Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 - Ring Mount Pano Head
Camera mounted on Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1
1 - Squeeze
Loosen the knob on the outer ring until slit of outer ring is about 6 mm wide. Squeeze the inner ring to remove it from the outer ring.
Inner ring denotes the lens type. The arrow should point away from camera.
In many cases, the focusing scale will be hidden by the lens ring mount. It is recommended to tape the focusing ring at predetermined focus distance at the beginning. Most frequently used distance is 0.5-1 meter using an aperture of F8-F13.
Stretch and slide the inner ring to the anchor point on the lens body. The anchor point of each lens is shown in the Appendix.
Align the opening of the inner ring to the left of camera.
Press the inner ring against the lens body firmly. Tape it and push it against the anchor point.
Align the outer ring to the opening of inner ring as shown above. Insert the outer ring. Tighten its knob slightly. Rotate the outer ring so that it snaps to the inner ring.
Look for features such as marks and focusing switch that point to top, bottom, left or right of camera. Align the outer ring to the desired roll angle using these features. Tighten the knob fully.
Above images show some examples of these features. If no such feature exists. A mark or label can be added to lens body.
4.1 - Tilt angle indicating windows. 2 - Tilt angles at left side. 3 - Tilt angles at right side. 4 - Blue tilt knob can be used on either side to give different tilt angles.
Loosen the tilt knob by 2 turns. Tilt the quick release (QR) clamp up to expose the tilt angle markings. Switch the tilt knob to the side with desired tilt angle. Tilt the QR clamp down until desired tilt angle aligns with one of the indicating windows. 0° tilt is selected in image shown above.
Mount the lens on the camera. Mount lens ring on QR clamp. Tighten the clamp slightly. Slide the lens ring plate to the NPP setting. There are 3 lines marked on the QR clamp. Use the center line for distance reading. Other lines are 1.5 mm apart from the center line. Use them to assist reading to an accuracy of 0.5 mm. The image above shows a reading of 2.55 cm.
Some known NPP settings are listed in Appendix.
6.D4 Rotator with 4 selectable click stops: 60° = 6 stops around, 90° = 4 stops around, 120° = 3 stops around, 180° = 2 stops around.
Select the shooting interval and screw the detent plunger to the corresponding socket. Take one row of images.
Loosen the tilt knob by 2 turns. Tilt the camera up and down to take the zenith and nadir shots.
Anchor Point For Lenses
1 - Push against anchor point. 2 - Anchor point.
Coastal Optical Systems / Ipix 4.88mm f/5.2
Minolta AF 16mm f/2.8
Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8 DX
Nikon AF 16mm f/2.8 D
Olympus Zuiko Digital 8mm f/3.5
Peleng 8mm f/3.5
Pentax DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5
Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 DC for Canon
Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 DC for Nikon
Sigma 8mm f/3.5 DG for Canon
Sigma 8mm f/3.5 DG for Nikon
Sigma 8mm f/4 DG for Canon
Sigma 8mm f/4 DG for Nikon
Sigma 10mm f/2.8 DC for Canon
Sigma 10mm f/2.8 DC for Nikon
Sigma 15mm f/2.8 DG for Canon
Sigma 15mm f/2.8 DG for Nikon
Sony 16mm f/2.8
Sunex 5.6mm f/5.6 for Canon and Nikon
Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 DX for Canon and Nikon
Nodal Ninja Quick Reference Guides
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Quick Release System Mounting Instructions
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Nadir Adapter for NN3, NN4 and NN5
EZ-Leveler II + video tutorial
Rotator Foot Plate for Poles
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Nodal Ninja - RD3L + video tutorial
Nodal Ninja SPH-1
Nodal Ninja SPH-2
Fanotec Pole Series
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Using Pole Series 2 Upper and Lower Unit
Tripod Adapter (Type A) for Pole Series 1 and Series 2
Tripod Adapter (Type B) for Pole Series 1 and Series 2
Lens Ring Mounts
Lens Ring Component Build Chart
M1 Ultimate Series
Nodal Ninja Ultimate M1
Nodal Ninja Ultimate M1 - L/S
M1-S Ultimate Series
Nadir Adapter on M1L
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Nodal Ninja 3 MKII w/RD12
Nodal Ninja 3 MKII w/RD16 + video tutorial
Nodal Ninja 4
Nodal Ninja 4 w/RD8
Nodal Ninja 4 w/RD16 + video tutorial
Nodal Ninja 5 + 5L
Nodal Ninja 5 w/RD8 + video tutorial
Nodal Ninja 5 w/RD12
Nodal Ninja 5 w/RD16 + video tutorial
Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 - Ring Mount Pano Head
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GTP with R10 (Google Trusted Photographers)
GTP R10 Package for Sigma 8mm f/3.5 for Canon
GTP R10 Package for Sigma 8mm f/3.5 for Nikon
GTP R10 Package for Canon EF 8-15mm
Lens Ring for Sigma 8mm Fisheye Canon Mount
Lens Ring for Sigma 8mm Fisheye Nikon Mount
Lens Ring for Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM
R1 NPP for Sigma 8mm F3.5 Canon and Nikon
R10 NPP for Sigma 8mm F3.5 Canon and Nikon
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