Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Time to take the plunge - spherical panos or bust
> I have the 2nd-edition NN (SPH-2), and it won't rotate all the way upNN3 withe the same camera/lens combo here.
> with my d70s. The camera has to sit too far back on the vertical
> rotator, so the big round knob interferes with the vertical arm. I
> might investigate milling out a notch to make this work.
> I will also need a new tripod, as mine has a really huge top section
> that keeps polluting my shots and needs to get photoshopped out all the
The vertical arm is just a bit too short to have real fun.
I can tilt the camera up, but to do that I have to rotate it over the left
side of the camera. If I rotate the right side down, the camera grip hits
the bottom bar. (I could mount the camera the other way round, but I don't
like that. Possibly because I'm left handed..)
This means that I have to remember to rotate the zenith shot 180 degrees,
or I have to optimize for individual shift parameters for the zenith shot.
Having a longer vertical arm would also make the panohead/tripod smaller
in the nadir shot.
The arm that holds the camera is also a bit too short. I can't use the kit
lens at 18mm, it won't go far enough back to have the NPP centered.
But apart from that, it is a nice head.