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Bill Bailey
09-23-2009, 09:48 AM
I've complied a chart that can be used as a "general guideline" in figuring out how many shots required to shot a full 360 degree panorama. The chart assumes approximately 25% overlap. There is a bit of flexibility in selecting the correct click stop intervals especially at higher focal lengths. You could use the next higher or next lower click stop.
Fanotec's Advanced Rotator D-16 for example is capable of stops as small as 3.75 degrees - the smallest of any rotator on the market today.
see also: http://www.nodalninja.com/pano_calculations.html
and
http://nodalninja.com/forum/index.php?topic=240.0


http://www.nodalninja.com/images/shot_table.jpg

wilco23
09-23-2009, 01:04 PM
It is very useful chart. I got question after I read it. I do not know what solution of detent interval for 300mm. I have NN5 with RD16. If 2-3 degree detent interval is possible with normal rotator that comes with NN5 light, I am want to purchase.

Thanks

Bill Bailey
09-23-2009, 02:26 PM
It is very useful chart. I got question after I read it. I do not know what solution of detent interval for 300mm. I have NN5 with RD16. If 2-3 degree detent interval is possible with normal rotator that comes with NN5 light, I am want to purchase.
Thanks

Remember this is a general guideline ONLY but very easy to confirm needed interval by looking in your camera viewfinder, rotating 75% across the horizontal plane and noting how much you rotated by looking at rotator degree markings. If you need to use smaller than 3.75 clicks you will need to disengage the click stops (just loosen detent knob) and use the 2 degree reference marks on the rotator itself.

wilco23
09-23-2009, 06:11 PM
Remember this is a general guideline ONLY but very easy to confirm needed interval by looking in your camera viewfinder, rotating 75% across the horizontal plane and noting how much you rotated by looking at rotator degree markings. If you need to use smaller than 3.75 clicks you will need to disengage the click stops (just loosen detent knob) and use the 2 degree reference marks on the rotator itself.


I am spoiled with RD16 detent interval, since it is very easy to shoot and does not need to look down degree. Shooting with looking degree is a pain because after I shoot one pic, I need to look down and add 3 degree and lost attention on camera.

Bsmooth
09-29-2009, 06:27 PM
Bill is there anyway you could have this as a word document, or something similar, so I could have it to printout? Its a great help !

Bill Bailey
09-30-2009, 04:48 AM
Bill is there anyway you could have this as a word document, or something similar, so I could have it to printout? Its a great help !

Had a recent backup system fail and many files were lost including the master file to this table. Shame as it took a fair amount of work to create.
Just right click and save image then use photo editing software to scale to print.
Remember these are general guidelines only - the best way to determine the needed rotation is to simply look in the viewfinder. Referencing the rotator marks note how far you pan across the horizon while leaving a given overlap using a given focal length.