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Old Jun 30, 2003, 4:17 PM   #1
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Default Panoramic Stitching setup with S602

I'm looking to do panoramic stitching and I'm looking for a tripod base adaptor for the Fuji FinePix S602. Any clues where to find this?
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Old Jul 1, 2003, 9:32 PM   #2
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I'm looking to do panoramic stitching and I'm looking for a tripod base adaptor for the Fuji FinePix S602. Any clues where to find this?
Any tripod will work with the 602!
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Old Jul 2, 2003, 6:10 AM   #3
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But don't serious pano shooters use a tripod base which offsets the lens axis the right amount from the rotation point? Is this what you mean? PM an expert BillDrew, whose advice I'd respect.
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Default Pivot Point and leveling

From what I understand to optical node should be pivoted about and the camera shoul be level. This requires the right base mounting bracket and something that will assist with the leveling. I'm new to this so I'm hoping for a little guidance.
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I thought Rikki was a bit short on the answer!

There's plenty to Google on. Somewhere I've seen the maths to calculate the lens offset, based on focal length. I found these in about 10 seconds!

http://home.rochester.rr.com/carlvogt/panmount.htm
http://www.erik-krause.de/panohead/
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Old Jul 5, 2003, 2:38 PM   #6
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I have been using PixAround's PixMaker Value for about three months. The panoramas come out great. Now I am not a professional, and I must admit all I do is take pictures overlapping in a circle. (hand held with a 602). So far 90% of them have turned out good.
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...(hand held with a 602). So far 90% of them have turned out good.
That illustrates the fact that while parallax (nodal point rotation) is a real problem with panoramas, it is often overstated. There are many other issues with shooting panoramas -light level changes, things moving, ... and most important: figuring out where to stand when shooting.

So just start shooting - when parallax rears its ugly head, you will see it - most likely in shots with close objects that have strong horizontal feature(s). Untill then, don't worry about it. Shoot hand-held or off a tripod without an adapter.
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