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Merlin/Orion/Papywizard users feedback

On this page, users can share usefull informations about their configuration and usage of that project.

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fma38

I live in France, near Grenoble. I'm also the developer (and french translator, of course) of Papywizard.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon EOS 20D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800/maemo OS2008, Tablet HP TC1100/linux
  • interface(s): Tronisoft TTL-RS232 converter + AIRCable MiniOS RS232-Bluetooth converter, Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module , custom RS232-TTL converter + Wisnap RS232-wifi converter
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): custom crown

Usage

I shoot partial (hi-resolution or not) panos, and spherical panos:

- For partial panos, I use either a Canon 17-40@17mm, a Canon 50mm lens, or a Canon 70-200@200mm.

- For spherical, I mainly use a Tokina fisheye 10-17@10mm, but also a Canon 17-40@17mm.

I plan to use a pole for semi-aerial panos (partial and spherical).

I'm also planning to build a servo-based panohead, like Phil's PanoDuino.

BeeZed

I am a hobbyist living in New Zealand.

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • cameras: Nikon D70, Nikon D80, FujiFilm S3 Pro
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 770/maemo OS2007HE
  • interface(s): SmartFun BlueSMIRF Bluetooth-TTL converter + SONY 12v > 4.5v power supply
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None yet, but I am using arca swiss rails to replace the stock L bracket.

Usage

I will use it for automated partial panos and the occasional spherical using primarily my Nikon 10.5mm FE, and lenses in the 18-50mm range. I really want to test the limits of the technology in the longer term, exploring time lapse panography, and eventually slit scan with a scanner based camera.

Mediavets

I'm Andrew Stephens. I live in Isleham, Cambridgeshire in the UK. Pano photography is a hobby. Papywizard beta tester.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D40.
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 770/OS2007HE & N800/OS2008, IBM Thinkpad T23/Windows 2000 Pro, Dell GX270 desktop/Windows XP Pro.
  • interface(s): Tronisoft 4201 TTL-RS232 convertor + Tronisoft BTLink RS232-Bluetooth adapter.
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None. The Nikon D40 is a small bodied DSLR and NPP can be achieved without modifications to the Merlin mount.

Usage

Spherical panos using Nikkor 10.5mm FE and Sigma 8mm f3.5 FE. Partial panos using 10-55mm Nikon 'kit' zoom.

Paul

Living in Bonn, Germany, German translation of Papywizard.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 020381 (original MC-board exchanged, new board taken from a smaller Skywatcher mount)
  • Camera: Olympus E-510, 8FE, 9-18, 14-42, 40-150, 70-300
  • Tripod: Manfrotto 055CXPROB4 with 555B levelling center column
  • Papywizard platform(s): N810, N800, TC1100/Win7
  • Interface(serial): RS232-TTL converter and LS7805 voltage regulator
  • Interface(bluetooth): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Blutooth module (runs like a charme, just plug&play)
  • Merlin/Orion modification: custom crown (POM disc), alloy rail with engraved mm scale and slideable quick release, silver housing sprayed black

Usage

Partial and spherical panos. Sphere preset 01 with 5-7-5 pics on -55° 0° +55° for 9mm crop 2 lens. Sphere preset 02 with 6-2 pics on -15° +65° for 8mm fisheye crop 2 lens.


Pictures of my custom crown and rail with engraved mm-scale and adjustable quick release for NPP setting Update: I sprayed the silver housing parts of the Merlin with black matt color


Gordon

GigaPixel Photographer, living in London, UK

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon Powershot S5IS, Canon 350D, Nikon D40 & 8mm Samyang
  • Papywizard platform(s): BT-Serial + Papywizard on Nokia 770/maemo OS2007HE, WinXP
  • interface(s): Tronisoft 4201 TTL-RS232 convertor + Tronisoft BTLink RS232-Bluetooth adapter
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None as yet, will adapt to suite camera

Usage

Being one of the few early adopters and developers being at the cutting edge of this new amalgamation of technology, I wish to explore the images that can be created and also develop this new media into the mainstream, to be shared and enjoyed by all. My primary focus is GigaPixel Photography (Gigapanography) with an interest in Pano images for educational and creative usage.

claudevh

I am a hobbyist living in Belgium - South of Brussels.

Initiator of the Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module.

PapyMerlin Web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: 2 Sky-Watcher Non GoTo (V1 & V2)
  • Firmware version: V1 with 01.09.81 and V2 02.05.81 -> 02.06.81 -> 02.07.81
  • camera: Canon 5D MkII & 40D - Nikon D200
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 770 & N810, Sony Laptop PC Windows 7 32 bits, Acer Aspire One (Netbook) Windows XP SP 3 and Ubuntu.
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module, Parallax A7eng eb500-SER, Tronisoft kit 9751, FTDI TTL-232R USB->TTL, Sparkfun BlueSMiRF Gold, others in experimentation ...
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): One Merlin with Vertical/Base separation, the other one with a "modified" crown by "EmEss", Hahnel Shutter Release HRC 280

Horizontal and some Spherical pano's with Canon 40D with the WA Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 Zoom on the Sky-watcher mount modified by separating the vertical and the horizontal parts.

Preset used for 180 x 360

The other Merlin has been equiped by a "modified crown" made by "EmEss"

Usage

  • Spherical Pano's with Canon 5D MkII with Tokina 10-17 3.5-4.5 AF DX Fisheye (shaved by "360pano" Lens Shave Service)
  • Horizontal panoramic photography with Canon 5D MkII & Canon 40D + Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 Zoom & Canon EF 24-105/4 L IS USM
  • Gigapixel with Nikon D200 + Sigma 70-200 F 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
  • Experiments with Timelapse
  • All this with Merlin/Orion panohead + Papywizard + Autopano Pro

AerialVr

Swansea,Ma - U.S.A

Aerialvr My website

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: Canon EOS ?
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia ?
  • interface(s): Silex wireless networking device type sx-2000wg (High Speed USB)
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

AmdAntonio

Italy

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Skywatcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Bigwade

Nederlands

Configuration

Usage

I have 2 Merlins, 2 BT's and 2 Nokia's. 1 Set is for fun and outdoor 17-40/100 mm, the other one is for my studio to do Hires Multishots @ 100-300mm

ChrisLong

Nr Cardiff, United Kingdom

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Digitalpan

United Kingdom

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

DukeNukeIt

Detroit, MI U.S.A.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon Rebel XTi/400D 8mm Sigma, 24-105mm Canon, 17-40mm Canon
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 800, Papywizard 2.x
  • interface(s):Parallax EB500 Blue-Tooth module with custom interface enclosure
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Custom Delrin camera mount to replace stock unit.

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

FotoPlanet

Saint Malo France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D300
  • Papywizard platform(s): Toshiba Tablet M200 (Windows XP)
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

hadron

Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s):
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Irpano

Australia

Configuration

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version: 010981 ?
  • camera: Canon 20D with the Canon 24-70 L lens
  • Papywizard platform(s): Sony Vaio notebook XP 32 - Asus EEE PC
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Jimsullivan742

Carlisle, United Kingdom

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Sigma SD10
  • Papywizard platform(s): Wacom tablet
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): the original crown has been modified:

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Jmifer

Olot (Gerona), Spain

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 770
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Joe Mullins

U.S.A.

Configuration

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s):
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Joni

Spain

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Skywatcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 770, Nokia N810
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Jriley

Spartanburg, SC U.S.A.

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): eee PC 900 Ubuntu Netbook Remix
  • interface(s): Parallax A7eng eb500-SER
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

K2

France

my web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Mark_anderson_us

Chicago, U.S.A.

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon EOS 30D with BG-E2 grip, 50mm f1.4, 16-35mm f2.8L, 28-70mm f2.8L, 70-200mm f2.8L, 100mm f2.8 Macro
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia
  • interface(s): Wireless Parallax A7eng eb500-SER
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Numz

Sartilly France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): TC1100 Win XP, Nokia N800, MAC OS
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Ronald

Configuration

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s):
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

360way.it

Italy

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon 40D, Canon 350D
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Teleskop Austria bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

klausesser

I live in Düsseldorf, Germany.

My web site

360impressions.de

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon 20D (soon a 5DMkII)
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800 OS2008
  • interface(s): Aircable BT dongle
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

I take a Canon 20D, for spheres i use a 20mm Nikon AiS, for rectangles usually a Nikon 85mm AiS and a 105mm and 300mm sometimes. I´m thinking about buying a 5DMkII for panos. As preset for spheres i use the set Andrew wrote - 4@80°/12@+40°/12@0°/12@-40° no footprt. A Nadir i shoot manually.

Odyssey

From Colorado, U.S.A.

My web site

Configuration

My setup

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D200 and Panasonic FZ50 with Gigapan Unit.
  • Papywizard platform(s): Merlin/Orion with Nokia 800 & Papywizard
  • interface(s): Sparkfun BlueSMiRF Gold
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

jeremyp

Living in Sydney, Australia. 

I work as an artist / r&d for a visual effects company.

Knowledgeable in development (python/c++) and technical photography.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: 20D, LX-3
  • Papywizard platform(s): MAC OSX 10.5
  • interface(s): FTDI TTL-232R USB->TTL cable
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s):

Usage

Capture full spherical high dynamic range images, panoramic images and time lapse.

stewed

Västerås, Sweden

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon EOS 40D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Windows 7 Beta
  • interface(s): Teleskop-Austria's bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Temporarily using a part from an old Nodal Ninja to secure the camera to the Merlin. Planning to fabricate something better in either plexiglass or wood.

Usage

Full spherical panoramas and gigapixel mosaics

Tarnis

Orlando, FL U.S.A.

Wildpix, my web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon 20D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Windows Vista
  • interface(s): FTDI TTL-232R USB->TTL cable
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None Yet

Usage

Gigapixel panos

Hillels

Rockville, MD U.S.A. 

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT (350D)
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N770
  • interface(s): Wireless Parallax A7eng eb500-SER as well as the FTDI TTL-232R USB->TTL for a wired solution
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Custom trigger cable

Usage

Create a variety of high-resolution 360 degree panoramas and QuicktimeVR movies.

Jackwu

Taiwan

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon S3IS
  • Papywizard platform(s): eeePC 701SD with DebianEeePC 5.0.2 (Lenny)
  • interface(s): Parallax A7eng eb500-SER, + wired connection FTDI TTL-232R 5V
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Loddie

U.S.A.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): MacBook Pro with OS 10.5.6
  • interface(s): FTDI TTL-232R USB->TTL
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Geraldcor

Salt Lake City, UT U.S.A.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon Rebel XT XTi with EF-S 18-55 IS, EF-S 17-85 IS, EF 50 1.8
  • Papywizard platform(s): Asus eeepc 1000H Linux Easy Peasy 1.0, OLPC, Arduino (In the works)
  • interface(s): FTDI TTL-232R USB->TTL
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

FINE-ART

Trucy, France

Yvon Haze Photo

Fine-Art

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: <Dos Leaf Aptus75 sur Hasselblad H>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac, Nokia 810
  • interface(s): Tronisoft TTL-RS232 converter
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Modification du support>

Dos Leaf sur tete Merlin

Usage

Paysage et Architecture

Ken S

West Bloomfield, MI U.S.A. 

