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, "k w" <kkcwiebe@...> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I have Pentax K10-D, 10-17 Pentax fisheye, NN3 MKII and ez leveller.
> I'm also using PTGUI Pro 9.03.
> This is what I have tried so far.
> shot 6 around @ 10mm then one up for the Zenith and one straight down at the tripod.
> Not too worried yet about removing the tripod.
> I'm not sure what my issues are but..
> 1: I cannot swing my camera to point straight up to shoot a zenith (camera hit the NN3 >head). Currently I just loosen off the camera and wiggle it into position.
You do not need to shoot right up. Actually it is much better to shoot at 65 degrees.
This will still give you maximum coverage and you get much better controlpoints generated as you get subject all the way down to the horizont in one direction.
> 2: I get loads of stitching errors when trying to just throw all the images into PTGUI not so bad around the six but the zenith and nadir are not working at all.
> 3: I think I have the camera setup right but if someone has the NN3 settings for my setup that would be awesome. (Parallax issue???)
The lower rail I can not give you as it may depend on your cameraplate but I would guess it should be around 58 unless the NN3 has changed lately.
For the upper rail you can try 95. I can see that you need 1.3mm less than I need for my 5D+Tokina 10-17
Do not shoot a straight down. Instead shoot at -10 or maybe a little less. Just tilt down just enough to get everything down to your rotator.
You may need to learn how to use PTGui better also. It is important that you learn the advanced interface and how to use the optimizer. You need to make sure that you also optimize for the shift values.
For the nadir learn how to shoot it with your tripod tilted and use the viewpoint option in PTgui.
Shooting the nadir just by tilting the tripod like I do just take less than 1 min and you do not need to take you camera off the panohead.
I actually shoot nadir with camera in same position as the 6 around.