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Nodal Ninja 6 with Nadir Adapter

BH #NOF6002 • MFR #F6002
Key Features
  • For Panoramic Photography
  • Rotary Base 10 Interval Settings
  • 5 to 90° Intervals per 360° Turn
  • Tactile and Audible Clicks per Interval
This Nodal Ninja 6 with Nadir Adapter consists of five main Nodal Ninja components, a horizontal rail, a vertical rail assembly with a tilting stage, an NN6 QR Nadir Adapter 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.
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Nodal Ninja NN6 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Use and Handling
  • 3Advanced Rotator D10
  • 4Horizontal and Vertical Rails
  • 5Camera Mounting Plate

This Nodal Ninja 6 with Nadir Adapter consists of five main Nodal Ninja components, a horizontal rail, a vertical rail assembly with a tilting stage, an NN6 QR Nadir Adapter 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 with Nadir Adapter is partially assembled and can be ready for use by fastening the vertical rail assembly to the horizontal rail using the Arca-type Nadir adapter. 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 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 NN6 QR Nadir Adapter 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 with Nadir Adapter 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 NN6 QR Nadir Adapter 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: 641378088230

    Nodal Ninja NN6 Specs

    Material of Construction
    Aluminum alloy
    Load Capacity
    7.7 lb / 3.5 kg
    Dimensions
    7.9 x 10.5" / 20.0 x 26.6 cm
    Weight
    2.02 lb / 920.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight
    3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
    11.8 x 10.3 x 4.25"

    Nodal Ninja NN6 Reviews

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    What is the highest this will extend with the ...

    What is the highest this will extend with the adjustment all the way up ? Jim, Charlotte, NC.
    Asked by: James W
    Approximately 13".
    Answered by: Rob
    Date published: 2022-05-02

    Is it possible to use this device with a star ...

    Is it possible to use this device with a star tracker?
    Asked by: Herbert
    Incorrect answer, I use this Nodal Ninja with my star tracker (Fornax) all the time. Star tracker goes on the tripod, ball head connects to star tracker, nodal ninja mounts to ball head, hey presto.
    Answered by: Chris
    Date published: 2022-09-21

    Is it possible to mount my camera (Sony A7R3) in ...

    Is it possible to mount my camera (Sony A7R3) in landscape mode to this?
    Asked by: Franklin
    One would need a bracket in order to mount the Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera in landscape orientation on the Nodal Ninja 6 with Nadir Adapter. One option for this is the Photo Clam L-Plate Set for Sony a9, a7 III, and a7R III, BH #PHLBA973G (https://bhpho.to/2z16I0I).
    Answered by: Yaakov
    Date published: 2023-07-14

    I already have an indexing rotary base with ...

    I already have an indexing rotary base with interval settings. Is there a version of this Nodal Ninja without the rotary base?
    Asked by: Thomas
    The following option is available without the Rotary base mount. Nodal Ninja NN3 MK3 + Nadir Adapter with Rotator Mini Starter Package BH #NOF33021 • MFR #F3302-1 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1544117-REG/nodal_ninja_f3302_1_nn3_mk3_adapter.html
    Answered by: llinelva
    Date published: 2022-04-27

    Is it possible to create spherical panoramas? ...

    Is it possible to create spherical panoramas? Specially with non-fisheye lens (requiring more than one round of photos).
    Asked by: Filipe
    You can make spherical panoramas. This mount is designed to make complex panoramas with out stitching artifacts.
    Answered by: Reuben
    Date published: 2023-08-21

    Can I put an Arca Swiss attachment on the base of ...

    Can I put an Arca Swiss attachment on the base of the Ninja 6? and on the arm with the camera?
    Asked by: Stephen
    Yes, one can add an Arca plate to the base of the Nodal Ninja 6 with Nadir Adapter. And one can use the Nodal Ninja F9131 Arca-Type Right Angle Dual Clamp on the upper arm, BH #NOF9131 (https://bhpho.to/3LJOoy8).
    Answered by: Yaakov
    Date published: 2023-05-07

    What does the Nadir adapter do?

    What does the Nadir adapter do?
    Asked by: Stephen
    The Nodal Ninja 6 with Nadir Adapter helps in creating panoramic shots. This is a good video on how it works, https://bit.ly/42gugKY .
    Answered by: Robert
    Date published: 2023-05-08

    Is it possible to attach and Arca Swiss? It ...

    Is it possible to attach and Arca Swiss? It appears that it was designed to screw into a camera which could take more time to mount. Thanks
    Asked by: Christopher
    This unit has a plate that attaches to the camera and the is attached to the main arm via a tightening knob. An arca plate won't work and adding a clamp would throw off the balancing and the positioning of the camera..
    Answered by: Rob
    Date published: 2021-11-19
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