Do you have an example of the Nadir Footprint.. ??
Yes - itÂ´s very small. I posted examples here some time before - but i will look for them and post them again. The axises are positioned very close to one side of the rig - so you get the maximum downlook angle. And that makes the Nadir very small.
You say you have "I did very many panos recently", so do you have any to show-and-tell.... with the nadir footprint un-edited.. as it comes...
No problem - some of them iÂ´ll post in the afternoon
You have stated.. "You can take any lens you like to use and any camera you like to use", this a bold claim..
WhyÂ´s that a "bold claim"? ItÂ´s just reality (ok: there sure are some cameras you canÂ´t fix on the rail . .
) The controller calculates even weird combinations.
Regarding the 'Speed' mode.. I feel personally that its an awesome feature to have with many uses.. With high-end motorised pano heads such as the LizardQ, it become fundamentally obvious and apparent that this feature has huge benefits..
IÂ´m afraid you didnÂ´t get the point here: LizardQ works with ONE dedicated camera only- itÂ´s calibrated to the head and you canÂ´t put any other camera on it than a Canon 5D2. I didnÂ´t realize any speed mode with LizardQ when i had it demonstrated some time ago. LQ works very fast in stop-and-go mode nevertheless. ItÂ´s definitely faster than Panoneed - and it costs more than 10 times as muchas the Panoneed . . . And youÂ´re limited to ONE camera-model and ONE fisheye-lens: Canon 5D2 and Canon 2,8/15mm fisheye.
But the most vital point is: you need VERY short exposure-times with using a "real" speed-mode - which means continuously spinning while the camera fires. Very easy, Destiny: run a test by yourself! Take a 50mm lens and set it to f:11 - thatÂ´s a value you most likely need shooting hires-spheres when youÂ´re not shooting in open landscapes because of sufficient DOF.
See what exposure-times you can use. For really sharp and crisp images you need about 1/500 - 1/1000sec. depending on the rotation-speed. Then use the speed-mode and see what happens. View the images at 100%.
Did you ever do that? I did.
I would totally disagree with your "quick and dirty" point of view.
No problem. Stay cool
That was a bit ironically. Honestly: clients donÂ´t need you to be "speedy" and they most unlikely want you to be speedy. Right? Taking a hires sphere in three minutes or in one minute rarely rise a problem.
The quality output of the the LizardQ is amazing..
Right - same camera and lens that i use
. No speed mode in terms of continuously spinning. LQ just is doing the same as Panoneed - stop and go shooting. But itÂ´s faster. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dibZoCN0H_U
The price is about 24000.-â‚¬ +VAT and so on.
Using a Speed mode does not mean to me to be providing poor quality,
Right. Not necessarily. If you have enough brightness.
it just means that the pano has been captured in a Speedy time due to perhaps a busy scene... Cranes moving, workmen moving, vehicles moving.. Spots people moving.. action shot panos and more.. But it could also be useful in situations of time restrains in capturing as many panos as possible due to certain situations...
Destiny: please understand that there is some misunderstanding the reality . .
In "busy scenes" even a speed-mode isnÂ´t speedy enough. There are three ways to shoot a pano in such surroundings:
1) use a rig of 6 or 8 cameras equipped with fisheyes and fire them at the same time. This is the only way you definitely get a pano without moving issues.
2) use a manual stop-and-go firing. This way you can wait for moments when no overlapping movements occur.
3) use the conventional method - automated stop-and-go - and shoot several spheres for selecting images which donÂ´t show overlapping movement issues. Surprisiongly that works fine most of the time.
A continuously spinning camera would have to spin VERY fast to get few overlapping moves in the scene. That VERY fast spin NEEDS extremely short exposure-time for getting sharp images while using aperture of about f:11 for having sufficient DOF. Extremely short exposure-times AND small aperture mean extremely bright light. THATÂ´S the point. My tests proved an exp. time of 1/1000sec is safe with a 50mm lens in continuously fast spinning mode. But where - in our region - can you use 1/1000sec @f:11 or even @f:8?
Of course you can use a very high ISO - at the cost of image-quality.
I just look at it from a physical point of view. And: i often work in such surroundings. So i donÂ´t see it theoretically but from the view of an experienced user.
I tested speed modes with the Rodeon in such surroundings. Other collegues also tested it - with no sufficient results.
So in the end: what would you REALLY NEED a speed mode for? Shooting a sphere in 45 sec instead of 90 sec.? Wow - big deal . . .
On the other hand: if you just shoot panos in very bright locations and straight sunlight - why not.