50-140 tripod foot (also infrared question, too)

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The Saturnyne Junior Member • Posts: 47
50-140 tripod foot (also infrared question, too)

Was thinking of shooting a panoramic with this lovely lens (when the weather becomes nicer...) So I was just wondering if anyone knows the no parallax point before I start working it out myself? Or if the tripod foot sits the lens dead centre of the no-parallax point? That would be useful and very foresighted of Fujifilm if so.

Thanks in advance for any info.

And has anyone shot infrared with this? If so, can you share the results, please? again, thanks in advance for any information you can share.

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slimandy Forum Pro • Posts: 17,161
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I very much doubt it as it looks like it would be well behind the nodal point, but with modern software I also doubt it would be an issue for many people. I saw some lovely panoramas made as part of a demonstration of the technique and how Photoshop works and the images used were taken hand-held. (the demo was by professional photographer Gavin Hoey. There is a video on his web site if you care)

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slimandy wrote:

I very much doubt it as it looks like it would be well behind the nodal point, but with modern software I also doubt it would be an issue for many people....

I agree. The only time I'd worry about accurate positioning of the nodal point would be for panoramas with fairly close foreground detail, when parallax effects could be significant. I freely admit to doing all my panos hand held unless I'm using a very long lens.

If it's any help I generally use Microsoft ICE rather than depending on the in-camera panorama facility.

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Vic Chapman Forum Pro • Posts: 10,694
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AlbertInFrance wrote:

slimandy wrote:

I very much doubt it as it looks like it would be well behind the nodal point, but with modern software I also doubt it would be an issue for many people....

I agree. The only time I'd worry about accurate positioning of the nodal point would be for panoramas with fairly close foreground detail, when parallax effects could be significant. I freely admit to doing all my panos hand held unless I'm using a very long lens.

If it's any help I generally use Microsoft ICE rather than depending on the in-camera panorama facility.

+ 1 on the Microsoft ICE free software for jpgs.

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OP The Saturnyne Junior Member • Posts: 47
Re: 50-140 tripod foot (also infrared question, too)

That's interesting. And, yes I see your point. Thanks for the helpful reply. I'll look into that fellow's site this evening.

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OP The Saturnyne Junior Member • Posts: 47
Re: 50-140 tripod foot (also infrared question, too)

I never use the in-camera pano. First time I tried it, I got banding... probably due to my not setting the camera right. I was disappointed that it was only a jpeg, and not very large, too. My aim is to make large wall mounts for my home and for friends who like them. Thus far I've used CSC, but other brands have also received praise by friends of mine... I think one was Autopano. I'd forgotten about the one you mention. Thanks!

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