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DIY Panorama Rig

Pete Prodoehl’s panoramic head is made out of scrap wood and L-brackets Pete had lying around. The bottom photo, showing Milwaukee Makerspace, is an example of a photo Pete took with it.

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  1. Is the objective to limit the axis of motion the camera has while on a tripod?  It looks like it’s designed to take panoramas of the sky? most of the demo pictures show the camera’s lens point up

    1. Gordon, the objective is to rotate the camera around the no-parallax point (which is typically somewhere neat the front of the lens) and not where the camera usually mounts to the tripod. It can take pictures of the sky, the ground, or everything in-between. Wide panoramic shots are pretty common. The Milwaukee Makerspace photo you see above is actually two rows of photos, with 11 photos in each row, stitched together into one large image.

    2. Gordon, the objective is to rotate the camera around the no-parallax point (which is typically somewhere neat the front of the lens) and not where the camera usually mounts to the tripod. It can take pictures of the sky, the ground, or everything in-between. Wide panoramic shots are pretty common. The Milwaukee Makerspace photo you see above is actually two rows of photos, with 11 photos in each row, stitched together into one large image.

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