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2002-10-08
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Yes, the nodal point is a LENS function not the camera.  Thats why I marked the point on the LENS. 

Now where ever the camera screw lock attaches to the pan head is located will vary with each camera housing dimensions.

IF you maintain that lens mark over  tripod rotation point then you should get relatively good panorama stitching.

Just a thought

Dave

 

 


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Correct. I believe my surprise was that the cameras fit in nearly the same spot. I had tried a 990 a few days before and it did not fit in a similar position.

I've posted a photo (albeit a bad one) of the modifications that I've made to my panohead and also some panos that I took using it on a walk to get some coffee this afternoon.

http://www.centraloregon360.com/panoHead/Bend.html

Most of the panos contain some evidence of my three year-old son (i.e. a bike, or a three year-old). His bike is a welcome addition to any pano taken while on a walk because, since I am 6'4", that bike means that he can almost keep up! The park panos are about 2-3 blocks from my house and the library is about 3 blocks. Throw in the coffee shop and the panos cover about a 4 or 5 block square.

The panohead worked beautifully and usually had a mismatch error of around .07... !

Hans


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2002-11-06
#14

The nodal point is a function of the Lens not the camera.  Postion the lens over the point of tripod head rotation.  This is shown in the page link above.

The camera dimensions will determine where the camera to pan head Lock screw is located.

 

 


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