2. Nodal Ninja Features

Fanotec® Spherical Panoramic Tripod Head Nodal Ninja 3 & Nodal Ninja 3 MKII - Complete Manual

We have compiled a list of the features and benefits of Nodal Ninja. When shopping panoramic tripod heads you need as much information as you get. We feel Nodal Ninja offers the best performance with features against price. Here is a summary of the strong points of Nodal Ninja:
  • Price - other panoramic heads can cost hundreds of dollars more.
  • Full rotation up (supports most wide angle lenses).
  • Universal - fits most DSLR's - see our camera compatibility list on the website.
  • Reversible detent rings (click stops) 15/18° (default), 20/24°, 45/60°, 72/0°, 90/120°, & 45/60°.
  • Size - the smallest and lightest full spherical panoramic tripod head on the market today.
  • Weight - only 475 grams.
  • Sturdy - made from lightweight aluminum metal, extremely durable for field use.
  • Allows your camera to mounted in landscape mode using Camera Plate (NCP-1) or T-adapters (N3T20/N3T30).
  • Allows the use of many Quick Release Adapters.
  • Made to higher precision tolerances than earlier models.
  • Fits all tripod heads - uses both 3/8" & 1/4" thread mount adapter.
  • Adjustable resistance for horizontal panning.
  • Easy to assembly - no tools required (if using NCP1 may need small coin or screwdriver).
  • Leveling - built-in quality bubble level for exact leveling.
  • Finish - attractive, "non-glare" matt black.
  • Attractive, hard shelled, foam lined case available.
  • Large, easy to turn, knurled edge adjustments knobs (great with gloves in cold weather).
  • Numerical demarcations on horizontal and vertical rotators for easy reference.
  • Rail stops - remember your set points when re-mounting your gear.
  • Closed rail design - assures your expensive camera won't slip off accidentally.
  • Small rotator base - less foot print to edit out when doing full spherical panos.
  • Customer support - top notch, read our testimonials.
  • Full 2 year warranty - against manufacturer defect.
  • 30 day money back guarantee.
  • Investment - many used units sell for very close to the original selling price.

NN3 & NN3 MKII Complete Manual

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Nodal Ninja Features
Chapter 3. Nodal Ninja 3 Parts + video tutorial
Chapter 4. Basic Assembly + video tutorial
Chapter 5. Removing and Replacing Detents + video tutorial
Chapter 6. NN3 MKII Detent Plunger Adjustment
Chapter 7. Removing and Replacing Detent Springs on NN3 only
Chapter 8. Changing the NN3 Rotator to NN3 MKII Rotator + video tutorial
Chapter 9. Mounting camera in landscape mode + video tutorial
Chapter 10. Cameras with off-axis tripod mounts and T-adapters + video tutorial
Chapter 11. About Parallax
Chapter 12. Finding the Entrance Pupil of a Lens
Chapter 13. Frequently Asked Questions
Chapter 14. Warranty
Chapter 15. Returns
Chapter 16. Copyright Information
Chapter 17. Contributors

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Nodal Ninja

Exclusive distributors of the Fanotec product line. Fanotec develops and manufactures exclusively products to meet the needs of the panoramic photographer. We offer products such as the award winning Nodal Ninja, the CNC machined Ultimate Line, Carbon Fiber Aerial Poles, Levelers, and many more related accessories. Many of these items may also be used for general photography as well.


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