Now that I have my gear I've been experimenting but I'm also interested in hearing advice from the experts:

I have a Pole 2 set/RS-1 with Nadir adapter/Nikon D800e/Nikkor16mm.

The standard shooting pattern for the 16mm/D800e is 6 roundshots+nadir+zenith. What I'm looking for is suggestions on shooting the nadir/zenith:

Shoot from ground level and use viewpoint correction to stitch?

Retract the pole, change camera angle, re-extend and shoot from there? (Sending the camera back up on an extended nadir adapter feels less than optimal to me but that could be beginner nerves)

Any thoughts would be appreciated.