NN3 MKII Starter Package Factory Irregular.
During production there is the occasional paint chip or paint coating flaws on the finishing which may show some signs of irregularity. The items are still fully functional and warrantied for 2 years.
The "standard" rotator uses reversible brass detent rings that give the sound and feel of click stops. Having these different click stops allows the user to select how many degrees of rotation between shots. Available detent rings include 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 18, 20, & 24 stops. NN3-MKII has won the Editor's Choice Award, Gold Award, Pixelmania Award, 5 out of 5 ratings from Chasseur d'Images and Applelinks.
This model is best suited for those on the go, a popular choice for Real Estate photographers, hobbyists, hikers and travelers alike. Use for single row and even multi-row. Produce stunning super high resolution panoramas with your point and shoot camera or smaller DSLR's. You can also mount your camera in both landscape (horizontal) and portrait (vertical) orientation.
- Size - very small and compact making it easy to carry and stow (see specifications).
- Weight: 1lb 1oz (475 grams).
- FULL rotation up and down and all-around.
- Fits almost all point and shoot cameras from ultra compact to compact and many smaller DSLR's using smaller lenses.
- NEW Lower rotator design on NN3 MKII, enhancements include: new tension knob without inner lock screw, tension is easily adjusted by simply tightening the knob.
- Ball bearing detent plunger is incorporated in the MKII rotator for smooth rotation and click stops.
- New precision click ball replaces detent pin. This allows for a more positive feel and decreased wear.
- New precision CNC machined detent rings for better precision.
- Improved detent ring retention mechanism for easy change of detent ring.
- New rubberized metal knurled knobs. This not only allows for better gripping but also creates a better feel and enhanced look.
- Reversible detent rings offer click stops at varying degrees.
- Made to higher precision tolerances than earlier models.
- One knob adjustable resistance for horizontal panning.
Starter Package includes:
- Nodal Ninja 3 MKII pano head with standard detent ring rotator
- Hard shelled carry case with dual zippers
- 2nd generation Camera Mounting Plate (CP-CP2)
- Detent Rings: 15/0, 45/60
- 3 ea Metal Rail Stops
- Hex Key + Misc parts
All pano heads come with full 2 year Warranty protection against manufacturer defects.
Note: The 16-35mm Nikkor lens is not compatible with both the NN3 and NN4 series pano heads.
The Canon EF 8-15mm is very long for a fisheye and may require use of T-30-III T-adapter which gives a bit of added adjustment length.
MFG Part No: N3II-PKGx
User Guides and Manuals
NN3 Translations (some from earlier versions)
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Factory irregular is highly recommended
Posted by Matt B on 26th Apr 2013
I ordered a Nodal Ninja 3 last week and it arrived today. It was a discounted irregular version, but Nodal Ninja must have impeccable quality standards for non-irregular items because I can't really see any significant blemishes on this one.
The only thing is that the indicator line for the detent ring stops is slightly off (about .5mm) As in it stops at about 359 degrees on the dial instead of 0, 44 degrees instead of about 45. No problem though because it's consistent, and with the appropriate detent ring, you just feel for the clicks and you don't really need to look at the numbers on the dial anyway.
I got the t-30 adapter for my Olympus E-P3 M 4/3 with Rokinon 7.5mm fisheye and was able to get everything set up in a few minutes (I'll dial it in perfectly later). I had watched a couple you tube videos on setting up the no parallax point while I waited for my shipment to arrive, and it was easier/quicker than I expected.
I really have no previous experience in panoramas and was able to get a decent looking panorama in my living room with the free Hugin software. It didn't automatically link up the zenith and nadir shots, so I had to figure out what control points were and how to add them manually. After I added a few for each shot, it worked like a charm! (Though, I still need to figure out how to mask out the tripod with an additional nadir shot.)
I'm looking forward to honing my skills over the next few weeks and then putting it to good use on our summer road trip from St. Louis to California (San Francisco, Yosemite, Disneyland, Grand Canyon) Too cool!!!