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Tuur

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Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 11:48pm

hardware

Hi Klaus,

it would be nice if there was an hardware thread. What people use or recommend etc. Don't you think??

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Friday, December 12th 2008, 4:29am

I concur!

I'm using a Canon 350D with a Sigma Fisheye Lens and a Nodal Ninja pano head. I use my father's old tripod and it works great. I take 6 pics on the horizonal 60 degrees apart (4 click stops on the Nodal Ninja), 15 degrees pointed down (to cover the nadir) with one taken up for the apex.
On the software end I use PTGui to stitch and blend, Photoshop to touch and of course krpano to view.

Would like to hear from others!

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Friday, December 12th 2008, 10:18am

50 d

yo peolpe,

just get myself this canon 50 d and a 10- 22mm. the nodal ninja is comming next week and then... getting better with ptgui and showtime ;-)

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Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 7:03pm

your opinion

I have a nikon d80 and a sigma fisheye 8mm 3.5f. I don't know what pano head to use with my tripod from giottos. Thanks .

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Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 7:59pm

Hi,

i've this nodal ninja... google it and check their site for compatibility...

maybe you have to get another tripot... i'm not sure about other brands but this one is very good quality i think.


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Thursday, February 5th 2009, 3:20am

Nikon D80 with an 11-18 Tamron lens. I use a Panosarus as I could not afford a Nodal Ninja at that time. For $89 US it gets the job done though.

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Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 3:44am

I'm using a Canon 500 D with a Sigma 8mm lens. Manfrotto self-leveling tripod with 360 Precision Absolute pano head.
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Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 2:30pm

360Precision Atome and Adjuste MKII

10,5 fisheye Nikon and soon a 16mm fisheye Nikon

D300 & D700

monopod or tripod and many accesories (rotuleball, suction pad, etc...)

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Saturday, July 11th 2009, 8:01am

im using Canon 400D + 10-17mm Tokina Fish Eye... Nodal Ninja 3 ..

any ideas for 10ft monopod ? was thingking to shoot 360 in 10ft above... maybe have to change lens?.. since the less shoot angle the more precise and safe when stitching.. especially to avoid all the unwanted "ghost" in overlap image...

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Monday, February 28th 2011, 5:57pm

I project and use Agnos.com hardware, but I also made on my own a lot of equipment.
Being an oldtimer fisheye freak... well...
I own them all more or less... :#)
Nikon D700 and Canon 40D, Olympus EPL-1.
As for confortable poles I can recommend the use of microphone booms, or composing 2 large Manfrotto monopods.
As pocketable head I also have an old nodal ninja. Rotator is bad, but all tre rest is well made.

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Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 4:46pm

LADYBUG2 FOR PANO CAPTURE

I AM WAY OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE BUT NEED SOME ADVICE. HAS ANYONE USED A LADYBUG2 TO DO PANO CAPTURES? SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE IS USING PANO HEADS AND STITCHING SOFTWARE....... *confused*

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Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 5:28pm

I have not used the ladybug2 but what I gather is it is a 360 video device. looking at the website,
http://www.ptgrey.com/support/downloads/…e_Stitching.pdf
It appears stitching is part of the ladybug package (I may be wrong here???)
I assume you could pull a single frame from a video and use it for a pano with the right software. Do you already own a ladybug2?

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Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 8:21pm

LADYBUG2 FOR PANO CAPTURE

We do not own one (National Museum of Naval Aviation), but sure looks like a quick simple solution. We may seek someone we can rent it from?

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Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 9:13pm

I would think it would be cheaper to contract with someone who is already producing virtual tours. If you wish to code it yourself, I am sure a photographer would be willing to provide the images. (for the right price of course) If you wish to do it yourself, there are many websites that can lead you in the right direction. www.panoguide.com has helped me a lot. The forum is filled with helpful people and there is also a section giving the basics for shooting a panorama. It does take some practice and lots of trial and error but if someone can take directions well, it is fairly easy to pick up.

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Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 11:16pm

Canon 5D MKI and MKII
Sigma 8 mm
ManFrotto 303 SPH
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Saturday, October 12th 2013, 8:03pm

2011-2014

Canon EOS 50d camera
Samyang 8mm lens
Nodal Ninja 5 panoramic head
Manfrotto 290 tripod

2015-present
Canon EOS 6d camera
Sigma 15 mm lens
Nodal Ninja 5 panoramic head
Manfrotto 290 tripod

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Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 8:50pm

My set up

Canon 6D
Sigma 8mm f3.5 EX DG Fisheye
Nodal Ninja 3 Nodel - RD3L 6.8.30 EZ Leveler II Nodel -
Nadir Adapter for NN3 Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod
Plumb bob
Grey Card

5 Images (3 pics around, 1 nadir and 1 apex)
Software - Photomatric, PTGui, Photoshop and krpano of course.

I use additional hardware for higher quality image.