WOW more than 150 Merliners !!!  

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WOW more than 150 Merliners !!!

by Paul » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:55 pm

I can't believe it:

Since today more than 150 Merliners are on the list. Thanks to all people here, which added their part to this big success, especially Frederic.

But the german sales rep of Skywatcher was not really interested to sell Merlins to panographers on the last Photokina.
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by klausesser » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:04 pm

Paul wrote:But the german sales rep of Skywatcher was not really interested to sell Merlins to panographers on the last Photokina.

Didn´t hear the bell ringin yet? Maybe this year . . . . :cool:

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by AlexandreJ » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:02 pm

Eh eh eh !

I think, it's the good moment to disclose that Kolor will distribute soon a complete package for Merlin head : the head, tripod, bluetooth merlin or tactile controller, wire cable, battery pack, metallic arm for head support : everything in a single package. We're waiting to get everything is stock to launch this bundle.
We'll also call to the community about a name for this head bundle.

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by [bo] » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:27 pm

That's GREAT news! Now we'll have not only AutoPano, but PanoMerlin!
Some of my panoramas, posted in the Autopano Pro flickr group.

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by Photosbykev » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:51 pm

Good to see the community is thriving even if I did join the party pretty late :) Personally I would leave the name "Merlin" out of any new product title. It is the likes of Fma and Claude that made the key steps from taking the Merlin head from just another motorised astronomy head to a fully packaged product that works extremely well and is constantly being improved as the userbase finds new ideas for the system to exploit.
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by klausesser » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:40 pm

AlexandreJ wrote:Eh eh eh !

I think, it's the good moment to disclose that Kolor will distribute soon a complete package for Merlin head : the head, tripod, bluetooth merlin or tactile controller, wire cable, battery pack, metallic arm for head support : everything in a single package. We're waiting to get everything is stock to launch this bundle.
We'll also call to the community about a name for this head bundle.

That´s one good idea! A turnkey-system so to speak . . . :cool:

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by [bo] » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:45 pm

You can also call it a turn-head :) or head-turn, as it's gonna attract attention :)
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by Paul » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:38 pm

'[bo wrote:']You can also call it a turn-head :) or head-turn, as it's gonna attract attention :)

how about: tete de fred :):):)
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by klausesser » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:28 pm

Paul wrote:
'[bo wrote:']You can also call it a turn-head :) or head-turn, as it's gonna attract attention :)

how about: tete de fred :):):)

:cool:

Besides: Joseph will hand over to me a prototype of his new motorized head in April/May as we talked today.
I told it before: stronger, faster than Merlin and with a much smaller footprint. Takes cameras with battery-grips attached and heavy ones like D3x or 1DsMkIII and Hasselblad H3D and some.

Will be controlled either by PapyWizard on Nokia/Notebooks or Josef´s "tactile controller" (nice word for it :cool:)
so there´s lots of ways to use it.

It´s more expensive than Merlin of course but will be far away from the price of a Rodeon. No numbers yet.

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by Paul » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:04 pm

klausesser wrote:No numbers yet.
best, Klaus

pictures ?
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by klausesser » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:37 pm

Paul wrote:
klausesser wrote:No numbers yet.
best, Klaus

pictures ?

nope - i´ll post some when i have the prototype :cool:

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by Infrared » Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:36 am

I think I might leave the tripod out of the package...
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by pns » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:44 am

i second that!

Infrared wrote:I think I might leave the tripod out of the package...

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by Gordon » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:09 pm

Dragon because it will set the competition on fire ;)
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by machart » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:24 pm

where is the list?

i would like to join...
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by claudevh » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:31 pm

Hello "machart"

What do-you mean by "the list" ?
Are you a "Papywizard user" ?

The database of "known" Papywizard users is here :
http://www.autopano.net/wiki-en/action/view/Merlin-Orion-Papywizard_users_feedback

You can amil me the info's about your settings and I will add to the database if you want ... of course you can do that yoursleve also ...
:cool: Claude :cool:
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Spherical Pano (180 x 360) with Canon 40D + Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 Zoom & Pôle Pano with Canon 5D MK2 and shaved Tokina 10-17 3.5-4.5 AF DX Fisheye
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