and great service.
I had intended to use the gear on my "old" trusty Slik 88 tripod, which I have had for 25 years! Unfortunately, the gear arrived and I went to set it up and the cam lock on one of the legs shattered when I locked it down. Upon closer inspection with a magnifying glass I found numerous hairline cracks in the other cam locks, so I guess it was a clear case of it being too "old". So I spent some time on the net that night and bought a Manfrotto 055X PROB tripod leg set at a camera store in the city next day. Much to the annoyance of the wife, I heard mutterings of "Boys and their Toys" on more than one occassion!!
I have viewed the red-door video on setting up your Nodal Point, which seemed foolproof, well as a fool I now have to ask a question.
The video shows using two virtical poles stuck in the ground and ajustments made untill they remain fixed in the viewfinder upon rotation of your camera. They mention using a door way as well
I set up my Nikon D300 with my standard Nikon 18 -70mm zoom, set to 35mm. I am using one jamb of a door way in the foreground with that of another further down the hallway. The frames appear parrallel. For some reason when I move the camera along the horizontal either forward or backward the image does not change upon rotation. The parrallel gap remains constant instead of the jamb in the foreground being the only one I see. I have noticed that although I was careful to set up the leveller, upon rotation the bubble moves out of the inner circle, I am a bit baffled by both these anomalies, perhaps I should go and cookes some eggs as I am sure I am about to have some on my face when I get some replies.
Thanks for your assistance,