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Nodal Ninja Ultimate Modular System is based on Arca Swiss compatible system, the industry standard for high end photographic support. The M2 is a design with many years of refinement, integrating years of feature wishes from customers. It fills the gap of Nodal Ninja product line for photographers making high resolution panos or mosaics with super telephoto lenses. Furthermore, it can act as a gimbal arm for smooth rotation of heavy telephoto lenses at its center of gravity.
|M2 No Rotator Package||Weight||Price|
|QRC-65 (Lower Rotator Quick Release Clamp)
Jaw length: 65mm
|MFR-210 Double Dovetail (Lower Rail)
|MFVR-170C Double Dovetail Vertical Rail with Integral QR Clamp||242g||$140.00|
|M2 Upper Rotator||$130.00|
|QRC-65 (Upper Rotator Quick Release Clamp)
Jaw length: 65mm
|MFR-210 Double Dovetail (Upper Rail)
|QRC-40A (Upper Rail End Clamp)
Jaw length: 40mm
|Lens Ring Mount for Supported Lenses
(No Upper Rail / Upper Rail End Clamp / QR plate needed)
|Nadir Adapter Bundle ($39.95 Discount)||$50.00|
|QRC-40B Bundle ($10 Discount)
Slide other QRC along MFR-170/210 Rail
|External Rail Stop Pair||$10.00|
|RD8-II (30°, 15°, 6°, 5°, 4°, 3°, 2.5°, 2°) to support:
< 465mm eq. foal length in portrait mode,
< 700mm eq. foal length in landscape mode.
|RD16-II (120°, 90°, 60, 45°, 36°, 30°, 24°, 20°, 18°, 15°, 12°, 10°, 7.5°, 6°, 5°, 3.75°) to support:
< 265mm eq. full length in portrait mode,
< 400mm eq. foal length in landscape mode.
Total weight of M2 w/RD8-II = 3.75lbs
Note: EZ-Leveler-II and advanced rotator RD3L not recommended for M2 when heavy tele lens is used.
MFG Part No: M2RD8II.
NOTE: FOR QUESTIONS IN SETUP PLEASE VISIT OUR FORUM
Here is a recent Gigapixel image we shot aboard the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier.
Equipment used: Ultimate M2 w/RD8-II Advance Rotator, Nikon D800E, Nikon 80-400mm lens shot at 270mm.
File Size: 24.63 Gigapixels
Panorama size: 355,936 x 69,204 pixels.
Images shot: 1560 (120 columns by 13 rows)
Posted by Gavin Farrell on 19th Feb 2013
The circumference of this rotator provides the perfect distance between detents so when you're shooting and need those precise well marked increments/steps you'e got them. Because the detent steps are clearly marked and spaced out more then the other rotators they're EASIER TO SEE and thereby retain your position in the sequence. If you're looking to use a 300mm/400mm Telephoto lens for manually shooting a gigapixel panorama this rotator will speed up your workflow with less chance for error.