Red Door VR Limited UK
Nodal Ninja Ultimate M2 Panoramic VR Tripod head.

Nodal Ninja Ultimate Modular System is based on Arca Swiss compatible components, the industry standard for high end photographic support.
The M2 is a design with many years of refinement, integrating years of feature wishes from customers. It fills the gap of Nodal Ninja product line for photographers making high resolution panos or 'GigaPixel' style mosaics with super telephoto lenses, furthermore, it can act as a gimbal arm for smooth rotation of heavy telephoto lenses at its center of gravity. (see product pdf for more details)

The Ultimate M Series is the latest addition the range of tripod heads to allow the photographer to produce high quality, precision 360 degree images time after time.
Will my camera and lens fit? | What 'click stops' does it have? | What weight will it support?

Nodal Ninja Ultimate M2
Nodal Ninja Ultimate-M shown with RD-8 MKII Rotator Base
(You can ZOOM the image above)

M2 Ships in a padded zipped case:
Nodal Ninja M1L pano head - padded case

Features and Specifications - Ultimate M2:

  • Modular design means easy upgrade from previous model and to future models.
  • Support long telephoto lens up to 3kg (6.6 lb) in weight.
  • Full bearing loaded rotators for smooth and steady rotation.
  • Upper rotator with adjustable friction to serve as a gimbal arm.
  • Upper rotator with laser marked index ring with fine 2.5° intervals.
  • Upper rotator upgradeable (optional) with precise positive stops up to 1.5° finest intervals.
  • Upper and lower rotators with indicators for starting and ending positions, ideal for making mosaics with a large number of images. Photographers can first compose the mosaic, then set the starting and ending positions horizontally and vertically. The indicators will make sure no images are missed and no excessive images are taken.
  • With RD16-II Rotator Base (precise click stops at 120°, 90°, 60, 45°, 36°, 30°, 24°, 20°, 18°, 15°, 12°, 10°, 7.5°, 6°, 5°, 3.75°) to support up to 400mm equivalent focal length with camera in landscape orientation, or 265mm equivalent in portrait orientation.
  • With RD8-II Rotator Base precise click stops at 30°, 15°, 6°, 5°, 4°, 3°, 2.5°, 2°) to support up to 700mm equivalent focal length with camera in landscape orientation, or 465mm equivalent in portrait orientation.
  • Precision CNC machined from aircraft T6061 aluminum and anodized, meaning high precision, accuracy, durability and long lifetime.


    Rotator size comparison:
    Rd 16 and RD 8 rotators
    The image above is just for reference showing an RD 16 Rotator atop an RD 8 MKII, to show the larger diameter of the new RD8 MKII Advanced Rotator compared to the RD16 - This new rotator with increased diameter allows for finer degree stops, and also spreads the loading when using heavier camera and lens combinations.

Nodal Ninja Ultimate M2 Panorama Head without rotator
Shipped in hard shelled case.
Product Code: M2-NOR-F8000

£479.95 (£575.94 inc UK VAT)

ADD your choice of rotator base NOW:

RD16 MKII Advanced Rotator Base £159.95 (£191.94 inc UK VAT)
RD8 MKII Advanced Rotator Base £169.95 (£203.94 inc UK VAT)

ADD Optional items and accessories NOW:

EZ Leveller MKII £91.62 (£109.95 inc UK VAT)
(Recommended for users with RD16 rotator).
EZ Leveller Padded Zip Case £9.95 (£11.94 inc UK VAT)
Vertical Height Extender for the M2 Series £19.95 (£23.94 inc UK VAT)
Nadir Adapter for the M2 Series £89.95 (£107.94 inc UK VAT)
2-Axis hot shoe bubble level £6.95 (£8.34 inc UK VAT)
3-Axis hot shoe bubble level £12.99 (£15.59 inc UK VAT)

Camera Plate NOT Included, please select a plate to suit your camera(s):
Choose from the large range of CAMERA SPECIFIC
Arca - Swiss stye camera plates - click for details...

This the latest models of the Ultimate M series pano heads.
Ships with your choice of RD-8 MKII or RD-16 MKII advanced click stop rotator base mechanism.

Rotator RD-16 MKII
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RD-16 MKII Rotator Base:
16 different degree stop increments (with equivalent number of stops around).
It has precise click stops at:
* 3.75 degrees (96 stops)
* 5 degrees (72 stops)
* 6 degrees (60 stops)
* 7.5 degrees (48 stops)
* 10 degrees (36 stops)
* 12 degrees (30 stops)
* 15 degrees (24 stops)
* 18 degrees (20 stops)
* 20 degrees (18 stops)
* 24 degrees (15 stops)
* 30 degrees (12 stops)
* 36 degrees (10 stops)
* 45 degrees (8 stops)
* 60 degrees (6 stops)
* 90 degrees (4 stops)
* 120 degrees (3 stops)

RD8 MKII Rotator
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NEW RD-8 MKII Rotator Base:
This new second generation RD8-II is designed to be used with the Ultimate M2 series heads. It has precise click stops at:
* 2 degrees (180 stops)
* 2.5 degrees (144 stops)
* 3 degrees (120 stops)
* 4 degrees (90 stops)
* 5 degrees (72 stops)
* 6 degrees (60 stops)
* 15 degrees (24 stops)
* 30 degrees (12 stops)

RD8-II supports up to 700mm equivalent focal length with camera in landscape orientation, or 465mm equivalent in portrait orientation.
Technical Specifications
Weight: 450g Size: 88mm (diameter) x 33mm (height) MFG Part No: RD8-II-F1180

Nodal Ninja Ultimate M2 is a new addition to the Nodal Ninja Ultimate Modular System. It fills in the product line for photographers specializing in high resolution panoramas or mosaics. The M2 supports lenses up to 3kgs. Its friction adjustable and full bearing loaded upper rotator make it serve as a good gimbal head for smooth rotation of heavy telephoto lenses at their center of gravity. Both of its upper and lower rotators have a Start and an End tab for effective composition and shooting. The lower rotator incorporates precise detent click stops as small as 2 degrees with Rotator RD8 MKII.

USEFUL LINKS:
NODAL NINJA ULTIMATE-M2 Panorama Heads INSTRUCTIONS AND QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE (PDF DOCUMENT)

Will my camera and lens fit on the Nodal Ninja Ultimate M2?
1. The maximum distance from the camera mount screw hole centre in the camera base to the 'No Parallax point/Nodal Point' of the lens can be up to 170mm. (Our M2 ships with a 210mm long horizontal upper arm allowing for these longer lenses).
You can find assistance calculating the required measurement (if you do not already know yours) by using this third party chart.
DSLR Camera with lenses for Nodal Ninja Ultimate M Series

2. The maximum distance from the camera base to the centre of the lens (measurement 'A' shown below) can be up to 100mm.
DSLR Lens centre measurement

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