Hi, I've bought a Nodal Ninja 3 MK-II to take panoramic shots here in Ireland. I have a Nikon D5100 camera (along with a SB 700 flash) and a Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC wide angle lens. Can anyone tell me what the correct top and bottom rail settings are for my NN3 with this camera and lens? I am quite close bot no cigar! Would greatly appreciate any help
Even if you start out with published numbers, you would still need to run through the claibration steps. I am using numbers on my pano head that do not match up with any published specification. A well executed panorama is the result of well defined steps, all starting with a properly calibrated rig.
to give you a starting point: LRS = Lower rail setting for D5100 on NN3 is 51mm without the use of the Nadir Adapter. This is what my D5100 does on NN3 MKII. URS = Upper rail settings are @ zoom 10 97mm, @zoom 14 99mm, @zoom 20 103mm
I finally figured out why the number for my R1 is 5mm off of published specs. I recieved one of the early production models a couple of years ago. The markings on the clamp were not in the center. The new clamps marks are in the center. My old clamp gave a reading of 24mm while the new clamp reads 19mm (.5 off of published specs). I only discovered this by going through the calibration steps. I kept adjusting the pano head until I was happy with the stich, then recorded the number. I could never get a good stitch using published numbers with my old clamp. Gotta test.