RE: [PanoToolsNG] Re: advice to horizontal pole pano
I'll jump into the middle of the thread as well! I've shot a couple of pole
panos, but using an 8mm fisheye on an APC sized sensor. I tilted the camera
up 10 degrees so that I had overlap at the nadir, then for the zenith, I
moved to one side and tilted the pole further down so that the zenith area
was within the frame. It's not very accurate, but if the zenith is flat,
then PTGui Pro should be able to handle it just fine.
That's how I did the pole pano at the top of this page:
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> From: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com [mailto:PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com] On
> Behalf Of Robert Slade
> Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2010 10:53 AM
> To: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: advice to horizontal pole pano
> One question I have (and sorry if I've missed the answer by jumping into
> the middle of the thread) is how do you take the nadir and zenith shots
> using the pole but preserving the position of the NPP?
> With my current setup (15mm fisheye on full-frame), I would need to take
> 6+1+1. I could not reach the end of the pole or keep it in the NPP
> position if I tried to rotate the arm for the nadir/zenith shots!
> Perhaps the answer is using a wider fisheye which can capture nadir and
> zenith in one shot?
> If so, would the anticipated Canon 8-15mm zoom acheive this on a full
> onezebra1 wrote:
> > Hi Jaume,
> > I've done many horizontal shots using a pole, normally you're going to
> > want the pole angled upwards some.
> > I us a K-Tek high quality carbon fiber pole that can withstand any abuse
> > I put it to, I also know a few tricks that would allow me to go further
> > out with this pole.
> > The most I've done is about 10 feet out, How far out do you need to go?
> > What type of pano head do you have, I hope it's something light?
> > Roger Berry
> Robert Slade, Photographer
> Manor Photography 07890 564889