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8800+FCE9 vs D70+Sigma 8mm vs D70+10.5?

Hi,

I have started off with nikon 4300 with FC-E8 using the iPIX setup. I toyed with D70+FCE9+MrotatorB, however, I did not like the way the lens and the FCE9 were joined together with the foam bit.

Given that easypano is coming out with version 4.0 of their software. I would like to move to a different level. So which one would be best to start off with?

-Nikon 8800+FCE9

-D70+Sigma 8mm

-D70+Nikkor 10.5

I would like to achieve the best quality.

Which is the would be the best setup ?

Thank you for your input.

kazesoze.  


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The Nikon D70 + 10.5mm Fisheye is better buy - by a country mile.

Used with Panoweaver 4.0 you will be over the moon.

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Smooth

Am I correct that the D70 + 10.5 mm Fisheye will need 6 + 2 for full 360 x 180 panos?

Ever on ICQ soon?

Markus


Nikon D70s, Sigma 8 mm, 4 to 12 shots, Agnos MrotatorTShort, PTGui, PS CS3, and lots of other software :-)
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Quote: Originally posted by marktold on March-22-2005

Smooth

Am I correct that the D70 + 10.5 mm Fisheye will need 6 + 2 for full 360 x 180 panos?

Ever on ICQ soon?

Markus


Yes that would be correct.

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Now i'm a tad confused... so we'll need a 6+2 for a 180x360 image with D70 and nikkor 10.5mm... I didn't think that PW4 could deal with that.
If I only had an hour to chop down a tree... I'd spend 45 mins sharpening the axe.
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Better get back to reading then Robert!

Yes, it can deal with that.

Wack your CP4500 into F2 mode (this will be similar) and test it out!

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Dear Smooth,

Thank you for your input.

Which of the Agnos panoheads would you recommend that I use? or Should I use something else with D70 + 10.5mm setup?

Which tripod would you recommend as well?

Thank you.

kazesoze


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Kazesoze,

I would recommend the Agnos QuicklyQTCubic for this set up. But it might be worth waiting for the soon to be released Agnos MrotatorT.

As for the tripod I like and use the Velbon Sherpa 600n but Manfrotto and Gitzo also make very good tripods. But sure it can handle the weight and that it is of good quality.

I 100% would be using a Manfrotto #222 or #322 pistol grip levelling head.

Manfrotto = Bogen in the USA. (different part #'s)

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Dear Smooth,

Thank you again.

Do you mean MrotatorR or MrotatorT? and "Fra pochi giorni" should have been "Fra pochi settimane o mesi "

For 6+2 shots, you would take 6 shots at 60 degree angles, correct? and how would you take the the other 2 for the ground and sky without losing your position? Would this produce a spherical image or cylinderical?

Thank you again.

Kazesoze.


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I talked to the Agno's yesterday and he said that the MrotatorT should be ready in 2-3 weeks. If I understood it correct. My Italien is not really the best.

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Nikon D70s, Sigma 8 mm, 4 to 12 shots, Agnos MrotatorTShort, PTGui, PS CS3, and lots of other software :-)
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MrotatorT is being produced to be 100% compatible with Panoweaver 4.0.

Agnos was hoping for a release later this month - but might run into next month.

The MrotatorT will allow for 6 shots in rotation and will have a pivot to allow the camera to retain the correct nodal point when rotated up 90° and down 90°.

This will give correct coverage for Nikon D70 and 10.5mm Fisheye 6+2

Possibly Canon DSLR with Sigma 15mm Fisheye or Genuine Canon 15mm Fisheye.

You should be able to do Nikon D70 or Canon 300D/350/10D/20D/1D with Sigma 8mm Fisheye (Drum Images) 4+2 or 6+2 for greater definition.

More....... You should also be able to shoot with your Nikon Coolpix camera in F2 Mode (full frame) with FC-E8 or FC-E9 for extra definition.

* Some of these are "guesstimations!* But it should ring true. We will discover as we all learn.

Theory is there though!

Regards, Smooth