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Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Gigapan Epic first look / Merlin package

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  • Bjørn K Nilssen
    ... Why a tripod? Can t it be used on a normal tripod? ... -- Bjørn K Nilssen - http://bknilssen.no - panoramas and 3D
    Message 1 of 31 , Mar 31, 2010
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      On 31 Mar 2010 at 14:33, rami_kolor wrote:

      > Hi everyone,
      >
      > I take the opportunity of this thread to let you know that Kolor is currently on the final stage of creating a "Merlin package" that includes anything you need to use this head for gigapixel photography. We announced this package in the Merlin - Papywizard forum a few days ago (http://www.autopano.net/forum/t8466-wow-more-than-150-merliners).
      >
      > We think that the combination of the Merlin head and Papywizard is currently the best solution, not only in terms of robustness, but also versatility and price.
      >
      > Hundreds of photographers are closely following this project and it is now time to propose an affordable, quality solution to all. So we worked on this project over the last few months to gather all necessary equipment.
      >
      > The package will include:
      > - The Merlin head (really!)
      > - A tripod

      Why a tripod?
      Can't it be used on a normal tripod?

      > - A double-battery adapter
      > - 2 batteries
      > - A charger + a car adapter
      > - A standard bracket
      > - An L bracket
      > - A trigger cable to be chosen depending on your DSLR camera (all main Canon, Nikon and Panasonic DSLR are supported, + other DSLRs)
      >
      > You will also have the choice between:
      > - A Bluetooth interface (driven by Papywizard ; computer or compatible smartphone needed)
      > - A German-made touch control panel (no other hardware needed on the field)
      >
      > The advantages of this package are numerous:
      > - Everything you need is included in the package
      > - The Merlin head was first created for astronomy, it is super robust
      > - Ability to prepare shooting templates with Papywizard software on your computer
      > - This is a versatile, open-source project
      > - The double-battery that we chose can operate up to 11 hours
      > - The log file is compatible with Autopano Pro and Autopano Giga software
      > - We are preparing a detailed manual, video tutorials and support resources
      > - The Merlin community is already huge and members can share their experiences in the forum
      >
      > We will be able to ship worldwide.
      >
      > Stay tuned!
      > Bonjour des Alpes françaises,
      >
      > Rami
      > Kolor team

      --
      Bjørn K Nilssen - http://bknilssen.no - panoramas and 3D
    • Vincèn
      2010/3/31 Bjørn K Nilssen ... Probably and also other tripods more robust than original one furnished with Merlin head ;) in your case you
      Message 31 of 31 , Mar 31, 2010
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        2010/3/31 Bjørn K Nilssen <bk@...>

        > Great!
        > Then I would hope that you will also make available a package without the
        > tripod
        > included? I already have 3 tripods, and definitely don't need yet another
        > one ;)
        >

        Probably and also other tripods more robust than original one furnished with
        Merlin head ;) in your case you already have 3 tripods, so you definitively
        need to continue your collection lol :D

        Vincèn


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