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    Stiching with SigmaDPXm

    Hi guys

    I was / am thinking about buying a tech camera for architectural and
    landscape photography.
    But I also have a DP2.
    Its a terrific camera and I wonder if it can be used with stitching in
    those areas.

    Whats the best thing do to to get it right
    ( panorama head, nodalpoint, software etc )?

    Can it in any way replace a tech camera with rise/fall and shift?

    Willow

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    Re: Stiching with SigmaDPXm

    It'll never replace a view camera.

    I use Nodal Ninja 3II and PTgui. Very pleased with all of those when used with my DP2M.
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    Re: Stiching with SigmaDPXm

    In my view it can replace a view camera, although of course the workflow is very different.

    I have used the same equipment as Stephen to good effect. See, e.g. here (print sharpened)

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/9806585/Att...a_QDB_Mono.jpg
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    Re: Stiching with SigmaDPXm

    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin_Bargate View Post
    In my view it can replace a view camera, although of course the workflow is very different.

    I have used the same equipment as Stephen to good effect. See, e.g. here (print sharpened)

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/9806585/Att...a_QDB_Mono.jpg
    Thanx.

    I have now ordered the Ninja.
    Do you have the settings for DP1 and DP2 and DP3 on the Ninja ( nodalpoint )? :-)
    Last edited by Willow; 6th March 2013 at 11:11.

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    Re: Stiching with SigmaDPXm

    Quentin,

    That's an INSANE shot. Imagine that image as a 2000 piece jigsaw!

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    Re: Stiching with SigmaDPXm

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete_G View Post
    Quentin,

    That's an INSANE shot. Imagine that image as a 2000 piece jigsaw!
    Hahah! It's currently (in original colour) an approx. 30 x50 inch print on my office wall.

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    Re: Stiching with SigmaDPXm

    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin_Bargate View Post
    Hahah! It's currently (in original colour) an approx. 30 x50 inch print on my office wall.

    Quentin
    Great shot(s), Quentin! That print must be a joy in your office.

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    Excellent shot Quentin!!

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    Re: Stiching with SigmaDPXm

    I too just joined the DPXm user's of the Nodal Ninja 3. I have only done one test pano to check my overlap using CS6. I put a 18 stop detent ring in for use with my DP2m (calls for a 15 stop but that is not available in detent rings from NN. Everything seems to look good with this test shot. The pano head did as it was designed to.

    Still up in the air about software to ultimately use on my MAC but next shot I will stack my pano and try Hugin till I make up my mind about PTGui or Autopan giga.

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    Quite possibly I am over thinking this as I have done multiple row panos off just a regular ball-head before and the results were good but I have a question using the NN3 for multi row panos. I assume we all set our NN's up for a straight on pano for its nodal point with the camera and lens we are going to use. Then to do 1 or more additional rows we tilt the pano arm up or down to achieve our desired overlap. Do you all reset the nodal adjustment of the camera to NN at these new arm positions or do you just shoot the rows without readjusting when you reposition the upper arm?

    I am guessing the latter and you just let the pano software deal with the slight nodal point variance.

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    You dont have readjust anything. It still stays in NP...

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    Thanks adsf.......

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    Re: Stiching with SigmaDPXm

    Another pano question........ I am using CS6 and just installed a Hugin freeware a bit ago for my pano stitching.... Seems those I talk to say PTGui is the most popular Pano software but it is basically based on the Hugin software. What will I gain over my current workflow by purchasing a copy of PTGui for $200 usd over what softwares I am currently using. I am doing mostly all vertically oriented format stitching using the nodal Ninja and DP2m. Think the most I will ever use is 3 layers of 6 across(15 stops is 360 deg with the DP2m in vertical orientation) and to date I am mostly getting what I want with one row and 4-8 images.

    Thanks in advance for your reply.....

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    Re: Stiching with SigmaDPXm

    Nevermind, I tried trial versions of both Autopan Giga 3 and PTGui Pro while waiting for a answer here and bought a license for the Autopan Giga 3 early this morning from Nodal Ninja's website. I figured with what softwares I already had that Autopan Giga 3 gave me more options than the PTGui Pro would of (PTGui Pro IS very similar to the Hugin freeware and not enough of a difference to justify the $200 usd to get it over my Hugin freeware). The Autopan Giga for me was far more user friendly and ran faster on my MAC.

    When it is all said and done one could not go wrong with either the Autopan Giga 3 or the PTGui Pro and it is sort of a 6 of one and a half a dozen of the other choice. Like choosing between a Dodge or Ford pickup truck.

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