We enjoy hearing from our customers about our products and services.
1001) 4 stars - Nodal Ninja N4-PKG - Good product. About Me Pro Photographer. Verified Buyer. Did a little research when getting into 360 panorama photography and this was a well-recommended, affordable solution. Easy to use, well built and fairly compact, this device is an excellent value. Our business has already paid it off with our first 360 real estate shoot.
By Video Joe from Vail, CO
1002) 5 stars - Nodal Ninja N4-PKG - Amazing. About Me Photography Student. Verified Buyer. feels good, works amazing, compact, and easy to adjust for your camera. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Supermario from San Francisco
1003) Nodal Ninja N4-PKG - Good value for money. About Me Photo Enthusiast. Verified Buyer. This is an easy to use, well thought out panoramic head. I mostly take 3-4 shot stitches in portrait orientation, and I don't have a complaint. As another reviewer said, those with very demanding needs might want something more elaborate, and perhaps mechanized, but this is a solid product that won't get in your way. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Photomatrix_1 from Vermont
1004) 4 stars - Nodal Ninja N4-PKG - About Me Pro Photographer. It does what it promises. Verified Buyer. Are there better panorama devices? Absolutely, but they cost a lot more. At this price point (especially if you want to minimize parallax) there is no competition. I improved it a bit with an arca-style clamp that I had sitting around. If you had to make hundreds of stitched photographs on short notice, it makes sense to spend the extra money on the more expensive model or perhaps the motorized version but for the occasional pano or Brenizer, this is light, travels well, and works as promised. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Ben from New York
1005) 5 stars - Nodal Ninja N4-PKG - Nice budget panoramic head. About Me Photo Enthusiast. Verified Buyer. I've used this head to take 360x180 full spherical panoramas and some partial spherical panoramas with my 5D Mark III. It's so much faster and easier to get all the needed shots for a large panorama! It's worked great with a variety of lenses. I've successfully used it from 24 up to 100mm focal lengths on full-frame. It's lighter and cheaper than some of the alternatives, but still solidly built and easy to use. It comes with some extra parts and a nice carrying case. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Jeff from Seattle, WA
1006) 5 stars - Nodal Ninja N4-PKG - Great Product for Panos. About Me Photo Enthusiast. Verified Buyer. I use this to make single row panoramas with my Olympus e5 DSLR and it works great. No more parallax problems! Well constructed and easy to use, you can even buy alternate plates to accommodate an area style plate from Nodal Ninja's website. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Mike from Long Island
1007) 5 stars - Nodal Ninja M1-L-RD16-II - awesome. About Me Semi-pro Photographer. Verified Buyer. This is an awesome addition. Finally, you can shoot panos in rows with any lens. The click stops are poorly explained in the "documentation" but once figured out, is a snap. Click, click, click. I easily produced a vertical set pano 10 across in 3 rows. Using AutoPan (not PS), I produced a flawless pano with a 70 mm lens thus reducing barrel and lens distortion. Highly recommended. Highly crafted.Just beware that the "documentation" is non-existant. A sad commementary on a developing trend. "Just look it up." If you dig deep enough there are some good references. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By bodywise from san jose, CA
1008) 5 stars - I love the M1-L with RD16 II - About Me Photo Enthusiast. Verified Buyer. I got this product about a week ago and wow! Very well made, easy to use, easy to set up in the field, simple operation and excellent results. My panorama stitching is seamless. Really excellent designed product for the serious panoram pro! Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Cecil from Austin
1009) 5 stars - Nodal Ninja M1-L-RD16-II - Best Panoramic Kit Available!! About Me Semi-pro Photographer. Verified Reviewer. I use this with the Nikon D800E and the Nikon 14-24mm F2.8 G lens. I also have the MB-D12 Battery Grip. This is one of Nodal Ninja's top of the line Pano kits and is a must if you are shooting with large lens. The kit does come with a lot of spare parts, but I consider this a good thing. If you follow the guides on Nodal Ninja's website it is pretty straight forward to setup. You can also call or email them. They are very helpful if you get stuck. For this setup I needed the following to shoot landscape with my rig and get a full 360.
