​Introducing the Next Generation NN3 "MK3"

by Bill Bailey

Introducing the Next Generation NN3 "MK3"

The NN3 has evolved over its 12 year culmination of production from the NN1 in 2005 to the NN3 MK3 in 2017.

The latest generation "MK3" is created using state of the art computer-controlled cutting (CNC) machines resulting is greater precision, uniformity and cross compatibility. Small sleek and sexy. The NN3 MK3 is lightweight and compact. Arca-Swiss compatible and like the MKII suitable for compact cameras, Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras, and even smaller DSLR's with lens up to 50mm. Very similar in design function to it's big brother the NN6. Click here for CAD animation of NN6 RD10.

NN3 MK3 utilizes Rotator Mini or Rotator D10 as the lower rotator, which are used in other Nodal Ninjas. It also shares many parts and accessories with NN6, making the whole system much more versatile and cost effective when shifting or upgrading to other models. Like NN6, the MK3 is compatible with the coming motorized rotators, capable of transforming into a 2-axis fully automatic pan/ tilt head with diverse functions.

Special surface treatment in upper rotator to increase the friction for much larger loading than NN3 MKII.

Maximum load: 3.3lb (1.5kg) with Rotator Mini and 7.7lb (3.5kg) with Rotator D10.

Introductory offer: The NN3 MK3, by default comes with 15 degree ring (24 stops) installed. Add 2nd ring for free!

Available Configurations:

F3300 NN3 MK3 w/ Lower Rotator Mini Starter Pkg (this listing). $219.95
F3302 NN3 MK3 + Nadir Adapter w/ Lower Rotator Mini Pkg $259.95
F3305 NN3 MK3 w/ No Lower Rotator $160.00
F3307 NN3 MK3 + Nadir Adapter w/ No Lower Rotator $200.00
F3320 NN3 MK3 w/ Lower Rotator D10 Pkg $279.95
F3321 NN3 Mk3 + Nadir Adapter w/ Lower Rotator D10 Pkg $319.95


  • The Nadir Adapter is NOT a standalone accessory in NN3 MK3 or NN6 - this is an integrated part. It replaces vertical rail base plate and knob in the Starter Package. If wishing to add a Nadir Adapter later, at a higher cost, some parts will be left in excess (supporting documentation not yet available).
  • The NN3 MKII and accessories are still available while supplies last - click here