Spherical Panorama Bracket
for Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye
Laser cut from Natural Wood

Nikon 10.5mm mounted for spherical panoramas
This is serial number 001 - just finished, a bit dirty but works great.

NEW - October 8th 2005
When enough people ask, clearly one should respond, so I spend Saturday with a borrowed Nikon 10.5mm to make a perfect bracket for it. After messing around a bit I did settle on the main space after the focusing ring. including the new screw and vingnut design for assembling the pieces.

The Nikon 10.5mm bracket weigh about 110 grams, its a perfect bracket for both every day work, backpacking and hiking..

Note: the shipping brackets are nice and clean...! (unlike the pictures of the prototype shown above)

Here is a couple of images showing the instalation of one of the first 10.5mm Nikon brackets.

  • It seems there is more to this lens than what meets the eye, when I rotated it diagonally suddenly I could see the base of the bracket in the picture, and a quick test suggest that taking 8 pictures would comfortably create a panorama with very close to 180 degrees of vertical FOV. My guess is that if you stick the lens on a full fame dSLR and removed the plastic lens shade, you would have 180 deg vertical FOV in 3-4 shots around.. I have not tried, drop me a email if you know anything about this. I would like to post as much information as possible on this lens.

  • Instead of a large rotator I am using a Bogen extension which rotates smoothly and have no practical footprint in the picture, I removed the head from the tripod and mount the Bogen extension directly to the center screw of the tripod, the result is a very small footprint, which I find mostly can easily be retouched with the cloning tool in Photoshop.
    Manfrotto product # 259B - Bogen code (USA only): 3007X
    Cost is app $20 at places like Samy's in LA and B&H Photo.

  • Samy's Catalog for the Manfrotto extension tube.

  • INSTALATION instructions

    Availability - IN STOCK.
    You can place a order today via PayPal to my email -price is $125 + $15 shipping in the USA - international shipping is $30.

    Domestic in the USA total price including shipping is $140.-
    International shipping total price including shipping is $155.-


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Nikon 10.5mm bracket pieces being cut on the laser, because of the accuracy of the laser it is possible to create a very accurate spherical panorama bracket from high grade model aircraft birch plywood, which is a uncommonly dense and solid wood.

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