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Taken by
aram p s aram p s
Explore score
0.07 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 26, 2008
Date taken
Sep 25, 2008

test with a mod for a nikon d40

Gigapan Comments (6)

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  1. Paul Garland

    Paul Garland (February 15, 2009, 11:23AM )

    After a bit a messing around with it I finally have my D40 working fine on the EPIC. See: hpgarland.blogspot.com/2009/02/nik on-d40-on-gigapan-epic.html Will open in
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  2. aram p s

    aram p s (September 27, 2008, 02:14PM )

    www.mohadafasta.com/images/gigapan _mod.JPG Will open in
a new tab or windowtook the tripod mount from a broken older camera and used that to hold the hard drive bracket to the gigapan base then cut (tore actually) a small hole to the bracket to mount the camera. I took a 10/32 (I think) threaded 1" allen bolt through a spacer of some sort (I have no idea where this one is from, but even a stack of washers would do). more later, off to take some pictures!

  3. Carl Berger

    Carl Berger (September 27, 2008, 02:01PM )

    Great idea, I was going to cut at the angle of the trigger mechanism and epoxy a slotted bar on the bottom of the back with a thumbscrew on the trigger mechanism. Looks like I don't have to go to such destruction, thank you!

  4. Andrew Moore

    Andrew Moore (September 26, 2008, 09:29PM )

    Thanks for the tips - I'll look out for photos of your hacked mechanism - sounds really interesting Andrew

  5. aram p s

    aram p s (September 26, 2008, 07:57PM )

    This was a total ghetto hack. I pulled a mount from an old hard drive and used that to raise and move back the camera. I also added some height to the shutter trigger mechanism. I'll take some pics and post 'em later. A few things I have learned in day number 1: it's best to use only the outer trigger assembly clamp and to remove the inner one as the lens on the DSLR is a bit too fat to fit in the alloted space. it wobbles as currently assembled, but it doesn't seem to matter much since it is the force of the trigger that makes it wobble and that's uniformly applied. A long zoom is WAY to heavy to work unless you've got a nice counterbalance and aren't tweaking too high or low (meaning wide shots are fine, but square ones or tall ones don't work well). A good prime would make a lot of difference. I used the stock d40 zoom (18-55mm I think) and failed with the 18-200mm which, despite being a great lens, is a cannon.

  6. Andrew Moore

    Andrew Moore (September 26, 2008, 12:29PM )

    Hi, The quality looks great - which you'd expect from an SLR. What mod did you make to the Gigapan to allow the D40 to fit? Like the Chillies by the way - look very tasty!

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.2733 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 71 megapixels (12004 x 5992 pixels)
Input images: 35 (7 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 93.4 degrees wide by 46.6 degrees high (top=27.9, bottom=-18.7)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D40
Image size: 3008x2000 (6.0 megapixels)
Aperture: f/5.6 - f/11
Exposure time: 0.002 - 0.008
ISO: 200 - 250
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 82.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Automatic
Has subsecond timestamp: no
Horizontal overlap: 50.1 to 55.3 percent
Vertical overlap: 49.6 to 52.3 percent
Computer stats: 4096 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 9:17 (0:15 per picture)
Alignment: 1:25, Projection: 1:32, Blending: 6:19

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