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Merlin-Orion-Papywizard users feedback

Merlin/Orion/Papywizard users feedback

On this page, users can share usefull informations about their configuration and usage of that project.

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fma38

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

Configuration

  • camera: 20D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N80/maemo OS2008, Tablet HP TC1100/linux
  • interface(s): Tronisoft TTL-RS232 converter + AIRCable MiniOS RS232-Bluetooth converter
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): custom crown

Usage

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!

BeeZed

I am a hobbyist living in New Zealand.

Configuration

  • cameras: Nikon D70, Nikon D80, FujiFilm S3 Pro
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 770/maemo OS2007HE
  • 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.

Usage

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.

Mediavets

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

Configuration

  • camera: Nikon D40.
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 770/OS2007HE & N800/OS2008, 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. The Nikon D40 is a small bodied DSLR and NPP can be achieved without modifications to the Merlin mount.

Usage

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

Paul

Living in Bonn, Germany, German translation of Papywizard.

Configuration

  • camera: Olympus E-510, 9-18, 14-42, 40-150, 70-300
  • Papywizard platform(s): N770/OS2007HE, TC1100/Win7
  • interface(serial): RS232-TTL converter and LS7805 voltage regulator
  • interface(bluetooth): BTM-222mod10 from Peter Plischka (www.plischka.at) and LS7805 voltage regulator (needs no RS232-TTL converter)
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): custom crown, rail with engraved mm scale and adjustable modified quick release

Usage

Partial and spherical panos.

Pauls Merlin.jpg Pauls Merlin custom crown.jpg Rail 01 sm.jpg

custom crown, rail with engraved scale and adjustable qr for NPP setting

Gordon

GigaPixel Photographer, living in London, UK

Configuration

  • camera: Canon Powershot S5IS, Canon 350D, Nikon D40
  • Papywizard platform(s): BT-Serial + Papywizard on Nokia 770/maemo OS2007HE, WinXP
  • interface(s): Tronisoft 4201 TTL-RS232 convertor + Tronisoft BTLink RS232-Bluetooth adapter
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None as yet, will adapt to suite camera

Usage

Being one of the few early adopters and at the cutting edge of this new amalgamation of technology, I wish to explore the images that can be created and also develop this new media into the mainstream, to be shared and enjoyed by all. My primary focus is GigaPixel Photography with an interest in Pano images for educational and creative usage.

claudevh

I am a hobbyist living in Belgium - South of Brussels.

Configuration

  • camera: Canon 40D - Nikon D200
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 770, PC Vista, Acer Aspire One (Netbook)
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751,Parallax A7eng eb500-SER, FTDI TTL-232R USB->TTL, Sparkfun BlueSMiRF Gold, Deltawave solutions BT module, others in experimentation ...
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Vertical part separated from the base

Usage

  • Spherical panoramic photography (180 x 360) with Canon 40D + Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 Zoom
  • Gigapixel with Nikon 200D + Sigma 70-200 F 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
  • All this with Merlin/Orion panohead + Papywizard + Autopano Pro

AerialVr

Swansea,Ma - United States

Configuration

  • camera: Canon EOS ?
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia ?
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751  ?
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

AmdAntonio

Italy

Configuration

  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>


Bigwade

Nederlands

Configuration

  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

ChrisLong

United Kingdom

Configuration

  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Digitalpan

United Kingdom

Configuration

  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

DukeNukeIt

United States

Configuration

  • camera: Canon Rebel XTi/400D 8mm Sigma, 24-105mm Canon, 17-40mm Canon
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 800, Papywizard 2.x
  • interface(s):Parallax EB500 Blue-Tooth module with custom interface enclosure
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Custom Delrin camera mount to replace stock unit.

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

FotoPlanet

Saint Malo France

Configuration

  • camera: Nikon D300
  • Papywizard platform(s): Toshiba Tablet M200 (Windows XP)
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Hadron

Germany

Configuration

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

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Irpano

Australia

Configuration

  • camera: Canon 20D with the Canon 24-70 L lens
  • Papywizard platform(s): Sony Vaio notebook XP 32 - Asus EEE PC
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Jimsullivan742

United Kingdom

Configuration

  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Wacom tablet
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Jmifer

Spain

Configuration

  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 770
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Joe Mullins

United States

Configuration

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

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Joni

Spain

Configuration

  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 770, Nokia N810
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Jriley

United States

Configuration

  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Parallax A7eng eb500-SER
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

K2

France

Configuration

  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>


Mark_anderson_us

United States

Configuration

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

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Numz

Sartilly France

Configuration

  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): TC1100 Win XP
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Ronald

Configuration

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

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

360way.it

Italy

Configuration

  • camera: Canon 40D, Canon 350D
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Teleskop Austria bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

klausesser

I live in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Configuration

  • camera: Canon 20D (soon a 5DMkII)
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800 OS2008
  • interface(s): <your interface(s)>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

I take a Canon 20D, for spheres i use a 20mm Nikon AiS, for rectangles usually a Nikon 85mm AiS and a 105mm and 300mm sometimes. I´m thinking about buying a 5DMkII for panos. As preset for spheres i use the set Andrew wrote - 4@80°/12@+40°/12@0°/12@-40° no footprt. A Nadir i shoot manually.