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon EOS 5D with Canon 100-400mm IS
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC Windows, Nokia N810
  • interface(s): FTDI TTL-232R-WE
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

sjhenry

I am hobby panographer currently living in Colorado, U.S.A.

My website Gigagraphy.com

Configuration

  • Pano head: 2 x Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher (V1 & V2)
  • Firmware version: V1 with 010981 and V2 with 020381
  • camera: Canon Rebel XSI (450D) and 50D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Windows XP SP3 in a Asus EeePC netbook with SSD
  • interface(s): Wired interface (FTDI TTL-232R USB->TTL)
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None.

Usage

I mainly use it for mosaic (smaller or gigapixel range) and also try to shoot 360 when possible in the landscape.
I use Peleng 8mm, EF 17-40mm for 360.
I use Sigma 150 (w/o 1.4) and EF 400mm for mosaic.

SpeedyPan

Munchen, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D90 with 18-200VR, Tokina 12-24 and Tamron 90/2.8
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 800 with Papywizard 2
  • interface(s): Teleskop-Austria Bluetooth Module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Crown made of perspex with Manfrotto rail

Usage

Image:Crown1.jpg Image:Crown2.jpg Image:Crown3.jpg

iamwill Ex "London-will"

London, United Kingdom.

My website

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 020481
  • camera: Nikon D200, 10.5 mm, Canon IDS, 70-200mm, 24-70mm, 16-35mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): N810, Mac OS X 10.5.6
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s):

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Joelb

Portland, Maine U.S.A.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF-S 10-22m F/3.5-4.5; Pentax K10D, Pentax DA 12-24mm F/4 & DA 18-55mm kit lens
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • interface(s): Parallax A7eng eb500-SER
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Skywatcher version of Merlin, custom hardwood rail

Usage

Spherical panoramas, primarily interiors

120to120

Voitsberg, Austria

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher + Goto ?
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon S5is / Canon 300D / Sony F717
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac10.5.6/Parallels - WinXP_SP2 - Nokia N800 & N810
  • interface(s): Teleskop-Austria Bluetooth Module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Trekker317

Aix-les-Bains, France

Arrêt sur images

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon 5D, Nikon D70S
  • Papywizard platform(s):
  • interface(s): Tronisoft kit 9751
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

olihar

Ólafur Haraldsson - Iceland - Interaction student in Denmark.

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon 30D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Ubuntu on VmWare Fusion - MacBook Pro with Leopard.
  • interface(s): Teleskop-Austria Bluetooth Module (BlueSMIRF with mobile phone car charger).
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): BlueSMIRF mounted inside the Merlin.

Usage

I am working on exploring time and space. How we see it and how we can store it. As well if we can make fake memories.

Macbenutzer

Aachen (Germany)

My website

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: D300 - Fuji S5 - PhaseOne P65+/P30+ - 8mm/10,5mm/10-20mm/17-35mm/18mm/25mm/85mm/etc.
  • Papywizard platform(s): MacPro - MacBook - OS X 10.5.6
  • interface(s): FTDI USB Serial cable/connector - Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Solock

Lehigh Valley pa U.S.A. 

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon 50D,20D, 1D MKII with Tok 10-17FishEye,Canon 10-22, 24-70 2.8, 50 1.4, 70-200 2.8IS, 300 2.8,1.4x,2.0x
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 810,Win XP Tablet, Macbook Pro (still configuring
  • interface(s): Parallax A7eng eb500-SER Interface, FTDI RS232TTL5V cable
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): self-made modication of the original Merlin crown with Manfrotto 357 quick release, details with pics here: crown mod

Usage

Right Now:Learn the controls, write some presets Next is run the Nokia/Papy/Merlin on a 16ft light stand and see how it works out...

Sammy B

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon 5D MkII
  • Papywizard platform(s): Macbook Pro running 10.5.6
  • interface(s): usb to serial ?
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

SimonL

Nottingham, UK

Some of my pictures

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D300. Sigma 8mm f4 Fisheye. Nodal Ninja 3. Manfrotto 190 Pro Tripod. Nikkor 80-400mm VR.
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 770
  • interface(s): Teleskop-Austria Bluetooth Module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Hahnel Shutter Release

Usage

Castillonis

Portland, Oregon - U.S.A.

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon
  • Papywizard platform(s): ?
  • interface(s): Ursa Minor BT Teleskop Austria
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None

Usage

Gigapixel with Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

My settings :

mm

Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: Canon with 105 mm ?
  • Papywizard platform(s): Win XP Pro SP3
  • interface(s): <your interface(s)>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

kevshu

Fort McMurray, Alberta Canada.

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Orion GoTo
  • Firmware version: 010981 upgraded to 02.06.81 !!!
  • camera: Canon 5Dmk2, 15mm Fisheye, 24-70mm, 100mm Macro, 100-400mm, Nodal Ninja 3
  • Papywizard platform(s): Lifebook U810
  • interface(s): Ursa Minor USB Interface for CanonEOS Exposure Control & GOTO Autoguider
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Merlin "Go To" mount !

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Jann Lipka

Stockholm, Sweden

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: 200 mm + 5D mark 2
  • Papywizard platform(s): Asus EEPC 1000H
  • interface(s): TA Ursa Minor BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

UK Pano

Sunny South East UK

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon 400D with Sigma 10-20 and Sigma 70-200 lenses
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • interface(s): TA Ursa Minor BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Predominately interested in using the Merlin to take landscapes or architecture as either a standard pano or gigapan.

nspirov

Sofia, Bulgaria

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D80 with Nikkor 18-200 mm and Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): Windows XP (with clear MacOS perspective)
  • interface(s): A7 EmbeddedBlue eb301 bluetooth module with self-made power supply
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Modified trigger cable for Nikon

Usage

  • Landscape and cityscape gigapixel panoramas
  • Spherical interior panoramas
  • Gigapixel-quality art reproduction (need new lens)

wally416

Canada

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon 5D mk II
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac OS 10.5.6
  • interface(s): wired FTDI-232R 5v board with Merlin/Orion (pre-goto)
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s):

Usage

Old Serg

Living in Moscow, Russia

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D2Xs
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800, Mac OS 10.5
  • interface(s): A7 eb301 bluetooth serial adapter
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): custom crown is under construction

Usage

Partial panos using AF 35mm and AF-S 105mm

GunnarK

Living in Frankfurt, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D200
  • Papywizard platform(s): Linux on a laptop + gphoto2
  • interface(s): Teleskop-Austria Bluetooth unit
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None yet

Usage

My kit just arrived, I am in the process of getting it to work. The Ursaminor BT-Adapter works just fine under windows, under linux, i have yet to pair him successfully. I guess a little reading is in order to get this done, but probably nothing major. So far, it looks like the Bluetooth dongle under linux is a little skewed; it works just fine under Windows xp.

I soldered a RS-232 level converter, and extended it with a 7805 Voltage regulator, to have a (wired) alternative to the Bluetooth device. This works fine under linux as well a Windows XP. Since I plan on using gphoto for tethered shooting, I will most probably have an USB cable running to the camera as well, so this is not a big issue for me.

I will try to work a bit on a auto-bracketing algorithm and maybe on timelapse in Papywizard, my knowledge of Python, and time, permitting.

I am interested in panoramic imaging, as well as HDR-panoramas and timelapse-photography. One of my areas of interest is using the spherical images as lightmaps for 3D imaging. Also, I would love to make a few experiments with Gigapixel photography.

As additional equipment, I have a Meade mount for a LX200GPS, but didn't succeed to have it remote controlled yet.

Ludek007

Klatovy, Czech Republic

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon 5D MK II + EF 24-105mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Gpfoto

Barcelona, Spain

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon EOS 40D & Canon EOS Utility
  • Papywizard platform(s): ASUS eeePC 1000H + BT dongle
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Ozbigben

Melbourne, Australia. 

Landscape photographer and panorama nerd. BAppSci (Photography) RMIT.

My Web Site

Configuration

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: Canon 1DS Mark III, Canon 450D (Infrared converted)
  • Papywizard platform(s): Asus EEE PC, Win XP, Filemaker Pro database for generating XML presets, DSLR Remote Pro for camera triggering, PTGui Pro for stitching.
  • interface(s): None yet
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Skywatcher Multipurpose mount on order

Usage

(In development) High resolution panoramas and timelapse photography. In the absence of timelapse support I'm developing a Fillemaker Pro database to generate camera positions for each frame. Currently using the database to customise the order in which spherical panoramas are shot.

jplorge

Living in Gilly (near Charleroi) Belgium

Configuration

My setup

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D70
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • interface(s): Tronisoft RS232 to TTL Level Converter 4201 & Bluetooth to Serial / RS232 Adapter 2749
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Panoramic & Gigapixel photography

gkaefer

Living in Salzburg, Austria

My Web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon EOS 400D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Acer Aspire ONE751 + Windows XP SP3
  • interface(s): Ursa Minor / TA Bluetooth Interface
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

I'll use for Panos:
Canon EF 35-70mm 1:3.5-4.5
Canon EF-S 18-55 1:3.5-5.6 II
Canon USM FF 10-210mm 1:3.5-4.5
The merlin, papywizard, Bluethooth Interface from TA and an Acer Aspire One 571H Netwbook and a handcrafted 2.5 to 2.5 mm stereo audio cable as shutterrelease between merlin and eos400d

JonTichy

Poland

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Olympus E-30
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N810
  • interface(s): Ursa Minor USB Interface, JR-J JJC trigger cable
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): not yet

Usage

Moutain gigapixel photography

Matze

Germany - Regensburg

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800, MacBook
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

killou2300

La Chaux-de-Fonds Suisse 

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: D200 Nikon 24-70/2.8, 70-200/2.8, 105/2.8 macro, 50/1.4 Autopano V2
  • Papywizard platform(s): Macbookpro
  • interface(s): Deltawave PapyMerlin BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Marco.Lanciani

Roma, Italy

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D80
  • Papywizard platform(s): MacBook Pro OS X 10.5.6
  • interface(s): <your interface(s)>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Awelker

Jackson, Missouri U.S.A.

Configuration

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): <your interface(s)>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Ashitaka26

Crest, Drome, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Casio Exilim EX-F1 + Hoya HD CPL Filter
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Deltawave PapyMerlin BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

MikeHellers

London, United-Kingdom

Configuration

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Deltawave PapyMerlin BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

HDP

Duesseldorf, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon 5D with CANON 15mm fisheye
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N770
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): original crown flattened, adjustable rail with engraved scale added, the PapyMerlin BT module has been mounted "into" the Merlin and plastic's parts of the Merlin painted in black.

I have called my baby PIMPEDMERLIN !

Usage

360° HDRi pano´s with CANON 15mm fisheye Hires 360° spheres with24/35mm lenses

AlexandreJ

Absolute beginner ;) Challes les eaux, france.

