Nodal Ninja 3 vs Kingpano
As I’ve mentioned before, the Kingpano get things done and it’s very cost effective and great for starters (About $160 SGD).
– It’s Cheap, if not cheaper than most Pano Heads out there.
– Changing batteries of the camera will require you to remove the screws to have access to the battery compartment. See pics below.
The Nodal Ninja 3
– Smaller nadir footprint, meaning lesser Photoshop work later on.
– Taking zenith and shifting to nadir is a breeze, no need to meddle with big knobs like the Kingpano.
– Smaller and light weight at a total of 475g
– Cannot work with grip but it’s ok as changing batteries when needed is easier now. You can leave the camera on the Nodal Ninja 3 and still have access to the battery compartment. I’m using the Canon 350D by the way but camera with the battery compartments on the same botto/ corner configuration will be able to do the same.
Of course, the ultimate will be the 360Precesion pano head but it’s well out of what I would spend on a pano head (for the time being). See below:
Nodal Ninja 3 Settings
For those interested, with a Canon 350D fitted with a 10-20 Sigma, upper rail is 93 and lower rail is 41 for the nodal point/ entrance pupil.