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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.

Just copy/paste/fill the template, but do not remove it!

fma38

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

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: 20D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800/maemo OS2008, Tablet HP TC1100/linux
  • interface(s): Tronisoft TTL-RS232 converter + AIRCable MiniOS RS232-Bluetooth converter, PapyMerlin, Wisnap
  • 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).

I'm also planning to build a servo-based panohead, like Phil's PanoDuino.

BeeZed

I am a hobbyist living in New Zealand.

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • 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

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • 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

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 020381
  • camera: Olympus E-510, 9-18, 14-42, 40-150, 70-300
  • Papywizard platform(s): N800, TC1100/Win7
  • interface(serial): RS232-TTL converter and LS7805 voltage regulator
  • interface(bluetooth): PapyMerlin (runs like a charme, just plug&play)
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): custom crown, rail with engraved mm scale and adjustable modified quick release

Usage

Partial and spherical panos. Sphere PW Preset with 5-7-5 pics on -55 0 + 55 degree for FL 9mm crop 2 lens on Olympus E-510.


Pictures of my custom crown and rail with engraved mm-scale and adjustable quick release for NPP setting


Gordon

GigaPixel Photographer, living in London, UK

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • 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 developers being 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 (Gigapanography) with an interest in Pano images for educational and creative usage.

claudevh

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

Initiator of the Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module.

PapyMerlin Web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Non GoTo
  • Firmware version: 010981 (01.09.81)
  • camera: Canon 5D MkII & 40D - Nikon D200
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 770, PC Vista, Acer Aspire One (Netbook) Windows XP SP 3
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module, Parallax A7eng eb500-SER, Tronisoft kit 9751, FTDI TTL-232R USB->TTL, Sparkfun BlueSMiRF Gold, others in experimentation ...
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Vertical part separated from the base, Hahnel Shutter Release

Canon 40D with the WA Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 Zoom on the Sky-watcher mount modified by separating the vertical and the horizontal parts.

Preset used for 180 x 360

Usage

  • Spherical panoramic photography (180 x 360) with Canon 5D MkII & 40D + Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 Zoom & Tokina 10-17 3.5-4.5 AF DX Fisheye & Canon EF 24-105/4 L IS USM
  • Gigapixel with Nikon D200 + Sigma 70-200 F 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
  • Experiments with Timelapse
  • All this with Merlin/Orion panohead + Papywizard + Autopano Pro

AerialVr

Swansea,Ma - United States

Aerialvr My website

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: Canon EOS ?
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia ?
  • interface(s): Silex wireless networking device type sx-2000wg (High Speed USB)
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

AmdAntonio

Italy

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Skywatcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • 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

Usage

I have 2 Merlins, 2 BT's and 2 Nokia's. 1 Set is for fun and outdoor 17-40/100 mm, the other one is for my studio to do Hires Multishots @ 100-300mm

ChrisLong

Nr Cardiff, United Kingdom

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Digitalpan

United Kingdom

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • 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

Detroit, MI United States

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • 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

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • 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

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • 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

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • 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

Carlisle, United Kingdom

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Sigma SD10
  • Papywizard platform(s): Wacom tablet
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): the original crown has been modified:

Usage

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

Jmifer

Olot (Gerona), Spain

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • 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

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • 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

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Skywatcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • 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

Spartanburg, SC United States

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): eee PC 900 Ubuntu Netbook Remix
  • 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

my web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • 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

Chicago, United States

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon EOS 30D with BG-E2 grip, 50mm f1.4, 16-35mm f2.8L, 28-70mm f2.8L, 70-200mm f2.8L, 100mm f2.8 Macro
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia
  • interface(s): Wireless Parallax A7eng eb500-SER
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

Numz

Sartilly France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): TC1100 Win XP, Nokia N800, MAC OS
  • 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

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • 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

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • 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.

