Sven I own the equipment you do (that is Nikon Coolpix 5700, FC-E9, MRotator by Agnos.)
The rotator has been in my hands for about 5 days now so I cannot recommend/suggest anything.
- I called Agnos and they recommended to set up the right level on the first shot only. According to them it is matter of cents of millimiters which makes the bubble go out of range.
- Maybe it is because my standard as not as high as yours but I really cannot complain with regards to the stitches...
Although I have not pay much attention to the horizontal alignment, photos are most of the time stitching just perfect by using the automatic attachment in Panoweaver.
Sometimes yes, I need to manually amend the attachments but it is due to very small details.... (and the manual stitch is another matter I need to look into....).
For instance, let's look at the following pic. Is it bad? I am not quite sure... I can see some stictch issues... (se red squares) but hey in the last 2 months I had been trying sticthing pics made without rotator and this seems a dream to me!!
Please tell me what's wrong if you see any .
- Having said that I did wonder at some point about levelling the camera. What I did was to use a bubble level slotted into the camera. I set up the system and made sure the Rotator level was aligned:
Then I looked at the bubble level in the camera.I believe the second bubble should give me the horizontal alignment (always relative to the ground and the tripod, of course). For instance the following pic shows the camera before being adjusted (the second bubble lev is out so to me the camera need to be adjusted).
- One more thing I would like to ask: which focal lenght can you achieve with your 5700? As for me I cannot go any bigger the 11.6 mm (but usually I use 10.7 mm)