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    People have been requesting a multi-row lens ring mount pano head. I think it is time to make them happy.
    The first model use the vertical rail from NN3 and QRC-40B from the Ultimate line. A new upper rotator is made to fit QRC-40B. Lower rail from NN3 can also be used. But I decide to make a shorter rail to use with the new rotator mini. The result is a compact spherical lens ring mount pano head.




    Can you suggest a good name for it? what about one that utilize the lower rail of NN3?

    Here is a bigger model using the vertical rail and upper rotator of NN4.
    I also make a shorter lower rail for it. For camera and lens above 1.25kg, this model is needed. Of course, rails from Ultimate line can also be used. So it can be a hybrid of NN4 and Ultimate M series.



    Can you suggest a good name for it? what about one using the original long lower rail of NN4?

    Thx a lot in advance.

    Nick



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    Those are well engineered products.

    But all you had to do was put this:
    http://store.nodalninja.com/index.ph...-8mm-f3-5.html
    on this:
    http://store.nodalninja.com/index.ph...ing-plate.html

    And then we wouldn't have to buy a new upper rotator and install it and then buy a quick release clamp.
    Just saying....

    That new smaller lower rail looks useful but won't fit on my NN3 rotator.
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    The problem here for naming, is that you are doing a mix and match of components from the various systems.
    No doubt people will come up with their own selection depending on the camera and lens, that they need to match.

    You could have a a section of combined special purpose components.
    offering the components that the customer would need to make up a particular configuration.

    This would show the various configurations and parts lists ( existing users would only need to purchase additional parts that they did not have)
    New users could buy the whole kit.
    Naming would then be limited to the full kits. Kit A B C etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrywoodenpic View Post
    The problem here for naming, is that you are doing a mix and match of components from the various systems.
    No doubt people will come up with their own selection depending on the camera and lens, that they need to match.

    You could have a a section of combined special purpose components.
    offering the components that the customer would need to make up a particular configuration.

    This would show the various configurations and parts lists ( existing users would only need to purchase additional parts that they did not have)
    New users could buy the whole kit.
    Naming would then be limited to the full kits. Kit A B C etc.
    Hi Terry,

    Yes, naming is challenging in this case. That is why I ask. We will at least have 2 models as shown. They do not include lens ring or upper rail.

    Nick



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    Quote Originally Posted by nick fan View Post
    Hi Terry,

    Yes, naming is challenging in this case. That is why I ask. We will at least have 2 models as shown. They do not include lens ring or upper rail.

    Nick
    What ever you end up calling these, you must also list the components separately, existing users are always thinking up new unexpected ways to use things.
    For naming...
    I would invent a new category of "Special component based heads" and name these as multi row ring heads" within that category. adding light duty or heavy duty as required.
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    This just popped into my head --- Ring mount adapter kits for XXX --- 'cause that's what they are.

    Actually, there is not a general name for the three arm style pano head.
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    How about MRR, pronounced "em are squared" for multi-row ring.
    Numbers could be added to the end for different models like MRR3 and MRR4. Not sure about the model using modular parts, maybe MRRM.

    Kevin.
    Last edited by KevinM; 06-25-2012 at 08:09 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonDuck View Post
    Those are well engineered products.

    But all you had to do was put this:
    http://store.nodalninja.com/index.ph...-8mm-f3-5.html
    on this:
    http://store.nodalninja.com/index.ph...ing-plate.html

    And then we wouldn't have to buy a new upper rotator and install it and then buy a quick release clamp.
    Just saying....

    That new smaller lower rail looks useful but won't fit on my NN3 rotator.
    The lens ring plate for NN3/4/5 is also ready. So you should also be happy. :-)
    Price is $30.

    Nick



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    Given the current line-up I'd say this looks like a Nodal Ninja 2 to me ;-) Or a NN3-LensMount.

    I'm certainly interested... for my OM-D E-M5 + Samyang 7.5mm system, to give me something lighter than the NN3 for back-country hiking and capturing the full 360x180.

    Looks like the nadir adaptor would work with this config as well.

    Any idea when this will hit the market?

    Andy.
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    Hi guys,

    Any news on when this will be available?

    Cheers, Andy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andybryant View Post
    Hi guys,

    Any news on when this will be available?

    Cheers, Andy.
    US customers can buy it next week. Customers in other area need to wait for resellers to stock it.

    Nick



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    Quote Originally Posted by nick fan View Post
    US customers can buy it next week. Customers in other area need to wait for resellers to stock it.
    Hi Nick,

    Is it up on the site yet? I've not been able to find it... (I've got family in the US).

    Andy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andybryant View Post
    Hi Nick, Is it up on the site yet? I've not been able to find it... (I've got family in the US). Andy.
    Hi Andy - Fanotec's Nodal Ninja RS-1 is now available for purchase.
    http://store.nodalninja.com/index.ph...ninja-rs1.html
    we'll be tweaking the listing a bit over coming days and adding option to purchase without rotator. If you need RS-1 without rotator let me know through email (bill_at_nodalninja_dot_com) and we can set you up.

    Bill

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