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • 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)

My web site

Configuration

My setup

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D200 and Panasonic FZ50 with Gigapan Unit.
  • 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

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: 20D, LX-3
  • Papywizard platform(s): MAC OSX 10.5
  • interface(s): FTDI TTL-232R USB->TTL cable
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s):

Usage

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

stewed

Västerås, Sweden

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • 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

Wildpix, my web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • 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 

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • 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

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon S3IS
  • Papywizard platform(s): eeePC 701SD with DebianEeePC 5.0.2 (Lenny)
  • interface(s): Parallax A7eng eb500-SER, + wired connection FTDI TTL-232R 5V
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

Loddie

U.S.A

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): MacBook Pro with OS 10.5.6
  • 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>

Geraldcor

Salt Lake City, UT USA

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon Rebel XT XTi with EF-S 18-55 IS, EF-S 17-85 IS, EF 50 1.8
  • Papywizard platform(s): Asus eeepc 1000H Linux Easy Peasy 1.0, OLPC, Arduino (In the works)
  • 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

Trucy, France

Yvon Haze Photo

Fine-Art

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: <Dos Leaf Aptus75 sur Hasselblad H>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac, Nokia 810
  • interface(s): Tronisoft TTL-RS232 converter
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Modification du support>

Dos Leaf sur tete Merlin

Usage

Paysage et Architecture

Ken S

West Bloomfield, MI (USA) 

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon EOS 5D with Canon 100-400mm IS
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC Windows, Nokia N810
  • interface(s): FTDI TTL-232R-WE
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

sjhenry

I am hobby panographer currently living in Colorado, US.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon Rebel XSI (450D)
  • Papywizard platform(s): Windows XP SP3 in a Asus EeePC netbook with SSD
  • interface(s): Wired interface (FTDI TTL-232R USB->TTL)
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None.

Usage

I mainly use it for mosaic (smaller or gigapixel range) and also try to shoot 360 when possible in the landscape.
I use Peleng 8mm, EF 17-40mm for 360.
I use Sigma 150 (w/o 1.4) and EF 400mm for mosaic.

SpeedyPan

Munchen, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D90 with 18-200VR, Tokina 12-24 and Tamron 90/2.8
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 800 with Papywizard 2
  • 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

London, United Kingdom.

My website

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D200, 10.5 mm, Canon IDS, 70-200mm, 24-70mm, 16-35mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): N810, Mac OS X 10.5.6
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s):

Usage

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

Joelb

Portland, Maine (USA)

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF-S 10-22m F/3.5-4.5; Pentax K10D, Pentax DA 12-24mm F/4 & DA 18-55mm kit lens
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • interface(s): Parallax A7eng eb500-SER
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Skywatcher version of Merlin, custom hardwood rail

Usage

Spherical panoramas, primarily interiors

120to120

Voitsberg, Austria

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher + Goto ?
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon S5is / Canon 300D / Sony F717
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac10.5.6/Parallels - WinXP_SP2 - Nokia N800 & N810
  • 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

Arrêt sur images

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • 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.

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon 30D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Ubuntu on VmWare Fusion - MacBook Pro with Leopard.
  • interface(s): Teleskop-Austria Bluetooth Module (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)

My website

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • 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 "PapyMerlin" 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 

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • 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): self-made modication of the original Merlin crown with Manfrotto 357 quick release

Usage

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

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon 5D MkII
  • 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

Some of my pictures

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D300. Sigma 8mm f4 Fisheye. Nodal Ninja 3. Manfrotto 190 Pro Tripod. Nikkor 80-400mm VR.
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 770
  • interface(s): Teleskop-Austria Bluetooth Module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Hahnel Shutter Release

Usage

Castillonis

Portland, Oregon - USA

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon
  • Papywizard platform(s): ?
  • interface(s): Ursa Minor BT Teleskop Austria
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None

Usage

Gigapixel with Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

My settings :

mm

Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: Canon with 105 mm ?
  • Papywizard platform(s): Win XP Pro SP3
  • interface(s): <your interface(s)>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

kevshu

Fort McMurray, Alberta

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Orion GoTo
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon 5Dmk2, 15mm Fisheye, 24-70mm, 100mm Macro, 100-400mm, Nodal Ninja 3
  • Papywizard platform(s): Lifebook U810
  • interface(s): Ursa Minor USB Interface for CanonEOS Exposure Control & GOTO Autoguider
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Merlin "Go To" mount !

Usage

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

Jann Lipka

Stockholm, Sweden

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: 200 mm + 5D mark 2
  • Papywizard platform(s): Asus EEPC 1000H
  • interface(s): TA Ursa Minor BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

UK Pano

Sunny South East UK

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon 400D with Sigma 10-20 and Sigma 70-200 lenses
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • interface(s): TA Ursa Minor BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Predominately interested in using the Merlin to take landscapes or architecture as either a standard pano or gigapan.

nspirov

Sofia, Bulgaria

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D80 with Nikkor 18-200 mm and Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): Windows XP (with clear MacOS perspective)
  • interface(s): A7 EmbeddedBlue eb301 bluetooth module with self-made power supply
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Modified trigger cable for Nikon

