Nodal Ninja Ultimate M2 Panoramic Head Without Rotator

Nodal Ninja Ultimate M2 Panoramic Head Without Rotator

Nodal Ninja Ultimate M2 Panoramic Head Without Rotator

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Nodal Ninja Ultimate M2 Panoramic Head Without Rotator

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Product Highlights

  • For Panoramic Photos
  • Supports Telephoto Lenses up to 6.6 lb
  • Modular Design
  • Start/Stop Intervals at 2.5 Degrees
  • Starting and Ending Positions
  • Laser Engraved Index Ring
  • Doubles as a Gimbal
  • 2x Bubble Levels
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The Ultimate M2 Panoramic Head from Nodal Ninja makes it possible for you to produce high resolution single row or multi-row panoramic photos with long telephoto lenses up to 6.6 lb. This head is meant for photographers that already have a rotator, or panning base.  A tool kit with the necessary screws and hex keys for assembly as well as a carrying case are all included.

The Ultimate M2 is a modular system, making it easy to upgrade from previous models or to models that will come after it.
The upper rotator has laser engraved start and stop indexes at 2.5° intervals making it easy to take just the right amount of images without taking unnecessary extra shots.
The upper rotator has adjustable friction so it can also serve as a gimbal head enabling you to smoothly rotate and tilt heavy telephoto lenses with ease.
Full bearing-loaded rotator for smooth and steady rotation.
2x bull's eye bubble levels allow you to level your head on both the horizontal and vertical planes.
UPC: 689466138214
In the Box
Nodal Ninja Ultimate M2 Panoramic Head Without Rotator
  • QRC-65 Lower Rotator Quick Release Clamp
  • MFR-210 Double Dovetail Lower Rail
  • MFVR-170C Double Dovetail Vertical Rail with Integral QR Clamp
  • M2 Upper Rotator
  • QRC-65 Upper Rotator Quick Release Clamp
  • MFR-210 Double Dovetail Upper Rail
  • QRC-40A Upper Rail End Clamp
  • Tool Kit with Screws and Hex Keys
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Nodal Ninja F8000 specs

    Material T6061 Anodized aluminum
    Bubble Level 2 x bull's eye, one horizontal, one vertical
    Weight 3.5 lb (1.6 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.6 x 9.2 x 5.0"

    Nodal Ninja F8000 reviews

    Ultimate M2 Panoramic Head Without Rotator is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Right For My Needs The Ultimate M2 is a beautifully crafted piece of equipment and it's a joy to use. After shooting more than 100 panos and mosaics with this rig, under a variety of conditions, I am confident this is the right tool for my needs. Those needs mostly include shooting mosaics, using my best mid focal length lenses, to produce hi-res images suitable for large prints. The M2 makes that about as easy as possible. I bought the head without the RD8-II rotator because I wanted to use the RD16-II rotator instead. The RD16-II is better suited to the focal lengths I use. Shooting very long focal lengths to produce ultra hi-res images is not something I do often. I mostly use this rig for shooting mosaics using lenses in the 24mm to 100mm (EFL) range. These mosaics range from 4 shots up to 72 shots resulting in wide to ultra-wide images after stitching. Most of them stitch without problems in the most recent version of Lightroom - no need for dedicated pano software. This rig requires a solid tripod and it's quite heavy so it is not very portable (I use a much smaller pano head and tripod for the backcountry) but, once set up, it makes panos and mosaics easy to shoot. I chose the M2 specifically because it is very precise and, coupled with the rotator, allows me to shoot multi-shot images with a minimum of effort. Every adjustment on the M2 is precise and very solid. It is manufactured to extremely high standards. It is more than adequate in every way. If you are new to multi-shot panos and mosaics consider that to really take advantage of this rig you will need to make quite detailed setup notes specific to your equipment and situation. This takes more than a little time. You will need to note at least three positions on the scales of the M2 for each camera/lens combination. For zooms lenses you may want more details. If you are not willing to take the time to make and use accurate setup notes you will not gain much/any benefit from this head!
    Date published: 2016-11-02
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