Ultimate M1-L w/RD16-II (F8102) Qty: 1
EZ Leveler II no Case (F3138) Qty: 1
M1L M2 Series Vertical Extender (F8310) Qty: 1
Stop Plate Arca-Swiss Style 2ea (F2106) Qty: 2
Ultimate M1/2 Rail 210mm (F8150) Qty: 1
Kirk L-Bracket w/ MB-D12 Battery Grip BL-D800G Qty:1
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
By Mike from Tallahassee, FL
1010) 5 stars - Nodal Ninja N4-NOR - High quality material. About Me Pro Photographer. Verified Buyer. Great quality. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Simon from Barcelona, SPAIN
1011) 5 stars - Nodal Ninja RD-16-2 - High quality material. About Me Pro Photographer. Verified Buyer. Great quality. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Simon from Barcelona, SPAIN
1012) 4 stars - Nodal Ninja R1 Adjustable Tilt Ring Mount Package - Great for a Fisheye Lens Only. About Me Pro Photographer. Verified Buyer. We are shooting more and more 360x180 panoramas and this is an easy to set up and use panorama head for fisheye lenses. Get the right ring mount for the lens you are using and your panorama set up is a easy as leveling the tripod and attaching the camera and lens. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Rich Lewis from New Jersey
1013) 3 stars - Nodal Ninja R1/R10 Lens Ring for Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L Fisheye USM Lens - Not a Perfect Design But Works Great. About Me Pro Photographer. Verified Buyer. Whoever designed this concept of mounting the panorama head right to the lens did a great and not so great thing. The great thing is that the ring is specific to one lens so the nodal point is easily set. It also makes setting up a 360 panorama very easy. The down side is that the ring covers the AF/MF switch, Zoom Lock and Manual Focusing Scale. There is probably no better way to do this. If you leave this ring on the lens it increases the weight and makes it a little difficult to carry and store. Here is a tip. They recommend using tape to hold the inner ring on to the lens. My experience is that this is totally not necessary. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Rich Lewis from New Jersey
(NN note - this lens ring is now available with viewing window as requested above.)
1014) 4 stars - Nodal Ninja R1 Adjustable Tilt Ring Mount Package - Great for a Fisheye Lens Only. About Me Pro Photographer. Verified Buyer. We are shooting more and more 360x180 panoramas and this is an easy to set up and use panorama head for fisheye lenses. Get the right ring mount for the lens you are using and your panorama set up is a easy as leveling the tripod and attaching the camera and lens. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Rich Lewis from New Jersey
1015) It works as advertised. It makes panoramas easy to do. No more guessing.This package has everything needed to attach your camera and make successful panoramic images. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Stephen. S. CT
1016) Panoramic photos:reality and easy to use. Rapid and easy to use to create very good panoramic photos. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
JR Madrid, Spain
1017) Nodal Ninja N4-PKG - Good product. About Me Pro Photographer. Verified Buyer. Did a little research when getting into 360 panorama photography and this was a well-recommended, affordable solution. Easy to use, well built and fairly compact, this device is an excellent value. Our business has already paid it off with our first 360 real estate shoot.
