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24318RE: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Orchestra panorama

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  • Sacha Griffin
    Nov 4, 2008
      Yes, I agree, but just like yours, you can always hold steady the other end
      of the center column, in case you forget your counter weight.

      I usually shoot with the legs as close as possible, sometimes with lockup,
      in case its wobbly, and then I don't need to angle as much.

      I only need to remember roughly the height of the lens, and eyeball the
      orginal nadir point. Viewpoint handles the parallax. If I have an assistant,
      they can mark the exact original lens location with a finger, until I
      re-setup for the nadir shot.

      That works fast, and usually requires very little viewpoint correction. I
      love not having to retouch the nadir. Shooting an actual shot, is even
      quicker than having to do a photoshop job with clone/heal.

      Sacha Griffin

      Southern Digital Solutions LLC




      From: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com [mailto:PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of Hans Nyberg
      Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 10:05 AM
      To: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Orchestra panorama

      --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com <mailto:PanoToolsNG%40yahoogroups.com> ,
      "Sacha Griffin" <sachagriffin@...> wrote:
      > That looks really scary. Have you ever had an accident?

      Its much easier and safer than it looks on image.
      Outdoor you almost never have a surface which is not safe.
      Indoors carpets are safe. On a slippery surface like the one on my images
      you just need a
      pad under.
      But actually in most cases you do not need the extra monopod leg.
      Extending the 3rd leg on the tripod 20 cm and one foot on it is enough
      And for 1/25 sec or faster you do not even need that, just hold the tripod
      with one hand.

      > I prefer using a tripod with a center column, then you can raise it and
      > swing it back over the nadir, and use a counter weight on the center
      > hook.

      I tried that but that really scared me. Even just 30 cm from the center you
      get a lot of
      weight. It needs a heavy tripod. Forget about Carbon




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