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Inside I: the globe

11 November 2004 - Just a quick test shot (blown highlights and all) for my new NodalNinja. NodalNinja is a great and affordable panoramic head produced by Nick Fan at ( see ). Compact and lightweight, yet sturdy and precise is the perfect panoramic bracket for my prosumer. I plan to do a more in depth evaluation but it will take some time for other commitments...I just could not resist to at least try one challenging setup.

Here as a first test I tried a indoor shot with objects very close to the camera. It is a stitch of 7 images done in PanoramaFactory with no retouching at all. It was shot at 28 mm using my A1 with the battery pack installed.

Note that I have not yet set up precisely all the distances etc, and I shot this with a small (not particulary stable) tripod... so it's only going to get better. NN has passed it's first test with flying colors!

EXIF tags:
BrightnessValue 0.20 EV
ColorSpace sRGB
ComponentsConfiguration Y; Cb; Cr;
Contrast normal
DateTimeOriginal 2004:11:11 00:37:33
DigitalZoomRatio off
ExposureProgram manual
ExposureTime 1/0.800000 s
FNumber F5.6
Flash no, flash was off
FocalLength 7.20 mm
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm 28.00 mm
ISOSpeedRatings 100
Saturation normal
SceneCaptureType standard
Sharpness soft
SubjectArea rectangle center 1152 x 960, width 320, height 384
SubjectDistanceRange distant view
WhiteBalance manual

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Pedro Libório11-Nov-2004 22:55
quite interesting perspective!
Claudio Gatti11-Nov-2004 18:54
Hi Adal

What do you think now? better?

Thanks for helping me stay "unwarped" ;-)

Adalberto Tiburzi11-Nov-2004 17:52
I see the "warp" feeling, you are right, it's too strange. I very much appreciate that you are so able to avoid it, this gallery is marvellous also for that!
Claudio Gatti11-Nov-2004 15:43
Hi Adal,

PF does barrel correction during stitching, altough I agree that here some is till visible (the rug in particular). Maybe I could try PTlens before the fact, but overall it does not really disturb me with this image. I think it's because I like wide angle lenses, and I'm used to their effect and almost find the perfectly corrected images a bit too flat. I think the main problem here is that I went over the 180 degrees (on purpose for this test) and so the right side start to give you that "warp" feeling of 360 stitching, something that I generally tend to avoid.

Adalberto Tiburzi11-Nov-2004 09:46
Wow. You must only rectify the barrel distortion now, and it will be perfect!