Nodal Ninja EZ Leveler II
Precision horizon leveling adapter EZ-Leveler-II. Stongly recommended instead normal 'joystick', 'ball' and 'pistol' tripod heads whose grips and handles can appear in the final panorama. The second generation noted by the blue anodized knurled knobs with smooth rotation is smaller, lighter and made with greater precision.
- The variant with a case comes in a nice hard shelled foam lined zippered case
- Smooth rotation of knobs
- Head Alignment Knob to point the initial shot from tripod head towards any direction
|Maximum load||10 kg|
Note: Loads heavier than 1.5 kg may see a slight lifting of level on opposite side of load which may effect leveling. Not recommended for use with heavier loading on nadir adapters.
Why is horizon leveling important?
When you are shooting panoramas and your panoramic head or tripod is not level, the resulting panorama will not be aligned with the horizon. For spherical 360x180 panoramas this can be fixed on a computer but adds unnecessary work and if you are a typical panoramic photographer you will try to keep your computer time as short as possible. For any other kind of panoramas this misalignment cannot be fixed on a computer and/or will result in unnecessary cropping or degraded quality of your final panorama. In a case this misalignment happens in your panorama you essentially have two options: To crop the final photo and lose portions of image or keep the black parts in the image which doesn't look good. Our leveling products help you make sure you tripod and panoramic head is always level.
Example of an uncropped panorama with misaligned horizon (notice black portions of the image):
Example of a cropped panorama (the height of the final image is too small):