irpano wrote:Hi to all. I'm a novice at all this motorised head stuff , but can see the advantage of a programable head to take (Matrix) pano's. Being electronically illiterate, is there a simple buy and use solution that doesent require getting electronics made up. From what I have seen the orion head with papywizzard is a solution. Can I buy one , and from where, that is set and ready to program.
Thanks in advance
irpano wrote:Thanks mediavets,
I've read similar post before and noticed that some were from 2006 etc. I wondered if anyone had produced a read to go solution as of now. The papywizard solution looks good but I wonder about Bluetooth. My experience with it has not been good.
I am in Australia and cant find anything other than what has been discussed on the forum.
If i am correct I will need the Orion startrak, the papywizard software and a device from tronisoft ? to connect it all together.
Will the camera fire fire bracketed shot from the papywizard or do I have to release the shutter manuall via a remote cable.
My setup is the same as fma38 - Canon 30D, 24 -70 usm l lense
irpano wrote:The Head advertising blurb states that a canon eos camera can be fired direct and if so I might have a simplier set than I expect.
Thank again for the help and I might talk again soon.
Thanks for the ofrfer in being a gobetween. I've bitten the bullit and ordered a orion startrek head (Known in Australia as - Acuter Merlin Multi-Function Mount and Tripod ) and await its delivery.
When i get the head and can see the the connections i will have a better idea of what people are talking about for connection via serial or Bluetooth. I researched australian websites and the Nokia 7710 is not available in This part of the world so I'm looking at using my laptop. But the papywizard software will not drive bluetooth so I think i'm stuck with a serial cable.
irpano wrote:Thanks Claudevh and Mediavets for the info and images. They make life a whole lot easier fo me. I've contacted tronisoft about supply of the BT equipment and am waiting on their reply. I am unfamiliar with the cable but expect that its just a matter of wiring the different ends to fit the connections on the camera and head. Thanks again
irpano wrote:Thanks Claudevh and Mediavets for the info and images. They make life a whole lot easier fo me. I've contacted tronisoft about supply of the BT equipment and am waiting on their reply.
Paul wrote:Don't cut the cable
buy a remote with connector and plug in the Merlin
I found this one looking for "canon remote cable" on ebay
irpano wrote:Hello again mediavets,
I've ordered all of the componentry for the Canon 30D with the merlin head and its on its way. Whilst i wait for it to arrive i have tested the head with its own control pad and a sony H717 camera. The camera outlet on the head (As I understand) is a mono plug and the plug for the camera is a stero type. Do you or anyone else know if there is a cable to suit or will a mono to mono cable suffice. I assume that the stereo plug is to control Zoom as well as release the shutter. I'm happy to set the focus on the camera manually.
irpano wrote:Hi again
and as a 12 volt battery setup to plug into the IN socket on the head does not deliver any power do I have a defective unit.
Sorry also if I cant reply in the near future As I have been called away urgently
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