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Gigapan Epic Pro - lens & software suggestions?

wombatj

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wombatj Registered since 14th Mar 2012
Wed 02-May-12 07:14 PM

More good advice Nathan, thank you.

I have a fairly hefty Gitzo tripod which I can weigh down further with a hanging bag of some description. Re passersby, yes, I'll endeavour to be at my most diplomatic. In the past, while photographing French Cathedrals for any length of time, people invariably came up to chat, but I rather enjoy that. The risk that I envisage with the Gigapan (and no, it's not bought yet, but the application for purchase went to my employer yesterday) is that any such "visitors" will then appear in the photos which follow. There is a Gigapan of St Paul's in London on the web at the moment, an otherwise excellent composite photograph, but with a great many split people in the view. On the other hand, Andrew Tallon, an academic in the US has achieved unbelievably fine photos of various great French churches, inspiring me to try and do something similar. FYI follow the links at: http://art.vassar.edu/faculty/antallon.html

All best, Jethro

>My pleasure to help. If you just purchased your Gigapan and
>haven't used it outdoors yet, there's a little something you
>should know that's undocumented. You'll attract attention from
>passerby's like bees to honey. Hopefully you're good with
>people. I'm the wrong person for this and I hate getting
>attention, but I attract it and so I deal. One of the reasons
>why I didn't get a Gigapan Pro is because it's so much larger
>than the Epic 100. I can't imagine the hordes of people that
>will swarm me while I take the picture.
>
>One thing to get, if you don't already own one, is a really
>sturdy tripod. Also, someone suggested a small tent to put
>around the unit to block the wind. I think that's a good idea.
>
>
>Nathan

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