I effectively am speaking about the RingT...
I use Canon cameras (mainly) and on travel I used a 20D with 8mm sigma and ringT on a monopod. Camera was tilted 60 degree as on the Mrotator CP.
The BIG manfrotto monopod has the problem it has a very large camera support plate, that is too close to lens (eats precious degrees for nadir).
I also use a lot the 10.5 nikkor, on Canon 20D. But I did no spherical pano on the pole with this system till now. I planned to!
But right now I'm in the movin... I just retail some hour to work, I've boxes all around, my Mainframe PC is still boxed somewhere in another city, and it is smokin'hot here!!!
I can say what I'll do:
A little monopod tilt head will be mounted on the cane, between cane and RingT
after the 6 picture of the drum are taken conventionally I'll lower the system, make the camera look up (out of NP, of course) raise it, shoot, take it down again and make the system point down.
In this case I'll shoot two pictures, 180 degrees one from the other.
Ptgui will do the miracle:
1 load al 9 pictures in a project, and use the 10.5 lens definition, or build the len
2 find CPs for the 6 images of the drum and optimize
3 lock all positions, optimize zenit image only.
4 select the lens tab, and set the 2 nadir image as they have indipendent shift...
5 find manually CPs for these as they will have a little parallax... and then optimize them for position and shift.
6 Last trick will be to set a crop for both to let out the cane from the image... (thanx Michel Thoby)
Luca Vascon, aka "TheProfessor"
"Wide angle is something intended to picture close subjects"
----- Original Message -----
From: Dave 360texas.com
Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 11:43 PM
Subject: [PanoToolsNG] Re: How many cameras do you use with each pano head?
The 'Ring' pan head.. would that be Agno's new RingT ? With a Nikon
or Canon? and a Nikkor 10.5 or Sigma 8mm ? Because someone in the
Panoweaver Forum has been asking to see stitched 360 panorama
results a Nikon d70 and 10.5 ON THE Mrotator HD fiberglass pole
Thank you for answering.
--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "Luca Vascon"
> I really use more than one camera, and many camera-lens
> Dedicated homebrew heads can be light and little...
> When on travel I use a lens ring. It resolves a lot of things!!!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: stevenkan
> To: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 9:20 PM
> Subject: [PanoToolsNG] How many cameras do you use with each
> A lot of pano heads (like the NN and Panosaurus) are designed to
be universal, and permit
> switching of cameras and repositioning of the various pieces to
> But who among us actually does this? Do you use more than one
camera with a given pano
> head? Or do you typically use only one camera?
> Vote here:
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