by Bill Bailey 28,892 views
Setting up the Nodal Ninja 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 or 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.
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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.
by Bill Bailey 7,869 views
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.
by Bill Bailey 21,056 views
Part in a series of Fanotec's new top of the line advanced Rotators. A rotator that combines high precision, ease of use, compactness, light weight and durability - just what panoramic photographers have been waiting for. Suitable for lens ranging from ultra wide angle to 450mm (full frame landscape mode). Complete set of 16 detent interval options;
Stops around = 3 ,4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 24, 30, 36, 48, 60, 72, 96
Degrees = 120, 90, 60, 45, 36, 30, 24, 20, 18, 15, 12, 10, 7.5, 6, 5, 3.75
by Bill Bailey 8,896 views
Fanotec Advanced Rotator and How it Works.
Part in a series of Fanotec's new top of the line advanced Rotators. A rotator that combines high precision, ease of use, compactness, light weight and durability - just what panoramic photographers have been waiting for. Suitable for lens ranging from ultra wide angle to 55mm (full frame).
Complete set of 8 detent interval options;
Stops around = 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 18, 20
Degrees = 90, 60, 45, 36, 30, 24, 20, 18
by Bill Bailey 12,170 views
The t-adapter is used for cameras that use an offset tripod mount. Ideally the tripod mount should be inline the with center of the lens. Most point and shoot cameras as well as some Canon DSLR battery grips have a tripod mount that is sightly offset. The t-adapter helps to compensate for this offset. The t-20 is good for offsets up to 20mm (as with most cameras) and the t-30 if good for offsets up to 30mm.
by Bill Bailey 8,719 views
EZ-Leveler-II with built in D3 Rotator.
This is most fancy product we ever developed - the all
Users can now adjust very fine leveling with loading of heavy gear on top. Unlike leveling using ball head or tripod legs, leveling remains stationary after each adjustment. No more need to compensate for the effect of loading. Maximum angle of adjustment is 5 degrees.
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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.