Red Door VR Limited UK
 Nodal Ninja Model: Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 Adjustable Tilt Ring Mount Panorama Head with optional Rotator & Lens Ring

Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1
A single row pano head assembly designed for use with circular and full frame fisheye lenses such as the popular Canon 8 - 15mm, Sigma 8mm and Nikon 10.5mm and many more - see list.

The R1 pano head incorporates a unique cantilever tilting options suitable for different fisheye lens on different sensor formats under different applications. The ring clamp mounts directly onto the lens itself freeing up the camera. Different cameras can be use on the same lens without adjusting any settings.

The R1 head is supplied as illustrated below, so don't forget to add a rotator base if required, and at least one ring clamp from the list!.

R1 pano head only

Note on cases - because the ring will be attached to the lens, there is no need to reserve room for it in the optional carry case.

Shown below is the Ultimate R1 adjustable tilt head, mounted to an optional rotator base.
Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 Adjustable Tilt Ring Mount Panorama Head.

Features and Highlights
Arca Swiss Compatible quick release design.

8 precise on-the-fly tilting 'up or down' options (-15, -10, -7.5, -2.5, 0, +5, +7.5, +12.5 deg) widely used by professionals for different applications, making R1 universal for all circular and full frame fisheye lens.

Options to capture (off-set from No-Parallax-Point) the zenith (up shot) and nadir (down shot) making nadir and zenith patching easier and making sharp long exposure captures possible.

Rolling the camera/lens in any position including the popular 0, 60 and 90 degree positions.

Lens clamp permanently mounted to lens making reproducible mounting possible, and much quicker to setup.

Different cameras can be used on the same lens without adjusting any settings.

Compact and light weight great for use on monopods and Pano Poles.

The optional NEW RD10 advanced rotator base model has click stops at 120º, 90º, 60º, 36º and 10º - giving 3, 4, 6, 10 or 36 'click stops' per revolution detent options and pan lock. (need a different number of clicks? remember you can 'skip' alternate clicks to give 2, 5, 18 etc!)

Features of the optional RD10 rotator base:
Photo: Nodal Ninja Rotator R10 top: Nodal Ninja RD10

Compact, lightweight with 10 detent options ranging from 90 to 5 degrees that can be changed on the fly. Suitable for fisheye, wide angle and telephoto lenses up to 200mm equivalent focal length with camera in portrait orientation.
10 different degree stop increments (with equivalent number of stops around) include:
5 (72 stops)*
7.5 (48 stops)*
10 (36 stops)
15 (24 stops)
18 (20 stops)*
30 (12 stops)*
36 (10 stops)
45 (8 stops)*
60 (6 stops)
90 (4 stops)

*Requires dual detent plungers.

Weight: 2.02lbs (920g)
Lower rail: 200mm
Upper and vertical rail: 190mm

*On the lower rotator there are detent holes marked for instance '60º' - putting a detent plunger into this hole and screwing in fully would mean an increment of 60 degrees between clicks, if the second detent plunger is then additionally screwed into the hole maked '60º/2' this means both these plungers are working, the second one effectively halving the increment to 30º and of course doubling the number of clicks per revolution from 6 to 12. 
Likewise for the other holes 90º 36º 15º 10º - each has a corresponding second hole which performs a similar function in halving the number of degree between clicks, and doubling the number of clicks per full 360º rotation.

1Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 Adjustable Tilt Ring Mount Head only
* ['FI, Factory Irregular' model']

£199.95 (£239.94 inc UK VAT)

2Add the optional NEW RD-10 rotator base (if required)
Nodal Ninja RD-10 Rotator Base £119.95 (£143.94 inc VAT)

OR select the original RD4 rotator base
Nodal Ninja RD-4 Rotator Base
'FI' £109.95 (£131.94 inc VAT)

As an alternative to the RD10/RD5 rotators you can also choose a Rotator Mini from the accessories section - click here for details...

