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  1. R1 workflow summary for pole photgraphy?

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    hello everyone!

    There seen to be a lot of similar questions regarding the R1, R10 work about?
    I would appreciate it if someone could summaries the whole R1/R10 work flow?

    I was wondering if you could advise me on how to get a optimum 360 panorama with an R1/R10 models.
    I'm using a 4.5mm sigma and a 10.5mm Nikon on a D300.
    I also sometimes use a 8mm and 16mm on a D700

    What would the optimum tilt be to capture the entire spherical top and bottom.
    How many degrees of tilting top and bottom will be required to get a complete coverage?

    Are there any recommended presets for these 4 lenses on a the R1?
    So that I'm able to stitch without a hitch.

    Secondly I saw a pole adapter and since I've never done pole photography before.
    What is the best method of shooting a 360.
    How would you rotate or tilt the camera exactly at 120 degrees or 60 degrees and how would you get the azimuth and the nadir with your feet being on the ground?
    Is there a recommended work flow?

    Also could you please recommend a light weight pole that I can carry around amongst a crowd?

    marquee
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    Quote Originally Posted by marquee View Post
    hello everyone!

    There seen to be a lot of similar questions regarding the R1, R10 work about?
    I would appreciate it if someone could summaries the whole R1/R10 work flow?

    I was wondering if you could advise me on how to get a optimum 360 panorama with an R1/R10 models.
    I'm using a 4.5mm sigma and a 10.5mm Nikon on a D300.
    I also sometimes use a 8mm and 16mm on a D700

    What would the optimum tilt be to capture the entire spherical top and bottom.
    How many degrees of tilting top and bottom will be required to get a complete coverage?

    Are there any recommended presets for these 4 lenses on a the R1?
    So that I'm able to stitch without a hitch.

    Secondly I saw a pole adapter and since I've never done pole photography before.
    What is the best method of shooting a 360.
    How would you rotate or tilt the camera exactly at 120 degrees or 60 degrees and how would you get the azimuth and the nadir with your feet being on the ground?
    Is there a recommended work flow?

    Also could you please recommend a light weight pole that I can carry around amongst a crowd?

    marquee
    the best choice is to use 8mm on D300, big enough angle of view and high resolution.
    Mount the camera in portrait mode (or roll 60 deg to increase overlap). Set the tilt to 0 deg. If you are shooting above 3m high and scenes are distance, you can shift the lens 10-15mm in front of NPP. This way the nadir is minimal and can be cloned away easily. You shoot at 4 shots around.
    If you have no urgency to make pole pano. You can wait for our dedicated carbon fiber pole system in this summer. How high do you want to go?

    Nick



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  3. Re: R1 workflow summary for pole photgraphy?

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    great a complete solution is always preferable.
    I know agnos poles go upto 10mts.
    Would it be possible for perhaps 15+mts with a notch at every mt so you can pick and choose your height?

    But how would you turn them at the required degree of rotation?
    It would also be great if you could have a rig with motor so that it can be made possible to do timelapse.

    Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marquee View Post
    great a complete solution is always preferable.
    I know agnos poles go upto 10mts.
    Would it be possible for perhaps 15+mts with a notch at every mt so you can pick and choose your height?

    But how would you turn them at the required degree of rotation?
    It would also be great if you could have a rig with motor so that it can be made possible to do timelapse.

    Any suggestions?
    Are you sure you want to go that height? Holding a 1.5 kg lens and camera above 6m is not easy already. I plan to have pole up to 9m.
    We will make a rotator base for the pole as well.
    The motorized head is the distant future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick fan View Post
    Are you sure you want to go that height? Holding a 1.5 kg lens and camera above 6m is not easy already. I plan to have pole up to 9m.
    We will make a rotator base for the pole as well.
    The motorized head is the distant future.

    Nick
    Why a rotator on a pole? Wouldn't one just turn the pole?
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    How do you want to know you exactly turned for e.g. 60 degree without a rotator??

    I would not dare to go to these heights without fixing 4 tires to the pole. Just try to inform on the internet, when you loose your camera that way it is on yourself. When you hit somebodies head, no insurance will pay for this....

    For these heights it is not just take a pole a camera and off you go....

    Heinz
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonDuck View Post
    Why a rotator on a pole? Wouldn't one just turn the pole?
    not on a pole but under a pole. it also acts as a stabilizer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    How do you want to know you exactly turned for e.g. 60 degree without a rotator??

    I would not dare to go to these heights without fixing 4 tires to the pole. Just try to inform on the internet, when you loose your camera that way it is on yourself. When you hit somebodies head, no insurance will pay for this....

    For these heights it is not just take a pole a camera and off you go....

    Heinz
    Well, I will make sure the camera won't drop off my pole. Safety is an important feature of FANOTEC Products.


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    Nick, I know you do an excellent job with your products. Was just a comment for heights of around 15m. Many people constructing poles recommend safety wires from 6 m upwards. Going higher will ask a lot of force to keep the equipment upright and getting it stable.

    Anyway,

    i am looking forward to your construction Nick.

    Heinz
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    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    Nick, I know you do an excellent job with your products. Was just a comment for heights of around 15m. Many people constructing poles recommend safety wires from 6 m upwards. Going higher will ask a lot of force to keep the equipment upright and getting it stable.

    Anyway,

    i am looking forward to your construction Nick.

    Heinz
    Arnold Schwarzenegger will have no problem handling a 1.5kg setup on 15m pole. LOL
    I am capable of handling 1.5kg on a 9m pole.

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    May i book you as my personal trainer Nick?

    It seems to be the time to have one....


    Heinz
  12. Re: R1 workflow summary for pole photgraphy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick fan View Post
    not on a pole but under a pole. it also acts as a stabilizer.

    nick
    Ah! Brilliant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonDuck View Post
    Ah! Brilliant!
    Couple of things to think about. Based on my experience with my monopod on snow and other soft surfaces, you will need some sort of wide foot to "float" the pole so it doesn't sink.

    And on really hard, slick surfaces, you need very soft, sticky feet.

    And on slanted surfaces, you need a spike.

    The top of a big rock is very difficult.

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