DIY Pan jig side

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DIY Pan jig side

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MAKE Flickr photo pool member Shadowgolem writes – “Home made Panoramic Jig. Using 1/8 Alum. Just finished it this morning. It weighs 12.3 Oz with the Manfrotto CR2 plate attached. Cost about 35$ for all the parts (I went with stainess where I could) and I have enough Alum. left over to make a second one. Now to go try it out!”Link.


  • How to Build a Panoramic Tripod Head for $10 – Link.
  • Panoramas Made Simple – Link.

8 thoughts on “DIY Pan jig side

  1. gear_head says:

    I’m not sure I follow the reasoning behind this. Doesn’t the head on the tripod itself tilt 90 degrees to allow you to do just this?

  2. dculberson says:

    I was also confused, but follow his links for an explanation. It’s so you can pan around both horizontally and vertically without any adjustments to level, etc. It’s to aid in making multi-shot panoramics with stiching software. Looks handy!!

  3. Shadowgolem says:

    Sorry for not checking this for questions earlier. The reason for this Jig is so that you are pivoting around the point that the image reverses. If you pivot around the screw hole in the bottom of the camera you are back for that point and as a result when you go to stitch the images together the foreground and background objects do not line up consistantly between the images and you end up with what looks like a ghost 2nd image (usually on background objects).

  4. Shadowgolem says:

    And thank you very much for posting this!

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