Odyssey

From Colorado (USA)

Configuration

  • camera: Nikon D200 (Panasonic NZ50?)
  • Papywizard platform(s): Merlin/Orion with Nokia 800 & Papywizard
  • interface(s): Sparkfun BlueSMiRF Gold
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

jeremyp

Living in Sydney, Australia. I work as an artist / r&d for a visual effects company. Knowledgeable in development (python/c++) and technical photography.

Configuration

Usage

Capture full spherical high dynamic range images, panoramic images and time lapse.

stewed

Västerås, Sweden

Configuration

  • camera: Canon EOS 40D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Windows 7 Beta
  • interface(s): Teleskop-Austria's bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Temporarily using a part from an old Nodal Ninja to secure the camera to the Merlin. Planning to fabricate something better in either plexiglass or wood.

Usage

Full spherical panoramas and gigapixel mosaics

Tarnis

Orlando, FL USA

Configuration

  • camera: Canon 20D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Windows Vista
  • interface(s): FTDI TTL-232R USB->TTL cable
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None Yet

Usage

Gigapixel panos

Hillels

Rockville, MD USA

Configuration

  • camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT (350D)
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N770
  • interface(s): Wireless Parallax A7eng eb500-SER as well as the FTDI TTL-232R USB->TTL for a wired solution
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Custom trigger cable

Usage

Create a variety of high-resolution 360 degree panoramas and QuicktimeVR movies.

Jackwu

Taiwan

<Short description of yourself>

Configuration

  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Parallax A7eng eb500-SER
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Loddie

U.S.A

Configuration

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

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Geraldcor

Salt Lake City, UT U.S.A.

Configuration

  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Asus eeepc 1000H Linux Easy Peasy 1.0
  • interface(s): FTDI TTL-232R USB->TTL
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

FINE-ART

<Short description of yourself>

Configuration

  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 810
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Ken S

West Bloomfield, MI (USA)

Configuration

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

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Sjhenry

<Short description of yourself>

Configuration

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

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

SpeedyPan

Configuration

  • camera: Nikon D90 with 18-200VR and Tokina 12-24
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 770 with Papywizard
  • interface(s): Teleskop-Austria Bluetooth Module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Crown made of perspex with Manfrotto rail

Usage

File:Crown1.jpg File:Crown2.jpg File:Crown3.jpg

London-will

United Kingdom ?

Configuration

  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Joelb

U.S.A. ?

Configuration

  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • interface(s): Parallax A7eng eb500-SER
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>


120to120

Germany

Configuration

  • camera: Canon S5is / Canon 300D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac10.5.6/Parallels - Nokia 800
  • interface(s): Teleskop-Austria Bluetooth Module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Trekker317

Aix-les-Bains, France

Configuration

  • camera: Canon 5D, Nikon D70S
  • Papywizard platform(s):
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

olihar

Ólafur Haraldsson - Iceland - Interaction student in Denmark.

Configuration

  • camera: Canon 30D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Ubuntu on VmWare Fusion - MacBook Pro with Leopard.
  • interface(s): BlueSMIRF with mobile phone car charger.
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): BlueSMIRF mounted inside the Merlin.

Usage

I am working on exploring time and space. How we see it and how we can store it. As well if we can make fake memories.

Macbenutzer

Aachen (Germany)

Configuration

  • camera: D300 - Fuji S5 - PhaseOne P65+/P30+ - 8mm/10,5mm/10-20mm/17-35mm/18mm/25mm/85mm/etc.
  • Papywizard platform(s): MacPro - MacBook - OS X 10.5.6
  • interface(s): FTDI USB Serial cable/connector - Deltawave solutions BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Solock

Lehigh Valley pa USA

Configuration

  • camera: Canon 50D,20D, 1D MKII with Tok 10-17FishEye,Canon 10-22, 24-70 2.8, 50 1.4, 70-200 2.8IS, 300 2.8,1.4x,2.0x
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 810,Win XP Tablet, Macbook Pro (still configuring
  • interface(s): Parallax A7eng eb500-SER Interface, FTDI RS232TTL5V cable
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s):

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project> Right Now:Learn the controls, write some presets Next is run the Nokia/Papy/Merlin on a 16ft light stand and see how it works out...

Sammy B

Configuration

  • camera: Canon 5D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Macbook Pro running 10.5.6
  • interface(s): usb to serial ?
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

SimonL

Nottingham, UK

Configuration

  • camera: Nikon D300. Sigma 8mm f4 Fisheye. Nodal Ninja 3. Manfrotto 190 Pro Tripod. Nikkor 80-400mm VR.
  • Papywizard platform(s):
  • interface(s): Teleskop-Austria Bluetooth Module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s):

Usage

Castillonis

Portland, Oregon - USA

Configuration

  • camera: Canon ?
  • Papywizard platform(s): ?
  • interface(s): ?
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): ?

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

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Configuration

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

Usage

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