3NOW Select the correct ring(s) for your lens(es) from the list below:
V2 Canon EF 8-15mm 'FI' £129.95 (£155.94 inc VAT)
Canon EF 15mm £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Minolta AF 16mm f/2.8 £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Nikon 10.5mm £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Nikon AF 16mm f/2.8 £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Panasonic 8mm Micro 4/3 £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Peleng 8mm Canon Mount £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Pentax 10 to 17mm £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 Fisheye Micro 4/3 (OM-D ONLY) V2 (F6521) £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 Fisheye Micro 4/3 Except OM-D V2 (F6520) £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Samyang 8mm F3.5 Fisheye I (F6529) Canon and Sony £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Samyang 8mm F3.5 Fisheye II (F6524) Canon and Sony £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Samyang 8mm F3.5 Fisheye I (F6530) Nikon & Pentax £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Samyang 8mm F3.5 Fisheye II (F6525) Nikon & Pentax £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Sigma 10mm Canon Mount £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Sigma 10mm Nikon Mount £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Sigma 4.5mm Canon Mount (F6213) £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Sigma 4.5mm Nikon Mount (F6214) £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
V2 Sigma 8mm & Sigma 15mm Canon Mount 'FI' £129.95 (£155.94 inc VAT)
V2 Sigma 8mm & Sigma 15mm Nikon Mount 'FI' £129.95 (£155.94 inc VAT)
Sony E-Mount 16mm £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Sony E-Mount 18-55mm £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Sunex 5.6mm all mounts £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Tokina 10-17mm all mounts £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Zuiko Olympus 8mm f/3.5 £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Madoka 180 7.3mm F4 Sony (NEX) E-mount £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Samyang 8mm F2.8 Fisheye I & II (Sony E-Mount V2) £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Samyang 8mm F2.8 Fisheye I & II (Canon EF-M) £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Samyang 8mm F2.8 Fisheye I & II For Fujifilm X-Mount V2 £124.95 (£149.94 inc VAT)
Olympus 8mm F1.8 Fisheye for Micro 4/3 (F6457) £99.95 (£119.94 inc VAT)
Nikon 8-15mm F3.5-4.5E Fisheye (F6408) £124.95 (£149.94 inc VAT)


Did you know? You can now automate your workflow and motorise this model of panorama head with the all new NODAL NINJA MECHA E1 automated rotator and controller! (shown below)
Nodal Ninja Motorised Mecha E1 Automated Panorama Head Rotator + Single Axis Controller
Click here for more details of the Nodal Ninja MECHA E1 motorised rotator and controller.


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Also see here for optional Zenith / Nadir adapter for the Ultimate R1


Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 Adjustable Tilt Ring Mount Panorama Head. Shown with Camera
Example set-up showing BIG full frame DSLR mounted to the Ultimate R1 head with Nodal Ninja advanced rotator and ring mount for 8mm fish eye lens on Nikon camera - for illustration purposes, note camera and lens are not included.

Ring Clamp shown mounted to example nikon lens (note lens NOT inluded!)


Set up instructions for the Nodal Ninja UR1 Ring Mount Head

Lens mount instructions and settings for using the Nodal Ninja Ultimate UR1 head set at various degrees above and below the horizon can all be found in the Quick Reference Guide - online copy as a .pdf document can be found via this link.



Below is an example of the type of panorama you can create using photographs taken with your camera and lens mounted to the Nodal Ninja R1 panorama head.

This panorama of cliffs in Zante is created from just 4 photos, using a Sigma 8mm lens on a 'crop frame' sensor DSLR camera - for example a Canon 550D. The photos have been stitched together. The resulting image has been published as a 'HTML5' file for viewing online and on phones and tablets using the Pano2VR software. The Pano2VR software also allows the nadir (bottom) of the image to be output as a 'cube face' image to quickly retouch the area where the tripod stood, and add some credit text.

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