Autopano.net

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: D300
  • Papywizard platform(s): Windows
  • interface(s): Bluetooth merlin controller and T&C controller
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): My own shutter cable

Usage

Gigapixels ! with Nikon AF-S 70-200 F2.8

RichG

London, United Kingdom

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: Canon 400D & 5D MkII
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac OS
  • interface(s): UrsaMinor BT device V2
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Gigapan Epic 100 and Merlin/Papywizard

Spherical HDR photography for 3d application with Canon 400D

Gigapixel photography with Canon 5d MkII and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM

bfp169

From Belgian originn, I live in Luxembourg

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D50
  • Papywizard platform(s): W7 x64, Vista, XP et Linux sur Q9550 / 4GB ram / 2 To HDD
  • interface(s): Deltawave PapyMerlin Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): none yet

Usage

photographie gigapixel d'oeuvres d'art (peintures)

dchutinaton

<Short description of yourself>

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Nikon D700, Nikkor 300mm f/4 AF, Tamron 1.4x teleconverter
  • Papywizard platform(s): Dell Inspiron 910 with very cheap USB Bluetooth Adaptor
  • interface(s): Teleskop Austria V1 Bluetooth device
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Gigapixels Pano Photography

bjd407

Orlando, FL U.S.A.

My Web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Canon EOS 50D; 17-35mm F/2.8 & 70-200mm F/2.8 Lenses; Gitzo GT3531 Tripod; Studioball SB-14 Head
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Deltawave PapyMerlin Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

"For the love of Nature, Landscape & Cityscape Panoramic Photography"

tived

Perth, Western Australia 

Configuration

  • Pano head: Skywatcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: Canon 1D mkIII with a 70-200mm f2.8
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N900
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Gigapixel photography

bifidus

U.S.A.

Configuration

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: Canon 500d/Rebel T1i with a 18-55mm lens
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): FTDI ?
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Trausti

Peru - South America

My web site

Configuration

My setup

In a car

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • camera: Olympus E-520 Zuiko ED 8mm fisheye
  • Papywizard platform(s): PW 1.6 on Nokia N770
  • interface(s): Ursaminor BT-Module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Hma

Santa Clara, U.S.A.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version:
  • camera: D90, 70-200mm F2.8
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac OS 10.5.8
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module (From claudevh)
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

360pano

Achern-Oberachern, Germany

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion
  • Firmware version: 02.07.81
  • camera: Pentax K20D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Dell Inspiron mini 10 - Windows XP / Nokia N810
  • interface(s): DeltaWave "PapyMerlin" BT module, FTDI TTL-232R USB->TTL, USB to serial UART FTDI interface Board
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Modified crown

Usage

2,1 Gigapixel Spherical Panorama with my Merlin : 2,1 Gigapixel

mulispictus

Lounovice, Czech republic

www.mulispictus.cz

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version: 02.05.81 => 02.06.81 => 02.07.81
  • camera: Nikon D200
  • Papywizard platform(s): OpenSUSE Linux
  • interface(s): Tronisoft Papy BT Module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): none so far

Usage

Mosaic high resolution panoramas,

scriba

Steenvoorde, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Skywatcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version: 020581 upgraded successfully to 020681 !!!
  • camera: EOS 350D, et sigma 10mm diagonale fisheye / EFS 60mm sur un eos 40D
  • Papywizard platform(s): EEEPC 901, window xp, et dongle BLUETOOTH
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

EmEss

Dortmund, Germany

360und180.de

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version: 020581 Succesfull upgraded to 020681 !!!
  • camera: Pentax K20D
  • Papywizard platform(s): eee-PC, Win XP
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): custom made crown, sliding rail and camera block

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>


My modified Merlin with several prime and zoom lenses


gdu59

Hornaing,France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Orion Teletrack Non GoTo from Optique Unterlinden Colmar (January 2009)
  • Firmware version: 010981 (01.09.81)
  • camera: Canon 350D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Dell latitude D600
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" bluetooth module & FTDI "TTL-232R" wired USB.
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

iftcoach

Hannover, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version: Succesfull upgraded to 020681 !!!
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

FelixAutopano

Czech Republic

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo
  • Firmware version: 020581->020681->020781
  • camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): N800 with latest Maemo OS2008 and PC with Win XP SP3
  • interface(s): Ursaminor BT interface v2 ???
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

valery44

La Chapelle sur Erdre,France

My website

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 010981 (to be confirmed !)
  • camera: Canon 1Ds III + 15 mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N810, MacBook
  • interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Modified crown

Crown modification according fma38

Usage

Spherical Pano with & without "pole"

Briger

Living near Zürich, Switzerland 

Configuration

  • Panohead: Merlin Non Goto
  • Firmware version: 020581 -> 020681 -> 020781 !!!
  • Camera: Nikon D300
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N810 OS 2008 5.2008.43-7 & PC Windows Vista,Bluetooth Dongle,BT Stack Windows
  • Interface(s): BT Interface Ursaminor V2, FTDI "TTL-232R" wired USB, Arduino in Development
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s):

Usage

  • Spherical panoramic photography (180 x 360) with Nikon Fisheye 10.5
  • Gigapixel with Nikon D300 + Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR

Brian59

Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 

Aerial.vr

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon Rebel dslr
  • Papywizard platform(s): Imac 20 running mac 0sx-10.5.8
  • Interface(s): Silex wireless networking device type sx-2000wg (High Speed USB)
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

blazarus

San Diego CA, U.S.A.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher ?
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D90, Nikon 80mm to 400mm, Nikon fisheye
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac Powerbook
  • Interface(s): WiSnap Embedded Kit M1, WiFi solution actually in EXPERIMENTATION !
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

plagarto

Lisboa, Portugal

Configuration

  • Pano head: 2 Merlin non "GO-TO"
  • Firmware version: 020581 upgraded successfully to 02.06.81
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Windows 7
  • Interface(s): Ursaminor BT device V1
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

baszslap

Bucharest, Romania

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin non "GoTo"
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 5D mkII
  • Papywizard platform(s): UMPC BenQ S6 with Linux RedFlag Midinux
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

BobCo

Castle Rock, CO  80104  U.S.A.

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth interface
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Greg Nuspel

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Machinist with a photography addiction.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Homemade
  • Firmware version: None
  • Camera: Nikon D300 & D80
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • Interface(s): Bluetooth
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s):

Usage

Gigapixel and VR photography

grosserfox

Hunsrück, Germany

Insight360.de

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version: 020581 upgraded successfully to 02.06.81
  • Camera: EOS 5D MK II, Canon 14 mm 2.8, Tokina ATX shaved, Sigma 8 mm, 3,5, Manfotto 303 SPH, Phaseone C1Pro, PS, PTGui
  • Papywizard platform(s): HP-notebook VISTA 32, N800
  • Interface(s): Ursa Minor bluetooth unit V2
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): no crown modifying, adapter modified for the 5D MKII but only with ATX 10-17 usable. (just cut and glued to get the lens on the middle of the axis)

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

telles75

Toronto, Canada

My website

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkII
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

enviroimmerse.com

Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom

My Web Site

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 450D, Canon 500D and Nikon D90
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800 ?
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

ReverZ

Bensheim, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N770
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

fredchav

Chaville, France 

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Non GoTo
  • Firmware version: 020581 upgraded successfully to 02.06.81
  • Camera: Canon 400D, canon 50mm 1.4, SIGMA 8mm 4.8, SIGMA 70-300mm APO, SIGMA 18-55mm 2.8
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 770, IMAC 24"
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

vincen

Grenoble, France

My blog

My online shop for panorama photographs

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Non GoTo
  • Firmware version: One head 020581 upgraded successfully to 02.06.81, second head still "Unknown" !?!
  • Camera: Canon 350D, 28-135 mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): Linux ???
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Jean claude

Harnes, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Multifunction Non GoTo
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Appareil Canon Eos 500D avec objectif Gd Angle, Zoom 28-50mm et 70-300mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): Vista pro 32 bits, Vista familial et XP SP3
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module & Ursa Minor V1
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Panoramic Photography

Yagmur

Bursa, Turkey

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin "Non Goto"
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon G 10 + fisheye convertor
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth interface
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Panophotography inside car ...

jamma-pcb

Mid Glamorgan, United Kingdom

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Non Goto
  • Firmware version: 020581 upgraded successfully to 02.06.81
  • Camera: Canon 400D, Canon 18-55 mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None yet

Usage

Architectural / Real estate Panoramic photography

btownshen

Menlo Park California, U.S.A.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Orion "Goto" version
  • Firmware version: 020581 upgraded successfully to 02.06.81
  • Camera: Canon 5D Mk II & Canon 1Ds Mk II, Canon EF 100-400mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac
  • Interface(s): Ursa Minor Interface V2 ???
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

I use also a Gigapan with a Canon SX200IS

Solaris

Replace Template title by you APP nickname with a link on your description on APP forum.

Cyclopix.fr

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin
  • Firmware version: Succesfull upgraded to 020681
  • Camera: EOS 5D Mark II, EF 17/40 mm f/1.4 USM, EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM, Canon PowerShotPro1, Nikon D3, Nikkor AF-S 24-70 2.8
  • Papywizard platform(s): Fujitsu notebook Lifebook P1100 with XPpro
  • Interface(s): FTDI TTL-232R
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

viktorhotel

Hamm, Germany

sample pano : http://vhaenchen.homepage.t-online.de/demo/Gr1.html

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Non Goto
  • Firmware version: 02.05.81 -> 02.06.81 -> 02.07.81
  • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Linux(Ubuntu), Samsung Netbook
  • Interface(s): bluetooth inferface, selfmade with BTM-222
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Crown mod + plexiglass rail/pigtail

Usage

Pictures of my crown and pigtail/rail

laserman

Chambéry, France

Mon site web principal

Quelques panos & photos

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Multi-Fonctions "Non Goto"
  • Firmware version: 02.05.81 upgraded successfully to 02.06.81 !
  • Camera: Nikon D70, D90, D200 & lenses Nikon 10.5 mm, 18/125, 18/200, 35/70, 50,70/300, 80/400
  • Papywizard platform(s): Netbook Samsung NC10 with Bluetooth, Windows XP
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

QTVR 360°

Antoine54

Laxou, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin "Non Goto"
  • Firmware version: Succesfull upgraded to 02.06.81 !!!
  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

panomax

Tulln, Austria

c-spot.media

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin
  • Firmware version: Succesfull upgraded to 02.06.81 !!!
  • Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 10-20mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • Interface(s): Ursaminor BT device
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): modified crown

Usage

Timelapse photography, panoramic photography

360panos ex unbridgesinonrien "le retour"

Sevrey, France

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Non Goto
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • Camera: Nikon D300 & D70S IR converted
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Panoramic photography natural colors & Infra Red

francoisJ

Masny, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin "Non Goto"
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • Camera: Nikon D80, nikkor 18-200, 50 1.4, nikkor 10.5
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • Interface(s): Deltawave PapyMerlin BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <no modification(s)>

Usage

At first time i will use it for automated partial panos

Ewart

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

"More then PHOTOGRAPHY" My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D300s & Nikon D70, Nikkor 50 1.8, Nikkor 80-200 2.8, Nikkor 10.5, Nikkor 18-70, Tamron 500 mirror
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth device
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

I use it mainly for 360 panos and timelapse, but I will do some regular panos & gigapixel stuff as well. Now that I have a video DSLR I'm also using it as a pan/tilt mount for movie clips.

didsaus

Saussy, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D200 with prime lenses 15, 24, 50 & 105 mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Spherical Pano with 15 mm, Cylindrical Pano with 24 mm and 50 mm, and I hope in the next future Gigapix with 105 mm.

sparks60

Chiswick ... London, England UK

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin "Non Goto"
  • Firmware version: Succesfull upgraded to 020681 !!!
  • Camera: Pentax *ist DL, Pentax K20D & various lenses
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N810
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): none yet ...

