The NEX c3 and the NEX 3 seem to have exactly the same alignment parameters.

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  1. The NEX c3 and the NEX 3 seem to have exactly the same alignment parameters.

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    I upgraded from NEX 3 to NEX c3 and I found that the alignment for the NEX 3 is the same as the NEX c3.

    Using the NEX VCL-ECF1 fisheye adapter, I think that 6 around at 15degrees down + zenith at 65 degrees up and a nadir patch will work just fine.

    But the NEX c3 is a lot smaller and lighter. Just thought I'd mention it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonDuck View Post
    I upgraded from NEX 3 to NEX c3 and I found that the alignment for the NEX 3 is the same as the NEX c3.

    Using the NEX VCL-ECF1 fisheye adapter, I think that 6 around at 15degrees down + zenith at 65 degrees up and a nadir patch will work just fine.

    But the NEX c3 is a lot smaller and lighter. Just thought I'd mention it.
    Thanks for the info. We will make a smaller camera plate in the future when I have more time.

    Nick



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    Quote Originally Posted by nick fan View Post
    Thanks for the info. We will make a smaller camera plate in the future when I have more time.

    Nick
    I'm using the xCP-1 now. It works. The camera and lens are light enough that there is little twisting moment. The cork gives a good grip.

    But aligning the camera perfectly on the plate is difficult. It's all by eye. I sight over the back of the camera and line up the rear edge of the plate. Fortunately, I can leave the plate on and still change batteries. But over time, the camera does twist out of alignment.
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    I'm using the NEX VCL-ECF1 fisheye adapter which is really good for the price. I tried rolling a 6 around pano 30 degrees and tilted up 10 in PTGui (I didn't roll the actual camera) by adjusting the image parameters and it seemed to cover enough so that all that would be needed to complete the sphere would be the nadir patch.

    So if there was a lens ring adapter for the NN3 that would let one rotate the camera 30 degrees, that would be a nice simple kit. Or another way would be a 30 degree wedge camera plate. That would be even simpler.
    Last edited by DemonDuck; 03-16-2012 at 02:37 PM.
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    I believe the Nikon 10.5 ring (with just a little modification) works.

    http://www.panoguide.com/forums/qna/9196/?page=3
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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisS View Post
    I believe the Nikon 10.5 ring (with just a little modification) works.

    http://www.panoguide.com/forums/qna/9196/?page=3
    We have dedicated ring for Nex 16mm/ 18-55mm already.

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