nikond5000 vs canon 500D ?  

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nikond5000 vs canon 500D ?

by cavushesko » Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:44 am

Hello all,

i want to buy digital SLR camera for virtual tours , but i am new . Would you share your experiences with me?
my first choice is Nikon D5000 with 10-17mm Tokina Lens.
second choice is canon 500d with the same lens (10-17mm Tokina).

My first question is - Which camera do you pick up if you want to make virtual tours ?
Second question is - i have 3pod but i have no panorama head . Can i make virtual tours perfect without panorama head ?

i am waiting your advices for camera and lens.


thank you very much,

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by mediavets » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:56 pm

cavushesko wrote:Second question is - i have 3pod but i have no panorama head . Can i make virtual tours perfect without panorama head ?

No.
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Many different Nodal Ninja and Agnos pano heads. Merlin/Panogear mount with Papywizard on Nokia Internet tablets.
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by GURL » Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:04 pm

I use this fisheye lens, it will work fine with both cameras. To select the camera I would mostly take the dynamic range into account as there are more than often very high contrast images to be taken for a 360°x 180° pano (backlighting and usual lighting in the same image is quite common...) Canon 500D and Nikon D5000 DR are tested in details there: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos500d/page17.asp and there http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond5000/page19.asp.

As the lens and both cameras are not very heavy, an inexpensive panohead (like the $70 Panosaurus or the $200 Nodal Ninja 3) will be enough.
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by cavushesko » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:42 pm

mediavets you are like nikon shoping center :)

GURL which camera you are advice me ?

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by DrSlony » Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:11 pm

cavushesko I didn't compare the dynamic ranges of those camera, but the Nikon has bigger pixels on the sensor (3.3 MP/cm²) than the Canon (4.5 MP/cm²), which should result in less noise... but you must check the detailed reviews yourself to confirm. On the other hand, the Canon has far more pixels on the rear display, but I wouldn't care much about that, its the sensor that counts.

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by GURL » Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:48 pm

cavushesko wrote:GURL which camera you are advice me ?

:D The more expensive one!
:rolleyes: The one with the best manual!
Seriously: both cameras are rated as highly recommendable by a recommendable camera tester, the results you will get will depend more on the way you will use it than on the camera features.
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by cavushesko » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:02 pm

can i make virtual tour with my default lens kit 18-55mm and panohead ?

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by GURL » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:54 pm

cavushesko wrote:can i make virtual tour with my default lens kit 18-55mm and panohead ?

Yes, but you will have problems with the sky (outdoor) or a white ceiling and uniform walls (indoor.) Large ancient decorated rooms or churches are often quite easy. Ignoring zenith and nadir regions will help in a first step.
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by cavushesko » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:06 am

thank you for your answers..i think this job is very expensive :)

i will looking for Panosaurus pan head i cant pay 200$ for ninja3...


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