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How good my camera needs to be?

Post by cellyfred » Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:45 am

How good my camera needs to be so that I can make a 3D scene? Please suggest a cheap camera.... (as cheap as possible.:lol:)

Thanks.....!!!

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Post by bjornkn » Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:30 pm

The better the lens, the better the result.

But to try this out you could get one of the cheapest point&shoot cameras and mount a "peephole fisheye" on it, as described here:
http://aggregate.org/DIT/PEEPFISH/
I don't think you can do it any cheaper than that ;)

Or you could just use the camera as is, but that requires you to shoot a huge amount of pictures because of the rather long focal length on cheap digital cameras.

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Post by 360Texas » Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:24 pm

Yes, I have seen this type of thing before. Very unique. A fellow over in the Worldwide Panorama forum shot one like that and even stitched it. Used ptviewer.jar to display.

And I really do sometimes think about just why I have spent several thousand dollars on lenses and cameras to achieve the same effect.

[scratches head in wonderment]
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Post by Roy Reed » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:57 am

The most important thing to look for in a camera is that you can turn off auto-exposure and auto-white-balance otherwise you'll have real problems when you try to stitch your sequence of shots together.

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Post by 1eo » Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:19 pm

360Texas wrote:Yes, I have seen this type of thing before. Very unique. A fellow over in the Worldwide Panorama forum shot one like that and even stitched it. Used ptviewer.jar to display.

And I really do sometimes think about just why I have spent several thousand dollars on lenses and cameras to achieve the same effect.

[scratches head in wonderment]
360 TEXAS... I when you route as I already had some good nikon and canon slr cameras (only diference I whent with the nikon lens as my 20D was 1.6x comapared to my s2-pro or d70 1.5x)

If you had to do it again... what would you get?
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Post by 360Texas » Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:20 pm

We were Nikon fans for many years.. started with a Nikormat 35mm and a Nikonous underwater camera. We continued our Nikon effort by switching to Nikon 950 and 990.

We studied the digital camera market for a year before deciding to move to Canon 350d, 20d and our latest 5d. If we needed to do it again.. yes our opinion Canon is the way to go.

We use the Sigma 8 f4 and Sigma 8 f3.5 lenses for work on all cameras because of the interchangable universal lens mount. 1 lens fits all our cameras.
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