Usage

Gigapix, Macro Gigapix Stereo Pano's

jeongyun

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version: Succesfull upgraded to 020681 !!!
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

nasca

Nederlands

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D40
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): , BTM-222 Bluetooth-Funkmodul from plischka.at
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

cincy244

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • Camera: Nikon with 17-55 mm 2.8, 105 mm 2.8 micro, 200 mm micro, 70-200 2.8 VR
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC running XP for now
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMelin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

I want to try all techniques.

willybear

Bautzen, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Merlin Non GoTo from www.teleskop-austria.at
  • Firmware version: 020681 -> 020781
  • Camera: Nikon D90 Nikkor 10,5mm Nikkor 50mm 1.8 Nikkor 18-105mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N770 Papywizard 1.6.1/ HP Notebook 6735s Papywizard 2.1.16-1
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): custom crown with adapter from hardwood & 15 Volts Battery pack.

Usage

jaT lahaM

Pardubice, Czech Republic

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Matthew Field

Los Angeles, United States

My main website | my VR portfolio | my pano portfolio

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin/Skywatcher MultiMount Non Goto (from Astronomics.com - received Jan 10, 2010)
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • Camera: 5D, 20D. 15mm FE, 17-40L, 24-105L, 35L, 50/1.4, 100/2.8, 70-200 2.8L/IS, 300F4L
  • Papywizard platform(s): All my image processing is on OSX, although I also run both Windows and Linux. Can't get Papywizrd working on OSX 10.6 yet, so using it on XP via Parallels Desktop. Nokia N800 en route.
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Created a new arm specifically for the 5D/15FE - cost about $6. No modifications to the Merlin itself necessary to get the 5D+FE on the NPP with the new rail. Have modified the Merlin to integrate the PapyMerlin bluetooth module inside the casing. Am looking into a new crown to enable mounting of a more adjustable rail.

Usage

I shoot mainly 360x180 sphericals for immersive VR and ultra large scale rectilinear (usually less than gigapixel - normally around 30000x6000)

TSP-TOG

Melbourne, FL USA

Configuration

  • Pano head: non-GoTo SkyWatcher/Orion/Merlin (from OPT received December 22, 2009)
  • Firmware version: 01.09.81
  • Camera: Nikon D-200, D-300, D-70 with IR conversion
  • Papywizard platform(s): HP Netbook running WinXP
  • Interface(s): USB through Silex Wireless USB Server, FTDI USB-TTL cable
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Replaced 2-contact shutter release with 3-contact for Nikon use, crown mods to come !

Usage

I am an amateur photographer with the occasional paying gig. I shoot what I call "Technical Stock" photos, which is my fancy name for product photography of electronics and other things that can be used for marketing. I recently found a great deal on a portable 15m mast setup and bought it for aerial photography. Recto pano mostly. I've had requests from businesses for "birds-eye" pics and for overhead event and staff shots.

The PW/Orion head started as a need for remote camera positioning but I see the potential for much more fun stuff, including stitching multiple telephoto lens shots for exaggerated DOF images.

Hollywood

West Lakes, Australia


Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

cbraut

Louveciennes, France

Mon site web personnel

Archipel-Studios.com

Panoramiques.net

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher "Non Goto from Astronome.fr
  • Firmware version: Succesfull upgraded to 020681 !!!
  • Camera: Nikon D300 + objectif fisheye Nikkor 10.5
  • Papywizard platform(s): MacOSX 10.6.2.
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Panoramas 360 sphériques "traditionnels".

chontaduro

Kirchberg in Tirol, Austria

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version: 020681 ? (to be confirmed)
  • Camera: Canon 5D MII with a 70-200mm F4 lens and some Nikon AIS manual lenses (180mm, 24mm, 35mm).
  • Papywizard platform(s): MacBook Pro
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Rectilinear and gigapix panos

gcoban

Hamburg, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version: Succesfull upgraded to 020681 !!!
  • Camera: Canon G7 and Olympus SP-590 UZ
  • Papywizard platform(s): MS-Windows 7 & Nokia
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Panoramann

Bremen, Germany

panoramann.de

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Non Goto
  • Firmware version: 020581 -> 020681 -> 020781
  • Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikon D90, Nikkor 10.5, Nikkor 16-85, Nikkor 70-300
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N810, MS-Vista/XP
  • Interface(s): Ursa Minor Bluetooth module, FTDI-USB-Cable
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): see pictures

Usage

360°-Panos, Giga-Panos

gameslegion

Misery, Fribourg Switzerland

Configuration

  • Pano head: 2 Sky-Watcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version: one with 020581 & the other with 020681 !?!
  • Camera: Sony A700 DSLR with lenses covering ranges 16mm-300mm,Canon G9 and G10 compact units with coverage from 28-140mm &

Canon Eos 5D with lenses from 24mm - 300mm

  • Papywizard platform(s): Acer 150 netbook and desktop PC both running Windows XP SP3, Nokia N800
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None yet, still in development ...

Usage

Mainly do cylindrical Pano, rectilinear pano

david wilkie

Clovelly Park, South Australia

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Asus Eee laptop with windows XP
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

cruikers

<Short description of yourself>

My Vimeo space

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version: ????? very important !
  • Camera: Canon 7D and 6.5mm lens & 11mm lens
  • Papywizard platform(s): Netbook
  • Interface(s): Bluetooth interface
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Panning Timelapse

jake.carvey

Currently working in Los Angeles, Southeast Asia and Portland

My web sites :

Jakesville.com

Photurrus.com

Configuration

  • Pano head: SkyWatcher Multi-Function
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • Camera: D70, D200, D300
  • Papywizard platform(s): Asus G2S Core 2 Duo / MacBook Pro
  • Interface(s): BT BlueSmiRF
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): none so far


Usage

Gigapan, 360x180, MoCo Timelapse

Liverpool

Ballyclough (County Limerick), Republic of Ireland

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version: Succesfull upgraded to 020681 !!!
  • Camera: Canon 500D with some kit lens and a 400mm prime
  • Papywizard platform(s): XP laptop, Aspire One with Linux Ubuntu/Linpus)and Nokia 810
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

hoehguensch

Mainz, Germany
amateur photographer - especially macro and nature (panoramas)

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin "Non Goto"
  • Firmware version: 020681
  • Camera: Olympus E-500
  • Papywizard platform(s): N810
  • Interface(s): Ursa Minor Bluetooth module, gentLED Shutter
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): none

Usage

spherical panoramas, virtual panorama tours


jeremydillon

Australia

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Non goto
  • Firmware version: 1.09.81
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): FTDI USB to TTL convertor
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

geko5766

Trier, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non Goto Skywatcher
  • Firmware version: 020781
  • Camera: Pentax K7
  • Papywizard platform(s): MSI Webbook, WinXP
  • Interface(s): Ursa Minor Bluetooth-Module, T&C controler
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

OffrediAndrea

San Pellegrino Terme (Bergamo), Italy

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon Eos 5D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac OS (10.5 and when is possible 10.6)
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): none yet

Usage

Technical: now gigapixel and timelapse (because my actually panohead cant do 360x180 it havent pupil correction and only 30° vertical angle) I want use the Merlin for 360x180 or cylindrical but with big horizontal angle and hight resolution panorama.

alsaxe

Colmnitz, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: No GoTo Merlin
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D200
  • Papywizard platform(s): WinXP with PapyMerlin BT module and also direct cable connection
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Now Timelapse, for the future maybe: (giga)-pano

Batmark

Territet, Switzerland

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon eos 7d, Sigma 18-200mm os-dc, Sigma fisheye 8mm & 4.5 mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): Asus Eeepc under Windows XP
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): L platform

Usage

Gigapixel & Spherical Pano's

ulsaks

Ankara,Turkey

Panoramic.web, my web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 450d, and Canon 50d but i prefer 450d, Sigma 8mm, Canon efs18-55mm standard lens,and i will buy 300mm lens
  • Papywizard platform(s): Windows7 and XP, i will buy nokia n900 ?
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

I will make full spherical mostly, and gigapixel panoramas. maybe timelapse


leifs

Oersta,Norway

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon G10 for the mountains, Canon 50D with Sigma fisheye 8mm, Canon 10-22, Canon 18-200mm, Canon 100-400mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC win xp
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Spherical pano's, Cylindrical pano's, Rectilinear pano's, Gigapix's Autopano Giga, Pano2VR and Krpano for presentation on web

Photosbykev

Churchdown Gloucestershire, U.K.

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Acuter Merlin
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 7D & 40D with a range of lenses from 8mm fisheye or a Canon 10-22mm or 17-40mm lens for spherical panos upto much larger lens like Canon 200mm prime lens.
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800, Samsung NC10 Netbook (XP home) and Desktop Vista Ultimate 64-bit/XP Pro 64-bit dual boot
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

High resolution mosaic style panos. I will also be delving into the panning timelapse capabilities which I see are being developed there are some beautiful examples of this artform on the web ...

roro_0041

Carouge, Suisse

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Acer travelmate 6292 avec un windows XP
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

mithras

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England U.K.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin multi-functional mount
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N810 running OS2008 with papywizard 2 / python 2.6.4
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Mainly motion timelapse more than gigapixel stills.

lordtangent

Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non-GoTo "Sky Watcher Multi-Function Mount
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D with Canon 16-35mm f2.8 for high-res 180x360 panos, 24-70mm f2.8 for gigapans and partial 360 panos, 70-200mm f2.8 for gigapans. I may pick up a Peleng 8mm f3.5 down the line for faster 180x360 HDR pano acquisition (if the 16-35mm doesn't work out). Canon HV20 HD camcorder for shooting video "Tile World" experiments.
  • Papywizard platform(s): Asus Eeepc 1005HA Netbook running Linux ( Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix )
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PayMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

My Sky-Watcher/Papymerlin Panorama Robot in action !

