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Nodal Ninja M Series Nadir Adapter

BH #NOF8301 • MFR #F8301
Nodal Ninja
Nodal Ninja M Series Nadir Adapter
Key Features
  • For Nadir & Zenith Photography
  • Adds Height to the Vertical Rail
  • Fully Lubricated Bearings
  • Lockable Adapter
The M Series Nadir Adapter from Nodal Ninja allows you to quickly shoot 90° down to take sharp nadir photographs. You just need to unlock the adapter, rotate it by 180°, and lock it again. You can then move the tripod to compensate for the displacement of the camera caused by the rotation of the adapter.
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Nodal Ninja F8301 Overview

The M Series Nadir Adapter from Nodal Ninja allows you to quickly shoot 90° down to take sharp nadir photographs. You just need to unlock the adapter, rotate it by 180°, and lock it again. You can then move the tripod to compensate for the displacement of the camera caused by the rotation of the adapter.

Additionally, for zenith photography, the adapter adds to the height of the vertical rail, providing enough clearance for shooting 90° up with many lenses. This compact adapter is sturdy and built with the structure of a rotator with fully lubricated bearings. It is suitable for anyone shooting an unobstructed down shot, especially if shooting HDR.

UPC: 641378087158

Nodal Ninja F8301 Specs

Dimensions2.75 x 2.5 x 1.6" / 6.98 x 6.35 x 4 cm
Weight6.25 oz / 177 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.465 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.85 x 3.45 x 3"

Nodal Ninja F8301 Reviews

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By Gregory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-09

This little unit should come with the Nodal Ninja in my opinion, but just suck it up and get it. You can shoot without it, but anything to save you time when you’ve got a day of shooting ahead of you is brilliant. Mine actually came with the wrong screws, and I had to contact customer support. I am happy to report that they came through for me and FedEx’ed the right ones for me. Be sure to consider the “EZ Leveler” for your Nodal Ninja too!

Must have for frequently equirectangular shooting.

By Dr Sassi V
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-08

To shoot straight down is a must-have if to get a full 360ºx180º equirectangular. To do this with the tripod and Nodal Ninja in the image makes on limited sense. The idea is to move the camera outside and the tripod a little bit to compensate for the change. If that is a lot of manual mounting work, the process is just cumbersome. The Nodal Ninja M Series Nadir Adapter is just a fantastic way of saving time. Disconnecting the standard vertical element from the Nodal Ninja M1S and mount it 180º to the outside is not a big problem, but it takes more time, and based on lens and camera weight, it is not fun if the ground is slippery (worse case). To have this element working for the 180º change is easy and comfortable. The needed screw can be adjusted, pulled out, rotate and position it, so it is not in the way. After that, it is easy. While rotating the camera to the outside, the point of gravity changes, and the tripod is not as stable as it was before. While the physical connection is never left with this element, the attention can stay with the tripod, since the whole process doesn't require two hands. The element has click stops, which follows the Nodal Ninja concept (like others) to avoid looking at scales or markings. I needed a screw that wasn't in the package but was delivered when I got my Nodal Ninja, since I ordered a scree replacement set as well. This would be the only negative I would mention. Your set up might be different since I guess that not as many people use the S (small) version. The finish and precision are equal to the M-series. I really love it. (My background here: I shoot 360-Panos since 1997 and have done so in the four-digit amount of equirectangular-images by now, currently more in the 40K wide [pixel] range, and HDRi.)

Nadir Adapter

By Larry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-23

This little adapter helps speed my work flow.

Almost, but let's keep trying

By Jack
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2017-02-23

The release knob on the adapter is on the stationary section. When you rotate the camera outboard, it is in the way. A better design would have the swivel at the bottom, putting the lever above that. Then, whgen you rotate, you keep the knob out of the way.

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