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Matthew Rogers
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Re: [ANN] 360Precision Atome - Unique Lens Clasp Panoramic Tripod Head
Posted: 14 Aug 2008 at 14:03 GMT
Hi Andrew,

The tilt on the current 8mm version is 7.5º

Matt
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Doug Aurand

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Re: [ANN] 360Precision Atome - Unique Lens Clasp Panoramic Tripod Head
Posted: 14 Aug 2008 at 14:18 GMT
Matt
Is that the only tilt available for the Sigma 8mm?

I had thought 10° worked better with the smaller Canon sensors, but maybe you've found 7.5° is enough?

Doug Aurand
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Hans Nyberg

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Re: [ANN] 360Precision Atome - Unique Lens Clasp Panoramic Tripod Head
Posted: 14 Aug 2008 at 14:21 GMT
6 degrees is enough

10 is far too much. Will give you a large nadir.

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Doug Aurand

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Re: [ANN] 360Precision Atome - Unique Lens Clasp Panoramic Tripod Head
Posted: 14 Aug 2008 at 14:43 GMT
Hans
I've experimented with a 10° tilt up using my Canon XTi and the Sigma 8mm and the Nadir "hole" is about the same size as the rotator and tripod head.

The corners of the "square" extend just a little past the "circle" of the rotator at the Nadir and there's plenty of overlap at the Zenith.

I tried 5° and had a small "vortex" at the Zenith

But if Matt's found that 7.5° is enough for the 1.6 Crop Canons, I'll give it a try

Doug Aurand
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panocanarias

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Re: [ANN] 360Precision Atome - Unique Lens Clasp Panoramic Tripod Head
Posted: 15 Aug 2008 at 0:51 GMT
Hi Matt,
seems, the Atom comes with a build-in click-stop system (4,6,8,... depending on lens), which is really nice and usefull.
But (maybe I missed some info), is it also possible to lock the head, so it does not turn freely and unintentionaly ?
(e.g., when used on monopod or on top of a highpole, with the pole turned instead of the head)

Klaus (panocanarias)
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Paul Thomas

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Re: [ANN] 360Precision Atome - Unique Lens Clasp Panoramic Tripod Head
Posted: 15 Aug 2008 at 8:23 GMT

panocanarias said:

... is it also possible to lock the head, so it does not turn freely and unintentionaly ?

Klaus

I do not see that you can lock the head into one position although the 4 stops on the Sigma 8mm version are very positive and so perhaps it would stay in situ atop a pole.

I'll see if I can try this out at the weekend (subject to the British weather that is!)
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Matthew Rogers
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Re: [ANN] 360Precision Atome - Unique Lens Clasp Panoramic Tripod Head
Posted: 15 Aug 2008 at 17:23 GMT
The only option at the moment is to tighten the two internal ball plungers. This will definitely lock the rotation but isn't a recommended long term solution. We are working on a locking option though so stay tuned.

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bigwade

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Re: [ANN] 360Precision Atome - Unique Lens Clasp Panoramic Tripod Head
Posted: 15 Aug 2008 at 17:32 GMT

Matt Rogers said:

Kisses and big hugs to everyone smile

Matt


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panocanarias

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Re: [ANN] 360Precision Atome - Unique Lens Clasp Panoramic Tripod Head
Posted: 15 Aug 2008 at 18:03 GMT

Matt Rogers said:

....We are working on a locking option though so stay tuned.

Will do. Nice to here that.
Wouldn't that be a good idea for the adjuste, too?
[well, a bit offtopic in *this* thread...]
Thank you Matt

Paul Thomas said:

....very positive and so perhaps it would stay in situ atop a pole...
I'll see if I can try this out at the weekend..

Thank you Paul. Please let us know your experience.
A locking option would be nice, anyway.

Klaus


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yes, Matt, we all like you, too. wink ]
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badders

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Re: [ANN] 360Precision Atome - Unique Lens Clasp Panoramic Tripod Head
Posted: 16 Aug 2008 at 15:25 GMT
I think a simple piece of bodge tape around the rotator base should give a quick temporary solution when you don't want the head rotating by itself.

Also, I'll upload the Siggraph images on Monday for anyone who wants to download them.

Andrew Baddeley
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Doug Aurand

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Re: [ANN] 360Precision Atome - Unique Lens Clasp Panoramic Tripod Head
Posted: 17 Aug 2008 at 14:39 GMT
Andrew
What is "bodge tape"?

I lock up one of my iPIX rotators with black electric tape and an automotive hose clamp. I use a Manfrotto 3414 to do the rotating.

We'll be looking forward to trying out your photos from the Atome

Doug Aurand
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badders

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Re: [ANN] 360Precision Atome - Unique Lens Clasp Panoramic Tripod Head
Posted: 17 Aug 2008 at 18:59 GMT
Bodge tape is duct tape, electrical tape etc. (Military term)

Andrew Baddeley
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