R1 Adjustable Tilt Ring Mount Package. A single row pano head designed for use with circular and full frame fisheye lenses. The R1 pano head incorporates a unique cantilever tilting option suitable for different fisheye lenses on different sensor formats under different applications. Please keep in mind the canter-lever design is not intended for user to shoot the nadir (down shot) or zenith (up shot) by simply tilting down or up from original position. Doing so skews the NPP of a lens creating errors in stitching While there are some using advanced workflows that may offer solution these usually come at the cost of added work in post-production processing of images. Generally speaking the zenith shot can be eliminated if shooting with slight tilt up. With use of optional R1/R10 Nadir Adapter there is also technique to shoot the nadir (down shot).
Includes: R1, RD5, Ring Clamp, Case, 3/8-1/4 thread adpater, hex key, Quick Reference Guide
Posted by Aleh on 10th May 2013
I really liked the build quality of the product. Looks precise and reliable.
I would suggest to add compass which now is available only in GTP package - this feature might be useful for non-GTP users also.
Posted by John on 6th May 2013
I love the quality and performance of this head. All of the functions and adjustments engage smoothly and when it rotates it's smooth and precise. Same goes for the "lock" feature and the "tilt" function.
Posted by Matt on 11th Mar 2013
I bought this to create spherical panos with my Canon 5D + Sigma 8mm lens. I've used a 360p Absolute for the past few years but decided to try out NN after upgrading my camera. Blown away by the quality and equally important the level of customer service. I had a small issue with my shipping details and they upgraded me to next day air for free. They also responded to my multiple support questions the same day.
Posted by Archmaster on 18th Feb 2013
When I first opened the box and started reading the literature detailing how to setup the pano head, I became very frustrated. The literature was very confusing and I would recommend hiring a professional to give it a makeover. That being said, I worked my way through the setup with my Sigma 8mm lens and Nikon D800. The next day I set out to test the new head taking 4 shot panos with a +5 tilt. After the initial setup, assembly in the field was quick and easy. I liked the rotating set points. A great time saver. I found the head to be solidly built and didn't have any issues with any of my setting shifting while handling the camera during the day's shoot. Once I was back in the office, the stitching results using PTGui were outstanding! If all you want to do is 360 panos, this is a great head.