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    Default Re: DIY nodal shift Pano head

    Quote Originally Posted by Evilmerlin View Post
    Your V2 looks easier to make than the V1. Is it just two flash brackets now?
    yes sir, you can make it yourself, it is easy. :P
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    Default Re: DIY nodal shift Pano head

    Could you show some pictures of the parts by themselves and how they go together? Thanks!

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    Default Re: DIY nodal shift Pano head

    I try.. actually just un-screw and screw ..

    1. Get 2 pcs of this flash bracket, selling at artworkphoto $15 each



    2. Remove the flash holder it will become like this


    3. Bend one of them 90 degrees it will become like this.



    4. You can screw the bended one with the straight one together it will become like this


    5. Then you screw on your pan head tripod plate.


    simple but it works....
    for pano it works perfectly.... but for VR you will need a bit of skill for the ceiling shot and the nadir.
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    Default Re: DIY nodal shift Pano head

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyfoxy View Post
    simple but it works....
    for pano it works perfectly.... but for VR you will need a bit of skill for the ceiling shot and the nadir.
    nice danny!

    Cant tell what lens/ camera body you using so i presume it's a nikon? with a 10.5mm?

    you can tilt the 10.5mm slight upwards then you wont have to shoot the ceiling shot (zenith).

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    Quote Originally Posted by etegration View Post
    nice danny!

    Cant tell what lens/ camera body you using so i presume it's a nikon? with a 10.5mm?

    you can tilt the 10.5mm slight upwards then you wont have to shoot the ceiling shot (zenith).
    HI, I using olympus E30 with 8mm fisheye. Yeah, I tried tilt up to cover ceiling. But the floor got big hole to cover. So my normal shoot tilt down 10 degrees, 6 shots around + 1 ceiling shot. Easier to stitch and PP.
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    Default Re: DIY nodal shift Pano head

    Fantastic! Thanks!

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    Default Re: DIY nodal shift Pano head

    Went for a trip to taiwan, did some pano there using my pano head.

















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    Default Re: DIY nodal shift Pano head

    Good stuff man! I just got the brackets, just need to find sometime to bend it into shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyfoxy View Post
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    I suggest you add a small pano head on your tripod QR plate and mount your entire nodal bracket on that pano head. And your setup will be perfect. Without the pano head, your sweep will not be in the same plane as the camera angle.

    With the pano head added, you can even do non-horizontal angle pano sweeps. You will sweep using the pano head, not your tripod head. Your tripod head will be locked down the whole time.

    pano heads looks like these:


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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    I suggest you add a small pano head on your tripod QR plate and mount your entire nodal bracket on that pano head. And your setup will be perfect. Without the pano head, your sweep will not be in the same plane as the camera angle.

    With the pano head added, you can even do non-horizontal angle pano sweeps. You will sweep using the pano head, not your tripod head. Your tripod head will be locked down the whole time.

    pano heads looks like these:

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    thank DD123, care to share where can I get this? I tried funan and panisula plaza before i DIY but no luck. Only can find manfroto pano head that cost $350.
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    Default Re: DIY nodal shift Pano head

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyfoxy View Post
    thank DD123, care to share where can I get this? I tried funan and panisula plaza before i DIY but no luck. Only can find manfroto pano head that cost $350.
    Try OP.

    I have the Nikon one shown in the picture, but is it from very long ago...

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    Default Re: DIY nodal shift Pano head

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Try OP.

    I have the Nikon one shown in the picture, but is it from very long ago...
    big thank you... i will try OP
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    Default Re: DIY nodal shift Pano head

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyfoxy View Post
    big thank you... i will try OP
    Can just get any china brand one also... It is just a panohead... not rocket science.

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    Default Re: DIY nodal shift Pano head

    Well Done DannyFoxy!
    Outstanding execution of a great idea.

    BTW nodal point calibration is very important for panorama when there are both subjects near and far. If however you are shooting far objects (esp if they are all the same distance), its apparent usefulness is a lot less.

    It would be easier to explain this by showing it. I am sure DannyFoxy can show this with his nodal shift set up. I shoot pano without a nodal shift but at subjects near infinity. :-)

    Cheers

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