Monday, April 25, 2011

Panorama setup on a budget

(C) 2010 S.C.Vlachos

There is many solutions on the market to build panorama setup but either you have to pay a small fortune for a rigid and vibration free construction or risk a lot of work on a less expensive copy ending up with blurred images. I was contacted by the end of 2010 by with similar problem . We did decided to use my current G010 series of rails and create one more variation to already existing 90 degree connectors. That how G103 connector was born. It is working only with G010 and G011 rails but you can put any size of load on this setup. The difference in this block from other 90 degree blocks, is that it has 2 x 1/4" tapped holes on the vertical side thus taller and 1 x 1/4" tapped hole on the horizontal plain accompanied by an anti twist island. Then the horizontal (or bottom) screws are fitted one on the Block and one on the Rail hole. Set include two G010-80 rails and G103 Conecting block. This parts connected together serve as starting point for single and multi rows panorama. Additional rail, clamps or rail with integrated clamp ( nodal slide )will be required for multi row panoramas. You will also need one or two pano clamps.

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