Desmond DNR-180 Nodal Rail (180mm)

BH #DEDNR180 • MFR #DNR-180
Desmond
Desmond DNR-180 Nodal Rail (180mm)
Key Features
  • Arca-Type Compatible
The DNR-180 Nodal Rail from Desmond is a 180mm upper rail that when used along with a panning head, a vertical rail, and a lower rail will make up a complete panoramic head.
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Desmond DNR-180 Overview

The DNR-180 Nodal Rail from Desmond is a 180mm upper rail that when used along with a panning head, a vertical rail, and a lower rail will make up a complete panoramic head.

Precision scales on the sides of the rail and the clamp allow for micro adjustments so that you can find your nodal point for each lens. This prevents you from having to make timely adjustments the next time you use that lens. A bull's eye bubble level on the rail ensures your camera is level on the horizontal and vertical planes.

Desmond DNR-180 Specs

Assembly
Assembly DimensionsL: 7.9 x W: 1.5 x H: 0.6" / L: 200.0 x W: 38.0 x H: 15.0 mm
General
Quick Release TypeArca-Type
MaterialAluminum
Weight5.6 oz / 158.8 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.415 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.35 x 1.95 x 1.1"
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Hello, with this Nodal Rail is nothing more ...

Hello, with this Nodal Rail is nothing more necessary? I mean, do I put the Nodal Rail on my tripod, and can I use it for panoramic photographs? Or do I need to buy something else to complement it with the Nodal Rail?
Asked by: Agustin
You would need two of the other rails to build the full panoramic shooting rig. An easier alternative would be to get an L-Bracket and a tripod head that pans.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-01-28

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Has anyone tried this with an Acratech GP/GP-s/GP-ss ball head? I am thinking about saving some cash and using this nodal slide with my GP-ss with lever clamp.
Asked by: Jon
I have used this nodal rail on my Acratech GP ballhead which was on top of a Manfrotto leveling base set on top of my Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 tripod. It works great for my Nikon Z6 and Tamron 24-70 f2.8 G2 lens. It also works for my Nikon 20mm f1.8 and Tamron 15-30 f2.8 G2 lenses. Good way to save money - I originally thought of getting the $140.00 RRS nodal rail.
Answered by: Bernardo
Date published: 2019-12-03

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Would the back knob prevent flipping the camera lcd screen such as the camera Fuji XT2 ? How many millimeters of clearance are there ? Would it fit the Hasselblad 500cm ?
Asked by: Hoa
The back knob will not be an issue with either camera because the quick release plate raises the camera bottom so it is higher than the knob. The clearance is likely 5-10mm.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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What are the pairs of holes down the length of the rail for?
Asked by: Matthew R.
They are additional threaded mounting points if needed
Answered by: chkproductions
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Anybody use this for Macro photography? I'm concerned the clamp isn't strong enough to support the camera hanging over the end. I use a D300 with 105 mm Macro. Also the Kirk rail clamp rotates, but this doesn't. Any comments on this lack of function?
Asked by: Eric
The ramp is plenty strong enough to support the camera/lens combination, but is your tripod head stable enough?
Answered by: JAMES Y.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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I've read the 140 is too short for the Nikon 14-24. Is this long enough or should I go for the 200? Since I backpack a lot, every inch counts.
Asked by: Leonardo S.
I have found this to be a bit short when I used it with a D800 and my Nikon 14-24. The Nikon D800 is so good and I have found that I really didn't need this to get good panos.
Answered by: BOB M.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Does this rail have laser etched or painted on marks?
Asked by: Anonymous
I'm not sure how to tell the difference between painted and laser etched, yet the numbers that are present (on each side of the rail, as well as the top) appear to be high quality and durable. The nodal rail also has a nice feel (weight) in the hand, and is solidly well constructed. I'd recommend the purchase. The only thing missing is a marker system to mark your settings once you've establish them for your particular lens. My work around for this has been some black electrical tape to mark my key positions, or to write the numbers down on some paper I keep with me.
Answered by: Jeffrey M.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Is this rail able to be mounted in an arca-swiss style panning clamp (like the Really Right Stuff PCL-1)? That is, I can mount this rail on an arca-swiss style panning clamp and then mount my DSLR to the rail -also with an arca-swiss style L-bracket? Thanks.
Asked by: Clark L.
Yes! This is exactly what the DNR-180 Nodal Rail is designed for.
Answered by: Brian K.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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