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R1/R10

Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 - Ring Mount Pano Head


Camera mounted on Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1

Camera mounted on Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1


1.

1 - Squeeze

Ultimate R1
Loosen the knob on the outer ring until slit of outer ring is about 6 mm wide. Squeeze the inner ring to remove it from the outer ring.


Ultimate R1
Inner ring denotes the lens type. The arrow should point away from camera.

In many cases, the focusing scale will be hidden by the lens ring mount. It is recommended to tape the focusing ring at predetermined focus distance at the beginning. Most frequently used distance is 0.5-1 meter using an aperture of F8-F13.

2.

Lens
Stretch and slide the inner ring to the anchor point on the lens body. The anchor point of each lens is shown in the Appendix.


Mounting the R1
Align the opening of the inner ring to the left of camera.


Mounting the R1
Press the inner ring against the lens body firmly. Tape it and push it against the anchor point.

3.


Mounting the R1
Align the outer ring to the opening of inner ring as shown above. Insert the outer ring. Tighten its knob slightly. Rotate the outer ring so that it snaps to the inner ring.


Mounting the R1
Look for features such as marks and focusing switch that point to top, bottom, left or right of camera. Align the outer ring to the desired roll angle using these features. Tighten the knob fully.


Mounting the R1
Above images show some examples of these features. If no such feature exists. A mark or label can be added to lens body.

4.

Tilting the QR clamp 1 - Tilt angle indicating windows. 2 - Tilt angles at left side. 3 - Tilt angles at right side. 4 - Blue tilt knob can be used on either side to give different tilt angles.

Loosen the tilt knob by 2 turns. Tilt the quick release (QR) clamp up to expose the tilt angle markings. Switch the tilt knob to the side with desired tilt angle. Tilt the QR clamp down until desired tilt angle aligns with one of the indicating windows. 0° tilt is selected in image shown above.

5.

Mounting the lens and the lens ring
Mount the lens on the camera. Mount lens ring on QR clamp. Tighten the clamp slightly. Slide the lens ring plate to the NPP setting. There are 3 lines marked on the QR clamp. Use the center line for distance reading. Other lines are 1.5 mm apart from the center line. Use them to assist reading to an accuracy of 0.5 mm. The image above shows a reading of 2.55 cm.
Some known NPP settings are listed in Appendix.


6.

D4 Rotator D4 Rotator with 4 selectable click stops: 60° = 6 stops around, 90° = 4 stops around, 120° = 3 stops around, 180° = 2 stops around.

Select the shooting interval and screw the detent plunger to the corresponding socket. Take one row of images.


Zenith and nadir shots
Loosen the tilt knob by 2 turns. Tilt the camera up and down to take the zenith and nadir shots.

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Appendix

Anchor Point For Lenses



1 - Push against anchor point. 2 - Anchor point.

Canon EF 15mm f/2.8

Canon EF 15mm f/2.8


Coastal Optical Systems / Ipix 4.88mm f/5.2





Minolta AF 16mm f/2.8

Minolta AF 16mm f/2.8


Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8 DX

Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8 DX


Nikon AF 16mm f/2.8 D

Nikon AF 16mm f/2.8 D


Olympus Zuiko Digital 8mm f/3.5

Olympus Zuiko Digital 8mm f/3.5


Peleng 8mm f/3.5





Pentax DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5

Pentax DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5


Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 DC for Canon

Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 DC for Canon


Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 DC for Nikon

Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 DC for Nikon


Sigma 8mm f/3.5 DG for Canon

Sigma 8mm f/3.5 DG for Canon


Sigma 8mm f/3.5 DG for Nikon

Sigma 8mm f/3.5 DG for Nikon


Sigma 8mm f/4 DG for Canon

Sigma 8mm f/4 DG for Canon


Sigma 8mm f/4 DG for Nikon

Sigma 8mm f/4 DG for Nikon


Sigma 10mm f/2.8 DC for Canon

Sigma 10mm f/2.8 DC for Canon


Sigma 10mm f/2.8 DC for Nikon





Sigma 15mm f/2.8 DG for Canon

Sigma 15mm f/2.8 DG for Canon


Sigma 15mm f/2.8 DG for Nikon

Sigma 15mm f/2.8 DG for Nikon


Sony 16mm f/2.8





Sunex 5.6mm f/5.6 for Canon and Nikon

Sunex 5.6mm f/5.6 for Canon and Nikon


Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 DX for Canon and Nikon

Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 DX for Canon and Nikon


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