Panorama Head





Introduction: Panorama Head

I want to take a pictures in panoramic view, even 360 degree. Well, some trials from hand was not successful as I expected. Problem was hold still and nodal point. Then I found on web a huge offer for panorama heads. The prices are...ouch. And t than I go in my working corner.

Step 1: Start With Finding Material

I took rough measurements of my camera, find out Plexiglas 8mm, took hand saw and start. Here you see strips 45mmx 8mm.
Well, boring and hard work.

Step 2: Grinding

Well, not all work was by hand. 50% is with machines.

Step 3: First Look

Some of parts was made... still to go.
Here are shall be two heads on end. Plexy parts was glued with a blur made when you put the Plexy sawdust in the chloroform. Very good glue.
Some ideas how it shall work after finishing.

Step 4: Assembled

Two assembled. Some close ups.

Step 5: Mounted on My Stativ

As you can see. Looks pretty good. And it is functional...

Step 6: It Has to Be Stronger...

I found that for heavier cameras and lenses you need to take stronger Plexy, The third was made from 45mm x 9mm strips.

Step 7: Reinforcements

So I go back, and add - glue a layer of 4mm on previous model on vertical and horizontal part. Because I have not the same material I take this layer in different color.  To be nicer ...
Now it is ready for heavier cameras...

Step 8: Test ...

Ahhh.... this is it...

Costs?  Few cents. Two hour work.   :)))

Or go to web /Ebay... there are plenty of kind...


Note: I DO NOT respond on any comment/message
which is not undersigned with full name and address.



    • Paper Contest 2018

      Paper Contest 2018
    • Pocket-Sized Contest

      Pocket-Sized Contest
    • Science of Cooking

      Science of Cooking

    We have a be nice policy.
    Please be positive and constructive.




    I may have a go at this, I have some off cuts of perspex in the garage.
    While solvent glue will work you may get a better result using a UV curing cyanoacrylate though obviously that would only be applicable if you were using transparent perspex.

    The same design would work in MDF as well, which is cheaper if you have to buy the materials.

    Dear Sir,
    Please, full name and place.

    E-mail: kresimir.pregernik@gmail com

    With due respect,

    the reason we comment like this is so everyone can hear what you have to say, that way you dont have a gazzilion emails about the same question

    dear other Unknown, i have nothing to read sincerely

    A W E S O M E conversation !
    entirely contentfree

    i know right!!!! its like talking to a really polite wall lol:]

    Can I get in on this?
    I am a stranger from a website
    I want to know your name, rank, cereal number, address, and how you joined instructables. Then I'll say "hi there" and creep the living S*%@ out of you

    Who would want to put a "full name and address" just to make a comment? really, what's the point of that? Does leaving a name and address out of one's comment automatically make it irrelevant? I would never have guessed it worked that way. *lol* what a joke!