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Panohead design that let's you change leneses/ focal lengths WITHOUT re-positioning the camera
02/24/13 at 02:45:37
 
Hi everyone,

My hobby is improving things, I'm a product developer and teacher.

Since my new obsession is HDRI panos I thought of a pano-head design that allows an obstruction free down shot less the tripod legs, and a far less elegant, but effective stand design that solves the leg thing too.

BUT, upon documenting the design I realized that the biggest advantage isn't the clean down shot, it's actually that it allows you to position and align your camera ONCE and
switch lenses/ focal lengths WITHOUT adjusting the camera on the head
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No kidding, align once, switch lenses and shoot immediately parallax free.

So far it's a design, not a product, so I was wondering what experts and novices like me think about it.

Thanks in advance for any and all feedback positive and constructive.

Tim

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Re: A Nadir free panohead design that let's you change lenese/ focal le WITHOUT re-positionin the camera
Reply #1 - 02/24/13 at 19:59:07
 
Well, those are some big claims.

Let's see what you have. You can attach an image of your design or link to it using the third icon in the toolbar.
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Reply #2 - 02/27/13 at 11:19:32
 
sounds interesting! ... waiting for more info
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Reply #3 - 03/02/13 at 03:26:02
 
I know, and I'm risking looking like a fool and being over confident, but I feel pretty confident it would work, and now that I have some IP on it I'll post some crude pics here soon. 

Tim
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Reply #4 - 03/02/13 at 05:27:10
 
After further consideration I'm not comfortable publicly disclosing the design details as it could effect my intellectual property rights.

I know it sounds like a lot to take on faith, but IF I can demonstrate that they are true by getting an expert to verify they would work would a product like this be of interest?

Put another way, imagine it is available now, and it clearly can do what the advertising says, would people be interested in it?

Tim

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Reply #5 - 03/09/13 at 21:00:22
 
Yes, and I'm also interested in flying cars. But I haven't seen one yet... Wink
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Reply #6 - 03/10/13 at 00:37:20
 
Forgive me if I'm using the wrong terminology, but is not the "nodal point" different for most lenses?
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Reply #7 - 03/17/13 at 05:56:39
 
Hi Steve,

Yes, which is why I'm excited about the possibility my idea will work, but I need an expert ( I'm an amateur )to verify if what I think will work, WILL actually work.

Tim
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Reply #8 - 07/07/13 at 17:21:00
 
if i understand you right. this is adapter is very close to your idea: http://www.traumflieger.de/shop/::827.html

just release the ring including the lens and switch between 4,5mm and 15mm with a accurate np. i have that head.
this will take 10 secounds for me.
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