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Choosing a panorama head - which head for your camera / lens and type of panorama you wish to produce...
Panoramic heads - Panoramic equipment guide
Choosing your panoramic VR equipment - Which type of panorama do you wish to produce?
Single-Row, multi - shot?
Multi-Row, multi - shot?
Fish-eye lens on a crop frame camera? | Fisheye lens on a full frame camera

Spherical or 'cubic' panoramas using a 'fish eye' lens on a 'crop frame' sensor smaller DSLR Camera.


Example: Domestic Kitchen / Room Shot 4 shots at 90 degree intervals plus one 'up' shot of the ceiling (zenith).
Easy to produce with the Nodal Ninja NN3, Nodal Ninja NN6 or Ultimate M series panorama heads, Digital SLR camera with 'Fish Eye' lens.
If your camera and lens combination produces photos which capture a partial circle 'fish-eye' image similar to the thumbnails above, then you can use this technique.
[This is commonly smaller digital SLR's such as the Canon 600D, 700D 60D, 70D, 6D, Nikon D80, D90 etc. with Canon or Sigma 8mm, Nikon 10.5mm lenses]

WHICH HARDWARE DO I NEED TO PRODUCE THIS TYPE OF IMAGE?:

NODAL NINJA NN3 - for the smaller Digital SLR cameras with short stubby fish eye lens fitted.
The Nodal Ninja NN3 VR head can be used to shoot fish-eye shots with many smaller camera/lens combinations.

For larger model Digital SLR's/longer lenses - choose a Nodal Ninja NN6, or Ultimate M series head.

Users of the popular Sigma 8mm lens or other full fish-eye and wide angle lenses can also use the Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 and lens ring clamp
Also available is the Ultimate R20 kit as used by countless photographers to produce Google Street View style views and business interiors.

You can see an example we have produced using this technique on a Nodal Ninja NN3 head by clicking here.

 

Spherical or 'cubic' panoramas using a 'fish eye' lens on a 'full frame' sensor DSLR Camera.

Example: Hotel Exterior 3 shots at 120 degree intervals plus one 'up' shot of the sky (zenith).
Produced with a Full frame DSLR camera fitted with a Sigma 8mm fish eye lens.
If your camera and lens combination produces photos which capture a full circle 'fish-eye' image similar to the thumbnails above, then you can use this technique.

WHICH HARDWARE DO I NEED TO PRODUCE THIS TYPE OF IMAGE?:

NODAL NINJA NN3
The Nodal Ninja VR head can be used to shoot 'full frame' fish-eye shots with certain camera/lens combinations. For larger model Digital SLR's/longer lenses - choose a Nodal Ninja NN6, or Ultimate M series head.

Users of the Sigma 8mm lens or other fish-eye and wide angle lenses can also use the Ultimate R1 and lens ring clamp
Also available is the Ultimate R20 kit as used by countless photographers to produce Google Street View style views and business interiors.

 

Single-Row panoramas - using standard or 'wide angle' lens


Example: Millennium Bridge, Fulford, York 8 shots at 45 degree intervals.
Full 360º panorama produced from 8 shots using a SINGLE ROW panorama head.

(Historically the most common form of panorama, take a number of still images each being photographed by rotating the camera a set number of degrees from the last). These images are then 'stitched' together in software to create a single panoramic 'strip image' which can be used for print and also to create and interactive 'VR Movie' using either Quicktime, JAVA, HTML5 or Flash.

WHICH HARDWARE CAN I USE TO PRODUCE THIS TYPE OF IMAGE?:

The versatile Nodal Ninja VR heads can be used to produce BOTH Single and Multi-Row panoramas. The NODAL NINJA NN3 is a great choice for compact cameras and small SLR's. For larger model Digital SLR's/longer lenses - choose a Nodal Ninja NN6, or Ultimate M series head.

 

Multiple row 'spherical' or 'cubic' panoramas

Kitchen panorama
This technique results in the highest resultion, highest quality images,
but can be tricky for outdoor shots or any shots where there is movement, people, traffic etc...



Example: Domestic Kitchen / Room Shot 3 rows of 8 shots at 45 degree intervals plus one 'up' shot of the ceiling (zenith).

You can see an example we have produced using a multi-row panorama head, leveller and Stitched as a large 360 VR Movie by clicking here [opens in new window].

Multiple row 'spherical' or 'cubic' panoramas - don't forget, you can also use a 'multi-row' VR head to produce 'single row' panoramas!

WHICH HARDWARE DO I NEED TO PRODUCE THIS TYPE OF IMAGE?:
NODAL NINJA NN3
The versatile Nodal Ninja NN3 VR head can be used to photograph BOTH Single and Multi-Row panoramas.
For larger model Digital SLR's/longer lenses - choose a Nodal Ninja NN6, or Ultimate M series head.


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