Usage

  • Landscape and cityscape gigapixel panoramas
  • Spherical interior panoramas
  • Gigapixel-quality art reproduction (need new lens)

wally416

Canada

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon 5D mk II
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac OS 10.5.6
  • interface(s): wired FTDI-232R 5v board with Merlin/Orion (pre-goto)
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s):

Usage

Old Serg

Living in Moscow, Russia

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D2Xs
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800, Mac OS 10.5
  • interface(s): A7 eb301 bluetooth serial adapter
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): custom crown is under construction

Usage

Partial panos using AF 35mm and AF-S 105mm

GunnarK

Living in Frankfurt, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D200
  • Papywizard platform(s): Linux on a laptop + gphoto2
  • interface(s): Teleskop-Austria Bluetooth unit
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None yet

Usage

My kit just arrived, I am in the process of getting it to work. The Ursaminor BT-Adapter works just fine under windows, under linux, i have yet to pair him successfully. I guess a little reading is in order to get this done, but probably nothing major. So far, it looks like the Bluetooth dongle under linux is a little skewed; it works just fine under Windows xp.

I soldered a RS-232 level converter, and extended it with a 7805 Voltage regulator, to have a (wired) alternative to the Bluetooth device. This works fine under linux as well a Windows XP. Since I plan on using gphoto for tethered shooting, I will most probably have an USB cable running to the camera as well, so this is not a big issue for me.

I will try to work a bit on a auto-bracketing algorithm and maybe on timelapse in Papywizard, my knowledge of Python, and time, permitting.

I am interested in panoramic imaging, as well as HDR-panoramas and timelapse-photography. One of my areas of interest is using the spherical images as lightmaps for 3D imaging. Also, I would love to make a few experiments with Gigapixel photography.

As additional equipment, I have a Meade mount for a LX200GPS, but didn't succeed to have it remote controlled yet.

Ludek007

Klatovy, Czech Republic

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon 5D MK II + EF 24-105mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

Gpfoto

Barcelona, Spain

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon EOS 40D & Canon EOS Utility
  • Papywizard platform(s): ASUS eeePC 1000H + BT dongle
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Ozbigben

Melbourne, Australia. 

Landscape photographer and panorama nerd. BAppSci (Photography) RMIT.

My Web Site

Configuration

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: Canon 1DS Mark III, Canon 450D (Infrared converted)
  • Papywizard platform(s): Asus EEE PC, Win XP, Filemaker Pro database for generating XML presets, DSLR Remote Pro for camera triggering, PTGui Pro for stitching.
  • interface(s): None yet
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Skywatcher Multipurpose mount on order

Usage

(In development) High resolution panoramas and timelapse photography. In the absence of timelapse support I'm developing a Fillemaker Pro database to generate camera positions for each frame. Currently using the database to customise the order in which spherical panoramas are shot.

jplorge

Living in Gilly (near Charleroi) Belgium

Configuration

My setup

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D70
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • interface(s): Tronisoft RS232 to TTL Level Converter 4201 & Bluetooth to Serial / RS232 Adapter 2749
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Panoramic & Gigapixel photography

Gkaefer

Living in Salzburg, Austria

My Web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon EOS 400D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Acer Aspire ONE751 + Windows XP SP3
  • interface(s): Ursa Minor / TA Bluetooth Interface
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

I'll use for Panos:
Canon EF 35-70mm 1:3.5-4.5
Canon EF-S 18-55 1:3.5-5.6 II
Canon USM FF 10-210mm 1:3.5-4.5
The merlin, papywizard, Bluethooth Interface from TA and an Acer Aspire One 571H Netwbook and a handcrafted 2.5 to 2.5 mm stereo audio cable as shutterrelease between merlin and eos400d

JonTichy

Poland

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Olympus E-510
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N810
  • interface(s): Ursa Minor USB Interface, JR-J JJC trigger cable
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): not yet, under developement

Usage

Moutain photography

Matze

Germany - Regensburg

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800, MacBook
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

killou2300

La Chaux-de-Fonds Suisse 

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: D200 Nikon 24-70/2.8, 70-200/2.8, 105/2.8 macro, 50/1.4 Autopano V2
  • Papywizard platform(s): Macbookpro
  • interface(s): Deltawave PapyMerlin BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

Marco.Lanciani

Roma, Italy

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D80
  • Papywizard platform(s): MacBook Pro OS X 10.5.6
  • interface(s): <your interface(s)>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

Awelker

Jackson, Missouri U.S.A.

