3 Stars NN3 MKII - NOT GOOD!!! I put my least-expensive [7D Mark II] on the Nodal Ninja for less than a minute, didn't like how it wobbled around even after tightening, and gave it to a "friend." I have no patience for rickety-crud that forces me to remove my Cotton Carrier protection systerm, and slaps on a wobbly cork-lined plate, when I'm afraid $2,000+ gear is going to crash onto the ground! It almost fell to the ground, and I had NO strap on it!! I would recommend you avoid this product, unless you like pain, and want to watch your camera "eat it" lens-first. I've done that BEFORE, and nothing, but nothing is going to make me make that mistake again!! This is not goot hardware!!! Alan McC.
Admin note: whoa - this looks to be merely a tightening issue. It sounds as if the lower rotator wasn't tightened. Straight out of the box use will take a few seconds to properly set things up. The NN3 does not wobble and certainly not rickety. Also too once the anti-twist camera plate mounts to camera with 1/4 thread (same as any camera plate). This allows you to mount directly onto the NN3 using a 1/4 thread mounting knob. The 1/4 thread mounting system is most common with tripod heads and "firmly" secures camera to the NN. Here again you just need to tighten things up as you would with any camera mounting system. Just giving it to a friend after 1 minute of use rather than contacting us for quick resolve or returning for refund (which you never oped for) I am not sure is worthy of 3 star rating.
Geoffrey G. → NN3 MKII Starter Package
5 Stars - NN3 MKII - Great small panoramic head. I'm using this with a micro 4/3 Panasonic gx8 and a 7.5mm fisheye to shoot equirectangular images, so far it's been the perfect lightweight setup for my needs. Saves me a ton of time stitching images now that they are lined up so well. Solid build quality, easy to use. If you're looking to use a full frame dslr or larger glass, I'd probably move up to a bigger Nodal Ninja head. For an easily portable solution, this works awesome.
5 Stars - NN3 MKII - Arrived quickly. Worked as described. Very happy with my purchase. P. Larson
5 Stars - NN3 MKII - I like it. Yafei L.
Chris V. → NN3 MKII Starter Package
5 Stars NN3 MKII - Great pano head. Worth every penny! I tried creating my own pano head, but the amount of work and lack of features wasn't worth the effort. This really improved my panoramic and equirectangular photos in both quality and efficiency. It takes me so much less time to take a set of pictures for a scene, which is important for equirectangular because you don't want the sun to move to much while taking pictures of a scene and change the lighting. This can cause stitching problems in post processing. Overall definitely worth the money!
4 Stars - 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. I'll update this review in 6-8 weeks when I should have more experience using the NN in a variety of panos, including multirow. I'll also be trying it with longer focal length lenses. I have no plans to shoot any full spherical panos, so someone else will have to attest to the NN in that respect.
Admin Note: The NN3 MKII is designed for smaller cameras (point and shoot, micro four thirds) and some smaller DSLR's, Suggest focal lengths should not exceed 50mm
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+ Absolutely amazing seller. Perfect product!
+ Excellent services and communication
Jack Graham http://jackgrahamphoto.com/
IF YOU REALLY WANT TO DO IT RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THESE ARE THE BEST PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET! Use the Panorama heads and accessories from NODAL NINJA www.nodalninja.com. Simply put they are the highest quality and solve a myriad of problems. I use the M1 system. Nodal Ninja’s systems ( there are quite a few!) are specially designed panoramic tripod heads to meet specific needs of the panoramic photographer. With 4 basic series combined with a broader choice of base rotators they are able to configure pano heads that are just right for any need. Jack Graham http://jackgrahamphoto.com/
Hi, a long satisfied customer...in case you were interested, I used the NN5 with EZ leveler some time ago for a campaign we did for bridgestone capturing 3x 660Gpx images with a Canon 5DS and 35mm L2...Kind regards, Jeff
Marco C. Thailand
I experienced some problems placing the order with a thai address online and Thuy was of great support and very professional on placing the order for me. Marco C. Thailand
5 Stars - EZ-Leveler-II The easiest way to have a perfect level. With it is simple and fast to get a perfect level in all directions, I removed the ball head of my tripod and attached it directly. It does not come with a level so I use, the one that come with the Nodal Ninja.
5 Stars - EZ-Leveler-II Awesome device! This is exactly what I need to start my new job doing virtual tours. This makes shooting more precise.
5 Stars - EZ-Leveler-II The leveler is nice and was arrived fast.
5 Stars - EZ-Leveler-II I love it! It works well with my Canon Rebel Lxi, but it shows in my Canon 70D!! However using the older camera I'm now able to create Google virtual tours without showing any parts of my camera gadgets (tripods or parts of camera control)
4 Stars - EZ-Leveler-II. This item could be the simplest thing on earth but at the end of the day it will make your life easier. Instead of adjusting the tripod all you need to do is quickly adjust the handles and you will have your camera leveled to a degree of perfection. I strongly recommend this product from nodal ninja. Price is reasonable and it is build in rough materials that will last forever.
5 stars - NN3 MKII Alles perfekt. Alles schnell und unkompliziert. Evgenij C.
5 stars - NN3 MKII Bin Hobbyfotografien und Einsteiger in die Panoramafotografie und wollte nicht gleich Hunderte ausgeben. Dieser Kopf ist ein sehr gute Alternative. Leichtes Gepنck, lنsst sich gut bedienen und für mich ist das Preis-Leistungsverhنltnis mehr als ok. Ich kann es nur empfehlen. Karen
5 stars - NN3 MKII Sehr leichtes Nodal-Stativ mit praktischem Transport-Case. Erlaubt zuverlنssiges, schnelles Arbeiten bei der Panorama-Fotografie. Ich bin sehr zufrieden. Olaf F.
M1 Series with RD16-II - Using your head I become a real fan of it, because i think it is more light weight and it has an easy and fast set up than the competitors products. And after all this time of use and caring it always with me all around the world it was still looking and working great. It is the ideal head for me who travel much and was fitting so well on my equipment bag. - Marco C.
Meets expectations/Design/Functionality - 5 stars. I bought this after spending a couple of weeks trawling the internet for the best pano head I could afford, and all the time I kept coming back to the NN3. Very well made (I appreciate good engineering) and certainly strong enough for my camera, a Canon 5Dmiii. Really only 2 criticisms I have are firstly, a note or link in the box to set up/tutorial videos, as this was my first nodel point head would be useful, as I had to look up how to set it up for my camera/lens combination, and that took a while. Second is that if the arms were 1" longer, the range of cameras that would fit would be much greater, as the next size up for heavier, bulkier camera/lens setups is twice the price, putting it well out of my reach, so I have to put up with not taking the zenith point for a true 360pano. There is I note a T plate extension I can purchase, but I need to work out if the added dimension would be enough, so the above point is me being picky. Apart from that, I would recommend to anyone. - Duncan
Meets expectations/Design/Functionality - 5 stars.Does the job with an OMD em5+tripod+samyang 7.5mm. 6 pictures and I get a HD 360 image. Great tool... - Charles
Chuck S. Portland OR.
Hey Bill while you have heaps of products you've been very helpful in assisting me to make the right choice. I received the NN6 last week and even though you told there was no documentation on it you really don't need it. You do have some videos that helped but anyone familiar with basic panoramic heads will be able to mount and go. - Chuck S. Portland OR.
Bill, I have used several of your products in these pieces, especially nodal heads. Would be happy to provide a testimonial.