NN4 w/ RD16-II Advanced Rotator Factory Irregular (F4503X)


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Level: Amateur – Pro. 
: 8-100mm. 
Cameras: DSLR’s, Medium Format
: Comfortable Size – Strong – Upper Rotator 15 degree positive stops
Uses: Landscape, High Resolution, HDR

Both NN4 and RD16-II are Factory Irregualrs as well as being discontinued.

Nodal Ninja 4 with RD16-II rotator is an affordable spherical panoramic tripod head from Fanotec. It features a precise upper rotator with 15-degree stops, a design borrowed from the new Ultimate M1. Currently, the NN4 allows only 15-degree incremental locks, which are typical of normal workflows. It supports a wide range of lenses from ultra wide angles to 100mm (35mm equivalent focal length and 25% overlap) telephotos. The upper rotator can be installed with an offset of +/- 5, 7.5, or 10 degrees from the horizon, making it perfect for single row spherical panoramas with various fisheye lenses. Supports up to 7.7lbs (3.5kg). Case included.

RD16-II Rotator:

Change click stops on-the-fly. Ideal in time sensitive situations in which shooting must be completed quickly, such as in high-resolution multi-image shooting or shooting the same scene at different focal lengths. Unlike the 8 click stop options of the RD8, the RD16 adds an additional 8 options making it ideally suited for shooting at longer focal lengths up to 200mm (x5 zoom) for your point and shoot cameras.

Features you’ll find in this new class of rotators:

  • Made from imported premium quality aluminum alloy.
  • Precision CNC machined components.
  • Lubricated bearings for smooth rotation.
  • Laser engraved marking.
  • Detent interval can be changed in seconds on-the-fly.
  • Knob for locking rotation.
  • Retainer wire so you don’t lose the knobs.
  • Ideal for making HDR panos and/or mosaics.
  • Great in windy locations.
  • Small nadir footprint.
  • The diameter of 62mm provides sufficient precision and stability while keeping the nadir footprint small.
  • The unique placement of knobs means that they will never appear in the spherical panos.
  • 16 different degree stop increments (with equivalent number of stops around) include:
    • 3.75 (96 stops)
    • 5 (72 stops)
    • 6 (60 stops)
    • 7.5 (48 stops)
    • 10 (36 stops)
    • 12 (30 stops)
    • 15 (24 stops)
    • 18 (20 stops)
    • 20 (18 stops)
    • 24 (15 stops)
    • 30 (12 stops)
    • 36 (10 stops)
    • 45 (8 stops)
    • 60 (6 stops)
    • 90 (4 stops)
    • 120 (3 stops)


  • Weight: 1340 g (3.0lbs)
  • Height: 255mm (10″)
  • Length: 200mm (7 3/4″)
  • Material: Anodized/Painted Aluminium

CP-2 Camera Plate Included.

Note: The 16-35mm Nikkor lens is not compatible with either the NN3 or NN4 series pano heads.

User Guides and Manuals

All User Guides and Manuals (html, pdf, doc) – click here

Complete Manual – Nodal Ninja 4: html .:. pdf

QRG – Nodal Ninja 4 with RD16: html .:. pdf

Customer Tutorials:
Take panoramas using the NN4 with RD16 II – credits go to Jean-Pierre La Forest

 Nodal Ninja 4 panoramic head review by Arnaud Frich





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