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Chris Ellenbogen

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Location: Penland, United States
Registered: 27 Feb 2013
Absolute MK2 + 10.5mm
Posted: 27 Feb 2013 at 8:21 GMT
Equipment: I have the Absolute head with a Nikon D600 (full frame) and 10.5mm lens (shaved, shooting in full frame mode).

Question: I'm trying to figure out the best way to take a 360x180 pano. 3+1+1 doesn't give me enough overlap with the 3 around. I can do 4+1+1 but would like to get rid of my zenith shot.

If I do 4+1, the 4 around tilted up at 10 degrees can I eliminate my zenith shot? Can anyone give me suggestions from experience whether it is better to use 10 or 15 degree angles to eliminate my zenith shot?
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mediavets

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Location: Isleham, Cambs., United Kingdom
Registered: 8 Feb 2008
Re: Absolute MK2 + 10.5mm
Posted: 27 Feb 2013 at 13:09 GMT
updated: 27 Feb 2013 at 13:13 GMT
Welcome to the forum...

Chris Ellenbogen said:

Equipment: I have the Absolute head with a Nikon D600 (full frame) and 10.5mm lens (shaved, shooting in full frame mode).

Is the camera arm you have specific for the D600 with a Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye?

Question: I'm trying to figure out the best way to take a 360x180 pano. 3+1+1 doesn't give me enough overlap with the 3 around. I can do 4+1+1 but would like to get rid of my zenith shot.

If I do 4+1, the 4 around tilted up at 10 degrees can I eliminate my zenith shot? Can anyone give me suggestions from experience whether it is better to use 10 or 15 degree angles to eliminate my zenith shot?

Does the Aboslute offer you these various options?

If so a simple experiment should answer your question.

Andrew
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Sam Rohn

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Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Registered: 5 Mar 2008
Re: Absolute MK2 + 10.5mm
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 at 4:12 GMT
updated: 28 Feb 2013 at 4:16 GMT
shooting 4 around @ 0° works fine with shaved nikkor 10.5mm on D800 and will give you a full 360x180, like here -

www.samrohn.com/360-panorama/lower-manhattan-blac...

this was on a nodal ninja R1 & RD4 rotator, should be similar results with D600 or other full frame nikon

no separate nadir shots here, i cloned out the tripod by hand

sam
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Bruce Hemming

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Location: European Union
Registered: 5 Mar 2011
Re: Absolute MK2 + 10.5mm
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 at 9:46 GMT
updated: 28 Feb 2013 at 9:51 GMT
4 around at 0 degrees with shaved 10.5 on EOS 5D MK1 - mounted on BoBracket

www.bhphoto.biz/WHEEL/WHEEL.htm

what FOV etc are you getting shown in your stitcher? Should be something like 184-186 HFOV DON'T correct C distortion correction.
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