I plan to use the rig primarily to capture HDRI 180x360 HDR panos and occasional gigapans. I'd also like to experiment with shooting timelaps with my old 20D and video "Tile Worlds" with my HV20. The panos will be used for CGI lighting and Virtual Sets as well as more artistic stuff like making "Small Worlds" and other novel projections.

bruper

Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal

D-Studio.com

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin mount Non Goto
  • Firmware version: Succesfull upgraded to 020681 !!!
  • Camera: Sony EX3 HD video camera with various Nikon lenses, planning to buy Canon 5D MKII.
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac Book Pro, 1 2.2 with 10.5.8 the other with 10.6.2.
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

I would like to use my video camera to start, with the Merlin. I've done some timelapse and other motion controlled tests but would like to use the remote connection capabilities of the Merlin from my computer.

panoguy

Markt Indersdorf, Bavaria Germany

The GigaPanBot web site

GigaPanBot BT controled by Papywizard and Nokia N810

Configuration

  • Pano head: GigaPanBot
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N810
  • Interface(s): <your interface(s)>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

TriniArt

Trinidad and Tobago

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 5D MK2 and 17-40 lens, 50mm lens, and 24-105 lens
  • Papywizard platform(s): Dell Inspiron Laptop (Windows XP SP3) with usb bluetooth dongle
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s):

Usage

My main use will be for Mosaic and general panaromas.

rbudnikas

Burlington, Ontario Canada


Configuration

  • Pano head: Skywatcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version: 010981 (to be confirmed!)
  • Camera: Sony A100 & A550 with a Samyang 8mm Fisheye
  • Papywizard platform(s): Computer is Acer 5630 with a Belkin F8T016 Bluetooth
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module & USB to TTL wired connection
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Infrared

Eugene, Oregon, USA

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • Camera: Olympus C-2020z & Canon 7D
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC laptop, Vista, Nokia 810
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Auxiliary power supply  : Tekkeon
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Aluminum adapter flange for Olympus C-2020z

Usage

Spherical pano's (180x360), Cylindrical pano's, Rectilinear pano's, Gigapix's, Timelapse, others ... 360°, 3+ rows, vertical frame. I often shoot infrared, and false color infrared composite (using two shots at the same angle, one visual, and one IR).

Belingo

Starnberg, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Laptop Windows XT & Nokia N800
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

bmx2k9

Roanne, France.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Multifunction Non-Goto (Galileo)
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 20D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N810 & PC IBM T43p running Windows 7
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

davetree

London, UK.

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 5d MKII
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N810
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Spherical pano's (180x360), Cylindrical pano's, Rectilinear pano's, Gigapix's, Timelapse, others ...

idom

Seattle, Washinton USA

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 5D with Canon 135L or 200 f/2.8L
  • Papywizard platform(s): Windows pc, but eventually a Nokia 8x0
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

I want to do Pano / Giga pano: shoot very high megapixel but otherwise normal wide-angle picture. Shoot the equivalent of a 35mm photo with 135mm or 200mm lens.

tipjip

Bonn, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: EOS 350D with the kit-lens
  • Papywizard platform(s): Dell Netbook
  • Interface(s): Ursa Minor BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

geego

Modena, Italy

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Non Goto
  • Firmware version: TBD
  • Camera: Canon 1Ds Mk III with Sigma 11-24, EFL 24-105, EF 50 1,4, EFL 70-200 2,8, TS 24, TS 45, TS90, Sigma 50-500
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac Pro 8 core (early 2008) 10 gb Ram, MacBookPro Unibody Mac OS X 10.6 et 10.5
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Pano's 180 -360, Gigapix's, Rectilinears and Ultra-wide, Time-lapse and others to be discovered !

Blackrobe

Yung-he city, Taipei county, Taiwan

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): MSI U100 (almost certain) netbook running either XP, Ubuntu or Win 7
  • Interface(s): Delatwave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

elirette

Alberta, Canada

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon EOS XSI (450D) with a 10-20 mm lens or the 28-55mm.
  • Papywizard platform(s): HP laptop running Windows7 & Nokia N800 as this will make it a little bit more portable for hiking.
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

I plan on doing 180-360 Spherical and Rectilinear. I have been using a pan head that I made from parts at work and have had quite good success but it is tedious work to get all the images required. The thought of time laps photograph interests me so I think I will give that a try as well when I get everything working.

franco1972

Castell'Azzara (GR), Italia

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 40D et 300D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia 770 & MSI Notebook with Windows Vista
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Pano's 180-360 (actually)

Wolfgang

Wiesbaden, Allemagne

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Non Goto version
  • Firmware version: 020681 to be confirmed !
  • Camera: Canon 450d with Canon 18-55, 3.5-5.6 IS, Canon 50, 1.4
  • Papywizard platform(s): WindowsXP, Laptop (Fujitsu-Siemens, Amilo D7830), Targus ACB10EU USB-Bluetooth
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Until now I make spherical and Rectiliniear (HDR) pano's.

perikles

Paris, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Multi Fonction Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 400D/450D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Macbook avec Mac OS 10.6
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Visites virtuelles avec des Pano 360/180, et très probablement des timelapses.

eone

Kiev, Ukraine

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D300 & 18-70 lens
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC & Nokia N800
  • Interface(s): Wired interface & Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

bvogl

Wien, Austria.

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Non Goto.
  • Firmware version: 020681
  • Camera: Nikon D700 and Nikkor 28~105, Nikkor 70~300, Nikkor 80~400, 500mm Mirror Lens (Noname)
  • Papywizard platform(s): Samsung N220 Netbook with Windows 7, other hardware planned
  • Interface(s): Ursa Minor BT interface
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Spherical pano's (180x360), Cylindrical pano's, Rectilinear pano's, Gigapix's, Timelapse, others ... High resolution panoramas, Timelapse, Stereo gigapans (on my wish list)

soulbrother

München, Germany

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Non goto
  • Firmware version: 02.07.81
  • Camera: Pentax K7 and Sigma 8mm (also other lenses, i.e. 300mm lens)
  • Papywizard platform(s): XP laptop computer
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

I want to use the Merlin for full roundshots (360x180°)and also for gigapixelpanos.

michelk

Replace Template title by you APP nickname with a link on your description on APP forum.

<Short description of yourself>

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac OS
  • Interface(s): <your interface(s)>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

miroolesnanik

Zilina,Slovakia

My web site

Gigapan profile

360cities profile

Configuration

Usage

Here my device in action http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zir-OoiITUc
I want to know, how to stitch giant Gigapixels pano
My largest pano is 7,74 gigapixel pano. http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/48260/
I tried to stitch it by APGiga 2, but colapses all time. I tried it as GIGAPAN import and also PAPYWIZARD import with XML.
Sources 920 pictures, 92 columns in 10 rows.
I can stitch it in PTGui. But it mean too much of manual work.
Does anyone know, how to use XML file from Papywizard in PTGui?
Please HELP.

baba

Sankt Urban, Switzerland

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version: 02.04.81 -> 02.06.81 -> 02.07.81
  • Camera: Canon 450d with lenses between 50-300mm.
  • Papywizard platform(s): Computer (Windows 7) and Nokia N800
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

ready2ride

MY WEBSITE (under construction)

 Hagen am Teutoburger Wald, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: Skywatcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version: *020581* WAITING FOR UPGRADE CABLE
  • Camera: Canon 550D / Canon Lens 50mm 1.4 / Canon Lens 15mm-85mm 3.5-5.6
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N810, Netbook Lenovo S10e on Windows 7 (Papy-Version: 2.1.19-1)
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin"Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Working on the crown adapter... / Working on the battery-shell to get more space for the lens...

Usage

I plan to make 360x180 panos of my hobby: "Rollercoaster and Themeparks all over the World" Later i will try to make HDR panos.

ianbne

Strathpine, Queensland Australia

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version: 01.09.81
  • Camera: Nikon D200 and D300 with 50mm F1.8, 10.5m Fisheye, 10-20mm Sigma lense and Nikkor 18-200mm VR lense
  • Papywizard platform(s): Asus Notebook (Vista Home Premium), Asus EEEPC 701 (Ubuntu 9.04) & "planned" Nokia N810
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth interface & FTDI TTL-232R USB->TTL convertor
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

My settings :

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

klainkaliber

Hi, I am from Austria/Vienna, getting into motorized panoramas.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin non-goto from Teleskop Austria
  • Firmware version: 02.06.81
  • Camera: Nikon D70, Canon A720 CHDK
  • Papywizard platform(s): Netbook, Nokia 770
  • Interface(s): Bluetooth from Ursa Minor
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Currenty none, will investigate nodal point; IR shutter of D70 - see User:Klainkaliber

Usage

After manually shooting a quite large panorama of Toledo, it's now time for more "pro" style! Currently I am testing the gear, planned are panos in and around Vienna. And use on vacation, of course!

RHKfilm

Los Angeles, USA

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Goto with Kessler Pocket Dolly™
  • Firmware version: 02.05.81 succesfully upgraded to 02.06.81
  • Camera: Canon EOS7D, 10-22 EF-S, 28-135 EF, Nikon 16mm f/2.8 FF Fisheye, Nikon 180mm f/2.8
  • Papywizard platform(s): Papywizard on OSX with gphoto2, other OS and plug-ins too, Photomatix Pro, AutoPanoGiga, Photoshop CS4
  • Interface(s): hard-wired with Keyspan adapter (USB to RS232), Serial trough Synscan "PC Direct Mode"(Hand-held controler).
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

Example of my gigapixel HDR work: http://giveuswork.com/HDR-Pano2/HDR-Pano.html

  1. 1 on my wish list: Additional axis (ideally 3 additional axis) in Papywizard!!

Apagador

Finland

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Multifunction Goto with build-in "Camera remote control" !!!
  • Firmware version: 02.05.81 succesfully upgraded to 02.06.81
  • Camera: Canon EOS 550D
  • Papywizard platform(s): <your platform(s)>
  • Interface(s): Serial trough Synscan "PC Direct Mode"(Hand-held controler)
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

JeffStarley

Liverpool, U.K.

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D700 with lenses 10.5mm, 16mm, 20mm and a 70-300mm Nikkor VR Zoom. (wil add lenses as required in future)
  • Papywizard platform(s): I am using Mac (Macbook Pro) at present OS 10.6, but I am looking into a Nokia N8xx for portability and low power consumption.
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

I would like to do all pano types - 360 x 180, Cylinder, Rectilinear AND Timelapse.

Wirus

Germany, small village near Aschaffenburg

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin non-GoTo with tripod from www.apm-telescopes.de
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon EOS 10D; Canon Ixus 70; Stereoscopic dual cam with 2x Canon Ixus 70 and CHDK
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N810, Intel Classmate Convertible Netbook
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): none until now

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

david

Edinburgh, U.K.

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia n810 or perhaps an HP Mininote 2133 running Windows 7 at times, the HP uses a Broadcomm BT chipset.
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

kalkbreath

Marietta, Georgia USA

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 5d and a Canon 5d mark2 with 24mm 1.4 , 17mm ts-e 4.0 , 90mm ts-e and 15mm 2.8
  • Papywizard platform(s): HP tm2t tablet running Windows 7
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

<What you do - or plan to do - with that project>

Pano41

Vendôme, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D300 avec L-Plate for Nikon D300 camera Really Right Stuff BD300-L, Nikon AF DX FISHEYE 10.5 mm 1:2.8G ED, Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED, Nikon AF-S VR MICRO NIKKOR 105 mm 1:2.8G ED, Nikon AF-S TELECONVERTISSEUR TC-17EII.
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC Netbook Eee PC ASUS 1101HA & Windows 7 Edition familiale 32 bits (Papywizard 2.1.8 installé semble tourner)+ PC Sony AW21XY/Q & Windows 7 Edition Intégrale 64 bits (Papywizard non installé à tester)
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <your modification(s)>

Usage

180-360 , ultérieurement Gigapix's


Chris360

Bagnols sur Cèze(30), France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin-Orion
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon EOS 500d
  • Papywizard platform(s): DELL,WinXP SP3 Pro, IntelXeon 2.33Ghz 3.25Mo RAM, Carte Graphique NVIDIA Quadro Fx 570, double écrans
  • Interface(s): Autopano Giga2 "Kolor"
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Declencheur par câble clavier tactile

Mon premier panorama: GOUDARGUES.swf

Usage

Bientôt, un site Web en préparation, qui parlera des logiciels Kolor.

