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    Rail for panoshooting

    Hi All,

    I've been watching a few youtube videos as of late about shooting panos. Many of the videos talk about using a rail extender for the camera to rest on. This is to reduce the parallax error recorded by the camera.

    I wanted to ask if any of us here use such rails and whether ot not you've got some sample images to show me. One of the videos used the following piece of gear: MPR-CL II: MPR

    http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductD...-clamp&key=ait

    I don't need to spend that amount of money, however just wanted to see what else was out there.

    I currently have the following tripod setup:

    • Markins L plate
    • Markins Q10-Q ball head.


    What additional gear would you recommend me getting? I'll be going to NZ for a couple of weeks in early December and wanted to see what gear I should bring with me.
    Last edited by arnica; 13-10-2013 at 7:53pm.
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    Phil

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    Got myself one of these good value for the price
    http://www.linkdelight.com/PK001-Pro...l-Bracket.html
    Wayne

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    https://www.flickr.com/photos/34371137@N03/

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    Quote Originally Posted by rookie View Post
    Got myself one of these good value for the price
    http://www.linkdelight.com/PK001-Pro...l-Bracket.html
    Thanks rookie,

    I was wondering whether or not I need the "construction crane" thingy. Could I get away with just attaching the slider rail onto my ball head and then adjusting the camera along that plane to locate the nodal point?

    I'm guessing I will have to find the nodal point each time I take a different picture?

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    The setup in the link will do multi-row panos

    You don't need the vertical rail for 90% of normal panos

    Have a look at Really Right Stuff for a rail to suit your needs.

    You only need to find the nodal point once for every lens or zoom setting you use
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    MajorPanic

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorPanic View Post
    The setup in the link will do multi-row panos

    You don't need the vertical rail for 90% of normal panos

    Have a look at Really Right Stuff for a rail to suit your needs.

    You only need to find the nodal point once for every lens or zoom setting you use

    Thanks MP,

    I've had a look a several RRS videos on Youtube. I'm just seeing what other 3rd party maker are out there. RRS gear just seems "really" expensive.

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    Arnica,
    This previous thread from AP may have the information you need.

    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...54#post1104854

    Good luck with your pano shots.
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    Darey

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    Also check out the Acratech stuff.
    They have a video on their site which explains the nodal point and how to find it on your lens.
    I have one of their GP ballheads, and I find it to be excellent to use, and they have a huge range of accessories.

    www.acratech.net
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