It’s always a chore to be turning the knob of whatever Pano head(s) you have or using to remove the camera from the pano head while holding it in place then removing the tripod and then snap a nadir image. After some reading and surfing around, I notice a guy who’s using the Nodal Ninja had an attachment quick release plate. I seek out to find one too here in Singapore and found the Velbon QRA-6L which is cheap enough and gets the job done. It’s $65 SGD.
I bought 2.
Reason being, I can now quickly detach the whole pano head while leaving one quick release plate on the tripod with the ball head and quickly re-attach the camera into the pano setup!
The Nodal Ninja 3 mounted on the Velbon then the Ball Head.
Above, Nodal Ninja removed, leaving only the base plate.
The camera with a second Velbon quick release plate.
Removed camera from quick release of Nodal Ninja 3 and fitted onto the base plate of tripod. Instant switch, anytime.
New Nodal Ninja 3 Settings
A Canon 350D fitted with a 10-20 Sigma and with the Velbon QRA-6L, upper rail will be 82 and lower rail will be 56 for the nodal point/ entrance pupil.