btw.: thank you for informing me about that - i surely would have miss it . .
'That'? What do you refer to?
Sorry - my mistake: i referred to your informing me that the next weekend begins on next friday
Fisheye always is the easiest way of shooting panos - and can be automated best, i fully agree!
I tend to disagree here. When using a good pattern and an xml-file, longer lengths shouldn't be a problem. But I will find out in my test this weekend.
We experienced to being able covering a Nadir-shot from the head up to around 76mm focal-length.
Buth thatÂ´s only maths and neglects needed overlapping also as it leaves away the absolute need of extremely precise aiming the right point.
So in reality it maybe 50mm max. you can use for a single Nadir-shot.
Using a longer lens means you have to move the camera/head. But thatÂ´s hardly possible without issues because when the camera sits turned 180° on the head
it moves in the oposite direction compard to itÂ´s normal position. ItÂ´s "outside the rig".
Using short lenses itÂ´s - as i stated several times - not a big issue. I do it sometimes depending on the kind of ground iÂ´m standing on.
But in the end i realized that i donÂ´t save time at all by shooting a Nadir additionally compared to editing it in PS. IÂ´m rather experienced in PS and
maybe thatÂ´s why iÂ´m faster
- but iÂ´m also rather experienced in pano-shooting . .
I talked to Josef about that - we decided to provide a gadget which allows in about 20 seconds to set the camera "outside" on the head for looking straight down
from the same point it was before. Comes as an option and will be cheap.