Possibly the slimmest panohead rotator that can be. The rotator of the panorama head is most of the time really bulky (and perhaps unduly in my opinion).
Here is an example. Whatever its commercial builder, this cylindrical device can reach 55-65mm (up to 2.5 inches) of Diameter. It is otherwise close enough to the lens so that a large chunk of the nadir of the panorama is eaten out by this unwanted obstructive circular object as seen from its top. I have designed and handbuild what I think is the slimmest rotator. I intend to use it with the Sigma 8mm fisheye when shooting four photos around the 360° on a tripod. Its diameter is reduced to the minimum that can replace the central tube of my Manfrotto tripod : exactly 24mm (a little bit less than one inch).
A 22mm Diameter tube (B) was inserted into the main central tube (C) and locked tight by two elastic 4mm Dia.spring pins mecanindus(®). A four part helicoid ramp was made at the bottom of another sleeve (A) that shall cover (B). All the basic parts where bought at a local hardware store. Site d'achat en ligne DealExtreme. Stromboli Online - the making of. Taking the photos Some of the photos were taken with a 35mm single lens reflex camera in portrait format in order to achieve maximum possible vertical coverage of the landscape.
Sometimes I use a 24mm lens (which requires 12 steps), sometimes a 14mm lens. With the 14mm 360° horizontal coverage is possible with 8 steps (and saves film). 10 or 12 steps gives larger overlap between images. This helps to maintain uniform sky darkness (less effects of lens vignetting) and to suppress reflexes. My self-made mount makes sure the camera turns around the optical centre of the lens. More recently I have used a professional panorama head made by Manfrotto which allows setting many different angular steps between images. Photographic VR - Panoramic Product Line. K aidan is the leading manufacturer of panoramic tripod heads for many reasons. Since immersive imaging technology is all that we do, our products are not built-up from "standard" parts, but instead, engineered from the start for a specific application. Would you like to learn more about panoramic and photographic VR? Panoramic Tripod Heads | 360 One VR & Accessories | Accessories & Components | Software & Resources Not responsible for errors/omissions.
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