0.5 for which aperture, concerning hyperfocal distance?
Heinz, just do a testrun in a small street with cars.
Focus at inf. and make shots @5.6/8/11
Focus at 1m-inf. and make shots @5.6/8/11
Focus at 1m and make shots @5.6/8/11
Focus at <1m and make shots @5.6/8/11
Pick out the best one and that will be your setting, simple as that.
Mine is at 1m at f8. (others report 0.5m)
More about the sig8 here:
There is so much written about this and other lenses on panoguide and other forums, you shoud find it I guess....
Thx for your replies.
I am currently using the R1 with the 10.5 Nikon and a D90 (I am very happy with the quality of this solution for cylindric panos)
I am looking to get the full frame D700.
If I shave the 10.5, do you think that I can do a spherical by adding a small tilt (+15°) ? Is anyone using it like that ?
Which solution would you recommend for spherical images using R1 ?
even at 0° with 4 shots around you get a closed zenith. 5° will make a smaller nadir footprint. I just received my lens a couple of days ago, shaved it, and use it on D3. Just doing test shots without having a proof of the NPP settings for R1 in the database. I think I have to check the NPP setting from the database for my lens combination. I am not quite sure they are right. Sometimes it differs for example o+/- 0.5 mm.
I am happier with the 10.5 nikkor than with the Sigma 8mm/f3.5.
of course the footprint has to be bigger with +5°, not smaller :
JUst ordered my R1 but noticed after the processing that the wrong lens clamp was on the order. How do I get the correct one in the shippment? Only 45 minutes after I odered did it say that it was too late. I need help I dont want to buy an additional clamp.
I have been using the Manfrotto 303SPH for a couple of years with inconsistent results partly the learning curve at first and partly the large cumbersome head. The 303SPH is a beast and to big to take with you everywhere I am done with It. I just got the R1 friday to simplify my Panos and keep Panos fun. I love the small simple design and ease of use of the R1. The compact design makes it easy to take with you any where I highly recommend it.
The two lens I used with the 303 were the 8mm Sigma (which I use now with the R1) and the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM.
I would love to see a ring for the Canon 14mm it is a great Lens for Panos it is impeccably sharp, full frame and the wides lens made without going fish eye.
My question is would any lens other ring this lens ?
Has any one tried to make another lens ring work?
“NIck “ Any chance of a lens ring of for Canon the EF 14mm II?
EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight
3.2 in. x 3.7 in. / 80mm x 94mm
22.8 oz./645g (lens only)
you want to use the 14mm on R1? or a multi-row pano head, like M1?
as long as a lens has suitable area for clamping, I may develop a ring for it.
It looks like EF 14mm is suitable for clamping. The focus window will be blocked though.
We listen. We try harder.
A ring for the 14 would be awesome. Covering the focus window doesn't matter what matters is what is on focus.
Never mind ...
Last edited by gonzalu; 05-25-2012 at 06:48 PM.