Nodal Ninja RD16 II Advanced Rotator for Panoramas

Nodal Ninja RD16 II Advanced Rotator for Panoramas

Nodal Ninja RD16 II Advanced Rotator for Panoramas

B&H # NORD162 MFR # F1161

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Product Highlights

  • For Spherical & HDR Panoramas
  • 62mm Diameter/Nadir Footprint
  • Knobs Unseen in Spherical Images
  • 16 Selectable Detent Intervals
  • Degree Stops from 3.75 to 120°
  • Up to 24lb Supported Weight Capacity
  • Change Detent Interval in Seconds
  • Anodized Rotation Locking Knob
  • Laser Engraved Indexing Marks
  • Built-In 3/8"-16 Bottom Thread
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Nodal Ninja F1161 Overview

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The RD16 II Advanced Rotator for Panoramas from Nodal Ninja has a total of 16 different selectable detent intervals, including 3.75-120°. This rotator also has a 62mm foot nadir footprint (diameter), and is best suited for ultra wide fisheye lenses when capturing full 360 x 180° spherical panoramas.

Combining anodized aluminum parts with a lubricated inner ball bearing design, the RD16 II also provides the very precise, fluid rotation required of professional photographers. You can change click stops on-the-fly, which is ideal in time-sensitive situations, which includes shooting high resolution multi-image mosaics, or shooting the same scene at different focal lengths.

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 sufficient 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 24lb Supported Weight Capacity
This rotator supports 24 lb (11 kg) of weight, and is designed for ideally half of that, at 12 lb (5.5 kg)
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°
Built-In 3/8"-16 Bottom Thread
Attach the rotator to any compatible 3/8"-16 screw or adapter, allowing you to use tripods, stands or other stabilization methods
Designed to mount on lower rail systems of current Nodal Ninjas using anti-twist sockets and M6 female thread with supplied 1/4 hex screw
UPC: 689466527841
In the Box
Nodal Ninja RD16 II Advanced Rotator for Panoramas
  • 2 x Blue Anodized Detent Plungers
  • Blue Anodized Locking Knob
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Nodal Ninja F1161 Specs

    Click-Stops 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 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°
    Mounting Thread Top: M6 Demarcations (reference tic marks) every 2.5°
    Base: 3/8"-16
    Load Capacity Maximum: 24 lb (11 kg)
    Ideal: 12 lb (5.5 kg)
    Material Base: Non-glare, black anodized aluminum
    2x Detent Plungers: Blue anodized aluminum
    Locking Knob: Blue anodized aluminum
    Dimensions (Diam. x H) 2.4 x 1.9" (6.2 x 4.8 cm)
    Weight 14 oz (400 g)
    Packaging Infovfqaurffrcweeer
    Package Weight 0.96 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.85 x 3.4 x 3.05"

    Nodal Ninja F1161 Reviews

    RD16 II Advanced Rotator for Panoramas is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from A few issues Does not come with an instruction sheet but sort of a manual is on-line. but no explanation of what the included parts are for. Bigger issue is that it only seems to fit easily on the nodal ninja pano set. In order to mount a ball head, I needed to screw in an Arca-Swiss clamp into the top of the rotator and then an Arca-Swill plate into a ball head.
    Date published: 2018-07-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compression screw is so small but it is working well rotator is good desing and working well but I tried to show 2 pictures how it looks like on different 2 leveler Compression screw is so small an is close to base, I think that it is not big deal because when you already use rotator, I have not experiance about rotator but my opinion you will not to need to see chart of anle degree when you work it
    Date published: 2016-12-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the price Plan on using for all of my panos. The preset stops are a godsend. Especially in low or no light.
    Date published: 2017-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality material High quality
    Date published: 2013-07-12
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    Will the rd16 II mount directly to the Nodal Ninja Ultimate M2 (without rotator) with no additional parts?
    Asked by: L
    It will attach with the two supplied screws.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    I have a Vanguard Alta Pro 263 with a Canon 5d Mark lll, Do you think that this Nodal fit on it?
    Asked by: Yves G.
    You take the head off the Vanguard Alta Pro 263 tripod and the Nodal Ninja RD16 II has a 3/8th female thread so it will attach to it. But the top has a M6 female thread and that is designed for a Nodal Ninja head like the Nodal Ninja NN4 Tripod Head. We only have that with the RD16ll in a kit.Nodal Ninja NN4 Tripod Head with RD16 II Rotator for Panoramas B&H # NON4RD162 MFR # F4503
    Answered by: Robert K.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    The top centre hole is tapped M6. How deep is the ...

    The top centre hole is tapped M6. How deep is the tap? I want to use my own screws & clamps on top.
    Asked by: Dennis
    It is more or less 1 cm deep. The screw will turn in 7 1/4 rotations before bottoming out.
    Answered by: Jeff
    Date published: 2019-05-14


    I have a Manfrotto MT294A3 tripod and was wondering if this head was univeral & would work on it. I did not see that type of info under the description.Thanks in advance for your response.wlm
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The bottom of the pan head is 3/8 which is standard for most tripods. But the top is not standard.There are others that are standard. Manfrotto makes one, top is 3/8 so you can attach a head to that. If you want to attach the camera direct there is an adapter plate,
    Answered by: Robert K.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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