Usage professionnel pour faire des inventaires d'usine, insertion de modèles 3D dans les panoramas, ainsi que des vidéos

fenna

Wedel, Germany


Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon and Canon
  • Papywizard platform(s): MacBookPro and OS X 10.5.8
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

in-the-web

Schönwald, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC with Windows XP or Windows 7 64 bit
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Actually I use Merlin in combination with Papywizard & gphoto2

tranceorbitale

Nancy, Lorraine, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Actually Canon A640 + CHDK for Timelapse
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC with D-link Clé USB Bluetooth DBT-122 running Windows Vista + Nokia to be defined later
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Panoramic Timelapse, Horizontal panoramas, Gigapixels ...

tarheel360vr

Greensboro, North Carolina USA

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D300 with Nikkor FE 10.5 mm and Vivitar 70-210 zoom.
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800 and Papywizard. There's also a chance I may use it with Mac OS X 10.5.x.
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Rectilinear, spherical and Gigapixel panoramic photography

MikeOates

Manchester, United Kingdom

My website

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N810
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Panoramas and timelapse.

Hansenlair

Barchon, Belgium

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: New Sky-Watcher Goto version with "camera remote control" !
  • Firmware version: 02.04.81 upgraded to 02.06.81
  • Camera: Canon 50D + WFT-E3 + 18-200/f3.5
  • Papywizard platform(s): Dell Vostro 1700
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s):

My settings :

This setting has been discussed in this post : Fabrication d'un support pour EOS 50D

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

Nocturn

Montpelier, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkII, Tokina SD 12-24mm (IF) DX
  • Papywizard platform(s): Notebook Packard Bell dot.M/U 33 with Windows 7 64bits & Ram 2GB.
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Pano spherique HDR, pano rectilinéaires, timelapse

Ken Daisy

Guyancourt, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin-Orion non GOTO
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Sony A300
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC sous Windows XP Pro
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Pano's 180, pano's rectilinéaires, Gigapix's

Xmor74

Seynod, France

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D80 + Tokina 12-24mm + samyang 8mm fisheye + nikon 18 - 70mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC portable SONY VAIO VPCCW2S1E/L Windows 7
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Pano plat, Cylindrique, Sphérique avec NN3 Pano pour le futur avec la tête Merlin : Pano HD (gigapix’s) et essai de Timelapse.

chucky_k6

Carlisle, Cumbria United-Kingdom

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Papywizard platform(s): MacBook Pro
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

wick1

Donegal Town, Ireland 

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D80 and Nikon 18 -135 nikkor 3.5-5.6G ED lens
  • Papywizard platform(s): Toshiba laptop Windows Vista
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

I mainly want the head for spherical 360 vt's , but I am looking forward to exploring gigapans... I,m also want to try elevated 360's . I,m purchasing a 12mtr clark mast next week and need a pan and tilt head for this anyway!

calamento

Liège, Belgium

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Pentax K10 & K7
  • Papywizard platform(s): eeePC Asus 1005HA Windows 7
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Linear Pano's 180 °

pacaj2am

Czech Republic

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Papywizard platform(s):
  • Interface(s): DIY Atmega controller (no need of pc or phone) with 16x2 character display for timelapse and panorama shooting with DIY Bt module on basis of a ConnectBlue OEMSPA311/331
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>


jordi

Barcelona, Spain

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Non Goto
  • Firmware version: 02.05.81 Succesfull upgraded to 020681 !!!
  • Camera: Canon 400D with a FE Tokina 10-17mm
  • Papywizard platform(s): Dell (Inspiron 1545) and Windows 7
  • Interface(s): DeltaWave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

krtekcz2000

Birmingham, United Kingdom; Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic

My website

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin-Orion GOTO with camera control
  • Firmware version: 02.07.81
  • Camera: Canon 5D Mark II with 70-200 f/2.8 IS (ver. I), 24-70L f/2.8, Sigma 15mm Fisheye, Sigma 50mm f/1.4
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC - Windows
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): cutted focusing wire in the remote control cable; new crown from www.teleskop-austria.at + Manfrotto 357

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Usage

Gigapixel photography. High level photography (12.5m mast)

lemon

St. Pauls/Eppan, ITALY


Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version: 02.06.81
  • Camera: Nikon D300 with Nikkor 10,5/2.8 Fisheye for cylindrical pano's, maybe a Nikkor 70-300/4,5-5,6 for Gigapixel panos when I have the Merlin... here with me
  • Papywizard platform(s): Dell notebook (XPS1530) with Windows Vista 32-bit, I'm looking forward to get a Nokia tablet
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

binarybuddha

Twin Falls, Idaho U.S.A.

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: D700 with a Nikkor 20mm 2.8 prime, parallex corrected lens. I hope to use a smaller, lighter camera for this in the future, such as a D60 or so with the 10mm DX lens to save my D700's shutter and make it easier on the mount with a lighter weight camera.
  • Papywizard platform(s): Asus EEPC 1000HE running windows 7, 17" MacBook Pro Early 2010 gen, running either OS X or Win7 in bootcamp if possible/compatible.
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

180x360 panos

doceave

Cape Town, South Africa 

My website

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 40D and 400D. Currently have no ideal lens but looking into an FE lens of sorts ...
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC Running a basic winxp system and APG2
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Will be focusing primarily on 360x180 panos.


bradtem

Sunnyvale, California U.S.A.

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: non-goto Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 5d Mark II, though I might also play with some of my smaller P&S.
  • Papywizard platform(s): Netbook, Samsung NC10 with broadcom bluetooth chip. Since the Merlin seems like a "car shooting" device and not a backpacking one, I don't think I will get a Nokia. When Android bluetooth support improves, I would hazard that Papywizard may wish to move to that platform as it is readily available and carried by many people as it is, and you can already get python going on it, I am told.
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module, I may also eventually move to USB tethered shooting, in which case I would probably also move to USB to serial TTL to control the Merlin. Of course an alternative would be if somebody did a slow version of encapsulated USB over bluetooth. (People have talked about it but I have yet to see it.) The USB over wifi solutions I have seen people who are interesting but a bit bulky for now.
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Main goal will be gigapans, cylindrical. I am not that much into sphericals though I might try some. (I have a nice small 24mm lens as well as the long 200mm I will use for the gigapans.)

panoman

Skanderborg, Denmark

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Acer Aspire One netbook Windows XP and Macbook Pro Apple OSX
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

CroHammeR

Immensee, Switzerland

My Blog

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D300 and Sigma f4 100-300mm
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): MacBook (SnowLeo) and/or Win7 on Lenovo ThinkPad T510 (maybe Nokia in future)
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Gigapixel Pano's

peter.sen

Braunschweig, Germany


Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Dell Latitude E 6500 / Windows XP SP3 & Lenovo IdeaPad S12 / Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>


AdrianF

Augsburg, Germany

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Toshiba Satellite a200 2BH with windows vista, the second laptop is a Dell Vostro with ubuntu 10.4 and/or Windows XP. All operating systems are 32 bit.
  • Interface(s): DeltaWave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

daspaddy

 Hamburg, Germany

My web site

My 360° Pano's

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Non Goto ?
  • Firmware version: 020681
  • Camera: Nikon D700 with Hahnel HRN-280 for the connection to the head, TC 20E, Nikkon 70-200 mm VRII
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  • Interface(s): Ursa Minor BT Teleskop Austria type ?
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>


Socke

Behlendorf, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: Skywatcher Goto Mount with Synscan hand controler
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 7D with Samyang 8mm Fish, Canon 17-55, Sigma 50-500 i guess
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): MSI-Wind Netbook with Win XP
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Spherical pano's (180x360), Gigapix's, Timelapse

quoideneufdocteur?

Saint Julien de Coppel, France

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Sony Alpha 850 with Samyang 14 mm (6 pics at 0° + zenith + nadir), Olympus 510 + Samyang 8 mm
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Acer 5610z with Windows XP sp3
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Spherical Pano's and later High Definition pano's.

philde

Sindelfingen, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikons - a D50 and a D80
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Different Laptops and Tablet PCs running on Win7 (32 and 64 bit) an Linux (Ubuntu and Debian):

Samsung Q45 Aurora, Lenovo SL500, Motion Computing C5/F5, Fujitsu Siemens ST5032D

  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

St.Germaine

Snohomish, Washington State, U.S.A. 

Configuration

  • Pano head: Orion TeleTrack Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 550d (T2i) & Canon 5D Mk II
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Gateway "NV52" laptop
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Time-lapses

jpcamus

Paris, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Panogear complete kit
  • Firmware version: 020681
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkII with 15, 16-35 and 24-105 L
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac OS 10.6
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): 5 mm to win for NPP

Usage

Panorama 360/180 with 16mm.

foto1

Kansas City, Missouri U.S.A.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Panogear complete kit
  • Firmware version: 020681
  • Camera: Canon 10d, 500d, 18-55mm IS, Sigma 8mm.
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Toshiba laptop, Vista 32 bits
  • Interface(s): "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module & Tactile controler
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

I have also some some analogue panorama- and LF-cameras like: Bophoto, Roundshot 220vr, Widepan Pro II, Horizon 202, Speed, Super Speed & Crown Graphic, Super Ikonta C and other old folders.

urke

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

sdphoto

St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin/Skywatcher (Non-GoTo)
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D300 w/ Nikkor 10.5mm f2.8, Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6, Nikkor 35mm f1.8, Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8 and Nikon D90; Nikon P7000
  • Tripod: Various Bogen/Manfrotto
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC (Fujitsu Lifebook U810), Nokia N810
  • Interface(s): Parallax eb500 Bluetooth
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): No modification needed with D90 on Really Right Stuff MPR-CL Nodal Slide. The slide fits into the Merlin clamp and aligns perfectly. I bought a cheap wireless remote that included a complete set of coiled cords with a direct 2.5mm phono plug on one end and various Nikon connectors on the other. These remotes are also available for Canon cameras.

I am working on a crown modification for the D300.

Usage

Everything from 360 Sphericals to Gigapans

rolte93

Montreuil, France


Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D200
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nec versa S260 with Windows XP
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Pano's 180-360 and gigapixel.

panotech

Schwarzenbruck, Bavaria, GERMANY

My web site : Panotech.de

Configuration

  • Pano head: Skywatcher and panoheads by Manfrotto, Agnos
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Fuji S3 Pro:

- with fisheye lenses: Sigma 8/3.5 and Tokina 10-17/3.5-4.5 - other Nikon, Sigma, Tamron lenses from 11 mm (Tamron) till 400 mm (Sigma)

  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Acer Apire Laptop under Vista / Ubuntu. Later with Nokia or Netbook, and PTGui, AutoPano Giga, krpano, Pure Tools, Tourweaver, Photoshop.
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Actually I produce Spherical pano's, Cylindrical pano's and Rectilinear pano's, in future I will also try Gigapix's.

hofi

Switzerland

Configuration

  • Pano head: Panogear
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

panoli

Wiesbaden, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: Skywatcher
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D300 with Nikon AF 200 200 and Sigma 150-500 mm
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard (OSX 10.6) and when I find a Nokia on Ebay also on the Nokia N800.
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Gigapix's, and maybe Timelapse seems to be interesting for me, but i have to learn how timelapse works and to see if it's something for me.

giver59460

Jeumont, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D3000
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC MSI WIND U100 with build-in BT, running Windwos XP
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): The PapyMerlin module have been integrated into the Merlin

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

leb

Mayenne, France

Our web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Panogear complete kit with touch control panel
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

Eyezac

Montrose, Colorado USA

Megapixeldi web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Rebel T2i (Canon 550D) with 18-55mm lens though I will most likely purchase a larger lens for the panoramas. Possibly an 800mm.
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): motion computing tablet running Windows 7 as well as a Mac (running OS 10.6)
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Gigapixel panos, timelapse, and cylindrical panos.

Yvano

Haute Savoie, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Panogear
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: D300 + 10.5 fisheye + 17/55 + sigma 70/200
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

mountaintb

Chambéry, France

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Panogear
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): MacBookPro OS 10.5.8
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

PacoShiva

Alcorcon Madrid, Spain


Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon EOS 450D, 18-55mm IS, 50mm USM f1,4, 55-250mm IS, 70-200mm f4 USM L IS
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Netbook Samsung N150 under Windows 7
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Spherical, Cylindrical, Rectilinear and Giga. Mostly cylindrical.

beekeg

United Kingdom

My website

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Synscan AZ Goto Mount.
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 50D and a selection of lenses, 10-22mm, 17-85mm and a Sigma 70-300 Apo, plus some Pentax 67 lenses that I use for widefield astro work. I'm considering the Samyang 8mm fish-eye at some stage too !
  • Tripod: Manfrotto.
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC and N810
  • Interface(s): Baracoda BT-RS232 dongle serial wired connection with the handset in 'PC Mode'.
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

bri999

United Kingdom

My blog

Configuration

  • Pano head: Acuter Merlin Multi Function Mount + Tripod, non Goto.
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 5d Mk2 using a Manfrotto slide mount
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): Wired, USB Control Cable TTL-232R-5V
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): My modifications

Usage

Pôle Pano's : 15m Clark Mast on order for fixing to my vehicle for high level photography

dog-eater

London, United Kingdom

Configuration

  • Pano head: Gigapanbot
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon t2i
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Acer Netbook
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

dminguezp

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin/Orion
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N900
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>


skyml

Santa Ana, California USA 

My web site : Airplayphoto.com

Configuration

  • Pano head: Celestron Skywatcher Panohead
  • Firmware version: 010981
  • Camera: Canon 7D, 40D, 30D with Canon 70-200mm F2.8L IS, 24-135mm F3.5 IS, Sigma 15mm F2.8, Vivitar 7mm f3.5 Fisheye for Canon (manual lens), Sigma 135-500mm f3.5/5.6.
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Sony VIAO with Win7 Pro 64bit with built-in BT. Nokia 800 (OS2008.
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Focus Time Lapse and Spherical Pano's

Here is a link to a short video I made using the Skywatcher (Merlin/Orion) for timelapse Focus Timelapse

GRADGUY

Stoddard, Wisconsin U.S.A. 

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon G10 and Canon 5D MkII
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC Dell Vostro laptop
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

mountaintb

Chambéry, France

[1] Nanofilm.fr, my website

Configuration

  • Pano head: Panogear
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

wannapano

Athens, Greece

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D200
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC under Windows 7
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve

theShader

Davie, Florida U.S.A.

Configuration

  • Pano head:
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkII
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Toshiba laptop Windows Vista
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve

wjh31

Epsom, Surrey, Greater London, UK

My website

Configuration

  • Pano head: Orion-Merlin, non go-to
  • Firmware version: 02.07.81
  • Camera: Canon 500D, canon: 18-55mmIS, 55-250mmIS, 50mm/1.8; sigma: 150-500OS
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module

Usage

Primarily gigapixel partial panos, including some 360xXX partial panos. Possibly exploring into spherical panoramas. Cityscapes prefered. Maybe a few experiments with timelapse if the shutter can stand it.

duckeyejey

London , United Kingdom

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac OSX 10.5.8
  • Interface(s): Wireless, Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module & Wired, USB to RS232 via hand-controler "PC direct control"
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve

Franzisk

Weiz, Austria

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: EOS 300D and EOS 450D
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): ThinkPad PC, N900. In the future : the new Tablet to PC \ " WETAB \ " from Neofonie/Android/MeeGo or Ubuntu
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module.
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve

tomkershawtoo

Merseyside, United Kingdom

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D5000 DSLR
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): MacBook, Acer Netbook
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module.
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve


marcudes

Milano, Italy.

360per180.com

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky Watcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version: 020781
  • Camera: Nikon D300
  • Tripod: Manfrotto 055 PRO
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N810 OS 2008 5.2008.43-7
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module.
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Teleskope-Austria crown, self-made arm

Usage

Spherical panoramas, gigapixels and timelapse

beeframe

Thailand

Configuration

  • Pano head: Orion Panohead Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 5D Mk II
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Acer Aspire 4741G intel core i5 window7
  • Interface(s): Wired via the Synscan hand-controler and "PC direct mode"
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve

James_S

<Place where you live>

My PapyPololu head:

My Merlin head:

Configuration

  • Pano head:

- DIY "PapyPololu" pano-head on basis of Servocity material drived by Pololu Maestro controller and under Papywizard control.

- Merlin head

  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon T2i EOS 550d, Canon PowerShot G12
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): BlueSMiRF module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve

OA

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: Orion Backpacker (Non Goto Merlin)
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: canon t1i (AKA Eos 500D) with Sigma 8mm FE
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): UMPC (small sony pc with full version Windows xp
  • Interface(s): wired USB to TTL connection
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): none


Usage

<What you want to achieve

pu2wxp

Campos do Jordao, Brasil

My website : Vista Panoramica

Configuration

  • Pano head: Panogear
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Sony Alpha 350 with kit lens sony 18-70mm
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): MacBook 13", Nokia N800
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve

paulcotto

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): Wired (USB to TTL)& non wired (BT device, on basis of MDFLY BT0417CB Class 2 in the pipe.)
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve

mamoo

Japan

Configuration

  • Pano head: Complete Panogear
  • Firmware version: 02.06.81
  • Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor AF 28-200mm and Nikkor AF-S 300mm
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Dell Vostro 1200 Windows XP SP3 32bit core i7
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module, T & C controller TouchCP(FW 2.0)
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve

Panovista

Haarlem, The Netherlands

Our website Panovista.nl

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Multifunction
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon EOS 350D with the Sigma 8mm Fishe eye and the default 18-55mm lens
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC Laptops Windows XP and Windows Vista.
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

Ralf-MK

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

maikaefer39

Berlin, Germany


Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 5D Mk II and 200mm
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): ACER 1810 and MSI 262 under Windows 7, 32 and 64 bit
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

Pawel

Belgium

My web site Photoshot.be

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

AeroView

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky Watcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): Wired DIY USB to TTL
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>


agimbo

Italy

Configuration

  • Pano head: Panogear kit
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Apple PowerBook Unibody 2009 with MacOs 10.6.4
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Crown adapter for Manfrotto 357 from Teleskop-Austria.

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

GuzZzt

Borås, Sweden

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Skywatcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): DIY on Arduino base The project
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

BumbleBeeBeach

Stockholm, Sweden

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin SynScan AZ GoTo
  • Firmware version: 02.07.81
  • Camera: Canon 5D + Canon EF 17-40/F4L, Sigma 50/1.4, Canon EF70-200/F4L, Canon HV-20
  • Tripod: Manfrotto 553
  • Papywizard platform(s): DynamicPerception MX2 plus home-made Arduino controller
  • Interface(s): Wired
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): Merlin mounted on DIY motorized dolly system.

Usage

Time-lapse shots plus use the Merlin as a pan/tilt head on a DIY camera crane/jib


ColinB

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky Watcher GoTo
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 550D
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s):
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

ctrees

Freiburg, Germany

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Panogear kit
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac with bootcamp and windows xp
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

Old Grumpy

Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom


Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin SynScan AZ GoTo
  • Firmware version:02.07.81
  • Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 300d converted to IR. Canon G10. Sigma 10-20mm,

Canon 20-35mm , Canon 24-105mm, Canon 100-400mm. Canon 1.4 and 2. extenders

  • Tripod: Various Manfrotto
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • Interface(s):Deltawave "PapyMerlin" BT module from claudevh,
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None yet but need to modify to get NPP right

Usage

I am a hobbyist as I am retired. I will try anything have previously been using a home made panohead

jbpelz

Pittsford, New York, USA


Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Olympus E-30 with 12-60 and 70-300 lenses
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): MacBook Pro & MacBook Air, will eventually try with ExoPC slate/Windows 7
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Spherical, Cylindrical, Rectilinear, plan to experiment with stereo pairs (Canon G9 or Canon or SX210 pairs)

digitalfotografen

Göteborg, Sweden

My website "digitalfotografen.se"

Configuration

  • Pano head: Skywatcher Multi-function & Celestron CPC 1100 (Nextar protocol)
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

cybert

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I'm a graphic designer (web) and photographer.

The pano head will be used in some commercial and personal projects.

My site is Pixelfirepraphics.com , some of my earlier (mechanical pans) are there, in portfolio, under "wides".