Configuration

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • 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>

Ashitaka26

Crest, Drome, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Casio Exilim EX-F1 + Hoya HD CPL Filter
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Deltawave PapyMerlin BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

MikeHellers

London, United-Kingdom

Configuration

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Deltawave PapyMerlin BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

HDP

Duesseldorf, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon 5D with CANON 15mm fisheye
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N770
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): original crown flattened, adjustable rail with engraved scale added, the PapyMerlin BT module has been mounted "into" the Merlin and plastic's parts of the Merlin painted in black.

I have called my baby PIMPEDMERLIN !

Usage

360° HDRi pano´s with CANON 15mm fisheye Hires 360° spheres with24/35mm lenses

AlexandreJ

Absolute beginner ;) Challes les eaux, france.

Autopano.net

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: D300
  • Papywizard platform(s): Windows
  • interface(s): Bluetooth merlin controller and T&C controller
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): My own shutter cable

Usage

Gigapixels ! with Nikon AF-S 70-200 F2.8

RichG

London, United Kingdom

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: Canon 400D & 5D MkII
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac OS
  • interface(s): UrsaMinor BT device V2
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Gigapan Epic 100 and Merlin/Papywizard

Spherical HDR photography for 3d application with Canon 400D

Gigapixel photography with Canon 5d MkII and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM

bfp169

From Belgian originn, I live in Luxembourg

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D50
  • Papywizard platform(s): W7 x64, Vista, XP et Linux sur Q9550 / 4GB ram / 2 To HDD
  • interface(s): Deltawave PapyMerlin Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): none yet

Usage

photographie gigapixel d'oeuvres d'art (peintures)

dchutinaton

<Short description of yourself>

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D700, Nikkor 300mm f/4 AF, Tamron 1.4x teleconverter
  • Papywizard platform(s): Dell Inspiron 910 with very cheap USB Bluetooth Adaptor
  • interface(s): Teleskop Austria V1 Bluetooth device
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Gigapixels Pano Photography

bjd407

Orlando, FL U.S.A

My Web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon EOS 50D; 17-35mm F/2.8 & 70-200mm F/2.8 Lenses; Gitzo GT3531 Tripod; Studioball SB-14 Head
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Deltawave PapyMerlin Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

"For the love of Nature, Landscape & Cityscape Panoramic Photography"

tived

Perth, Western Australia 

Configuration

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: Canon 1D mkIII with a 70-200mm f2.8
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

bifidus

U.S.A.

Configuration

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: Canon 500d/Rebel T1i with a 18-55mm lens
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): FTDI ?
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

Trausti

Peru - South America

My web site

Configuration

My setup

In a car

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Olympus E-520 Zuiko ED 8mm fisheye
  • Papywizard platform(s): PW 1.6 on Nokia N770
  • interface(s): Ursaminor BT-Module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

Hma

Santa Clara, USA

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: D90, 70-200mm F2.8
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac OS 10.5.8
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module (From claudevh)
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None

Usage

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

360pano

Achern-Oberachern, Germany

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version: 020581
  • camera: Pentax K20D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Dell Inspiron mini 10 - Windows XP / Nokia N810
  • interface(s): DeltaWave "PapyMerlin" BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Modified crown

Usage

2,1 Gigapixel Spherical Panorama with my Merlin : 2,1 Gigapixel

Mulis Pictus

Lounovice, Czech republic

www.mulispictus.cz

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: Nikon D200
  • Papywizard platform(s): OpenSUSE Linux
  • interface(s): Tronisoft Papy BT Module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): none so far

Usage

Mosaic high resolution panoramas,

scriba

Steenvoorde, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: EOS 350D, et sigma 10mm diagonale fisheye / EFS 60mm sur un eos 40D
  • Papywizard platform(s): EEEPC 901, window xp, et dongle BLUETOOTH
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

EmEss

Dortmund, Germany

360und180.de

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: Pentax K20D
  • Papywizard platform(s): eee-PC, Win XP
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): custom made crown, sliding rail and camera block

Usage

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


My modified Merlin with several prime and zoom lenses


gdu59

Hornaing,France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Orion Teletrack Non GoTo from Optique Unterlinden Colmar (January 2009)
  • Firmware version: 010981 (01.09.81)
  • camera: Canon 350D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Dell latitude D600
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" bluetooth module & FTDI "TTL-232R" wired USB.
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

iftcoach

Hannover, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

FelixAutopano

Czech Republic

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): N800 with latest Maemo OS2008 and PC with Win XP SP3
  • interface(s): Ursaminor BT interface v2 ???
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

valery44

La Chapelle sur Erdre,France

My website

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981 (to be confirmed !)
  • camera: Canon 1Ds III + 15 mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N810, MacBook
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Modified crown

