The 2:13DSOLO experimental RIG is a Stereopanoramic rotator with freedom of movement in three axes, which allows to perform the techniques: “Cha-Cha” and Rotational, being able to transport any camera of the Sony Alpha series, including the A7 and A9.
When working with only one camera we must assume its limitation to “Dead Nature”.
For the use of this RIG, for the moment it is necessary to have “fisheye” optics although I am already experimenting with 16mm.
Its ability to move on the X axis will allow you to work with interaxial distances ranging from 1mm to 10cm, and if you place the camera in the center position, it will work like a traditional nodal rotator.
If you want to use this system to perform Rotational Stereopanoramas, you only have to loosen the nuts of the central bar, you have to tilt the RIG forward, and the inclination being directly proportional to the interaxial distance. Although Rotational Stereopanography can be performed without the need for this RIG, its added value is that you can take 2 photos of Zenit with different parallax, which translates into a 360º stereography.
Its interaxial distance will depend on two factors, firstly the number of photographs we take to horizon and secondly the off-set misalignment of the camera’s nodal point with respect to the point of non movement of the rig.
This RIG requires some experience in panoramic photography, since varying the values mentioned, we will be able to realize Hipo-Ortho-Hiper Stereopanographics, due to It´s extensible arm which is weighted with 250gm (Pb), in order to achieve a perfect balance during capture with different off-sets.
“For the development of this system, the collaboration of a multidisciplinary team was necessary. My thanks to Jürgen Schrader and Roman Dudek, who made it possible: The first Spheric Stereopanorama shot with a rotational camera”.