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Vincèn
10-04-2010, 09:49 AM
Hey guys,

Just wanted to share with you few shots and panos quickly done during Photokina 2010 in Cologne, ten days ago. In fact shot too fast (as they are too dark :001_unsure:) You can click on each one to see full version on Flickr for pictures, or directly on my blog for panoramas.
Panoramas were shot with my Nikon D3, Nikkor 10.5 installed on Ultimate R1 and whole on top of a P1 pole :001_tt2: Be careful, you should not do that as P1 is not supposed to carry so much weight :whistling:

Main entry of Koelnmesse (the exhibition park in Cologne for Photokina):
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4154/5025486686_5e3fce13b9.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5025486686/)

General view of booth (we shared booth with Giroptic and Kolor). One side of booth was dedicated to software solution (AutoPano and Panotour), other side was dedicated to hardware with Giroptic and Nodal Ninja.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4089/5020850999_b34afe7fd6.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5020850999/)

Nodal Ninja is everywhere :clap: here in a typical german restaurant in historic downtown of Cologne, engraved on wood stuff used to serve you beer ;)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4087/5021458888_13c7442f6a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5021458888/)

General panorama of booth nearly ready just at opening:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5047088442_0f5ea3c4f1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5047088442/)

IVRPA conferences room (day before Photokina grand opening):
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4103/5049611683_c05c06b0fe.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5049611683/)

Installation of booth:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4151/5050231878_a2ef069117.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skivr/5050231878/)

Now it's finished, see u perhaps in two years, september 18th to 23rd 2012 ;) and thanks to everyone we have seen on the booth, it was really enjoyable :)

Vincèn

hindenhaag
10-04-2010, 11:35 AM
Wow,

I am sure you guys had a good time at the Kina, looking around cologne as well.. Thx for sharing your experience and thanks to be there to present good products. Plus, trying to be one of the first to take pics about the new fairytale lens of Canon. 8-15...

Next time will try to share the time with all of you,

Regards,
Heinz

nick fan
10-05-2010, 01:24 AM
Panoramas were shot with my Nikon D3, Nikkor 10.5 installed on Ultimate R1 and whole on top of a P1 pole :001_tt2: Be careful, you should not do that as P1 is not supposed to carry so much weight :whistling:


The Series 1 pole will not break by this kind of load. But you may find it rock too much. You can gain more rigidity by reducing the extension of each section. Placing the camera closer to the pole will bring the center of mass closer to the pole and reduce bending of the pole.

nick

Seacat
10-05-2010, 10:54 AM
Thanks for posting this pano's! Next time on the list to visit the Photokina?

Johan

Vincèn
10-05-2010, 10:24 PM
The Series 1 pole will not break by this kind of load. But you may find it rock too much. You can gain more rigidity by reducing the extension of each section. Placing the camera closer to the pole will bring the center of mass closer to the pole and reduce bending of the pole.
Yep less extension means less rock :) A question about rock, when you don't want to use pole at full extension, is it better to extend a little two sections, or extend just one section in full ? what is the most robust ?

Thanks,

Vincèn

nick fan
10-06-2010, 08:26 AM
Yep less extension means less rock :) A question about rock, when you don't want to use pole at full extension, is it better to extend a little two sections, or extend just one section in full ? what is the most robust ?

Thanks,

Vincèn

Not being an engineer, I need to do some test to get a conclusion.
However, each joint is a weak point. Retract 5-10cm for each section from full extension to get better stability.

Nick

nick fan
10-21-2010, 10:35 AM
Hi Vincen,

Do you carry the pole on plane? Do you need to check it in?

Nick

Vincèn
10-21-2010, 10:43 AM
Yep I took pole with me to go to Photokina :) Pole is a little special with security. It's not specifically prohibited but some guys in some airports don't accept them in cabin as they say it can be used to hit someone, which is true :beta1: So I always put it in checked luggages as I don't want to let my pole/tripod at security services !

Vincèn

P-S: Perhaps a new market for Fanotec poles, Ninja guys that use poles for defense :oops:

badders
10-22-2010, 02:04 AM
I just tried to carry the pole onto a plane and I had to check it in both ways... Cost me £30 each leg! So I have a suggestion Nick... They told me it's OK to take a walking stick as hand carry on a plane along with your hand baggage. So why not make a "walking stick handle" to screw on the top of the pole... Voila! Walking stick that turns into a pano pole!

Vincèn
10-22-2010, 02:18 AM
So why not make a "walking stick handle" to screw on the top of the pole... Voila! Walking stick that turns into a pano pole!
Great idea :clap: