Intro: 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 parts..it 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...
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