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    i have spent 15 minutes using the search feature but could not get a relevant response, although i know there are threads regarding this issue, which is how to take spherical panoramas using a nikon 14-24 2.8 zoom lens, i have a M1 with the rd16 base, am keen to upgrade both upper and lower rotators at some point, i have to get the nadir accessory, so if someone can point me to a guide or something that would be great.
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    what is your camera? do you have a nadir adapter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick fan View Post
    what is your camera? do you have a nadir adapter?

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    Cheers Nick, i have a D800e, i do not have a nadir adapter, is there a difference in the vertical expander and the nadir adapter? i have the m1 ultimate and the 14-24 lens, saw a spherical pano someone did with the same kit and am dead keen to have a go, lol, good money to be made with that trick, if you know of any good starting point instructional stuff would like that.
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    Hi,

    You should use the Nadir Adapter plus the spacer you can order from Nick for your lens.

    http://www.easypano.com/forum/displa...1&TopicID=4162
    http://www.johnhpanos.com/epcalib.htm
    http://www.frankvanderpol.nl/fov_pan_calc.htm
    http://www.vrwave.com/panoramic-lens-database/nikon/
    http://dofmaster.com/doftable.html

    http://www.panoguide.com/howto/;jses...793A1995E94079

    It's not that easy shooting a pano to go out and do it like plug and play. You have to learn a lot.
    The links will help you.

    Heinz
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 09-10-2013 at 03:05 AM.
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    Thanks for that, i will start with getting the kit from Nick, i seem to remember a year or so ago that there was a thread specifically about the issues faced with making spherical pano's with the 14-24 and M1 that i thought would be a good place to start my research, anyway i am sure it will be ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kidraver View Post
    Cheers Nick, i have a D800e, i do not have a nadir adapter, is there a difference in the vertical expander and the nadir adapter? i have the m1 ultimate and the 14-24 lens, saw a spherical pano someone did with the same kit and am dead keen to have a go, lol, good money to be made with that trick, if you know of any good starting point instructional stuff would like that.
    What camera plate are you using? The vertical extender is lighter and cheaper. But it only add extra vertical clearance. The Nadir adapter however allows you to quickly swing out the camera to take an unobstructed view. Excellent accessory for taking nadir image at low light.
    You don't need to replace the rotators.

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    ok Nick i will upgrade the rotators later, must say i am very impressed with the new items, puts NN in front of the pack i think, i am looking for specifics about what angles to use on the M1 with the 14-24 and any other specific info for that setup, so if anyone has anything to help would like to hear it, thnaks
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    Last edited by hindenhaag; 09-10-2013 at 11:12 AM.
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    Thanks Heinz, you have a comprehensive educational package you could market, can i start practising without the nadir adaptor? also do NN make a monopod setup like some other firms do? that would need an 8mm fe lens though, thats another barrel of monkeys to sort out, thanks, have been focusing on getting a timelapse kit together recently but am keen to add spherical pano's to the list of products on my web page, cheers.
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    I would add the Nadir Adaptor definitely. For 14-24mm you have to ask nick for the spacer as well to get in zenith position without bumping into the rail.

    For panos you should really go for a fisheye lens to be able to shoot in busy places. 14-24 gives a higher resolution. But it takes time to shoot. The best for you would be the 16mm/f2.8 to shoot 6 plus around or a shaved 10.5 to shoot 4 around plus Zenith and 2 Nadir.

    There is an 8mm lens, the Sigma 8mm/f3.5. It goes soft very soon and to my oppinion you'll be better off with the Nikkor lenses. In first case I bought a Sigma to be able to shoot 4 around, but being disappointed I changed to Nikkor lenses. Before I would get another Sigma I'd get a Samyang
    8mm/f3.5. A manual lens but I fell optical quality is better, and it's around 300€.

    http://ge.tt/7OBB1El/v/0
    http://ge.tt/4gs9DPk/v/0
    http://ge.tt/4FhsdIk/v/0

    The pics are taken with 0°, +5°, +7.5° around, 2x +60° 180°visa versa. You can use them to test stitching in PTGuiPro for example.

    Instead of a monopod Nodal Ninja Fanotec have decided to develop the Pole System. You can use this as a monopod as well without raising it.
    I would recommend in first case a Pole 2 Lower Unit to begin with and add an RS-1 as panohead with the NN3, NN4, NN5 Nadir Adapter added to it.
    You can use it with the fisheye lenses I mentioned, add a lens ring for your lens, and off you go shooting in NPP so no problems shooting Zenith and Nadirs.

    http://ge.tt/4U6LheQ

    So right now I believe you got a lot of information enough for the whole weekend.

    BTW: would be nice to add your country flag.

    Heinz
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 09-10-2013 at 12:11 PM.
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    yea making fast sphericals is the aim with the monopod, getting in and out of some places is key, shopping malls are like that, i will see about a new lens in a bit, i will stay with nikkor, so i can practice without the nadir and stitch in ptgui or photoshop for a spherical without a top or bottom? thanks for the fast response and the benefit of your experience,
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    I've send pic for you to test with.
    You need another panohead on the pole, the RS-1.

    Re read my post because it takes time to add all the links.

    Concerning Nadir Adapter use you have to test the DPD = double pivot distance for the D800 yourself. It is important that you have free space bet the tip of the leg in Nadir1 and the corner of the Nadir Adapter in Nadir2. It depends on the tripod you use as well.

    http://ge.tt/1lIJsUb/v/0

    This is part of Nodal Ninja and Fanotec Service with which I try to get you on the road. Though I am a private person. Pleasure.

    Feel free to ask,
    Heinz
    Last edited by hindenhaag; 09-10-2013 at 12:31 PM.
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    i have saved the links to my tutorial favorite folder, i downloaded the 16mm sigma bathroom shots, how do i read those? i have read your posts, i will have to have a go then, without the nadir shots, cheers
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    do i have to load the images from the 16mm folder you gave me the link for into ptgui? i just read the michel thoby tutorial, that is exactly the gear i need, his shots are awesome, i am a bit confused about the kind of files that are made and if any special software is need to play them, cheers.
    Last edited by Kidraver; 09-10-2013 at 05:59 PM.
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    Use PTGuiPro. You can download a trial. www.PTGuiPro

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