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Terry A 
Still have my sph2 but use my NN3 M2 now, I wrote to Nick about automation back when I first had it, but he had far too much on his plate, developing the Nodal Ninja systems we know today. Good to see that he has managed to follow through, and incorporate automation into his systems. - Terry A
SPH2 NN3 MKII F3118X
Christian M 
I use the NN3 Mk2 with my D850 and the 20mm F1.8 or the 8-15 3.5-4.5 at 12mm and get great results - Thank you guys from NodalNinja for such good hardware. - Christian M
F3118X NN3 MKII
By Serge VERIFIED BUYER 
4 Stars - NN3 MKII - Good fort production to tryptan pano Pano for bridge camera - By Serge VERIFIED BUYER
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By Troy VERIFIED BUYER 
5 Stars - Nodal Ninja 3 a Superb Kit By Troy VERIFIED BUYER What a superb kit. I use the NN3 MKII with an old Sigma DP1s (circa 5 mpix) to stitch together moderate to ultra-wide fields and increase megapixel depth for higher resolution. I typically end up with 15 to 30 megapixel stitches sorted out in a minute or two with the NN3 and DP1 (and this after ruthless cropping later). The notch settings on the pano guide allow me to preset the next stitch while the (slow) camera loads the RAW image to memory without me looking through the LCD. 10 to 30 frame stitches (and I'm sure more but I don't need larger) are really fast and easy, which is helpful if you're doing landscapes with quickly moving clouds. The build quality of the NN3 is flawless, break down and set up quick and easy. It's super light and a great match for the tiny DP1, a Hakuba carbon tripod, and a small Joby ball head. I leave the vertical assembly attached to the camera and pack it in my tiny camera bag. I leave the horizontal assembly on the tripod and ball head and pack the lot in the tripod bag. In practice, I haven't even noticed the weight difference. I'm totally happy. - By Troy VERIFIED BUYER
NN3 MKII
Alan McC. 
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.

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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. 
F3500X
P. Larson 
5 Stars - NN3 MKII - Arrived quickly. Worked as described. Very happy with my purchase. P. Larson
NN3 MKII
Yafei L. 
5 Stars - NN3 MKII - I like it. Yafei L.
NN3 MKII
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! 
F3500X
Anonimous 
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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Evgenij C. 
5 stars - NN3 MKII Alles perfekt. Alles schnell und unkompliziert. Evgenij C.
NN3 MKII
Karen 
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
NN3 MKII
Olaf F. 
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.
NN3 MKII
Anonimous 
5 stars - NN3 MKII - Perfect Panoramas! This thing has taken me to the next level in taking great panos! Stitching software easily recognizes anchor points as paralaxing issues are eliminated, thus saving me hours upon hours of work. Expensive as far as 'gadgets' go, but worth its weight in gold.
NN3 MKII
Mim 
5 stars - NN Reversible Brass Detent Rings for NN3 MkII Panoramic Head - Great Customer Service By Mim VERIFIED BUYER. I haven't had a chance to actually use the rings. I'm sure they will do the trick. I just wanted to mention that I purchased the nodal ninja starter kit and it was missing the rings. (I'm not sure how many were supposed to be in the kit) Anyway, I contacted customer service of the issue and they promptly sent me a set of seven no charge. I was pleased.

ADMIN NOTE: We include 2 rings with each kit (15/0 + 45/60)

Reversible Brass Detent Rings for NN3 MKII
j05h 
2 stars - NN3 MKII - Nodal Ninja MK3 II By j05h VERIFIED BUYER. I used this head to shoot panoramas. It's inexpensive but takes tideous amount of work to keep it level throughout the whole range (360).

ADMIN NOTE: Just tighten lower rotator, level first shoot and you're good to go for the sequence of shots.

NN3 MKII
Stephen.s1 
5 stars - NN3 MKII - It works as advertised By Stephen.s1. VERIFIED BUYER It makes panoramas easy to do. No more guessing. This package has everything needed to attach your camera and make successful panoramic images.
NN3 MKII
Troy 
5 stars - Nodal Ninja 3 a Superb Kit By Troy VERIFIED BUYER. What a superb kit. I use the NN3 MKII with an old Sigma DP1s (circa 5 mpix) to stitch together moderate to ultra-wide fields and increase megapixel depth for higher resolution. I typically end up with 15 to 30 megapixel stitches sorted out in a minute or two with the NN3 and DP1 (and this after ruthless cropping later). The notch settings on the pano guide allow me to preset the next stitch while the (slow) camera loads the RAW image to memory without me looking through the LCD. 10 to 30 frame stitches (and I'm sure more but I don't need larger) are really fast and easy, which is helpful if you're doing landscapes with quickly moving clouds. The build quality of the NN3 is flawless, break down and set up quick and easy. It's super light and a great match for the tiny DP1, a Hakuba carbon tripod, and a small Joby ball head. I leave the verticle assembly attached to the camera and pack it in my tiny camera bag. I leave the horizontal assembly on the tripod and ball head and pack the lot in the tripod bag. In practice, I haven't even noticed the weight difference. I'm totally happy.
NN3 MKII
Mlopez1007 
5 stars - NN3 MKII - I'm convinced this is a critical tool. By Mlopez1007 VERIFIED BUYER. I've been doing panoramic photography for a short time, and I've been reluctant to plunk down a small chunk of money for a device like this, instead reverting to alternative ideas to make pans, i.e. fisheye lens adapters and lens rings. After my last road trip, and a few photographic epiphanies along that way, I decided to take the plunge and pick up this item. It's turned into a great investment. Using this device along with a simple point-and-shoot camera has taught me a ton more about shooting angles, no - parallax points, and just photography in general. It's also helped me understand better my camera's operational abilities and limitations. Do yourself a favor. If you are an aspiring panographer or just a typical spherical photography hack like me, plunk down the $[$]for this item, and also pick up a sturdy, headless tripod along for the ride. They'll both be worth the investment.
NN3 MKII
Crosbydove 
5 stars - NN3 MKII - Outstanding Product By Crosbydove. I have found nothing but good things to say about this product. Strong build with easy moving parts and a sharp design. I have photographed many panos with this. Stitching is perfect and very accurate with the degrees. Happy customer.
NN3 MKII
Mark 
5 stars - NN3 MKII - Straight Shootin' By Mark VERIFIED BUYER. You don't need those other high-dollar fancy pano - tools. This bad boy is a plug and play adventure. Of course, you will need basic knowledge of how to find the nodal point. All in all, you will be pleased. One thing to consider: remember there is a bit of a limitation with lens size here. Think shorter/stocky lenses. Although I believe an extender can be added to help with this problem (extra accessory). Generally, you will not have a problem.
NN3 MKII
Boats 
4 stars - NN3 MKII - Great Item By Boats VERIFIED BUYER. We currently have 40 to 50 cameras setup with the NN3 to take 360 degree photos. Pro: NN3 make it very easy to take the 6 pictures we need quickly and move on to the next location. Con: None that I can think of.
NN3 MKII
Jon 
5 stars - NN3 MKII - Sturdy By Jon. Showed up quickly after ordering. It's sturdy and easy to use.
NN3 MKII
DragonTom 
5 stars - NN3 MKII - Worked Fine First Time By DragonTom VERIFIED BUYER. I've used manual and several other pano products and never been able to get a good 360x180 pan of my living room. Tried the NN3 right out of the box and the pano software I use had absolutely no problems producing a good 360x180 pan with no editing (other than the tripod nadir). I'm sold. Now off the the churches and other places I've promised a pano to.
NN3 MKII

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