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GigaPan Epic 100 available soon !

PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:08 pm
by gibie76

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:49 pm
by klausesser

That´s about 3 times as much as the Orion/Merlin and still 2 times as much as the Orion/Merlin including a BT/Interface and a controll-unit like a Nokia message pad.
Though the GigaPan is much more limited tha the Orion/Merlin.

Are you kidding? ;):P:cool:

best, Klaus

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:56 pm
by mediavets
klausesser wrote:

That´s about 3 times as much as the Orion/Merlin and still 2 times as much as the Orion/Merlin including a BT/Interface and a controll-unit like a Nokia message pad.
Though the GigaPan is much more limited tha the Orion/Merlin.

Are you kidding? ;):P:cool:

best, Klaus

And then there will be customs import duty and VAT on top of that price for people purchasing from Europe, and shipping cost of course.

And I don't see many DSLRs on the list of compatible cameras, The Epic 100 is for larger P&S/compacts and 'bridge' cameras it seems.

I see it has an illuminated LCD display - such luxury - well so does my Nokia N800 and a much greater resolution.

You won't find me in the queue to buy a Gigapan Epic 100.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:57 pm
by fma38
Well, the Merlin/Papywizard project is open-source, so all the time people spent on it is not paid. If you had to pay, it will cost more ;)

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:15 pm
by europanorama
i thought there will be a more sophisticated standard-version too for longer lenses. it seem epic 100 IS this solution.
i need a turntable not go-stop-shoot. but go and shooting during rotation. can the merlin do this?
my actual display turntable - a cheap display-turntable from MTE.com can only turn 34s/360 and must heavily be changed for shooting with p+s-only cams.
stop and go and go only(constant rotation-option) would be fine.
there is a french turntable for 200 euro but not for photographic purposes.

i have my doubts that epic 100 can carry canon 500d with a heavy lens. 1.4kgs is the limit.
maybe my 135mm zeiss with adapter could make it.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:46 pm
by fma38
I think it should be possible to take pictures while Merlin is rotating... I have to make tests.