6. Removing and Replacing Detents

Fanotec® Spherical Panoramic Tripod Head Nodal Ninja 4 - Complete Manual

Disassemble the lower rotator assembly by completely unscrewing the friction set knob on top (with markings).

Lower rotator assembly
NN5 - removing and replacing detents
Using the hex key
Using the enclosed hex key loosen the inner hex screw enough to release detent ring. Some units may have the hex key tool located inside the tension knob, as shown above. Place the detent ring with desired side face up. Tighten hex screw and reassemble.
At the time of this writing we have the following rings available:
Reversible detent rings

  • 10/12 degrees, number of stops around n = 30/36
  • 15/18 degrees, number of stops around n = 24/20
  • 20/24 degrees, number of stops around n = 18/15
  • 30/36 degrees, number of stops around n = 12/10
  • 45/60 degrees, number of stops around n = 8/6
  • 90/120 degrees, number of stops around n = 4/3
  • 45 & 60/90 & 120 degrees, number of stops around
    n = 8+6/4+3

NN4 Complete Manual

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Nodal Ninja 4 Features
Chapter 3. Nodal Ninja 4 Exploded View
Chapter 4. Hard Shelled Cases for Nodal Ninja 4
Chapter 5. Basic Assembly
Chapter 6. Removing and Replacing Detents
Chapter 7. Setting up with Known NNP
Chapter 8. Using the Camera Mounting Plate (NCP1)
Chapter 9. Mounting in landscape mode
Chapter 10. Quick Release Adapters
Chapter 11. Cameras / Grips with Off-axis Tripod Mounts
Chapter 12. About Parallax
Chapter 13. Finding the Entrance Pupil of a Lens
Chapter 14. Warranty
Chapter 15. Returns
Chapter 16. Copyright Information
Chapter 17. Contributors

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