Changing the detent ring on the Nodal Ninja 3 MKII. Loosen the rotator lock knob, then loosen the detent plunger knob slightly. Next, unscrew and remove the upper knob which will have a built in hex key. Separate the rotator and expose the detent ring. Unscrew the set screw just enough to remove the detent ring and replace with the desired ring of choice. In this case, here we use the 45 degree ring. Each ring is reversible and has a different set of stops on each side. In this video we use the 45 degree ring. Ring marking "45° n=8" translated: 1 click stop every 45 degrees of rotation, total number of stops around = 8. After changing the detent ring and putting back together the rotator, tighten the detent knob until you feel the ball bearing is touching the detent ring (small reaction force). Turn the rotator to see if there is wobbling at the detent stops. Tighten the knob a bit more if you note any wobble. Precision is max when the ball bearing is just touching the detent well. Tighten upper rotator knob enough for good tension and feel. Be careful NOT to over tighten.
How to setup and mount a DSLR on the Nodal Ninja 3 MKII. Setup up with DSLR. First mount your Nodal Ninja 3 MKII to the tripod neck or ball mount. Attach upper assembly to lower rail with upper rail facing inward. Make sure the camera plate (CP-1) is securely mounted and squared to the base of your camera. Mount your camera to the upper rail with hand grip of camera on the up side.
Mounting your camera in landscape mode on the Nodal Ninja 3 MKII. Mounting a Camera in Landscape Mode. When attaching your camera to the lower rail assembly, make sure you use the camera mounting plate (CP-1). Make sure the camera plate is securely mounted and squared to the base of your camera. You may also use an optional quick release system as well.
Nodal Ninja 3 - Changing the MKII Rotator. If you have an older style NN3 with the lock set screw in the upper knob of the lower rotator then it's time to upgrade. The enhanced MKII rotator is more precise and even easier to use. It gives your older NN3 new life and is a very inexpensive upgrade.
Nodal Ninja 3 MKII - 60 second setup - Setting up is Quick and Easy. Setting up the Nodal Ninja 3 MKII out of the package and onto a tripod then mounting a DSLR on the Nodal Ninja - all under 60 seconds. Nodal Ninja is a full spherical panoramic tripod head used for creating 360 degree virtual reality photography. Also used for simple landscape digital photography as well as complex multirow mosaics and gigapixel panoramas. This type of photography is also know as quicktime VR or QTVR.
Nodal Ninja 3 MKII Package - What you get. This is a Nodal Ninja MKII as we ship it in package form. Comprised of two basics assemblies, upper and lower, the package also includes detent rings and misc items. All are packaged in a precut foam insert shelled in a nicely line dual zippered case. Contents may vary slightly with promotions and specials.
Nodal Ninja 3 with RD3L. NN3 with new R-D3L Rotator with built in EZ-Leveler-II. Great solution to those needing a leveling device / rotator / pano head. This is an exclusive design which combines Fanotec's RD3L rotator with built in EZ-Leveler-II to be mounted directly onto the NN3 pano head.
Nodal Ninja 3 with RD8 - What you get. Nodal Ninja 3 MKII with Rotator R-D8. Includes NN3 MKII upper rotator assembly with the R-D8 lower rotator and rail, camera plate, 1 pr. rail stops and hard shelled case. Detent rings are not included or needed with advanced rotators.
Nodal Ninja 3 with RD16 - What you get. Nodal Ninja 3 MKII with Rotator R-D16. Includes NN3 MKII upper rotator assembly with the R-D8 lower rotator and rail, camera plate, 1 pr. rail stops and hard shelled case. Detent rings are not included or needed with advanced rotators.