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.
It takes about 15 minutes to take a set of 100 to 125 shots for a panorama with my device–when it works. Lately, it hasn’t been. This is my second working panorama robot, but it has some kinks. First, I enlarged the tilt gear (14 teeth) so that I could more easily attach the servo hub.
Here is a video of the robot taking a panorama of downtown Hanover. The audio is faint, sorry.
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.