Spherical Panorama Bracket
- We do not make this bracket at this time -
RAYNOX DCR-FE180PRO shown with Canon Pro1
August 26th 2005 Today I finished making a bracket for theRAYNOXDCR-FE180PRO,
this lens will fit almost any serious digital camera on the market.
the bracket weigh about 120 grams and fold perfectly flat, the base
fits inside the ring, this bracket will fit in your pocket..
- 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, however with the RAYNOXDCR-FE180PRO
this does not reallly apply since this lens does not cover all the
way down, on average my stitch ends up at 177 degrees. still a small
footpring means the bracket is virtually not visible in the 180pro
images. ask for sample shots.
product # 259B - Bogen code (USA only): 3007X
Cost is app $20 at places like Samy's in LA and B&H Photo.
I have had very good experiences getting RAYNOX fisheye lenses from
Digital Distributors - Visit
their website or call them at 800 774-7282
- Check out all the RAYNOX
lenses here. for spherical panorama photography you are particularly
interested in the 185pro or the 180pro.
For what its worth, its possible to use the bracket made for the RAYNOX
DCR-FE180PRO on the 185PRO, but you will need to run a bit of tape
around the narrow section of the lens tube, I do not recomend this
solution unless you happen to have both lenses.
- the RAYNOX
is no longer available. We stongly recomend using a Nikon FC-E9 instead.
to the paorama bracket front page
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