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360 180 Photo with fisheye lens got errors in freehand use

by polk » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:37 pm

Hey Guys!

Ich use a new nikon fisheye lens 16 on my Nikon D700.
I try to make 360 180 degrees panoramas for ar virtual tour, but always i got errors.

Is there a trick to make free hand photos??
I dont want to buy a nodal point adapter for much money! :-(

Thanks for help!
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by mediavets » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:05 pm

polk wrote:Hey Guys!

Ich use a new nikon fisheye lens 16 on my Nikon D700.
I try to make 360 180 degrees panoramas for ar virtual tour, but always i got errors.

I'm not surprised.
Is there a trick to make free hand photos??

You are up against it without a pano head, interior panos will be almost impossible, but this may help a little:
http://www.autopano.net/wiki-en/action/view/What_to_do_when_you_don%27t_have_a_panohead
I don't want to buy a nodal point adapter for much money! :-(

In my opinion your spending on a D700 plus Nikkor 16mm FE for shooting panos is pretty much wasted without a decent pano head. The Nodal Ninja series of pano heads are deservedly very popular.

However if you are determined not to spend the money but are handy at DIY the you could make something yourself for a small outlay that would be much better than trying to shoot handheld:
http://www.peterloud.co.uk/nodalsamurai/nodalsamurai.html
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by GURL » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:40 pm

polk wrote:Is there a trick to make free hand photos??
I dont want to buy a nodal point adapter for much money! :-(

- Fun, no money needed and clearly better than nothing: http://www.philohome.com/tripod/shooting.htm
- A variation of the above is to put a stick in the ground and to use it as a reference (i even used a mini tripod and an old retractable radio antenna with rather decent results.)
- Use a monopod or tripod (and possibly some DIY contraption) : the less the NPP moves the better
- Not the best possible one for heavy cameras but only 85.95$ http://gregwired.com/pano/Pano.htm

:o / :D As using a camera and nothing more would be nice, you can train yourself to maintain the NPP next to the place it should stay. If you move by only one inch this is tenfold better than moving by ten inches! I suppose a regular practice would help a lot! (my own experience is that 180 x 180 are much easier than 360 x 180, making half a turn is what I find difficult...)
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