Crown modification according fma38

Usage

Spherical Pano

Briger

Living near Zürich, Switzerland 

Configuration

  • Panohead: Merlin Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D300
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N810 OS 2008 5.2008.43-7 & PC Windows Vista,Bluetooth Dongle,BT Stack Windows
  • Interface(s): BT Interface Ursaminor V1, FTDI "TTL-232R" wired USB
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

  • Spherical panoramic photography (180 x 360) with Nikon Fisheye 10.5
  • Gigapixel with Nikon D300 + Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR

Brian59

Fall River, Massachusetts, USA 

Aerial.vr

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon Rebel dslr
  • Papywizard platform(s): Imac 20 running mac 0sx-10.5.8
  • Interface(s): Silex wireless networking device type sx-2000wg (High Speed USB)
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

blazarus

San Diego CA, USA

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher ?
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D90, Nikon 80mm to 400mm, Nikon fisheye
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac Powerbook
  • Interface(s): WiSnap Embedded Kit M1, WiFi solution actually in EXPERIMENTATION !
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

plagarto

Lisboa, Portugal

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin non "GO-TO"
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Windows 7
  • Interface(s): Ursaminor BT device V1
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

baszslap

Bucharest, Romania

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin non "GoTo"
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 5D mkII
  • Papywizard platform(s): UMPC BenQ S6 with Linux RedFlag Midinux
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

BobCo

Castle Rock, CO  80104  USA

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth interface
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

Greg Nuspel

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Machinist with a photography addiction.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Homemade
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D300 & D80
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • Interface(s): Bluetooth
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s):

Usage

Gigapixel and VR photography

grosserfox

Hunsrück, Germany

Insight360.de

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version: 020581
  • Camera: EOS 5D MK II, Canon 14 mm 2.8, Tokina ATX shaved, Sigma 8 mm, 3,5, Manfotto 303 SPH, Phaseone C1Pro, PS, PTGui
  • Papywizard platform(s): HP-notebook VISTA 32, N800
  • Interface(s): Ursa Minor bluetooth unit V2
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): no crown modifying, adapter modified for the 5D MKII but only with ATX 10-17 usable. (just cut and glued to get the lens on the middle of the axis)

Usage

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

telles75

Toronto, Canada

My website

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkII
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

enviroimmerse.com

Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom

My Web Site

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 450D, Canon 500D and Nikon D90
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800 ?
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

ReverZ

Bensheim, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N770
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

fredchav

Chaville, France 

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Non GoTo
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 400D, canon 50mm 1.4, SIGMA 8mm 4.8, SIGMA 70-300mm APO, SIGMA 18-55mm 2.8
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 770, IMAC 24"
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

vincen

Grenoble, France

My blog

My online shop for panorama photographs

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Non GoTo
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 350D, 28-135 mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): Linux ???
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

Jean claude

Harnes, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Multifunction Non GoTo
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Appareil Canon Eos 500D avec objectif Gd Angle, Zoom 28-50mm et 70-300mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): Vista pro 32 bits, Vista familial et XP SP3
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module & Ursa Minor V1
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Panoramic Photography

Yagmur

Bursa, Turkey

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin "Non Goto"
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon G 10 + fisheye convertor
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth interface
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Panophotography inside car ...

jamma-pcb

Mid Glamorgan, United Kingdom

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Non Goto
  • Firmware version: 020581
  • Camera: Canon 400D, Canon 18-55 mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None yet

Usage

Architectural / Real estate Panoramic photography

btownshen

Menlo Park California, USA

Configuration

  • Pano head: Orion "Goto" version
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 5D Mk II & Canon 1Ds Mk II, Canon EF 100-400mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac
  • Interface(s): Ursa Minor Interface V2 ???
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

I use also a Gigapan with a Canon SX200IS

Solaris

Replace Template title by you APP nickname with a link on your description on APP forum.

