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Jake
06-10-2009, 03:48 PM
Are there standard settings for the nodal point using a D3 with a 16mm fisheye? I have see setting for the D700 with a 16mm but not the D3.

hindenhaag
06-11-2009, 05:38 AM
Hi Jake,

upper rail setting for D3 with 16 mm/f2.8 fisheye Ser.Nr. 215894 is 68mm, 86mm on the lower rail for D3. In Portrait mode you may use 60 degree which gives you 6 stops with an overlap of 32%. PTGui calculates a HOV in portrait mode of 139.6 degrees. 6 Stops stitch very well, 1Z with +90, 1N with -90. If Zenith is tricky take 2 shots with +60 degrees pitch to keep in touch with something around you where you can more easily stitch to than to a clear blue sky. Be aware taking a zenith with +90 to shut down the camera orientation in you cameramenu, otherwise these shots will be in landscape mode. Either you turn them around in Nikon viewNX or shut down the orientation.

I know you will have fun with this...

Heinz

John Houghton
06-11-2009, 12:13 PM
PTGui calculates a HOV in portrait mode of 139.6 degrees. 6 Stops stitch very well,
139.6 degrees doesn't seem very likely in portrait orientation. You would only need 4 shots around with very adequate overlap. I find PTGui estimates the HFOV to be 88 degrees, so 6 around is sensible.

John

Jake
06-12-2009, 12:44 PM
Thanks guys, I'll go out and practice!