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MK Panorama

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Location: Hamburg, Germany
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MK PanoMachine Moonslide with Nadir-Shot Option
Posted: 5 Dec 2012 at 5:44 GMT
Hello,

Shortly before Christmas is the first small series of modified Moonslide brackets for MK PanoMachine finished and finally available.

Our new MK PanoMachine Moonslide is world´s first motorized panoramic tripod head included "nadir shot". If you shoot the nadir without a nadir-extension the tripod is in the center of the image. Now the upper part of the bracket is rotated by 180 ° and the tripod is set linearly. So you make the nadir shot without disturbing tripod. Your manual correction is a minimum of what you have to do without the extension.

Older models like version 6,7 and current 8 can often easily find an update.

Discover more: www.vr-head.com

Best regards from Hamburg / Germany

Marc
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DennisS

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Re: MK PanoMachine Moonslide with Nadir-Shot Option
Posted: 5 Dec 2012 at 5:53 GMT
I was wondering when other manufacturers were going to take a shot at making a nadir adapter.

Maybe the english translation is not so good, but according to the web site:
"Now the upper part of the bracket is rotated by 180 ° and the tripod is set linearly. So you make the nadir shot without disturbing tripod. "

How can the tripod be "set linerarly" and at the same time "without disturing tripod". You can move it without moving it? I do not understand. How can you get a clear shot under the tripod without moving the tripod?
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MK Panorama

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Re: MK PanoMachine Moonslide with Nadir-Shot Option
Posted: 5 Dec 2012 at 7:25 GMT
Hi Dennis:

We are sorry for our English - it is not our native language.


1.)You turn the upper part of the L-bracket to the outside (180°)
2) To compensate the offset of the camera you move the tripod / a little coin on the floor helps smile
3) Now the nadir image will be done at the right place
4) The tripod legs are not in the picture eek!

How can I explain this better in English?

Have fun

Marc

www.vr-head.com
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DemonDuck

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Re: MK PanoMachine Moonslide with Nadir-Shot Option
Posted: 7 Dec 2012 at 17:42 GMT

MK Panorama said:

Hi Dennis:

We are sorry for our English - it is not our native language.


1.)You turn the upper part of the L-bracket to the outside (180°)
2) To compensate the offset of the camera you move the tripod / a little coin on the floor helps smile
3) Now the nadir image will be done at the right place
4) The tripod legs are not in the picture eek!

How can I explain this better in English?

Have fun

Marc

www.vr-head.com


Something like the following:

1) Mark the nadir with a small object -- like a coin.
2) Point the camera straight down.
3) Rotate the L-bracket 180 degrees.
4) Move the tripod so that the camera is centered over the object you marked the nadir with.
5) Check for shadows. Rotate tripod around nadir to control shadows while keeping the camera centered over your mark.
6) Take a picture of the nadir.
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MK Panorama

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Location: Hamburg, Germany
Registered: 27 Jul 2004
Re: MK PanoMachine Moonslide with Nadir-Shot Option
Posted: 8 Dec 2012 at 6:09 GMT
Hi:

Thank you! I have added 1)-6) to our user book.

Hopefully for website it´s also better now:

Our new MK PanoMachine Moonslide is world´s first motorized panoramic tripod head included "nadir shot".
If you shoot the nadir without a nadir-extension the tripod legs are in the center of the image.
First turn the upper part of the L-bracket 180 degrees outside. Move the tripod to the offset of the camera. A small coin on the ground helps. Now shoot the nadir image without disturbing legs.
Your manual correction is a minimum of what you have to do without the extension.

Best regards

Marc

www.vr-head.com
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