Cyclopix.fr

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon PowerShotPro1
  • Papywizard platform(s): Fujitsu notebook Lifebook P1100 with XPpro
  • Interface(s): FTDI TTL-232R
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

viktorhotel

Hamm, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Non Goto
  • Firmware version: 020581 upgraded to 02.06.81 !
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): bluetooth inferface, selfmade with BTM-222
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

laserman

Chambéry, France

Mon site web principal

Quelques panos & photos

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Multi-Fonctions "Non Goto"
  • Firmware version: 020581
  • Camera: Nikon D70, D90, D200 & lenses Nikon 10.5 mm, 18/125, 18/200, 35/70, 50,70/300, 80/400
  • Papywizard platform(s): Netbook Samsung NC10 with Bluetooth, Windows XP
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

QTVR 360°

Antoine54

Laxou, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin "Non Goto"
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

panomax

Tulln, Austria

c-spot.media

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin
  • Firmware version: 020581
  • Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 10-20mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • Interface(s): Ursaminor BT device
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): modified crown

Usage

Timelapse photography, panoramic photography

360panos ex unbridgesinonrien "le retour"

Sevrey, France

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D300 & D70S IR converted
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Panoramic photography natural colors & Infra Red

francoisJ

Masny, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin "Non Goto"
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D80, nikkor 18-200, 50 1.4
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • Interface(s): Deltawave PapyMerlin BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <no modification(s)>

Usage

At first time i will use it for automated partial panos

Ewart

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D300s & Nikon D70, Nikkor 50 1.8, Nikkor 80-200 2.8, Nikkor 10.5, Nikkor 18-70, Tamron 500 mirror
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth device
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

I use it mainly for 360 panos and timelapse, but I will do some regular panos & gigapixel stuff as well. Now that I have a video DSLR I'm also using it as a pan/tilt mount for movie clips.

didsaus

Saussy, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D200 with prime lenses 15, 24, 50 & 105 mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Spherical Pano with 15 mm, Cylindrical Pano with 24 mm and 50 mm, and I hope in the next future Gigapix with 105 mm.

sparks60

Chiswick ... London, England UK

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin "Non Goto"
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Pentax *ist DL, Pentax K20D & various lenses
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N810
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): none yet ...

Usage

Gigapix, Macro Gigapix Stereo Pano's

jeongyun

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

nasca

Nederlands

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D40
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): , BTM-222 Bluetooth-Funkmodul from plischka.at
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

cincy244

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon with 17-55 mm 2.8, 105 mm 2.8 micro, 200 mm micro, 70-200 2.8 VR
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC running XP for now
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMelin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

I want to try all techniques.

willybear

Bautzen, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version: 020581
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N770
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

jaT lahaM

Pardubice, Czech Republic

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

Matthew Field

Los Angeles, United States

My website

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: 5D, 20D. 15mm FE, 17-40L, 24-105L, 35L, 50/1.4, 100/2.8, 70-200 2.8L/IS, 300F4L
  • Papywizard platform(s): All my processing is on OSX, although I also run both Windows and Linux on my laptop.
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

I shoot mainly 360x180 sphericals for immersive VR and ultra large scale rectilinear (usually less than gigapixel - normally around 30000x6000)

TSP-TOG

Melbourne, FL USA

Configuration

  • Pano head: non-GoTo SkyWatcher/Orion/Merlin (from OPT received December 22, 2009)
  • Firmware version: 01.09.81
  • Camera: Nikon D-200, D-300, D-70 with IR conversion
  • Papywizard platform(s): HP Netbook running WinXP
  • Interface(s): USB through Silex Wireless USB Server, FTDI USB-TTL cable
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Replaced 2-contact shutter release with 3-contact for Nikon use, crown mods to come !

Usage

I am an amateur photographer with the occasional paying gig. I shoot what I call "Technical Stock" photos, which is my fancy name for product photography of electronics and other things that can be used for marketing. I recently found a great deal on a portable 15m mast setup and bought it for aerial photography. Recto pano mostly. I've had requests from businesses for "birds-eye" pics and for overhead event and staff shots.

The PW/Orion head started as a need for remote camera positioning but I see the potential for much more fun stuff, including stitching multiple telephoto lens shots for exaggerated DOF images.

Hollywood

West Lakes, Australia


Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

cbraut

Louveciennes, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher "Non Goto from Astronome.fr
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D300 + objectif fisheye Nikkor 10.5
  • Papywizard platform(s): MacOSX 10.6.2.
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Panoramas 360 sphériques "traditionnels".

chontaduro

Kirchberg in Tirol, Austria

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

gcoban

Hamburg, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): MS-Windows 7 & Nokia
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

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

Template

Replace Template title by you APP nickname with a link on your description on APP forum.

<Short description of yourself>

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • 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>