RE: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Panos down to earth...
I actually made such a “mount” years ago. Used it for one of the WWP entries (http://www.worldwidepanorama.org/worldwidepanorama/wwp606/html/RichardCDrew-2192.html ). Just take a 12” length of 3/8 24 threaded rod. Thread a nut down 3/4”, drop on a fender washer, then lock in place with epoxy. Slip on a rubber washer. Sharpen the opposite end on a bench grinder. Now you have a monopod “spike” – press into the ground, attach your pano head and shoot.
Just like a standard tripod setup.
Only difference is that the tripod mount is close to ground level and the "tripod" (in this case the metal tube) below surface level.
--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Gerhard Killesreiter wrote:
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> Am 23.01.2013 12:44, schrieb jrgen_schrader:
> > The "trick" is to have a "panohead" that can be stuck into the
> > earth. As you can see from the nadir the footprint of my
> > construction is also extremely small.
> > The principle is similar to other solutions. In this case a ring
> > mount for camera and lens and an individual construction to mount
> > it to the ground. Here I used a simple metal cylinder with a thread
> > on top. Hard ground would need a different approach though.
> > Only limit is the height of the camerabody and/or lens to allow
> > free rotation.
> What was the orientation of the axis of rotation in this case? I
> assume vertical?
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