Nodal Ninja 4
The panoramic head Nodal Ninja 4 is a spherical head. It has a lower and upper arm for precise measuring of entrance pupil settings. It's perfect for photographing a wide sphere and take a virtual tour, especially when shooting the nadir.
Panotour Pro, virtual tour creation software
I find Panotour Pro easy to use. Its interface is simple and clear. It allows you to create virtual tours from a single panorama, possibly gigapixel, or many images. The interactivity that can be set are very rich and sometimes bluffing.
This pack is intended for regular users panoramic heads and wish to lead virtual tours or multi-rows panoramas with body camera and lens combination up to 2 kg while maintaining real stability. The length of the upper arm also allows the use of many lenses and set them to the entrance pupil. About software, I recommend Autopano Giga and Panotour Pro.
To whom this bundle is intented for?
This hardware and software bundle represents the basic tools for any professional photographer who regularly make virtual tours or shoot panoramas. The software allows you to do whatever you want with images.
What kind of camera and lens can we use?
Almost all body cameras can fit except medium-format cameras and too heavy lenses (300f2, 8 for instance).
Which rotator do you prefer? Why?
If you use many lenses you have to choose the rotator RD-16 because it allows you to change the number of steps very easily without having to strip down your equipment. It is then more expensive, heavier but much more convenient.
Do we have to add some accessories?
Very handy, the EZ Leveler can rapidly set the panoramic head perfectly vertical. However, even though I recognize its practical aspect, I do not think that the nadir adapter is necessary because the vertical arm can be turned very easily.
Arnaud Frich's global opinion
My favourite panoramic head intended for light body camera / lens combination (less than 1500 grs) to make virtual tours. Practical, light, well finished and well designed. Nice product!
Professional photographer and author, Arnaud Frich made panoramic photography his specialty. Seduced at a young age by the charm of this format, he shares his passion for photography through various training courses, books, articles and internet website "Le guide de la photo panoramique". Arnaud Frich, a famous name in the field of panoramic photography in France, is at the origin of one of the largest panoramic image in the world: Paris 26 Gigapixels
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Nodal Ninja 4
|Weight ||1045 g (2.3lbs)|
|Height||255mm (10") |
|Lenght||200mm (7 3/4") |
|Material||Anodized/Painted Aluminium |
|Mounting threads ||3/8 inch |
|Diameter ||62mm |
|Height ||49mm |