I have been lurking for quite some time and soaking up as much information as possible. It seems as though you have a great community of enthusiasts and professionals here, thanks for sharing all the great information!
The time has come for me to make considerations on a Nodal Ninja set up, and I was hoping for some tips and comments prior to making my purchase.
A little background info:
I have been shooting professionally for 11 years now, primarily focusing on fashion in the studio and large scale events on weekends. As a hobby, I enjoy photographing landscapes and interesting locations for large prints.
Up to now, when it comes to pano shooting I have been using my tripod (Manfrotto 055) with the Nikon 70-200mm lens for single row images. Many of my images are printed for office spaces, and I do donate a bunch of prints for local charities.
Normally, for the charity fundraisers I photograph the area in which the benefit will take place.
I plan on using full frame Nikon bodies, and for the sake of size and weight I will use mostly D800, D750 size bodies.
Sigma 15mm FE 2.8
Nikon 16-35 4.0
Nikon 24mm 2.8
Nikon 24-70 2.8
Sigma 35mm 1.4
Nikon 35-70 2.8
Nikon 50mm 1.4, 1.8
Nikon 60mm Micro 2.8
Nikon 70-200 VRII 2.8
Nikon 80-200 2.8
Sigma 85mm 1.4
Nikon 135 2.8
My goals are to photograph more landscapes with foreground elements, as opposed to just cities from across the river. I am in NJ, and shoot quite a bit into NYC from the water front views.
I also plan to photograph landmarks and buildings, and the occasional 360.
I was hoping to make use of the Sigma 15mm Fish Eye, and the 50mm as well as the 85mm since the 70-200 is very large, and would require M series equipment, which is out of my budget!
Also, the 16-35mm would be ideal, but it seems as though it is not suitable for what I had in mind...which is the NN4 model with RB16-II and nadir adapter.
Would the NN4 suffice for my needs, or should I consider a used NN5? I have seen a few pop up locally, they seem very well built!
I have attached my last attempt of a pano with some foreground elements. This is a single row with Nikon D800 and 70-200 set at 70mm.
Most of my work will look along these lines, hopefully better soon!
Thank you all in advance for any direction you may be able to provide me, I look forward to chatting with everyone!