Nodal Ninja NN4 Tripod Head with RD16 II Rotator for Panoramas

Nodal Ninja NN4 Tripod Head with RD16 II Rotator for Panoramas

Nodal Ninja NN4 Tripod Head with RD16 II Rotator for Panoramas

B&H # NON4RD162 MFR # F4503
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Product Highlights

  • For Spherical & HDR Panoramas
  • Supports Up to 100mm Lenses
  • 62mm Diameter/Nadir Footprint
  • 16x Selectable Detent Intervals
  • Degree Stops from 3.75 to 120°
  • 15° Interval Lock on Upper Rotator
  • Up to 7.7 lb Maximum Weight Capacity
  • Knobs Unseen in Spherical Images
  • Laser Engraved Indexing Marks
  • 3/8"-16 Tripod Mount
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Nodal Ninja F4503 overview

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The NN4 Tripod Head with RD16 II Rotator from Nodal Ninja is a specially designed tripod head with an RD16 II rotator for producing spherical 180 x 360° panoramic photographs. Slightly larger than the NN3 MKII, and slightly smaller than the NN5, this precision camera support lets you seamlessly stitch panoramas free of parallax, while simplifying the post processing workflow that usually comes with stitching images. It supports wide fisheye to long telephoto lenses with an offset of +/-5.0, 7.5 or 10° for single row spherical panoramas. With a combined weight of just 2.3 lb, this combination is compact, lightweight and can still provide solid support for cameras and lenses up to 7.7 lb.

Precision machined parts and lubricated bearings provide smooth rotation and click stops, as well as decreased wear over time. The RD16 II has 16 selectable increments of rotation, and you can also mount your camera in either horizontal or vertical orientation. With one-knob adjustable resistance for horizontal panning, and the process of producing a panoramic photo becomes even easier.

Please note: The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4 ED VR lens is not compatible with the NN4 series panoramic heads.

For 360 x 180° Spherical & HDR Panoramas
With precisely machined components, laser engraved markings, and lubricated bearings you can capture full spherical panoramas both quickly and accurately
62mm Diameter/Nadir Footprint
Diameter of 62 mm provides precision and stability while keeping the nadir footprint small
16x Selectable Detent Intervals
This advanced rotator has 16 different degree stop increments, which correspond to a 3.75-120° range of detent intervals. While the detent interval (click-stop) option can also be changed in seconds, some of these specifically require both of the two included plungers, and an included knob locks the rotation into place
Up to 7.7lb Maximum Weight Capacity
This tripod head and rotator combination supports 7.7 lb (3.5 kg) of weight
Change Detent Interval in Seconds
As quickly as you can pull one of the two plungers out of a detent interval, you can change the number of stops and degrees at which your rotator will stop
Laser Engraved Indexing Marks
High precision lasers were used to engrave the indexing marks on this rotator, every 2.5°
In the Box
Nodal Ninja NN4 Tripod Head with RD16 II Rotator for Panoramas
  • RD16 II Advanced Rotator for Panoramas
  • Camera Mounting Plate (CP-CP2)
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Nodal Ninja F4503 specs

    Click-Stops Upper assembly: 15 stops
    Lower assembly: 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 24, 30, 36, 48, 60, 72 and 96 stops
    Both detent plungers are required for 20, 60, 72 and 96 stops
    Degree Stops Upper assembly: Every 24° from 0-360°
    Lower assembly: 120, 90, 60, 45, 36, 30, 24, 20, 18, 15, 12, 10, 7.5, 6.0, 5.0 and 3.75°
    Both detent plungers are required for 18, 6.0, 5.0 and 3.75°
    Horizontal Offset Upper rotator: +/- 5.0, 7.5 or 10° from horizon
    Marking Rotator: M6 Demarcations (reference tic marks) every 2.5°
    Mounting Thread Top arm: Camera mounting plate
    Rotator Base: 3/8"-16
    Load Capacity Maximum: 7.7 lb (3.5 kg)
    Ideal: 2.9 lb (1.3 kg)
    Material Upper Assembly: Anodized and painted aluminum
    Knurled Knobs: Rubberized metal
    Base: Non-glare, black anodized aluminum
    2x Detent Plungers: Blue anodized aluminum
    Locking Knob: Blue anodized aluminum
    Dimensions Upper assembly: 7.75 x 10" (20 x 25.5 cm)
    Rotator: 1.9 x 2.4" (4.8 x 6.2 cm)
    Weight 2.3 lb (1.01 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 6.5 x 4.0"