By Video Joe from Vail, CO
1018) Nodal Ninja N4-PKG - Amazing. About Me Photography Student. Verified Buyer. feels good, works amazing, compact, and easy to adjust for your camera. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Supermario from San Francisco
1019) Nodal Ninja N4-PKG - About Me Pro Photographer. It does what it promises. Verified Buyer. Are there better panorama devices? Absolutely, but they cost a lot more. At this price point (especially if you want to minimize parallax) there is no competition. I improved it a bit with an arca-style clamp that I had sitting around. If you had to make hundreds of stitched photographs on short notice, it makes sense to spend the extra money on the more expensive model or perhaps the motorized version but for the occasional pano or Brenizer, this is light, travels well, and works as promised. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Ben from New York
1020) Nodal Ninja N4-PKG - Nice budget panoramic head. About Me Photo Enthusiast. Verified Buyer. I've used this head to take 360x180 full spherical panoramas and some partial spherical panoramas with my 5D Mark III. It's so much faster and easier to get all the needed shots for a large panorama! It's worked great with a variety of lenses. I've successfully used it from 24 up to 100mm focal lengths on full-frame. It's lighter and cheaper than some of the alternatives, but still solidly built and easy to use. It comes with some extra parts and a nice carrying case. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Jeff from Seattle, WA
1021) Nodal Ninja N4-PKG - Great Product for Panos. About Me Photo Enthusiast. Verified Buyer. I use this to make single row panoramas with my Olympus e5 DSLR and it works great. No more parallax problems! Well constructed and easy to use, you can even buy alternate plates to accommodate an area style plate from Nodal Ninja's website. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Mike from Long Island
1022) I have used the NN3 rig for about 8 years now and had one of my past rigs customized to fit my camera and lens combo with help from your team and it was the quickest and easiest process! You knew exactly what I needed and even sent some free parts that I didn't know I needed that helped my lens fit the NN3. (It was a Tokina 12-24 and thicker at the nodal point than most… it worked wonderfully and I was able to grab it and click it into my ball head with quick release plates, always set and ready to go perfectly lined up! That rig was unfortunately stolen and I have been using an older NN3 that a friend donated but it is not set up as efficiently so I miss it everyday!! Even the older NN3 works solid after 8000+ properties shot on it! super great products!
Garrett B. USA
1023) The simplicity and affordability of the R10 are some of the main drawing point for our photographers. Its hard to believe that you were able to make improvements on an already awesome product.
1024) Hola, Nodal Ninja! I've actually been a happy Nodal Ninja user for almost a decade now.
Paco O. Mexico
1025) Thank you Nodal Ninja, your rapid response and professionalism is much appreciated. Kind Regards
Kerry T. USA
1026) We really liked the first head we bought so we are buying more!
Cheers Ron, Ontario Canada
1027) Bill! It's a pleasure to help you. Your products changed my life!
Thomas E. Brazil
1028) really liking the NN4 may need to investing a leveling head and one of that advanced rotators at some point but for now I could not be happier with it at this point.
1029) Thanks so much for the quick response, you guys have the BEST customer service in the business :)
Andrew J. CA
1030) Absolutely amazing piece of equipment (5 Stars)
Just like everything I've purchased from Nodal Ninja and Fanotec. This is an amazing tool. It allows me to get some truly unique angles, and being a stable platform I can shoot long into the evening when other elevated options have to pack it in as soon as the exposure times get longer. Thanks Bill and Nick for your attention to detail and uncompromising quality! I'm always visiting the site to see what you've come up with next. (Can't wait to get my hands on that Pole 3 Extension!!)
Posted by Bill H.
1031) Bill, Just received my order today with the ez leveler, Ultimate, etc. OMG! This head is a work of art. Solid, smooth, much, much, much better than the Manfrotto model! Thanks!
1032) Bill Bailey is a gentleman, a trustful business man that will go to great lengths to meet his clients needs and fulfill their all their requests. It's always a pleasure to deal with Bill Bailey and so far he has always met and exceeded my expectations. It is rare nowadays to find someone that you can talk to, make a verbal agreement and expect the person to fulfill it, Bill is such a person, if he tells you he is going to do something, he will, no matter what. Bill Bailey's company Nodal Ninja is second to none in the panoramic photography field regarding customer service, pre and post sales. I recommend Bill Bailey to everyone without any reservations.
Carlos Chegado, Photographer, Panedia.com
1033) I wish everyone I have to buy equipment from was as knowledgeable and helpful as Bill. On more than one occasion he has bent over backwards to help us and contributed to the success we have had on projects. Additionally the products he is selling are outstanding. He is always listening to what customers have to say and making significant improvements.
