Ultralight Panohead for Lensbaby Circular Fisheye (+7.5°)

Ultralight Panohead for Lensbaby Circular Fisheye (+7.5°)
Ultralight Panohead for Lensbaby Circular Fisheye (+7.5°) Ultralight Panohead for Lensbaby Circular Fisheye (+7.5°) Ultralight Panohead for Lensbaby Circular Fisheye (+7.5°) Ultralight Panohead for Lensbaby Circular Fisheye (+7.5°) Ultralight Panohead for Lensbaby Circular Fisheye (+7.5°) Ultralight Panohead for Lensbaby Circular Fisheye (+7.5°) Ultralight Panohead for Lensbaby Circular Fisheye (+7.5°) Ultralight Panohead for Lensbaby Circular Fisheye (+7.5°) Ultralight Panohead for Lensbaby Circular Fisheye (+7.5°) Ultralight Panohead for Lensbaby Circular Fisheye (+7.5°) Ultralight Panohead for Lensbaby Circular Fisheye (+7.5°) Ultralight Panohead for Lensbaby Circular Fisheye (+7.5°) Ultralight Panohead for Lensbaby Circular Fisheye (+7.5°) Ultralight Panohead for Lensbaby Circular Fisheye (+7.5°)
Brand: TOM SHOT 360
Product Code: BABY-CF+7.5
Availability: In Stock
209.44€
184.45€
excl. VAT: 155.00€
No VAT for non-EU
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Features:
  • Lightweight - ONLY 130 grams
  • Compact - ONLY 141mm high
  • Selectable click stops: 3, 4, 6, 8
  • Free access to aperture ring, adjustable
  • Indicators for portrait and landscape orientations
  • 3/8"-16 tripod thread, 1/4"-20 adapter included
  • Ring is 3D printed with strong Polyamide nylon
  • Rotator made from 6082-T6 aluminum
  • Rotator lock (finger tight only)
  • Circular Bubble Level
Summary

The Ultralight Panohead is compact, lightweight, and easy to use for shooting 360° x 180° spherical panorama photos. Originally designed for extended hiking and bicycle trips, the new design with click stops is adaptable for use in multiple scenarios.

This version is for the Lensbaby Circular Fisheye Lens, for all available mounts: Canon EOS, Nikon F, Micro 4/3, Sony A & E, Pentax K, and Samsung NX. In regions where only the Canon EOS and Nikon mounts are available, the lens can also be converted for use with Micro 4/3 cameras with an adapter (adapter not included). A panorama can be completed in 3 or 4 shots around and 1 optional hand nadir shot.

Samples (Canon EOS APS-C)
Lensbaby Circular Fisheye on Canon EOS, Rathaus Lensbaby Circular Fisheye on Canon EOS, Shopping Mall Lensbaby Circular Fisheye on Canon EOS Lensbaby Circular Fisheye on Canon EOS
Samples (Panasonic GF3 12MP Micro 4/3)
Lensbaby Circular Fisheye on Micro 4/3, Rathaus Lensbaby Circular Fisheye on Micro 4/3, Shopping Mall Lensbaby Circular Fisheye on Micro 4/3 Lensbaby Circular Fisheye on Micro 4/3
Image Type
APS-C sensor (1.5x and 1.6x crop factor) produces a completely inscribed circular image with approximately 187-190° FOV diameter, which can be shot in 3 shots around, but 4 is recommended. Micro 4/3 sensor (2x crop factor) produces a partially circular image with the sides cut off, and also only needs 3 shots around (4 recommended). The Lensbaby Circular Fisheye is available with a Micro 4/3 mount, but if you have a Canon or Nikon lens, it can be converted to Micro 4/3 with an adapter (adapter is not included). An EOS to M4/3 adapter should be 24.75mm thick. A Nikon to M4/3 adapter should be 27.25mm. It is better if the adapers are slightly less thick by 0.2 to 0.3mm to ensure that you can focus to infinity.
Shooting and Image Properties
  APS-C Micro 4/3
Shots Required 3 + 1 3 + 1
Nadir Optional Optional
Zenith Not Needed, Captured Not Needed, Captured
Image Resolution 18mp EOS: 6200 x 3100 12mp: 6200 x 3100
16mp: 6800 x 3400
Sensor Coverage Circle, completely inscribed Circle, partially inscribed,
Lens Orientation Portrait or Landscape Portrait
Lens Mount Type Canon EOS, Nikon Micro 4/3
Notes No modifications needed No modifications needed
Simulation of Nadir and Zenith Holes
Simulation of nadir and zenith holes
Shooting Tips
Clicks: The rotator has selectable clicks of 3, 4 (default), 6, or 8 stops. Please refer to the instruction manual on how to change to a different number of stops. Aperture: The Lensbaby Lens is sharp between f8 - f11. Below f8 it tends to have softer edges and stitch seams. This can be compensated if more shots are taken, which is why 4 shots are recommended instead of the minimum 3. A useful feature of the Ultralight Panohead is that the aperture ring is free to adjust while the lens is still attached. Internal flare can also be reduced at f8 or higher. Rotator Lock: When shooting 360 videos or time lapse, unintended rotation can be prevented by using the rotator lock. It is designed to only resist the weight of the camera against gravity. It is not intended to resist rotation by force. Finger tight only; do not overtighten the screw or attempt to rotate while locked, or damage may occur.
Control Points & Lens Shift: During stitching, your software may create control points which could cause misalignment. There should only be control points between adjacent images. For example, image 3 should only have points with 2 and 4. If 3 and 5 have control points, delete them. Also, for a better stitch, the software optimizer should aways be set to "Heavy Lens Shift." (Software is not included) HDR & Exposure Fusion: When shooting scenes with a wide dynamic range between shadows and highlights, multiple exposures can help create a more evenly exposed shot. This would require the use of a tripod, and it is recommended to use a shutter release or remote control to prevent moving the camera during shooting. Cameras with Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) is a helpful feature. Always shoot in full manual mode and manual white balance, and optionally shoot in RAW format for better image quality. Mobility & Monopods: Shoot with a monopod for quick and easy panoramas. Single exposure is only possible, but usually this would be taken outdoor where the lighting is more even. If it is dark, you can increase ISO, as long as you are able to shoot faster than 1/30 to 1/60 seconds. To keep the lens as close to the nodal point as possible, look at the built in bubble level, or use the Manfrotto Autopole Spirit Level which can be attached directly to the monopod (not included).
Compatible Cameras
APS-C Micro 4/3
Canon EOS and Nikon
Compatible with all models,
no known incompatability
Micro 4/3
Compatible with all models,
no known incompatability
3D Printing Technology

The upper part of the panohead, is printed with Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), which is a method of producing a physical duplicate of a 3D model by using a laser to fuse together particles of powder. The material used for the Ultralight Panohead is a strong Polyamide 12 nylon (PA2200 Material Data Sheet).

When it comes out from the machine, the surface is white and has a rough feel, because the nylon particles are about 60 microns. The parts are then placed in a tumbler with ceramic media for several hours until they are smooth. It is then colored in a vat of black dye for an hour. Afterwards, a layer of 2 component polyurethane clear coat is applied.