    Nodal Ninja F4503 reviews

    NN4 Tripod Head with RD16 II Rotator for Panoramas is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nodal Ninja - Top Gun The Nodal Ninja 4 w/RD16 product will resolve most of the problems one encounters with panoramic photography. The NN4 comes with a carrying case and all the necessary additional components, as well as an adequate Quick Reference Guide. For new users it would be advisable to visit the company website and download the complete guide. This product is a joy to use!
    Date published: 2016-04-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! I got this nodal ninja to use with a sony a6000 taking 360 spherical panoramas. works as advertised but I will say this version may be a bit overkill for a smaller mirrorless camera like i'm using.
    Date published: 2015-12-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have of Panoramas This product is simple to learn, and a must have for my 360 pictures
    Date published: 2016-04-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific I'm very impressed... this pano aid is terrific. Solid, sturdy, and well-designed. I did order the advance rotator handle also, as I didn't care for rotating the camera by hand otherwise. Totally optional though. If you have an expensive camera, and lens, then buy this only if you have a decent tripod. The last thing you want is expensive gear working silky smooth on top of a cheap, precarious tripod. The manual isn't the best, but the mfg website is very specific about setting it up.
    Date published: 2016-08-11
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Product seems to be misrepresented by Nodal Ninja I'm deducting 2 stars because the upper rotator is misrepresented in their on-line manual. The NN4 manual states that the upper rotator detents can be easily removed to allow free rotation. Today I learned it is apparently not possible to do this at all according to their web site's user forum. I would not have bought the NN4 knowing that the upper rotator is restricted to 15 degree intervals. I'm deducting another point for poor user support. Over a month ago I sent Nodal Ninja email asking if it was in fact possible to enable free upper arm rotation. Other than an automated response saying that they had received my email, I have received no response. A copy of the email I sent is at the end of this review. Please note that their online NN4 Manual still states that free rotation is possible. Finally I'm deducting 1 point because, after carefully using the lower arm spirit level to level the head, rotation of the head causes the bubble to float out of center. I'm being somewhat picky about this last deduction because, at least for my purposes, the head so far seems to be acceptably level. But then again, I think people who buy pano heads are somewhat picky. Copy of email sent Nodal Ninja follows: I recently bought a NN4 with RD16-II from B&H photo. I decided to go ahead with this purchase because your online NN4 documentation (attached) claims the upper arm rotator 15 degree stops can be disabled by removing parts 3a (upper arm rotator hex screws). On disassembling the upper arm rotator I discovered that the parts are not the same as shown in your diagram. The hex screws have been replaced with bearings and removing the bearings apparently prevents the rotator from rotating at all. Is it possible to disable the 15 degree stops now with the new design? You really should update your documentation. As things stand, I am very disappointed with your product since its utility is greatly diminished from that as represented in your online documentation.
    Date published: 2016-06-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Horrible Instructions, Hard to set up. I purchased the Ninja for panoramic pictures. The instructions were ... what instructions? few confusing pictures and ... that's it. In general, too hard to install/uninstal and not practical in the field. You cannot use only the horizontal nodal bar, you would have to install the whole unit even if you only need to take a horizontal panorama.
    Date published: 2016-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great Es muy simple de usar, queda bien fijo con distintos grados, liviano. Me gusto, es lo que estaba buscando.
    Date published: 2015-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must buy! If you want to do 360x180 panoramas then I would definitely recommend this head. iused to try to do it handheld, yeah right!.Try stitching that together! After using this my panos are flawless!
    Date published: 2015-05-26
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