Tip: Take your Canon or Nikon camera body and now attach the Sigma lens (with the ring attached) to your camera body as shown above (1). If you have the L-shaped part of your Fanotec bracket facing toward the glass part of your Sigma lens, this will be simple to do. Remove the dust cover from your camera, line up the notches and rotate CLOCKWISE (2) until the lens CLICKS into position. Please do not force the lens into the camera and do this step very slowly and carefully so you do not damage the pins and connections.
Watch the above video to learn how to attach your Sigma lens / Camera to your R-1 Precision rotator. Below are the step-by-step directions we need to take:
(1) Attach Sigma 8mm (with metal ring on) to your Canon or Nikon DSLR camera.
(2) Open up the jaws on the R-1 rotator clamp and insert your Sigma lens/Camera.
(3) Slide the camera forward / backward so are at the 1.1 setting on the R-1 rotator.
(4) Tighten the jaw on the R-1 precision rotator.
(5) Make sure your camera is tilting toward ceiling @ 7.5°
(6) Face North, put tripod in front of you with camera
(7) Adjust the rotator to ZERO ( 0° ) on the rotator.
(8) Turn camera ON. Check your camera settings and take 4 shots ( 0°, 90°, 180°, 270° )
(9) Pick up tripod/camera, move to your next location and repeat step 8.
Your camera needs to be 1/2 the distance from the floor and ceiling. If you are working with standard 11-foot ceilings indoors, your camera should be about 5 to 5.5 feet from the floor.
Position the camera so you are shooting ZERO Degrees ( 0° ) and you start your first shot here. Then rotate CLOCK-WISE ninety degrees to the ( 90° ) position and take your next shot. Rotate to 180° and shoot your 3rd shot. Then rotate your camera to the 270° position and take your 4th (last) shot. Your camera needs to be in the highest resolution setting possible, and you need to set your camera to JPEG FINE.
NOTE: We will be changing these settings and technique when you move to HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography when we teach you bracketing. This will be covered after you master the basics.
( A ) Turn this dial to M for Manual
( B ) and ( C ) Turn the dial ( B ) in front of the camera until you see F 8.0 on the ( C ) display.
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