I'm currently trying to decide between the NN3 MkII with EZ Leveller and the NN4. I have the following:
Nikon D810 (900 grams or 1.98 lb)
Sigma 8mm f3.5, circular fisheye (400 grams or 14oz)
Slik Pro 500HD Tripod with 2-way pan head
I shoot 360° x 180° HDRs for VFX (currently using a panosaurus 2.0). I've had some great help from support, but I have lots of additional questions and I feel like my answers might help others. My questions are as follows:
- How close to the weight limit of the NN3 am I? I can afford the NN4 but I like the compactness and lightness of the NN3, I lug a lot of other kit around in my VFX bag so I try to minimize weight if I can.
- Is the EZ-Leveller something I should get? My tripod is pretty decent but I wonder if it's worth spending the extra 100 bux
- I've never shot Nadir or Zenith when making my 360's. I usually paint out my tripod after the fact. Would the Nadir adapter solve this problem?
Support advised me to buy the NN4, which I think I'm leaning towards, but with all the other stuff I might need (nadir adapter, EZ leveller) it's pushing the cost up a bit high for me, so if the NN3 will be solid and do the job for me I might plump for that. I did also consider the R1, but I don't wanna spend that much money on something that only works with my Sigma (i occasionally shoot with other cameras and lenses, such as the 5K mkII and the 8-15mm fisheye zoom).
Thanks in advance for any help.