Destiny wrote:Thats a good price. Very affordable for most pano users.. A good review too..
I use my NN4 all the time as a tripod extension head, so when I use my D90 with 18-105mm to attempt to capture wide/high architecture, I would like to be able to tilt the camera down 5 degrees rather then 15 and again up 5 degrees rather than 15. The fact is, a 15 degree pitch is too much... I might do 3 rows of 10 images so what I have to do is remember a reference point on the building, and guess a 20/25% overlap.. The 15 degrees will not give me that so I have to tighten up the rail anyway, without it finding an increment to click in which I do not like doing..
Destiny wrote:Yes, I have read about focus creep before.. So what lens do they use to capture this
mc wrote:Klaus, I've been lurking reading your posts since March regarding the Panoneed. Glad to hear it's finally due this month.
Will it have environmental sealing? It sounds like the designer pays great attention to detail...that would be a helpful one particularly to keep dust out of any oiled gears.
Also, instead of allen wrenching everything, will it have arca-swiss compatibility?
Has he possibly thought of a spring loaded sort of clamp that would click into place and hold the vertical arm rather than having to use that screw every time it's assembled?
Which controllers will it work with? The same touch controller that works with Panogear and any others?
If you shoot 50 gigapanos on a long trip are all the XML files stored on this controller and then have to be copied off to the computer for stitching in Autopano? How many can the device store? Are the named sequentially so one could later match them up to the appropriate group of photos?
Thanks for any answers...I appreciate your time and look forward to more details, videos, how-tos or anything you may be preparing for the launch.
klausesser wrote:Controller: basically itÂ´s the same kind as for the Merlin but with another firmware. I guess it can be changed if you have a MerlinÂ´s controller already. Will ask Josef.
gkaefer wrote:klausesser wrote:Controller: basically itÂ´s the same kind as for the Merlin but with another firmware. I guess it can be changed if you have a MerlinÂ´s controller already. Will ask Josef.
I remember Josef told me that the normal T&C handcontroller (panogear package and used for single Merlin) is the same device. After firmware exchange (can be done by user) it cant be used anymore with the Merlin/Panogear.
mc wrote:I expect the spring loaded click idea on the elbow joint is not what a brilliant but pragmatic engineer would think was necessary...it's what Steve Jobs would do though! It'll be on version 2 I bet.
mc wrote:If you reduce the number of sessions can you then increase the number of shots?
mc wrote:What really caught my attention initially with the Panoneed was that it has a motion sensor that can optionally be set to only allow a shot after it senses no motion at least as I understand it.
mc wrote:It also appears to make lavish use of thick aluminum so it appears as if it would more sturdy than the tripod and could bear heavier loads than the Panogear. (I do hope the connecting point to the tripod can effectively stabilize 13 pounds that wants to rock back and forth as a 5d with a 400 swings around).
mc wrote:It also appears that it would pack slimmer and 'cleaner' than the Panogear. What are some of the other 'selling points' that you think will help justify it's much higher price over the Panogear. Obviously as a hand-made over-engineered device there's no comparison so I mean in regards to function.
Thanks again for any comments and my congrats to Josef on his masterpiece.
mc wrote:What are some of the other 'selling points' that you think will help justify it's much higher price over the Panogear. Obviously as a hand-made over-engineered device there's no comparison so I mean in regards to function.
mc wrote:Andrew, I see you have a Merlin but seem impressed with the Panoneed.
Will you be getting one because the Merlin has just fallen short in various areas?
mc wrote:Plus Josef will need some new challenge to entertain him after launch. It does still look a bit awkward to stick fingers between sheets of aluminum to tighten it else always needing an alen wrench handy.
mc wrote:They appear but I'm assuming there are ruler markings somewhere to help with nodal point issues?
mc wrote:I certainly didn't intend to communicate criticism of a device I've never used.
mc wrote:Thanks Klaus. Josef is lucky to have you on the team. Can't wait for the product PDF and website or whatever is coming.
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