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    I put an SPH2 on a monopod. It makes for a very light and portable system. I took the rotator off and used the top knob of the rotator to fix the SPH2 on the 1/4x20 thread of the monopod so I can put it on/off quickly. Usually I just leave it on.

    The mm scales on the SPH2 are about the same as on my NN3 so I can use the same offsets I use on my NN3 for the SPH2.

    Here's a couple of pictures. The thing on the lower part of the monopod is a Manfrotto pole level. When I pack it up, I point the camera straight up and put a cloth bag on it and stuff the whole thing in the pack. It only takes a minute to set up. The lens is a cheapo Soligar fisheye. I haven't weighed it but the whole thing -- camera, lens, monopod, SPH2 -- can't weigh much more than two pounds.

    Here's a couple of pictures.

    And here's a test pano I did with the fisheye -- 6 around no down shot. Unpatched and poorly edited nadir. Still working on a qood quick way to do the nadir shot but you can see how small an area I was working in.

    http://pancyl.com/images/SunDeck.jpg

    And only if you are very brave and very lucky, you may be able to see it in my Java viewer which rarely runs on any body's machine.

    http://pancyl.com/SunDeck.html
  2. Re: I put an SPH2 on a monopod...

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    Looks pretty good!

    The java viewer took both a long time to load, ran fine in IE6 and was a little choppy in Firefox 3.0.8. I don't have any later versions of IE installed right now.
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