The GigaPan Epic automates the shooting of panoramas and photo mosaics. In this review we cover the unit itself and the free stitching and uploading software that is provided. A panorama allows you to capture a much wider field of view than your camera and lens can do in one image. A photo mosaic uses many overlapping images shot in a grid pattern to produce images of much higher resolution you’re your camera is capable of. Continue reading “The GigaPan Epic Review, A Motorized Panorama Platform to Create Stunning Photography”
Following comments about our After the Fires in Infrared Photography first article (the second will go up shortly), I am also putting up a series on the fire locations that I am shooting in color. Continue reading “After the Fires in Color, Part 1”
Lensbaby is an innovative camera lens that allows you to tilt the plane of focus and create interesting blur effects. The composer is the latest version and works well with both digital and film cameras. Continue reading “The New Lensbaby Composer”
We review the Gitzo and also cover how to use a monopod for those that have never experienced one.
Gitzo’s GM2541 is a four section, carbon fiber monopod. It weighs half a kilo (1.1lbs) and rises to a maximum height of 1.6m (63in) from a collapsed length of 53cm (20.9in). The leg sections use the new Anti Leg Rotation system and so do not rotate as you lock or unlock the legs.
Monopods offer a great alternative to a tripod. They are typically lighter, more flexible and dynamic to work with, but, of course, they will not hold your camera without you holding it. They are great for adding that extra bit of support in low light or when working with long lenses or macro, without the setup and space requirements of a tripod. They are also extremely handy in situations where a lot of movement is required, such as with shooting sports or similar.
In the video we show it in use.
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In Australia they have a list price of A$324.50 without a head.
These are a great unit and I highly recommend them.