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Old Apr 20, 2004, 8:23 PM   #1
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Shot off a tripod with a home-built pano head, stitched with Panorama Tools (with PTGui as a front end)
outputting masked PhotoShop layers. Then the masks were adjusted to get the seams in the right place.

With a 26.4K bps connection, I don't normally get involved with threads having lots of photos :-(.
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Old Apr 20, 2004, 8:42 PM   #2
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Most highly excellent!
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Old Apr 20, 2004, 9:05 PM   #3
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wow...your like Solomon! alotta wives!!
haha...nice one
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Old Apr 21, 2004, 7:19 AM   #4
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Beautifully composed and also with a wonderful touch of humor!

What's this "home-built pano head" of which you speak?! Would you be willing to tell us about it?
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Old Apr 23, 2004, 8:29 PM   #5
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I wrote up a bit on it: http://www.geocities.com/bill0drew/panohead/index.htm I like wood so the compass can be used with a monopod.

Many plans for home built heads can be found in the Cameras, Lenses, Tripods, Printers and Accessories forum at Max Lyons site - http://www.tawbaware.com/cgi-bin/forum/cutecast.pl
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Old Apr 23, 2004, 10:26 PM   #6
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Truly amazing! I count 14 ladies! Very well done. My wife asks if you can do the same for her. That's about how many of her it would take to get everything done around this place.
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Very nice!
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Old Apr 24, 2004, 4:27 PM   #8
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I just looked at your setup, Bill, and could see easily how it works. I've bookmarked your page so I can go back to it.

Thank you. I've mostly avoided panoramas because of the distortion problems.
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very clever, I wish I could split myself into this many people, a lot more housework would get done
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Old Apr 24, 2004, 9:02 PM   #10
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... I've mostly avoided panoramas because of the distortion problems.
If you mean projection distortion instead of lens distortion, keep in mind that any pano with a field of view much larger than your eye's is going to be "distorted". That should be expected since you will be seeing something that cannot be seen in nature. Some pano subjects (often landscapes) look just fine while others (often arcitectural) look really strange.

Somewhat like the perpetual "how big can I print with XXX Megapixel?" question, different folks have different answers to how large a field of view can be used with a rectilinear projection. No one will give a number larger than 140 degrees: I think the reasonable limit is a bit over 90 degrees, 120 at the most.
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