Sigma DP1 DIY Electronic Shutter Release

After many months of tinkering I finally have a panorama-head robot that creates panoramas with my Sigma DP1.  If you don’t know about Sigmas, they are cameras that will drive you mad, especially if you’re used to the polished software/firmware of a Canon or Nikon.  For example, the DP1 won’t turn on unless you remove the lens-cap. 

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Video of Robotic Panohead and How To Make a Widescreen Marketing Photo with ICE

Here is a video of the robot taking a panorama of downtown Hanover.  The audio is faint, sorry.

Robotic Panorama Maker from Max Rottersman on Vimeo.

I’m noticing that lights throw off the auto-focus of the camera.  If I have enough light I’m going to have to close the aperature down as much as possible and set the camera to manual focus. 

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