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Merlin-Orion-Papywizard users feedback

Merlin/Orion/Papywizard users feedback

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I live in France, near Grenoble. I'm also the developer (and french translator, of course) of Papywizard.


  • camera: 20D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 770/maemo OS2007HE, Tablet HP TC1100/linux
  • interface(s): Tronisoft TTL-RS232 converter + AIRCable RS232-Bluetooth converter
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): custom crown


I shoot partial (hi-resolution or not) panos, and spherical panos. For partial panos, I use either a Canon 17-40@17mm, a Canon 50mm lens, or a Canon 70-200@200mm. For spherical, I mainly use a Tokina fisheye 10-17@10mm, but also a Canon 17-40@17mm.

I plan to use a pole for semi-aerial panos (partial and spherical).

A long-term project is also to replace the internal electronic to enhance the head (moving faster on short moves < 6°...), and for the fun!


I am a hobbyist living in New Zealand.


  • cameras: Nikon D70, Nikon D80, FujiFilm S3 Pro
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 770/maemo
  • interface(s): SmartFun BlueSMIRF Bluetooth-TTL converter + SONY 12v > 4.5v power supply
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None yet, but I am using arca swiss rails to replace the stock L bracket.


I will use it for automated partial panos and the occasional spherical using primarily my Nikon 10.5mm FE, and lenses in the 18-50mm range. I really want to test the limits of the technology in the longer term, exploring time lapse panography, and eventually slit scan with a scanner based camera.


I'm Andrew Stephens. I live in Isleham, Cambridgeshire in the UK. Pano photography is a hobby.


  • camera: Nikon D40.
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 770/maemo OS2007HE, IBM Thinkpad T23/Windows 2000 Pro, Dell GX270 desktop/Windows XP Pro.
  • interface(s): Tronisoft 4201 TTL-RS232 convertor + Tronisoft BTLink RS232-Bluetooth adapter.
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None. D40 is a small bodied DSLR and NPP can be achieved without modifications to the Merlin mount.


Spherical panos using Nikkor 10.5mm FE and Sigma 8mm f3.5 FE. Partial panos using 10-55mm Nikon 'kit' zoom.


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  • camera: <your camera>
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  • interface(s): <your interface(s)>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>


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