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Tamiro
10-20-2011, 01:08 PM
hi all

befor i'm going to bay the nokon 80-200 for a flat panoram
i wish to know if i can use it on the NN5 in a portrait mode?

the RD16 let me shoot from 3.75 degree (7.5/2) to 120
and with the 200 mm on the nikon D300s it givin me a 3.6 degree...

ane suggestion to solve this problem?

Tamir

John Houghton
10-20-2011, 03:45 PM
I don't know where the 3.6 degree comes from. A 200mm lens in portrait on the D300S should have an hfov of around 4.5 degrees, which gives 16% overlap at a yaw increment of 3.75 degrees. The only way of getting a bigger overlap is to reduce the focal length a little - or maybe buy a full frame camera.

John

Tamiro
10-20-2011, 04:04 PM
tanx
i checked aging
and you right
it's 4.5 for 200 mm

Tamir

nick fan
10-20-2011, 06:48 PM
I don't know where the 3.6 degree comes from. A 200mm lens in portrait on the D300S should have an hfov of around 4.5 degrees, which gives 16% overlap at a yaw increment of 3.75 degrees. The only way of getting a bigger overlap is to reduce the focal length a little - or maybe buy a full frame camera.

John

With a lens ring collar installed, you can rotate the camera to landscape orientaion and thus get wider horizontal angle of view. Do it this way if you want to get more overlap.

Nick

John Houghton
10-21-2011, 12:14 AM
Nick, Yes, that's a good idea. A lens collar would probably be necessary anyway since the entrance pupil at 200mm would perhaps be located within the body of the camera. However, the snag with landscape orientation is the smaller vertical increment required for multi-row shooting. In portrait, you can conveniently set a vertical increment of 5 degrees, which gives an overlap of 25%. In landscape, it would be difficult to set a smaller increment with any accuracy.
John

hindenhaag
10-21-2011, 01:11 AM
Tamiro,

Which Nikkor lens do you want to buy? The 70-200/f2.8 or an older 80-200/f2.8 model? The 70-200/f2.8 needs a special set up but but it works on NN5.

Heinz

Tamiro
10-22-2011, 03:50 PM
the 70-200 VR I/II are to expensive and i am not going to use the VR anyway
so, i think i'll bay the 80-200 (the "new" version)
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/80200.htm

hindenhaag
10-22-2011, 11:36 PM
Here is a "serious" lens review:

http://photozone.de/Reviews/252-nikkor-af-80-200mm-f28d-ed-review--test-report

Ken Rockwell is somebody who "devides" people: from NO GO! to Nice Guy.

Use the lens collar to mount it to the upper rail. Check if it works with CP-2. If lens collar is plane to camera bottom you do not have to change the LRS = Lower Rail Setting.

Searching for NPP you have to be aware that some zoom 200 settings of Nikkors like 18-200 or 70-200 are near or behind the sensor plane. Look for the sign on camera body. From zoom @105 you might have to use the upper rail turned by 180 to show away from you to the front. Then move forward on upper rail to find the setting. Normally you start at/near the golden ring zoom@ 80 and move forward.

Buying second hand be sure lens collar is included.

Heinz