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Manfrotto 303SPH Instructions Manual page 8

Spherical “vr” head
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Z
W
AB
8
n 4
6
90 90
45 45
AF
60
AE
AD
12
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPHERICAL PANORAMIC SHOOTING
A special panoramic scene is obtained by adding together panoramic sequences taken at different angles from the horizontal. First you will need
to choose the number of panoramic sequences you will need to complete the sphere depending on the angle of the lens you will be using.
Before starting with the panoramic sequence, choose the initial vertical angle using the round scale "Z" (fig. 12)
Unscrew locking knob "AF" or remove it completely if you do not need (it must be used to
completely stop rotation when the head is used in non-vertical position, or to avoid any accidental movement of the head in any
position).
Decide the number of shots or the angle of rotation between each shot for the first panoramic sequence (see the chart below).
Angle
90°
n. shots
4
• Screw knob "AG" into the selected setting holes "AA".
• Release locking lever "AB" and rotate the camera on top plate "AE" to the position of the first shot.
• Hold the camera in position and rotate the central barrel "AC" until the first "click stop" is reached, then lock lever "AB".
• Take the first shot and then rotate the camera to the next "click stop" without releasing "AB" and take the next shot.
Continue this process until the start position is reached.
AE
Once you have completed the first complete panoramic sequence, you can start on the other panoramic sequences needed to cover the
AC
sphere: change the vertical angle using knob "W" and round scale "Z", and repeat the operations described above for each full sequence.
AG
The base of the head "AD" has graduated scale markings from 0 to 360° and a reference index "AE" on the central barrel "AC". This
is to be used to set angles not on the chart. To use the head in this way, unlock knob "AG" to disengage the "click stop" during rotation
AA
of central barrel "AC" and use the locking knob "W" to lock the position during shooting.
NOTE: The angle of the lever on the ratchet knob "AB" can be repositioned as required without effecting the lock itself. Pull the lever
outwards, rotate as required and release and it will locate in the new position.
12
60°
45°
36°
6
8
10
8
30°
24°
20°
15°
12
15
18
24
10°
36
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