Configuration

  • Pano head: Celestron Sky-Watcher "backpacker" multifunction mount
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon Ti1 (EOS 500D, Canon 18mm-55mm efs, Tokina 12mm-24mm Dx, Zenza Bronica 50mm, Zenza Bronica 150mm, Tamron SP 500mm (mirror lense)
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac Pro quad core, Nokia N810
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Spherical pano's (180x360), Cylindrical pano's, Rectilinear pano's, Gigapix's, Timelapse and pole pans/panos (3.5 meters)

prettyugly

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

berto36

Pamplona, Spain

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin/Orion
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 400D, Canon 18-55mm EFS f/3.5-5.6, Canon 28-80mm EF f/3.5-5.6, Canon 80-200mm EF f/3.5-5.6.
  • Tripod:
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800/maemo OS2008; Laptop Acer Aspire, Windows 7 64bits, Belkin Mini Bluetooth Adapter F8T016
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module.
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): None

Usage

I would like to achieve Gigapixel Panos and other.

mickey1803

St Hilaire de Loulay
Vendée - France

[www.serielstudio.fr My website]


Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Eos 5d MK II - 24-105L - 16-35 2.8 II L - 70-200 F/4 L - Eos 50d
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

BennyOubrie

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

luiso

Fuengirola-Málaga, Spain


Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 5D mKII
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Macbook 10.5.8
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

Joachim Buambeki

Bensheim, Germany


Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkII
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Laptop Acer 1810TZ, Windows 7 64bit
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

hd_pano

Stuttgart, Germany

My Blog Panoblog.de

My Web site Teschner-multimedia.de

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non GoTo Merlin/Orion/Sky-Watcher
  • Firmware version: 020681
  • Camera: Canon EOS xxD (div)
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Samsung NC 10 Plus, Windows 7
  • Interface(s): Ursa Minor / TA Bluetooth Interface
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

I use it for high resolution partial panoramas High resolution spherical panoramas, I plan to use a pole for semi-aerial panos (partial and spherical).

atillathehun

Louisville KY, USA

Configuration

  • Pano head: Celestron Backpacker
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

T-Photoworks

Japan

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin & NN Mark3
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkII,Canon 50D, Sigma 8mm fisheye & Tokina10-17 fisheye
  • Tripod: Gitzo
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • Interface(s): non wired
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

Alexey Petrushkevich

Moscow, Russia

Configuration

  • Pano head: Skywatcher Multifunction
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 60D, 5D MkII, 1Ds MkIII
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Sony Vaio VGN-Z11MRN Vista Business,MacBook Pro A1268 Mac OS X
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

neusser

Köln, Germany


Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon Eos 1Ds MkII
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

brooks

Edmonton, Canada

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Sony SLTA55 with 10-20mm and 18-250mm lenses
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC laptop running WinXP Pro
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

Undertable

I`m a hobbyist, living in Assamstadt, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Merlin SynScan AZ GoTo Mount
  • Firmware version:02.07.81
  • Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 400D, 50D with Lenses Canon EF-S 10-22, EF 24, EF 50, EF 100 Peleng 8mm and/or Sigma 8mm
  • Tripod: <Giottos MT9371, Feisol CT-3442>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N810, maemo Linux based OS 2008, Version 5.2008.43-7
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s):

Exemplar 1:
Custom crown, rail and special seating for EOS350/400D cameras
Built-in bluetooth module and wireless trigger
DIY wire antenna glued in Merlin`s rear cover enables operational distance of more than 60 metres (Deltawave BT module & Nokia tablet N810)

Exemplar 2:
Completely redesigned for more flexibility (plenty of cameras and bigger lenses)
Smaller footprint (less nadir retouching)
Arca compatible rail and clamps (RRS)
Pivot axis adjustable (X+Y)
Retractable head (storage)
Ruggedized design (metalwork)
Built-in bluetooth module (Deltawave), wireless trigger and bullseye level
Li-ION batteries for up to 3466 shots and moves.

view more of this modificaton on my flickr page

Usage

spherical 360 degree panoramas & gigapixel panoramas

Guilhem

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: Panogear Kit
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 1d mark II, Konica/Minolta 7D, Sony Alpha 700
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

Yoyoj1

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: waiting for panohead
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 5D, 24-70, f/2.8 L, 70-200 f/2.8 L, Nikkor 10.5 f/2.8, N300sph
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

martinlbb

Lyon, France

My website

Dedicated Autopano Wiki to the Rodeon VR & Papywizard

Configuration

  • Pano head: Clauss Rodeon VR
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Create a Papywizard Plug-in for the Clauss Rodeon panohead

fotovdb

Antwerp, Belgium

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkII with Canon FE 15 mm
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Touch screen terminal
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

donpesce

Switzerland

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Skywatcher MF-2 AutoTrack / "alias" Celestron type SLT
  • Firmware version: 02.05.80
  • Camera: Nikon D80 with Sigma 8mm f4 EX, SIGMA 10-20mm F/4.0-5.6 EX DC HSM, IR- & Funk/Kabel Fernbedienung, HUGIN & Krpano
  • Tripod: Pano-MAXX, Manfrotto 055XProb
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC running Windows 7 64bits.
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

trelobyte

London, U.K.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin MFM Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D200
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Macbook pro 13 of production mid 2010 with snowleopard 10.6.6 with intel 2.53GHz core2duo and 4 gigs of ram
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Spherical and gigapixel panos

Ruedesloges

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: Panogear kit
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D700 and a Lumix GF1
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac running Mac 0S 10.6.6 (MacBook Pro 17")
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

meettyrone

Erskineville, Sydney , Australia

Configuration

  • Pano head: Celestron Skywatcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D200
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

soteroferreira

Entroncamento, Portugal

My web site

My presentation

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 400D + Sigma 8mm 3,5 + agno's mrotator Tcpshort, Canon 5DmkII + shaved Tokina 10-17+ canon 55-200+ old canon 30-80 and Canon 550D+sigma 18-200 and canon 18-55.
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): software Hugin, Ptgui, AutoPano pro, P2vr, Krpano. on Mac and Windows.
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

schlatterw

Thiersee, Austria

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D90
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>


toforgive

Saint Pierre (AOSTA), ITALY


Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon EOS 50D
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

mjdevil

Magdeburg, Germany


Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 400D with Canon 10-22 USM, but also my 28-135 IS USM or my 100-300 USM
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC with Windows ?
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Spherical pano's (180x360) and Gigapix's. Also in 3d with 2 dslr with horizontal distance, but that is not yet perfected

djar

Ilmenau, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: Non Goto Skywatcher Multifunction
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Sony Alpha 550 + Alpha 700
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): HP laptop (HDX16)/Sony Vaio UX with Win XP SP3
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module.
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): external power through small lead-acid batterypack, triggercable.

Usage

Gigapixel panos, Night panos, Timelapse sequences.

swurr

Kiel, Germany

My web site. and Dashundefoto.de

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D700
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC Netbook running Windows XP
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

deerndlph

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: Skywatcher Backpacker
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N800
  • Interface(s): Bluesmirf BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

deerndlph

gloob

Germany

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

vertrider

Innsbruck, Austria

My Web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Merlin Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D700
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): MacBook Air
  • Interface(s): Ursa Minor BT module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Mostly Timelapse One of my timelapse

deadbead

Sint-Petersburg, Russia

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher Multi-Function Mount
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon EOS 550D and Canon EOS 400D with 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): ASUS Eee PC T101MT (OS: Windows 7 and Ubuntu)
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Spherical pano's

muraskin

New-York, U.S.A.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Orion Teletrack Altazimuth Tracking Mount
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XT and Canon 7D
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Nokia N810
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Timelapse

ridelamar1

Missoula, Montana, U.S.A. 

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon Rebel T2i and Canon 7D with various lenses, but primarily 17-40 F4 Canon L series.
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): MacBookPro Early 2008 model running Mac OSX 10.5.8 and Nokia N800.
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Timelapses, maybe gigapix in the future

nilsarn

Wuppertal, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: Skywatcher MF with L-bracket
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon EOS 500d & Canon EOS 7d with Sigma 150-500mm
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Macbook Pro (13 mid 2009)canon eos 7d
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Mainly Gigapixels

Babgon

France, Alsace, Colmar

WebSite

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky-Watcher TD10
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF 70-200 f/4, Canon EF-S 10-22
  • Papywizard platform(s): MacBook 10.6.x, HP Mini 5101 Win7
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module

Usage

Gigapixel, panorama sperique, et Timelapse

Rick

Combaillaux, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D300
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

AndreasLang

Staufen, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 30D
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): SAMSUNG NB30 Netbook, running Windows 7
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

Asphar

Köln, Germany

Configuration

  • Pano head: Panogear kit
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon Eos 5D Mk2 with a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lense for testing now, but I might use a Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 L IS USM later.
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module & T&C Touch controler.
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

vetmike

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

Arto

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

Vampire78

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>


click

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

Mateusz Malinowski

Bielsk Podlaski, Poland

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

mnetwordx

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

Sebastian

<Place where you live>

Apertus.org

Configuration

  • Pano head: Skywatcher Non Goto
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

Lakes

Saint Charles, Missouri, U.S.A.

Configuration

  • Pano head: Sky Watcher MFM
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 1Ds + 16-35, 85 1.8, 100mm Macro & 7D 10-22 and 17-55 oh and a G5, 2 old Nikon CP5000s with FE-8s
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Apple iMac i7 & MacBook Pro i5 , Nokia N800
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

hsestes00

Acworth, Georgia, U.S.A.

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon Rebel Xt with 18 - 55, and 75 - 200 mm lenses
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC's under Win, Vista or Win 7.
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

Timelapse, rectilinear panos

shellysaws0089

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: Kit Panogear
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

Apapane

Honolulu, Hawaii

Configuration

  • Pano head: Panogear kit
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module, T&C touch controler.
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

lorenzzz

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: Panogear kit
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module, T&C touch controler.
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

dwindsor

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: Panogear kit.
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D300
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module, T&C touch controler
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

mawa_73527

Köln, Germany

… 400282808/ Some of my panorama's

Configuration

  • Pano head: Pangear kit.
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, using a 300mm lens
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Mac OS
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module, T&C touch controler.
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

LX3GH1

Switzerland

My web site

Some of my pictures

Configuration

  • Pano head: Panogear kit.
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Lumix LX3, GH1, Sony Alpha100
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC Windows 7 64bit Sli.
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module, T&C touch controler
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

Yannick77310

Saint-Fargeau Ponthierry, France

Configuration

  • Pano head: Panogear kit
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 7D et 400D
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

Panohead

Southampton, United Kingdom


Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC LX1
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Toshiba R200 Laptop, Windows 7 Pro x32
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

JoeSketti

Franklin, Kentucky, USA  

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Nikon D7000 with Nikon Nikkor 10.5 2.8G DX Fisheye
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): PC, Nokia N800
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

180x360

Angus

Smithills, Bolton, England


Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Canon 7d,Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX AF 11-16mm F2.8, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, Sigma AF 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM & Canon Extender EF 2x II.
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Sony Vaio running Windows 7, Bluetooth Broadcom ALPS-UGPZ9-BCM2046
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

I am interested in rectilinear pano's, gigapix's.

allencheuv

Gainesville, Florida, USA

My web site

Configuration

  • Pano head: Celestron Sky Watcher Backpacker 90MAK-MM Telescope
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: Fuji S3 Pro with Sigma 8mm fisheye
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): Toshiba M400 tablet pc, running Windows XP Pro Tablet edition with Mini USB 2.0 Bluetooth V2.0 EDR Dongle Wireless Adapter
  • Interface(s): Deltawave "PapyMerlin" Bluetooth module
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

gigapans and 360 spherical panoramas

sylvainb

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

Template

<Place where you live>

Configuration

  • Pano head: <your pano head type>
  • Firmware version:
  • Camera: <your camera and lenses>
  • Tripod: <your tripod>
  • Papywizard platform(s): <PC, Mac, Nokia ?>
  • Interface(s): < Wired, non wired>
  • Merlin/Orion modification(s): <Mechanical adaptation>

Usage

<What you want to achieve>

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