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maxmelvin19

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panoramas
« on: May 08, 2011, 01:47:39 PM »

I'm thinking about getting the Fuji X100. I noticed that the tripod mount doesn't sit directly beneath the centre of the lens. Does this make constructing panoramas using a tripod impossible? (I know that it has a sweep panorama feature but I'm not so interested in that)

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Max
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Re: panoramas
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2011, 05:07:42 PM »

Certainly wider angle panoramas with foreground will be tough - but longer lens stitches should not be much of a problem.  I presume for close stuff you'd use a rail?  If not you'll have parallax problems regardless.

I'd guess that Kirk or Really Right Stuff will/have an L bracket which when combined with an Arca style clamp would solve the problem in any event.
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Re: panoramas
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011, 06:42:34 PM »

If you use a quick release system based on the  classic Arca-Swiss design the problem is solved by a camera plate that is either designed for the X100 or  a generic design that is long enough  to let you slide the camera to the point that the lens is centered over the rotation point.  Depending on what you making panoramics and the near far relationships involved you may or may not need a "nodal slide as well to get the rotation point under the exit pupil or nodal point of the lens. I am picking up  a Fuji X100  tomorrow and among other things  will be experimenting with it for making pans.
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