Greg Downing, President xRez Studio
1034) Technical Program Manager at Google
Bill is a pleasure to work with. He quickly understood our needs, offered creative and affordable solutions, and delivered results on time and with performance better than promised. His products are high-quality and well documented.
1035) It's my pleasure to wholeheartedly endorse Bill as one of the kindest and most influential professionals I've ever met in the panoramic photography industry. Given his drive to power the professional through both pano hardware and personal introductions, I count myself lucky to know Bill.
Charles Armstrong, Product Manager at Google
1036) I am reselling Nodal Ninja gear here in Russia almost from the very beginning of NN's creation. Can witness Bill's excellent communication and dedication to the quality service. Bill managed to form a great team of professionals - it is real pleasure to work with these guys.
Andrey Ilyin, director at Pano360.ru
1037) I had the pleasure of working with Bill whilst reselling the Nodal Ninja range in Australia. I found Bill to be helpful, courteous and always easy to deal with. One very professional person. And I still use Nodal Ninja products... they are the best.
Tony Veinberg, Senior Database Administrator at Datacom
1038) Over the last 5 years we at 360Texas.com have worked with Bill Bailey and his company. As a supplier he has supplied us with the proper photographic equipment so that we can complete high quality imaging products for our clients. His high caliber equipment has helped us complete our work on contract completion time and within budget.
Dave Albright, Co-Owner at 360Texas.com
1039) I'm a repeat customer for Bill's panoramic photography products, the Nodal Ninja brand. It's first-quality equipment that has served me well shooting panoramic images throughout the United States and abroad. Bill is a photographer himself, a strong proponent of 360-degree panoramas, and a hands-on guy who looks after his customers.
Tom Lassiter, Telling your story with words and pictures.
1040) Photography Specialist in VR and 360 degrees panoramic imaging. I know Bill and his company for years. What strikes most is the service attitude Bill has. Always looking for solutions to make the VR and the panoramic industry better. Inventing new and better devices to produce a technical perfect panorama, high quality utensils and all for a fair price. I would like to recommend Bill and his company if you ever plan to start or improve your panoramic and/or vr work.
Jan Van Der Woning
1041) Over the past 12 years, we've tried a lot of rotators and various panoramic lens and equipment from nearly every known manufacturer on the planet. I've never been truly "satisfied" with any of them up until I met Bill from Nodal Ninja.
Their products are durable, reliable and affordable. We bundle Nodal Ninja products with our own VPiX® HTML 5 virtual tour software that we make here in Colorado. Our clients range love the 1-stop shopping and training convenience. We couldn't be happier. Thanks for the great service, Bill. Keep up the great work.
Bartley Wilson, 360° Augmented Reality SaaS | Real Estate VR & Law Enforcement
1042) Bill Bailey is not only one of the most important person in the 360 VR industry, but he is also one of the most kind person too. Always listening to his clients needs and always looking for a way to help. I'm proud to use Nodal Ninja products!
Thomas Erh, Fotografia Panorâmica, Panorâmicas interativas em 360º, Tour Virtuais e Gigapixels.
1043) I use the Nodal Ninja for my Virtual Tour photography work. Bill is always a pleasure to speak with and I enjoy all the creativity put into new products. Bill is very committed to advancing the industry of 360-degree photography.
Carlton SooHoo, Commercial Photographer, Educator & Social Artist
1044) Bill provides great products with excellent customer service. His staff have excellent knowledge and will go the extra mile for you. Recently he expedited an overnight shipment on a part that I needed before leaving the country. I highly recommend Bill and Nodal Ninja. It has truly been a pleasure doing business with his company.
Stoney Vintson, Software Development
1045) It is my pleasure to recommend Nodal Ninja Panoramic tripod heads that are provided by Bill Bailey LLC. The Nodal Ninja product line is a professional product that I am glade to have purchased. As a professional photographer that provides Panoramic images for my clients I find the Nodal Ninja product a great value and easy to use. You can see samples of panoramic images created with a Nodal Ninja Panoramic head on my website: www.mikeeller.com.
Mike Eller, Owner, Mike Eller Photography
1046) It is always a pleasure to deal with Bill Bailey at Fanotec. He is always quick to reply to any questions we have and will always go out of his way to assist us in keeping our clients happy. If only we could get this sort of service from all our suppliers...
Gillon McClintock, Owner at Graphics Inc
1047) Bill and all Nodal Ninja staff like Mauro, Nick & Rob are always helpful, fast and available to answer and help all questions you may have about their products.
Simply one of the best supports I had from a company. Besides that they have the best panoramic heads and accessories. Solid, light and precise. And always creating new toys and gadgets for the panoramic community worldwide. Keep up the good work !
Toni Fong, Google Trusted Photographer at VR360
1048) Bill is a very helpful partner and he shared a lot of his knowledge with us. It is a real pleasure to work with Bill. Thomas Rauscher, Chief Gnome at Garden Gnome Software
1049) I have a few Nodal Ninja products, starting with the NN3 and ending up with an R1 Panohead. I also use Bills RD16 rotator for Object imaging. The service Bill provides is excellent with Bills website full of useful information covering all aspects of his products. If you're looking for hardware for panoramic photography, this is where you need to look. Excellent.
Martin Hopkins, Software Support for Garden Gnome Software
1050) Bill is the most professional, most friendly and most helpful person I've ever worked with, in the world of 360° photography. All the discussions I had with him led me to more accurately and more efficiencies in my professional work. I particularly liked his humility, his sense of service, advice and helpfulness (something quite rare in the world of 360° photography to be noticed). And beyond this, its equipment range Nodal Ninja, provides a level of strength and quality that is unmatched by its competitors, both in terms of price and in terms of quality.
Gregory Panayotou, 360° VR Photographer & Multimedia WeB Developper, Greg Direct2Brain.net
1051) It is my pleasure to recommend Bill as a business relationship, and as a human being.
The Nodal Ninja products represent a top quality range of panorama related items that far exceed one's expectations, and on the service front, it will be hard - if not impossible - to find any other company that is equally dedicated to service their customers as well as the people over at Nodal Ninja do. Professional service, professional quality and very affordable prices. My satisfaction with their products and services is such, that I have a link to their website through my panorama software website, and also in the interface of the main two panorama related software packages my company provides (Flashificator and Pano Cocoon). "Customer satisfaction" is something one will truly understand after using Nodal Ninja products and "Customer Service" is an unknown term until you have experienced their services.
Trausti Hraunfjord, Panoramic Services
1052) I recommend Bill and his company wholeheartedly. When I wrote a review 4 years back on Nodal Ninja's then top-product, Bill helped me from start to finish. And as I am not a professional panorama photographer, I needed his help on more than one occasion. Nevertheless, Bill answered all my silly questions as if they were the most important thing he had to do (and I'm sure he had plenty of other work waiting for him). In contrast, one of Bill's major competitors was too arrogant to even consider working with me on a review.
As for the Nodal Ninja products; I can vouch for their quality of build, sturdiness and accuracy. I also don't know of any other company that communicates so intensely and continuously with its customers and then puts their views in reality if it's technically feasible.
Erik Vlietinck, Freelance tech journalist/reviewer, information creator, online publisher
1053) Working with Bill is definitively an unique experience. I distribute since few years his products and it's day to day win/win relationship. Bill and his company are dedicated at tech support and assistance before and after sales, and fully committed on selling and developping products at best possible for customers. He takes great care to listen all customers/resellers feedback and personally handle them when needed. Bill is also someone very valuable for business advices and I own him a great reward for that for my own business.
Vincèn PUJOL, Independent Computer Software and Photography Professional
1054) It is my pleasure to recommend Bill, The Nodal Ninja products represent a top quality. These Panorama heads are perfect in fact. Nodal Ninja have certainly put a lot of thought into this. We are very proud to announce that on all our Tours & Workshops we are able to teach many photographers how to shoot full 360×180 spherical Panoramas.
