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    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    Hello,

    I have a question to my experienced colleagues: what focus setting to you tape before you mount it to the lens ring of the R1 for Sigma 8mm/f3.5 and shaved Nikkor 10.5 for Full frame like D3.

    Thanks in advance,

    Heinz
    For sigma 8mm, I taped at 0.5m. You should test different focus distance to determine the best distance. NPP moved very little for typical focus distances.

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    Thx Nick,

    0.5 for which aperture, concerning hyperfocal distance?

    Heinz
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    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    Thx Nick,

    0.5 for which aperture, concerning hyperfocal distance?

    Heinz
    F8 is most popular.

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    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:
    http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Si...r-Fisheye-4180

    There is so much written about this and other lenses on panoguide and other forums, you shoud find it I guess....
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    Hi

    Thx for your replies.

    Good idea.

    Heinz
  6. Re: Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 and R10 Ring Mount Pano Heads.

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    Dear all,

    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 ?

    Many thanks
    Philip
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    Quote Originally Posted by philip View Post
    Dear all,

    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 ?

    Many thanks
    Philip
    with a shaved 10.5mm on D700, you only need 0-5 deg tilt. 4 shots around.

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    Philipp,

    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.

    Heinz
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    Ups,

    of course the footprint has to be bigger with +5°, not smaller :

    Heinz
  10. Re: Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 and R10 Ring Mount Pano Heads.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HD360 View Post
    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.
    Your order should contains reseller contact info. Contact your reseller immediately.


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    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
    he 303SPH
    Max. Diameter x Length, Weight

    3.2 in. x 3.7 in. / 80mm x 94mm
    22.8 oz./645g (lens only)
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    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.

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    A ring for the 14 would be awesome. Covering the focus window doesn't matter what matters is what is on focus.

    Shawn
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    Never mind ...

    Cheers!
    Manny
    Last edited by gonzalu; 05-25-2012 at 07:48 PM.

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