Spherical Panorama Bracket
for Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye
Laser cut from Natural Wood
Nikon 10.5mm mounted for spherical panoramas
This is serial number 001 - just finished, a bit
dirty but works great.
- October 8th 2005
When enough people ask, clearly one should respond, so I spend Saturday
with a borrowed Nikon 10.5mm to make a perfect bracket for it. After
messing around a bit I did settle on the main space after the focusing
ring. including the new screw and vingnut design for assembling the
The Nikon 10.5mm bracket weigh about 110 grams, its a perfect bracket
for both every day work, backpacking and hiking..
the shipping brackets are nice and clean...! (unlike the pictures of
the prototype shown above)
Here is a couple of images showing the instalation of one of the first 10.5mm Nikon brackets.
- It seems there is more
to this lens than what meets the eye, when I rotated it diagonally
suddenly I could see the base of the bracket in the picture, and a
quick test suggest that taking 8 pictures would comfortably create
a panorama with very close to 180 degrees of vertical FOV. My guess
is that if you stick the lens on a full fame dSLR and removed the
plastic lens shade, you would have 180 deg vertical FOV in 3-4 shots
around.. I have not tried, drop me a email if you know anything about
this. I would like to post as much information as possible on this
- Instead of a large rotator
I am using a Bogen extension which rotates smoothly and have no practical
footprint in the picture, I removed the head from the tripod and mount
the Bogen extension directly to the center screw of the tripod, the
result is a very small footprint, which I find mostly can easily be
retouched with the cloning tool in Photoshop.
product # 259B - Bogen code (USA only): 3007X
Cost is app $20 at places like Samy's in LA and B&H Photo.
Catalog for the Manfrotto extension tube.
- INSTALATION instructions
Availability - IN STOCK.
You can place a order today via PayPal to my email -price is $125
+ $15 shipping in the USA - international shipping is $30.
Domestic in the USA total price including shipping is $140.-
International shipping total price including shipping is $155.-
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Jook's modified BoPod
bracket pieces being cut on the laser, because of the accuracy of the
laser it is possible to create a very accurate spherical panorama bracket
from high grade model aircraft birch plywood, which is a uncommonly
dense and solid wood.
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