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Felix. - what is wrong with Your old motherboard? Something (what?) not work? At first I've played so long inside the arm so I shortened something and buned up the motherboard (by inbuiding BT module). With the new motherboard I've had this "half more degrees problem" and random constant-rotation f...
by FelixAutopano
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:07 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Half more degrees problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2773

Mateusz Malinowski wrote:where did you buy new part?

http://www.teleskop-austria.at/shop/index.php?lng=de&m=1&kod=38&r=4&i=1
by FelixAutopano
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:20 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Half more degrees problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2773

Fully close Merlin cover with panogear batteries

File little bit the battery cover from inside as marked on the picture.
Blue - original, red - filed.
by FelixAutopano
Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:53 pm
 
Forum: Panogear
Topic: Fully close Merlin cover with panogear batteries
Replies: 1
Views: 4144

Could you be precise, please? What do you mean in detail? Can you prove your statement mathematically? I've measured the horizontal view angle (one point at left - the same point at right and PW showed 128.8° and from known sensor sizes I've counted the diagonal 159.5°. All rough. For this value TC...
by FelixAutopano
Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:35 pm
 
Forum: Panogear
Topic: T&C handcontroller troubles
Replies: 53
Views: 11504

I've played with diagonal angles for 10mm and here are the results: From diagonal angle 169° to 161° TC calculates preset 6 shots at 0° + zenith (I cannot see the base plate). For diagonal angle 160° TC calculates best preset :):D:lol: 6 shots at -9° + 6 shots at +1 + zentih. On the image down you c...
by FelixAutopano
Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:50 pm
 
Forum: Panogear
Topic: T&C handcontroller troubles
Replies: 53
Views: 11504

It looks like I'm out of troubles. I remebered that on the old motherboard I have had connected pins (on image). On the new motherboard it wasn't nor on returned head from service.
I shortened the pins and the problems are gone.
by FelixAutopano
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:09 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Half more degrees problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2773

I'd rather enter what the lens really shows in real conditons on my body = what I see through the lens on my body. I know that on 10mm it isn't 180° diagonal, I figure that is around the 168° maybe less and on 17mm I'm sure it isn't 100° but the little 2° over the 90°. Why the TC DOESN'T calculate w...
by FelixAutopano
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:47 pm
 
Forum: Panogear
Topic: T&C handcontroller troubles
Replies: 53
Views: 11504

Why from 12mm is it correct?
by FelixAutopano
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:49 pm
 
Forum: Panogear
Topic: T&C handcontroller troubles
Replies: 53
Views: 11504

Yoe need what the lens provides natively! I've entered angle what the lens provides natively. The angle is THAT what it covers for real not what the manufacturer has on its web. On 10mm it is hard to estimate the real angle, but I'm sure that is NOT 180°. On 17mm I clearly see that diagonal angle i...
by FelixAutopano
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:46 pm
 
Forum: Panogear
Topic: T&C handcontroller troubles
Replies: 53
Views: 11504

"The Tokina AT-X 107 NH is a fish-eye lens that gives the digital photographer an approximate 180° field of view" from Tokina. That means: it´s supposed to have 180° diagonally. So why did you set 168°? best, Klaus http://lenshero.com/lens/Tokina-AT-X-107-DX-10-17mm-f3.5-4.5-Canon-ef-lens or bette...
by FelixAutopano
Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:59 pm
 
Forum: Panogear
Topic: T&C handcontroller troubles
Replies: 53
Views: 11504

Now I've tried it with serial cable from PC PapyWizard to Merlin and everything is the same. One and half angle multipliers.
Why the hell are the angles OK with T&C handcontroller and with PW not? That's a mystery to me.
by FelixAutopano
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:14 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Half more degrees problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2773

Ok - if you would use a custom-style preset: where would you get it from? How would you generate a pattern for your individual setup to feed it to the controller? I'll take PW presets for Tokina 10mm and it's done. There are 4 of them: 4x-30° + 4x30° 6x -30° + 6x30° 6x 0° + Z + N (zenith and nadir ...
by FelixAutopano
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:05 pm
 
Forum: Panogear
Topic: T&C handcontroller troubles
Replies: 53
Views: 11504

When my fisheye digonal angle for 10mm is 168° (horizontal 135° (portrait > vertical)) then is sure that 6 shots at 0° + zenith covers not vertical 180°. I can see the corner of silver case at -4° and whole at around -9°. Why the TC doesn't precount the 6 at -10° + zenith? My lens is here - http://w...
by FelixAutopano
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:20 pm
 
