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Should I get a Nodal Ninja R Series (ring based) or traditional panoramic head to take 360 degree photos / virtual tours?

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Overhead in our customer support: "I have a Nikon D850 with the 8-15mm zoom lens. Should I get the Nodal Ninja R series head (Nodal Ninja R1 with RD5 rotator and a lens ring) or should I get a traditional head like Nodal Ninja 6 or Nodal Ninja Ultimate M Series?" Our answer: The decision is yours but some actionable advice: - Choose the R series if you are after speed, simplicity and low weight- Choose the NN6 or M Series if you are after a higher quality, versatility and precision Long answer: The answer depends on your photography goals. If...

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What is the difference between Nodal Ninja 6 and Nodal Ninja M Series?

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Short answer: They are similar, but there are some key differences, and whether they are important for you or not, will depend on your photography goals. Long answer:  Nodal Ninja 6 - NN6 is much newer design than the M series, more lightweight, less heavy, easier to carry around, the upper rotator has 7.5 degree positive click stops that can be disengaged for free rotation, there is a camera plate included that supports many cameras, stop plates are included for remembering the no-parallax point, comes with RD10 rotator (10 detent click setting options). Nodla Ninja M Series - M Series...

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What are the different variants of the Nodal Ninja 6?

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Nodal Ninja 6 (NN6) is a climax of more than a decade of developing superior mechanical panoramic hardware by Fanotec/Nodal Ninja. It builds on the unprecedented vault of information and feedback from users of Nodal Ninja 4 and 5 is the first Nodal Ninja head incorporating robotic possibility to the design.  The number of models in the Nodal Ninja 6 category can be confusing at first but it's actually easy if you divide it in groups: There are two main models: Nodal Ninja 6 Starter Package F6001 and Nodal Ninja 6 RD10 QR NA F6002.  The main (and the only) difference between the F6001 and...

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Purchase the New Nodal Ninja 3 NN3 MK3

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Introducing the NEW Nodal Ninja​ 3 "MK3". The NN3 has evolved over its 12 year culmination of production from the NN1 in 2005 to the newest generation "MK3" in 2017. Small, lightweight, sleek and sexy. Like NN6, the MK3 is compatible with the coming motorized rotators, capable of transforming into a 2-axis fully automatic pan/ tilt head with diverse functions. Limited early production availability. Line up and be amongst the first to own a NN3 MK3 - accepting pre-orders now.  Order Nodal Ninja 3 NN3 MK3

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The Ultimate Map of All Nodal Ninja Lens Ring Stop Plates

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Without these plastic stop plates you need to check if the shift in the panorama head clamp is correct to ensure a good no-parallax point calibration. The stop plates are designed to eliminate the need for this check. After you insert them to the bottom of the lens ring they auto-calibrate the no-parallax point on your Nodal Ninja R1, R10 and R20 heads. It works because there is a small hole in each of the plates that holds the security pin on your head.    The stop plates come in a variety of shapes and sizes, here are some illustrative...

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