Tim Vollmer, Owner, Tim Vollmer Photography
1055) Nodal Ninja's commitment to quality and service is superb. Requests for help or spare parts are always instantly taken care of and Bill Bailey has managed to build a loyal community of customers.
Carel Struycken, Independent Media Production Professional
1056) Nodal Ninja is one of the best, if the the best, tripod heads I've used. Bill's products made panoramic photography simple, affordable, and portable.
Mok Oh, CEO at Moju Labs
1057) Billy Bailey's and his site nodalninja.com goes above and beyond in delivering a great product with great service.
Sacha Griffin, Owner, Southern Digital Solutions LLC
1058) One of the best companies I've ever worked with. Innovative, in-tune with what customers need, and the nicest, most helpful customer service you'll find anywhere. Anywhere!
Scott Lerman, CEO at Lucid Brands
1059) The great thing about Bill and his Nodal Ninja business is that he treats all his customers, even the small ones the same way as he did in the beginning. Patiently and thoroughly with great service. This together with briliant products means a lot to me ...
Ondrej Brunecky, Photographer and owner of businesses - ViewART.cz,
1060) I've been using the Nodal Ninja product line literally since the beginning of my career as a panoramic photographer. This product line is excellent and robust.
Benedict Kim, Photographer
1061) I reached out to Bill a while back when deciding on which panoramic camera head would be best suited for my set up. There are very few people I know with the integrity, and honesty, required to make such a recommendation. Bill earned my respect that day, and I recommend Bill's products to everyone I meet. I have yet to hear a single complaint.
Terry Montague, Partner at Regal 360 L.L.C.
1062) Very good heads and equipment for panoramas, even better service. I recommend to everyone.
Radek Piotrowski, Owner, ELBIT vr24.pl
1063) I have used a Nodal Ninja NN5 for the past 4 years. It has been a rock star for me all over the world. I have photographed 750,000 fans and countless panos without a hitch. This past weekend on a shoot in Las Vegas the upper rotator tension knob stripped and I had to improvise,(see photo). Contacted Bill Bailey over the weekend and talked to Rob at NN headquarters today. My trusty NN5 will be whole again by the end of this week. Great products and above & beyond service. Love these guys.
Greg V. USA
1064) Bill and the others are great guys, excellent service!
Robert F. USA
1065) 5 Stars - Top Notch
M1L w/RD16-II review: This thing is solid. if you're using a DSLR to create panos then you need a tripod head that won't budge unless you want it to. With the Nodal Ninja you're paying for that quality engineering. The Swiss Arca system is simple and effective and you will find an assortment of accessories for your needs.I am using the Nodal Ninja for creating 360 panoramas to be used in virtual tours. Put it on a sturdy heavy tripod and you will get the precision required to minimize stitching errors and correction time. Don't forget to order an adapter that fits your specific camera.It comes in a nice quality case, doesn't fit perfectly inside but it looks & feels good!
1066) My Ninja is still going strong. He pops up unexpectedly in random places: sitting on the rear view mirror, in the fridge, in a coat pocket... NOBODY expects Ninja!
Keith Martin UK
1067) 5 Stars/Ultimate M1-L With RD16 II Rotator:Nice and stable. nice and stable product. you can take panorama without any problem.
Comments by twofun
1068) Hi Anthony - I wanted to thank you most sincerely for going above and beyond in dealing with my EZ Leveller II issue. The replacement Leveller arrived last week, only a few days after I sent my old one off to you. This suggests you dealt with it pretty much as soon as it arrived on your doorstep - I appreciate the speedy service! I also wanted to acknowledge the fact that you were under no obligation to do so - so thanks again. The Nodal Ninja pano head, rotator and Leveller have served me flawlessly since I purchased them. I am very happy with the results I am getting (perfect stitching every time!) and recommend the Nodal Ninja system without reservation. The after sales service is icing on the cake! Cheers mate.
