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Nikkor 10.5 quick questions

Hey all,
I'm hoping someone can answer these for me. I've been looking at upping my standard of shots and had thought about a Sigma 8mm. I've always seemed to find posts which say that the Nikkor 10.5 is better but I'd like to ask a couple fo quick questions if I may...

1/ Nikon Nikkor AF 10.5mm 10.5 F/2.8 f2.8 G ED DX Fisheye  - is that the one I want?

2/ How many shots do I need for a pano and (sorry about this - if im not specific then knowing me I will buy the wrong things...)

3/ What is the easiest panohead to use - I'm assuming it will be one of the Agnos ones but which is best for that lens and a Nikon d200 cam?

Cheers -any help is uber appreciated!

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1/ Nikon Nikkor AF 10.5mm 10.5 F/2.8 f2.8 G ED DX Fisheye  - is that the one I want? YES

2/ How many shots do I need for a pano and (sorry about this - if im not specific then knowing me I will buy the wrong things...) 6+TB = 8

3/ What is the easiest panohead to use - I'm assuming it will be one of the Agnos ones but which is best for that lens and a Nikon d200 cam? AGNOS MROTATORTCPS

Regards, Smooth


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I'm shooting with that same set up, D-200 with Nikkor 10.5 and I like it. Takes 6 shots + top and bottom for true 360.

Smooth,  I'm having a problem I hope you can help with. When I stitch I'm getting a line where the 360 wraps. Especially on out of door shots. I'm using the smartblend 1.2.5 plug-in with wrap mode 1 setting but still have it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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So long as you are not getting the wrap line by sharpening the image it is most likely that you need to add the -w to the Smartblend Command Line Parameter.

-w command is for the "wrap" when Smartblend does it's thing.

Tools>Advance Settings>Plug-ins (tab)> then down the bottom type -w in the Command Line Parameters.

Regards, Smooth


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2007-11-02
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What camera are you using.... maybe an Agnos Mrotator TU would work also...

The Mrotator TU is about 1/2 the weight of the TCPshort.

 


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Dave,

He mentions in his post Nikon D200.

This is too heavy for the MrotatorUT, But had he been using the D40 plastic body it would be a very good choice.

Regards, Smooth


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I agree the Nikon D200 comes in at 920 grams +Lens weight.

I recently finished a project using the Canon 5d 810 grams and thought it was border line stable using the Mrotator UT.  Took 14 HDR bracketed pano's of which 8 are shown here.  After 1 and half hours of walking from location to location.. my arms were certainly getting tired of lugging the tripod/ pan head/ camera around.  I think I need to put wheels on the tripod legs     2 of the pano's were Agno's HD pole + Canon 350d + Sigma 8 + RingT8s.  The 350d was easy to use on the HD pole at 5m height.

http://360texas.com/virtualtour/texas/stockyard/ttof/indextest.htm

These 8 will be added to this page

http://360texas.com/virtualtour/texas/stockyard/ttof/indexexchange.htm

To this you must add the fisheye lens weight - Sigma 8mm 400grams 14 oz. 

I visited dpReview and made a small excel chart for camera weights

I have sent Agno's this Excel spreadsheet file. Here is download .pdf.   Download now includes Smooth's lens information.

Download Camerastats.pdf here   UPDATED 6Nov2007

Sorted by weight:

Camera         model  Released     grams   ounces
nikon                d40    Nov-06             522     18.4
nikon                d40x  Mar-07             522     18.4
canon   EOS  350d   Feb-05             540     19
canon   EOS  400d   Aug-06             556     19.6
nikon                d50    Apr-05              620      21.9
nikon                d80    Aug-06             668      23.6
nikon                d70    Apr-05              679      24
canon EOS     30d    Feb-06              784      27.7
canon EOS      5d     Aug-05              810      28.6
canon EOS    40d     Aug-07              822       29
nikon             d300    Aug-07               825  &nb


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The following is correct weight on lenses without front Lens Cap but with rear cap fitted:

Canon 15mm Fisheye - 333 grams = 11 3/4 ounces

Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye - 313 grams = 11 ounces

Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye (with Canon adaptor) - 362 grams= 12 3/4 ounces

Tokina 10-17mm Zoom Fisheye (with metal sunshade removed) - 375 grams = 13 1/4 ounces

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Lens and Camera weight PDF file now includes Smooths lens information.
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Hi there

Many many apologies for this very late 'thank you for all your help' - had a bucket load of work recently and this slipped through the net. I do hope this wasn't seen as me being rude as I do really appreciate the help you guys have given me on here.

Just bought a D300 and have no cash left atm so will have a god long think about this!
Cheers


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