Is the RS-1 the best choice for Samyang 7.5 mm on Olympus OM-D E-M5?
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  1. Is the RS-1 the best choice for Samyang 7.5 mm on Olympus OM-D E-M5?

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    I've been removed from the pano scene for a long time, and now I'm ready to jump back in. I need to make a quick purchase, but the product offering from Fanotec is daunting these days! I've owned a NN2 and NN3 in the past, but now I'm looking to accommodate an Olympus E-M5 with a Samyang 7.5 mm lens. I think that the RS-1 is a good fit for this body/lens, but I'm just wondering if anyone has any direct experience with this setup? A quick forum search didn't yield a lot of results.

    I want to shoot full spherical panos (occasionally with bracketing). If I'm not mistaken, I should be able to shoot a full 360 with 4 shots around plus a zenith and nadir. I'm not sure if I should be be looking at the RS-1 or if the R1 is a better (more compact) solution for me. I think I'll need a nadir adapter for either rig, and I'm okay with that.

    Anybody shooting with this body/lens have any input?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandroid View Post
    I've been removed from the pano scene for a long time, and now I'm ready to jump back in. I need to make a quick purchase, but the product offering from Fanotec is daunting these days! I've owned a NN2 and NN3 in the past, but now I'm looking to accommodate an Olympus E-M5 with a Samyang 7.5 mm lens. I think that the RS-1 is a good fit for this body/lens, but I'm just wondering if anyone has any direct experience with this setup? A quick forum search didn't yield a lot of results.

    I want to shoot full spherical panos (occasionally with bracketing). If I'm not mistaken, I should be able to shoot a full 360 with 4 shots around plus a zenith and nadir. I'm not sure if I should be be looking at the RS-1 or if the R1 is a better (more compact) solution for me. I think I'll need a nadir adapter for either rig, and I'm okay with that.

    Anybody shooting with this body/lens have any input?
    As samyang 7.5mm is a full frame fisheye on MFT, a multi-row pano head will be a better choice. I will recommend RS1 over R1.

    Nick



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    Quote Originally Posted by nick fan View Post
    As samyang 7.5mm is a full frame fisheye on MFT, a multi-row pano head will be a better choice. I will recommend RS1 over R1.

    Nick
    Thanks Nick. I was leaning towards the RS-1. I guess I just need to decide on my rotator now. I'm thinking the D5 just for the sake of flexibility in shooting.
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    One more question regarding the RS-1: Is there a user guide available for this yet? It might help in making my buying decision, and it would certainly help once I get it in hand and start setting up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandroid View Post
    One more question regarding the RS-1: Is there a user guide available for this yet? It might help in making my buying decision, and it would certainly help once I get it in hand and start setting up.
    Operation is same as NN3. You might want to wait for a week or 2 for the new lens ring for Samynag 7.5mm that allows aperture and focus control.
    And we also have smaller Arca compatible rail with integral clamp.

    Nick



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    Ok, thanks Nick. I actually just pulled the trigger on my order. I guess I'll check back to see the updated version.

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