Richard F. Australia
1069) Hi Bill, I am a long time user of your panoramic gear - I helped co-found our company in 2007, and we use all Nodal Ninja equipment - we have dozens of of them.
Kevin H. Vermont
1070) Rob, thank you so much for your fantastic customer service! I appreciate you sending me a new leveler!
1071) I love my Nodal Ninja stuff and highly recommend them to all pano photographers I meet and teach. In fact I was gutted that I had thought South African Airways had lost my Travel Pole and a ton of other gear on my recent trip to Africa. But I was lucky and got it back and it was a very happy reunion!
John W. Perth Australia
1072) Just love the product line. Got so many Fanotec products. And with Vincèn Pujol I have a very good purveyor who leaves no questions unanswered. That too is very important to me!
Carsten R. Germany
1073) Just now you have available everything I can think to need for my purposes :) I like your style to run your business... :)
Timo N. Finland
1074) 5 out of 5: "They did a great job of timely delivery with nice packaging.
Martin B. USA
1075) 5 out of 5: "A+"
Ahamd A. USA
1076) 5 out of 5: "The way all sales should be! I highly recommend this seller."
1077) 5 out of 5: "excellent!"
Salvatore C. Mexico
1078) M1-L: The best panoramic head that you can currently buy. I have been using this professionally for the last few years and there is nothing on the market that even comes close to ease of use. the click stops on the rotator are so great when shooting in low light or at night. You never need to frame the shot through the viewfinder, just rotate to the next click stop.
Tom B. USA
1079) Great products, even better customer service. Thank you!
1080) 5 out of 5 stars
Best affordable panoramaic head on the market
By Lincoln TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 21, 2008
I am a professional virtual tour photographer. I have shot over 1,300 virtual tours. I have tried numerous panoramic heads, including Bogen, Kaiden, and custom fabricated models. The Nodal Ninja performs better than the Bogen and nearly identical to the $900 Kaiden. However, the Nodal Ninja is about 1/4 the size and weight, and breaks down small enough to fit into your pocket.
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1081) Nadir Adapter NN3/4/5 (F9125) - A must have accessories. This small accessory makes nadir point patching so easy and precise. I can now easily patch the nadir point precisely even with very complex nadir point (ex: textured carpet, tapes
Donovan L. USA
1082) The NN4 with RD16-II - The NN4 is well made and simple to use. It just works!
Sky H. USA
1083) Google R10 Pkg (F0001) - Great precise product and great customer service! I had a specific question about the Google Pano heads and they took the time to answer my questions and concerns. Really excellent customer service!
Larry C. USA
1084) I just purchased my third VR Panoramic Head. My first was around 2006. The products are of excellent value and workmanship and continue to improve over time. As always a great experience shopping with Nodal Ninja!
1085) I have to say, I worked with my new Nodal Ninja 4 a LOT over the past weekend shooting a number of test photos (~300) of real estate interiors, and I'm impressed. Your equipment is really very well made. I do some higher-end real estate work commercially, both locally and in Manhattan, and also am working on spearheading a VR 360 tour with the Olympic Regional development Authority here in Lake Placid. It's a new addition to my work, but I'm excited about it.
Scott M. NY
1086) 4.0 out of 5 stars
Good solid hardware.
I have only had the NN3 for a couple of months and have taken around 25 panoramas. It will get a great deal more use next month. What I have found to date is that it easily supports the cameras and lenses with which I have used it. (Nikon D200/D7200 and Nikon 18>200 zoom and Samyang 16mm wide angle). All combinations are steady with no creep. In use, the NN is easily set up and leveled. Determining the correct postion for the particular body/lens combination to avoid parallax errors is not difficult. However, using several lens/body combinations does result in a lot of book keeping to record and return to the exact settings required for each combination. I haven't found a system that I am happy with as yet. To date I have not made any multirow panos, only camera vertically oriented, single rows. (the computer I take with me to the field is pretty lame, so the time to align and stitch multirows tends to get out of hand) One benefit to the precision of the NN is that the process of finding control points and stitching is much faster with the more exact angles and overlaps; at least as compared to hand-held series.
