I have an NN3, the new Nadir adapter and the RD16 rotator. Now that I have fitted the battery grip to my Nikon D300 I can no longer place
the camera over the rotation axis.
Is the lower rail from an NN5, along with any extra bits I need to attach the NN3 upper assembly, available seperately? Or do I have to ditch the NN3 and purchase a complete NN5?
I would not use a battery grip on a nodal ninja. Nikon grips are not very stable cause they are made of plastic. Take an extra battery with you and use a high speed cf card with 60 or 90mb/sec to be quick.
I never shoot with a battery grip. The camera moves out of the vertical because of the load on the grip. Even with D200 MD200.
I bought the battery grip for use on a couple of trips to the Canadian Rockies in January and March. I shot handheld and the grip gave me a few, granted not much, more FPS for the HDR sets. As I couldnt float adequately on my snowshoes, there was no way a tripod could be used. Even with Manfrottos own snowshoes! Next year it will be a monopod/hiking pole resting on the front of one of my snowshoes. And NNs pole baseplate if it si available by then!
Admittedly I dont need the increased FPS for any NN work away from waist deep snow so could remove the grip for normal use. At least it'll save me the expense of an NN5. Not to mention the elimination of weight that needs to be carried!