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R1 Zenith / Nadir Adapter
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R1 Zenith / Nadir Adapter: With 24-28mm UNIVERSAL Lock Ring


  • SKU: F6112
  • UPC Code: 617135626083

R1 Zenith / Nadir Adapter: Tightening Knob Only


  • SKU: F6112-P1

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Since their introduction in 2009, Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 and R10 have been the obvious choice for panoramic photographers needing an ultra compact pano head for traveling, backpacking or when weight and size is a concern. When used with a circular or cropped circular fisheye lens, with equivalent focal length less than 13mm, it is possible to encompass the zenith (up shot) without actually needing to shoot this separately. What this leaves however is the rotator and tripod footprint and/or some blank space at the nadir (down shot) which is usually patched or covered using logos or effects like mirror balls, and other various patching techniques created using photo editing software. There are many however who prefer to take separate nadir, and even zenith, shots by various means to not only improve overall quality at these points but also to create a full 360x180 degree free floating spherical panorama "without" evidence of tripod caps or photo editing. When used with a full frame fisheye lens, with equivalent focal length of 15-17mm, the zenith and/or nadir shots are mandatory if those areas need to be included. These will usually be taken from a position that is offset from the ideal NPP (no-parallax point), which requires a more complex workflow during post editing.

Fanotec is proud to announce a compact and easy to use "Zenith/Nadir Adapter". Using this adapter will not only make the lives of perfectionists and full frame fisheye users much easier but will also cut post production times down making this a must have accessory to the R1, R10 and R20 series heads.

The Zenith/Nadir Adapter allows the users to tilt their R1/R10 to one of three preset tilt angles, -90ᵒ or -(90ᵒ±7.5ᵒ). This will allow all models of R1/R10 to take nadir shots at exactly - 90ᵒ or -90ᵒ±2.5ᵒ depending on the tilt angle of R1/R10 in use. The shift in vertical height of the NPP can be compensated by raising the tripod center column. The included lock ring will aid in remembering the required height compensation. The tripod can be moved laterally to bring the lens back to NPP as close as possible. Together with advanced stitching software, the shooting of a perfect nadir and/or zenith shot is now possible.

Shooting nadir to zenith is as simple as rotating the rotator by 180 degrees.

Together with a Quick Mount Mini Adapter, it can also be used with R1/R20/R10 on a pole or monopod without a rotator (the rotator should be placed at the base of pole or monopod).

NOT recommended for use with Rotator Mini V1 or R1/R10/R20 with Rotator Mini V1. New Rotator Mini V2 with a metal pan lock will work fine.

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