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    Default DIY nodal shift Pano head

    Original nodal shift pabo head cost from $500 - $900.
    So i decided to DIY, here are my DIY nodal shift pano head







    Can do X axis and Y axis shift, can stand minimum 20Kg and weight. Cost not more than $50.
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    cool... when i need one, will buy it from you...
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    Cool, I do some pano recently.

    Would you share more instructions for a DIY-noob like me?
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    Cool! How did you make it? Can commission you to make one for me too? The price of the pano heads out there are quite prohibitive and yours looks like it does the job a fraction of the price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilmerlin View Post
    Cool! How did you make it? Can commission you to make one for me too? The price of the pano heads out there are quite prohibitive and yours looks like it does the job a fraction of the price!
    You can try on mine before ask me to make one for you
    I can loan you mine as I don't take pano all the time. Just give me a PM.
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    Nice stuffs.

    Care to share a list of what to buy items ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odyssey-Boy View Post
    Nice stuffs.

    Care to share a list of what to buy items ??
    1. 2 x aluminium flash brackets
    2. Remove the flash mount
    3. Bend one of them 90 degrees ( this is the tricky part)
    4. Mount 2 of the brackets together.
    5. Mount it on any Pan head
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    Default Re: DIY nodal shift Pano head

    I making ver 2 of my DIY pano head this weekend..
    got some new idea to make it better.
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    Very nice work! Please do share your new version with us. Seems like a nice DIY project!

    Found this discussion thread with a lot of variants of DIY projects, http://www.flickr.com/groups/hugin/d...7612547458035/

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    Default Re: DIY nodal shift Pano head

    Hi guys, I just bring my DIY pano head for a test run, here are the results..
    Not as good as nodal ninja but for the price, it is



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    Default Re: DIY nodal shift Pano head

    here are the virtual tour

    Last edited by dannyfoxy; 2nd November 2010 at 11:12 AM.
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    Default Re: DIY nodal shift Pano head

    great creation seems like u moved on from ur swim suit haha.

    anyways, are u going to create a step by step tutorial? can get it stickied or something

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    This is interesting. How do you create the virtual tour?

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    Default Re: DIY nodal shift Pano head

    Interesting work Danny. I used to DIY my pano head but I used aluminium profiles instead. It is a bit more expensive considering I have to get a machinist to trim it down to my specifications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    great creation seems like u moved on from ur swim suit haha.

    anyways, are u going to create a step by step tutorial? can get it stickied or something
    Ok, tonight I will try to create step by step guide. My solutions are easy so everyone can do it, and it is cheap also.





    Quote Originally Posted by Golgotha View Post
    This is interesting. How do you create the virtual tour?
    www.panomonkey.com will help.


    Quote Originally Posted by hazmee View Post
    Interesting work Danny. I used to DIY my pano head but I used aluminium profiles instead. It is a bit more expensive considering I have to get a machinist to trim it down to my specifications.
    Yup.. anything that need machinist will get expensive. Workshop and tools requires, I will do step by step guide to share with everyone here.
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    Default Re: DIY nodal shift Pano head

    Ver 2.0





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    Default Re: DIY nodal shift Pano head

    the improve ver of pano head works well, I got very nice 360 pano shot now here are the result of the new pano head.






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    Default Re: DIY nodal shift Pano head

    cool effort!

    but do note, when you change cam or lens or the simply, the way you shoot, you have to redo the whole setup. At times, it is the presentation too, i cant let some hotel chain see i use some DIY setup for them paying good money to create some virtual tours.

    But i believe this is a great way to start! Once you need something more precise then get something branded.

    Do post more!
    Last edited by etegration; 15th November 2010 at 07:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etegration View Post
    cool effort!

    but do note, when you change cam or lens or the simply, the way you shoot, you have to redo the whole setup. At times, it is the presentation too, i cant let some hotel chain see i use some DIY setup for them paying good money to create some virtual tours.

    But i believe this is a great way to start! Once you need something more precise then get something branded.

    Do post more!
    Hi, my setup able to adjust X & Y axis, able to change based no worry on changing lens and camera. This is not for money making purpose. And I'm not pro, I dun sell my time I only wish to sell my photo. Thanks..
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    Default Re: DIY nodal shift Pano head

    Your V2 looks easier to make than the V1. Is it just two flash brackets now?

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