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    May be you might add this as well:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/erik-nl/5015161594/

    Heinz
  2. #17

    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    May be you might add this as well:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/erik-nl/5015161594/
    Not a good idea in fact ! these electronic levels are too sensitive and lot of customers are already afraid with bubble level as soon as bubble is no more exactly in the middle, so forget it with an electronic one
    Thanks anyway for suggestion



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    Thx for info, helpful hint.

    Heinz
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    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    BTW Bill,

    I suppose this would help a lot, even if it is a small screen as reviews tell us.

    http://www.all-things-photography.co...iewfinder.html

    Wireless as well. http://www.aputure.com/en/product/gi...viewfinder.php

    Same branch of remote control which was added with the first pole deliveries. May be Nick knows something more.

    I feel it might be helpful for Pole Panos as well. Not available at NL dealers right now.

    Combined with the acoustic leveller Eric Leeman NL has presented in his Photokina news - sorry no link but I am sure somebody else has it for us - this might help to get an easier workflow on this heart attacking 35th floor panoramas.

    http://www.erikleeman.com/

    To reduce the risk when something happens and brakes, it might be helpful to add an extra "secure line" to the camera connecting to the strap connection. In case of braking, the camera might crash on the 35th wall of the hotel instead of someones head. And I heard that there are 2500 advocates in one square kilometer in California to wait for a case.

    Cheers,
    Heinz
    Yes a secure line should be part of standard setup for horizontal panos. I would use small nylon rope for its stretch and give.
    Also have both Gigatubes - wired and wireless. Very handy but not necessary in this case and shooting at 90 degree rotations. Plus going this far out, with winds, stablizing poles is very difficult.
  5. #20

    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    I'm not happy with Gigatubes - both the wired and wireless are very fiddly and more often fail than work. The video cuts in and out on both - seems to be an issue with the male portion of the video cable. Tried on Nikon D300 + D700.
  6. #21

    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    May be you might add this as well:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/erik-nl/5015161594/

    Heinz
    Gee Heinz - you come across some interesting links at times. I have found when doing horizontal pole panoramas a level is not needed. Plus keeping the gear at the end of the pole as light as possible is also ideal making the R1 work like a dream :-)
  7. Horizontal pole panoramas

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    Hi Bill, I have the NNR-1, Nikon D7000, Sigma 8mm, and a 14' pole,and have been practicing horizontals, but I am not getting results I am happy with. I am setting the R-1 at -10* and shooting 4 around, then moving to one side and shooting 4 more around. (vertical rotation on all). I am then masking (PTGui pro)
    myself out. I am getting lots of stitch lines. Should I be changing the angle of the R-1 for some of the shots?
    Bill
  8. #23

    Quote Originally Posted by gravityimage View Post
    Hi Bill, I have the NNR-1, Nikon D7000, Sigma 8mm, and a 14' pole,and have been practicing horizontals, but I am not getting results I am happy with. I am setting the R-1 at -10* and shooting 4 around, then moving to one side and shooting 4 more around. (vertical rotation on all). I am then masking (PTGui pro)
    myself out. I am getting lots of stitch lines. Should I be changing the angle of the R-1 for some of the shots?
    Bill
    First I need to add disclaimer the Fanotec poles have not been stress tested for doing horizontal poles panoramas and as such we cannot recommend or suggest you try this. The equipment I used was not Fanotec but allowed me to test the strength of a carbon fiber pole. And then you need to account for pole bending and movement. That said the workflow for doing horizontal pole panoramas is really no different that doing regular vertical pole panoramas. For your equipment I would suggest doing 4 around with -15 degree tilt down plus one up.

    Bill
  9. #24

    I have a very sturdy fiberglas painters pole that I installed a 3/8" thread in the end of. When yo say "one up" do you mean away from the pole and myself?
  10. #25

    Quote Originally Posted by gravityimage View Post
    I have a very sturdy fiberglas painters pole that I installed a 3/8" thread in the end of. When yo say "one up" do you mean away from the pole and myself?
    yes - same as vertical but with pole in horizontal position. This is "my" workflow and may vary from others.

    Bill
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