Caveats. You really do need a steady tripod. The NN is solidly constructed, but it is still a series of cantilevers with a significant weight (the camera) at the end. Particularly for nightime long exposures, I find myself shortening the tripod legs and sitting on a stool behind the tripod. A stone bag or other tripod steading device helps as well.
Central Texas USA
1087) 5.0 out of 5 stars
It works for me.
I'm not sure why it took me so long to discover this excellent tool. I think it was because I was put off by very high priced versions of the same basic tool. With an a6000 size camera or Sigma Quattro, the default detents work well and after only a little bit of playing around I got it. I've put together excellent panoramic stitches without much effort. This tool makes that process so so so so much easier. It could be a bit thinner, a bit lighter, but for all factors considered, this thing just works. I think it would hold a small SLR also.
update, works just fine with a D7200 and up to a 60mm macro lens (pretty heavy).
1088) 5.0 out of 5 stars
I was able to make perfect 360 deg panoramas with this adapter
Worked exactly as advertised. I was able to make perfect 360 deg panoramas with this adapter. Its well built and the design is will thought out.
By mshoopon USA
1089) 5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars - Great for panos!
Jeff S. USA
1090) 5.0 out of 5
Donald F. USA
1091) Hey there, Thank you for the fast response. You guys have excellent service. That is RARE these days. Best Regards,
1092) I predominantly shoot 360˚ panoramas promoting expedition travel so I need rugged precision equipment that I can rely on when I'm shooting in remote locations of the world. I've used Nodal Ninja products for over 15 years and I can always count on the products and the company to keep me shooting in all situations.
1093) Hi Bill, I received the Knob today for my rail and thank you very much! I lost the original one out on the Falcon’s football field, so I suppose that one is gone forever. Since they played a game in the Georgia Dome this weekend, I guess it has been cleated into the ground by now. Now I know to stick an O-Ring on the end of the thing so maybe I hope to never need another Knob Job from you ever again! Many thanks for the knob and what you do for us. With best wishes for your continued success, Very truly yours,
George S. Pearl, QPP / Atlanta Panorama / ALPS Labs
1094) Hello I wonder why it's taken me so long to purchase one of your products. I am totally pleased with the precision, fine machining and efficient minimalist nature of my new kit. Thank you and keep up the excellent work.
Robert Bock / VFX sup/ VFX DP (RodeoFX)
1095) My NN4 irregular arrived yesterday. just three days after I ordered it. I am amazed at the keen eyesight your quality control folks must have because I have scrutinized the product very carefully and can detect no flaws that would cause me to call it a reject. It is certainly a testimony to the high standards of your company. I was also impressed by the fact that it is the first time I have ordered an item from any size company and had it arrive with a handwritten thank you from the CEO on the invoice.
1096) When a company gets customer service right the feeling is awesome.
My problem, I needed a parts kit, a small item only a few dollars but online ordering prevented with courier costs. So I stopped my online shopping cart. A few days later an email saying about completing my order came through. I replied to this cordially and happily saying no problem and I understand courier cost US to NZ makes it a bonkers idea. Mere moments later a reply from Rob at Nodal Ninja letting me know that he agreed with the bonkers courier cost and will send me the repair kit and postage free of charge. I was already happy with the company and product but attention to small detail service like this is nothing less than outstanding. What they have done is guaranteed that all of my future and recommended purchases will be to Fanotec Nodal Ninja
Too many people are quick to shout and complain. Too few will shout to congratulate and applaud. Epic job. Thank you
Neil Jones / Wanganui, New Zealand
1097) Dear Rob, This small message to tell you that the packet is well arrive in Cambodia, i have try our product since 3 evening and I should say that after more than 30 years photography, I don’t see a product so well finish as you’re at this day!
If you need any testimonial in French, or German… let me know that will be my pleasure.
1098) Thanks, Rob! You're my hero!