Shooting pans of car interiors
- Im going to have a crack at doing some pans of a car interior.
I use a d70s/sigma 8mm combo and a nodal ninja head.
I guess the first question is what should the focus be set to. Ive
always just shot on infinity when doing room and outdoor shots
Ill be placing the camera in the same place as the drivers' head
would be. So should it be set to the closest point which would be
the seat headrest or to the dashboard or to the passenger seat door?
Ive also just discovered that the sigma autofocus isnt very accurate
(http://www.mejiatryti.com/Panoramas/FocusSigma8.html) and needs to
be done manually. So how do I do that without liveview. Get the tape
Also what aperture for these short distances? Ive just read again
(in another article) that this lens is actually best at f8-f11
regardless of light levels.
- This is my first time posting... I still don't understand how to get
nadir shots with a regular pano head...hand held?
--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Samir <design29@...> wrote:
> Hey there,
> Sorry for the delay, we had a nice long weekend (religious
> now am back!
> For hand-held, i use the pendulum method (google it, its widely
> a lot of pano-graphers!). It is far easier using it in a car than
> it on foot, first the length of the pendulum chord is like a foot
> maximum and second you can see the camera in front of you and use
> seats for added stability in your shots.
> Next, cover the exterior facade of the car with tracing paper (or
> paper / bubble wrap!). This will give you a nice blended white
> interior with no harsh shadows.
> Third, place a small marker to mark ur nodal point on the center
> (or seat, whatever u prefer!)
> Shoot as you will. I now prefer taking one shot for the overall and
> second to catch the shadowed areas, hopefully using an open sunroof.
> The rest you guys know, in my case its RAW, CS3 and PTGUI /
> I will post the results in a bit, facing some server issues.
> PS. Using hand held might be fun / cheap but does require a bit of
> processing AND you will need to get in / out of the car a bit more
> usual, in my case did a seat to seat for the front>back shots and a
> slide for the rear>front one, also had good cloud cover to
> for the harsh shadows.
> If however you want to go PRO, use manfrotto table-top tripod with
> extension rod, set the rotator to the base of the pod (gives
> and use a tripod macro extension to allow for nodal point
> personally had the Panosaurus head which is very small and fits in
> interiors easily (oven interiors might be an issue here : p). I
> mutulated the parts and added a longer ACE hardware L-shape
> for the arm and use the manfrotto rotator.
> udedomenico wrote:
> > Michel,
> > Your article has great information,
> > I thank you...as I usually say... I hope to get a couple of days
> > from work to play with your tricks...
> > Maybe not in the oven though... I was thinking at the rubbish bin
> > my case :)
> > Samir,
> > it would be nice if you could share it with all the
> > no need to have a detailed article like Michel... :)
> > U.
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