Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Mini Point and Shoot Cameras
Nikon P6000 with FC-E8, hand held.
I would not go for a camera with more than 10 megapixel.
I own also a Canon A640 that I LOVE.
Not lower than 28 for a p&s... expecially if you want to fit an fce8.
Canon A590 would be my choice.
VERY curious about the new superfast casio.
bohonus ha scritto:
> --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com
> <mailto:PanoToolsNG%40yahoogroups.com>, Ken Warner <kwarner000@...> wrote:
> > Why did you decide on the SD800?
> I already had an SD800 (for non-vr personal snapshots etc), and it was
> something on which I could try out CHDK as well. When CHDK is ported
> to the new SD990 (14MP), that might be worth a look too.
> I have been experimenting with the SD800 & Opteka fisheye the past few
> days. So far the results are interesting and one can certainly make a
> VR using this combo. The quality of the lens of course leaves much to
> be desired, which certainly effects the final VR. A Nikon/Canon/Sigma
> fisheye it certainly is not! lol! :)
> I still need to figure out a simple and compact way to accurately
> rotate the camera for taking the shots. I have just been "eyeballing
> it" up until now and it is effecting the stitching of course.
> When I have some completed VR images that aren't of me staring at the
> camera in my boring livingroom (we have had ongoing cold & rainy
> weather here in Seattle) I will certainly post them.
> The bracketing (& RAW) functions provided by CHDK really helps clean
> up the images by reducing noise and extending the dynamic range of the
> But that lens... uughh.. like someone smeared Vaseline all over it!
> (especially the edges). It is like I am shooting VR with a Holga.
> Quite a jump going from that to the Panoscan to say the least ;)
> There's an "Opteka" group on flickr if any of you wish to see more of
> what this lens produces before I can get anything posted up here.
> > Roger D. Williams wrote:
> > > On Tue, 31 Mar 2009 03:56:11 +0900, bohonus <bradford@...> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >>Opteka makes a bunch of different wide angle and fisheye lenses for
> > >>point & shoots. I have a fisheye coming today that I ordered for my
> > >>little Canon SD800.
> > >>
> > >>I have CHDK loaded on the SD800 to give me things like raw, exposure
> > >>bracketing, focus bracketing etc. The initial tests have gone
> well. Now
> > >>all that is left is to see how much the fisheye will trash the
> > >>of the images, and to what degree post production can bring it back.
> > >>Hopefully, I may be able to still get something reasonable out of
> it! :)
> > >
> > >
> > > Do keep us posted and show us your results.
> > >
> > > Roger W.
> > >
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> --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.comThank you Hans. I will receive a Nikon S 710 today. It's widest
> <mailto:PanoToolsNG%40yahoogroups.com>, "Hans Nyberg" <hans@...> wrote:
> Ricoh has the Capillo 100 and the newer 200 with 24mm and extra option
> for 19mm
> I have the older 100 which has everything manual you can wish
> including manual focus but unfortunately RAW is very slow. 6 sec
> before next shot. The lens is sharp and very little distortion but
> noise is high if you shoot anything above 100ISO
setting is 28 mm, and it will require a firmware update if it is to
record in RAW mode. I haven't found such an upgrade yet.
I had a Fujifilm Finepix F100fd for a week or so, but returned it
because the "manual mode" in the product descriptions did not include
exposure control, which made it unusable as far as I was concerned for
pano work. Also there was an unacceptable amount of noise in most
images, and the higher iso settings (up to 6400) were terribly noisy.
If the Nikon proves unworkable now I have another option - the Ricoh
cameras that I had not considered. I was just reading a review of the
Ricoh Caplio GX200 and it looks like an interesting camera. The
Fujifilm model was $163, after rebate. The Nikon was $251 at Adorama.
The Ricoh is $499. The detachable viewfinder of the Caplio GX200 is an
intriguing feature. It attaches to the flash shoe and the image is
through the lens, but transmitted electronically from the sensor, not
via a mirror.
One reviewer of the Caplio GX200 remarked that all SLR cameras should
use this technology and do away with the vibration and noise of a mirror
permanently. Sounds like a good idea.
The description of the Caplio GX200 also referred to a 19 mm capability
in the correction features of the firmware. There may be an optional
lens of some kind that goes to 19 mm, I haven't researched that yet.