Nodal Ninja 6 Starter Package

Nodal Ninja 6 Starter Package

Nodal Ninja 6 Starter Package

B&H # NON6SP MFR # F6001
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Product Highlights

  • For Panoramic Photography
  • Rotary Base with 10 Interval Settings
  • 5 to 90° Intervals per 360° Rotation
  • Tactile and Audible Clicks per Interval
  • Arca-Type Horizontal and Vertical Rails
  • Vertical Rail with Tilting Stage
  • Tilting Stage Can Rotate 360°
  • Useful for Multi-Row Panoramas
  • Arca-Type Camera Plate, 1/4"-20 Mount
  • Bubble Level, Load Capacity: 7.7 lb
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This Nodal Ninja 6 Starter Package consists of five main Nodal Ninja components, a horizontal rail, a vertical rail assembly with a tilting stage, an upright foot that connects the vertical rail assembly to the horizontal rail, a camera mounting plate, and an Advanced Rotator D10 rotary base. Together, they provide the ability to capture a sequence of images for creating single- or multi-row panoramas that are free of stitching artifacts.

The Nodal Ninja 6 Starter Package is partially assembled and can be ready for use by fastening the vertical rail assembly to the horizontal rail using the upright foot's locking knob. The camera mounting plate then faces sideways, so it can hold a camera and lens above and perpendicular to the horizontal rail that is connected to the Advanced Rotator D10 rotary base. After the Nodal Ninja 6 Starter Package is attached to a tripod or other support system using the rotary base's 3/8"-16 accessory threads, a camera and lens can be secured to the camera mounting plate which features its own locking knob with a 1/4"-20 mount.

The camera mounting plate's locking knob can be loosened, allowing it as well as an attached camera and lens to be moved along the length of the tilting stage. Similarly, the locking knob for the upright foot can be loosened, allowing the entire vertical rail assembly to slide along the length of the horizontal rail. Together, these movements enable precise positioning of a camera lens's entrance pupil above the rotary axis of the Advanced Rotator D10 which incrementally turns the camera during the process of capturing a panorama's overlapping component images. By aligning the entrance pupil of the lens and the rotary axis within a panoramic photo system, the relative positions of foreground and background objects that appear among sequential images for a panorama remain consistent. Those sequential images can then be joined by seamlessly overlapping those repeating foreground and background objects, allowing lines and elements that extend throughout the finished panorama to appear unbroken and true to life.

When moving the camera mounting plate along the vertical rail assembly, the plate can be precisely positioned using the 0 to 16cm rulers that are engraved along both sides of the tilting stage to maintain visibility. Similarly, an engraved 2 to 17cm ruler on the top surface of the horizontal rail allows the position of the vertical rail assembly to be recorded relative to the Advanced Rotator D10. Specific camera and lens configurations with an entrance pupil correctly located above Advanced Rotator D10's rotary axis can then be quickly and reliably repeated.

At the side of the vertical rail assembly opposite the tilting stage and its camera mounting plate is a locking knob that can be loosened, allowing the tilting stage to be rotated 360° along increments that are engraved for every 2.5°. A camera and lens connected to the camera mounting plate can then be tilted backwards and forwards, enabling multi-row or spherical panoramas that dramatically increase the amount of potential area or detail which can be captured.

Each component included with the Nodal Ninja 6 Starter Package is constructed using aluminum alloy for durability, while remaining lightweight. The horizontal rail has a built-in bubble level, and screw-in stops are included for both the horizontal rail as well as the vertical rail's tilting stage.

Use and Handling
  • Five main Nodal Ninja components, a horizontal rail, a vertical rail assembly with a tilting stage, an upright foot that connects the vertical rail assembly to the horizontal rail, a camera mounting plate, and an Advanced Rotator D10 rotary base that together, provides the ability to capture a sequence of images for creating single- or multi-row panoramas which are free of stitching artifacts
  • Enables precise positioning of a camera lens's entrance pupil above the rotary axis of the Advanced Rotator D10, to incrementally turn a camera in the process of capturing a panorama's overlapping component images
  • Helps ensure that relative positions of foreground and background objects that appear among sequential images for a panorama remain consistent, allowing lines and elements that extend throughout a finished panorama to appear unbroken and true to life
  • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount
  • 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 reducer bushing for compatibility with tripods or support systems that feature a 1/4"-20 mount
  • Supports up to 7.7 lb
Advanced Rotator D10
  • Can be set to generate audible and tactile clicks at intervals for every 5, 7.5, 10, 15, 18, 30, 36, 45, 60, or 90° per 360° rotation, helping to ensure that images within a sequence sufficiently overlap to form a panorama
  • Lined with clearly labeled detents that allow any of its 10 interval options to be selected and securely locked into place using included detent plungers
  • Compatible with separately available Nodal Ninja F1191 Quick Release Plate for attachment of entire Nodal Ninja 6 Starter Package to an Arca-type clamp
Horizontal and Vertical Rails
  • Arca-type compatible design
  • 0 to 16cm rulers engraved along both sides of the vertical rail assembly's tilting stage to maintain visibility for precise positioning of a camera and lens
  • Engraved 2 to 17cm ruler on the top surface of the horizontal rail allows the position of the vertical rail assembly to be recorded; specific camera and lens configurations with an entrance pupil correctly located above a rotary axis of the Advanced Rotator D10 can then be quickly and reliably repeated
  • Vertical rail's tilting stage can be rotated 360° and locked into place along increments engraved on the vertical arm at every 2.5° for multi-row or spherical panoramas
  • Built-in bubble level on horizontal rail
Camera Mounting Plate
  • Arca-type compatible design
  • Non-slip pads and adjustable anti-twist lips help prevent unwanted rotation of a camera or lens
  • Standard as well as substitute locking knob to help ensure that a camera with a short lens such as a pancake lens is properly positioned over the rotatory axis when attached to the camera mounting plate
  • Locking knobs can be placed at any one of three points along the plate to help ensure compatibility with most camera and lens combinations
UPC: 641378087806
In the Box
Nodal Ninja 6 Starter Package
  • Horizontal and Vertical Rails
  • Rotator D10
  • Camera Mounting Plate
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Nodal Ninja NN6 specs

    Material of Construction Aluminum alloy
    Load Capacity 7.7 lb / 3.5 kg
    Dimensions (W × H × D) 7.9 x 10.5" / 20.0 x 26.6 cm
    Weight 2.02 lb / 920.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.3 x 7.4 x 3.4"

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