Forum: Panogear
Topic: T&C handcontroller troubles
Replies: 53
Views: 11504

When you say 'this is not covering full sphere' do you mean you end up with holes in areas other than the nadir? When I render the 10mm pano it covers 360x159°. Perhaps you have selected the wrong value? How did you determine the value of 168 shown in the screenshot? http://lenshero.com/lens/Tokina...
by FelixAutopano
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:52 am
 
Forum: Panogear
Topic: T&C handcontroller troubles
Replies: 53
Views: 11504

Half more degrees problem

Hello there, I please everybody for a help. My Merlin moves around half more degrees then the PW shows (I am connected from N800 or PC to Merlin through Kolor BT module). For example on N800 I move the head with the ondisplay buttons vertically 30° but the head moves 45°. Horizontal 90° moves the he...
by FelixAutopano
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:52 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Half more degrees problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2773

T&C handcontroller troubles

Hello there, I have problem with T&C handcontroller (Tokina 10-17mm FE on Canon 550D). From 10 to 14mm I am not able to shoot full 360x180 pano. On 10mm it takes 6 photos at 0° and a zenith. But this is not covering full sphere panorama. On 14mm it takes the photos also at 0° and the nadir hole is m...
by FelixAutopano
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:35 am
 
Forum: Panogear
Topic: T&C handcontroller troubles
Replies: 53
Views: 11504

Will this be functional with Merlin head itself connected to N800 or PC with BT?
Is this working same as BT module from Kolor or UrsaMinor?
by FelixAutopano
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: PanoramaApp + Skywatcher + BT Home (Dealextreme module 6$) + Android
Replies: 11
Views: 6340

How to find what version of Merlin head do I have? (Non GoTo = V1, GoTo = V2?) As mentioned here: http://www.papymerlin.com/merlin-firmware-upgrade/ The Merlin version can be found in the Papywizard log file just after connection, a few lines before the end. The Merlin version is indicated by the f...
by FelixAutopano
Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:37 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Merlin V2 Firmware 020781 ?
Replies: 41
Views: 17389

How to find what version of Merlin head do I have? (Non GoTo = V1, GoTo = V2?)
by FelixAutopano
Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:27 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Merlin V2 Firmware 020781 ?
Replies: 41
Views: 17389

I've successfully upgraded my firmware from 02.05.81 to 02.06.81!
I've upgraded Merlin over real HW serial port. My father modified Bitchmouse card cracking module for my needs.

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by FelixAutopano
Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:09 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Warning: buggy new firmware skywatcher multifunction head
Replies: 96
Views: 45510

I think I'm again closer to Tokina after viewing this: http://michel.thoby.free.fr/SAMYANG/NIK+SAM+TOK_pour_Flash_SD.swf http://michel.thoby.free.fr/SAMYANG/NIK+SAM+TOK_Extrait-Nadir_PS-CS.jpg from: http://michel.thoby.free.fr/SAMYANG/Early%20test%20report.html .
by FelixAutopano
Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:20 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Will I need some modifications on Merlin head?
Replies: 25
Views: 7617

I was totally agreed with the Tokina. But after reading the two posts and mainly the review on both lenses - http://www.lenstip.com/160.4-Lens_review-Samyang_8_mm_f_3.5_Aspherical_IF_MC_Fish-eye_Image_resolution.html and http://www.lenstip.com/19.4-Lens_review-Tokina_AT-X_107_AF_DX_Fish-Eye_AF_10-17...
by FelixAutopano
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:25 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Will I need some modifications on Merlin head?
Replies: 25
Views: 7617

Hi Felix, In your place I will take the "Tokina 10-17 3.5-4.5 AF DX Fisheye" and not the "Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX" who is a wide angle ... With the FE 10-17 you will need less pics for "spherical pano" ! What the Samyang 8mm? Which lens is beter? Samyang 8mm or Tokina 10-17? Sorry for m...
by FelixAutopano
Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:11 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Will I need some modifications on Merlin head?
Replies: 25
Views: 7617

Hell to all, some good news here for me. But with some questions. What is the cheapest way to upgrade my firmware. I don't want (I am not able) to make something like this http://www.autopano.net/wiki-fr/action/view/Image:Merlin-interface-bus-serie-schematic1.png . Isn't some simplier solution how ...
by FelixAutopano
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:01 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Warning: buggy new firmware skywatcher multifunction head
Replies: 96
Views: 45510
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