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Forums » Digital Cameras on Gigapan » Any experience with 5DIII or D800?

Any experience with 5DIII or D800?
bkaylor bkaylor
Total Posts: 29

I may be able to upgrade my camera soon and I was looking into the 5D Mark III and Nikon D800. Are any of you currently using these bodies, and if so will you describe your experience?

Luca Chemello Luca Chemello
Total Posts: 5

Try to chem my gigapan using Canon 5dMKII http://gigapan.com/gigapans/107807
or http://gigapan.com/gigapans/113320
and 1dMKIII http://gigapan.com/gigapans/114922

Harold Sobel Harold Sobel
Total Posts: 1

I’ve had great luck with the D800 and the 70-200mm f2.8 zoom

General Toner General Toner
Total Posts: 6

Late to the party here, but if still looking or if others have the same question.

Below is a link to an interior of Washington’s Memorial Chapel which is located in Valley Forge, PA. I shot this one using a GigaPan Epic Pro head, Nikon D800 with a 50mm 1.8G lens (cheap price excellent lens) atop the Really Right Stuff TVC-34L tripod.


I have used the D800 and D90 with this set-up and the below lenses:
Nikon 50 1.8G, 105 VR Micro, 14-24, 24-70, 70-200 VRII, Sigma 150-500. I have not tried my heavier Nikon telephoto lenses as just too heavy for the unit.

You can use the D800 or D90 with a grip, however I typically remove the grip simply to lower the weight of the body on the GigaPan (also lowers center of gravity obviously). I purchased the extended downposts, however I still use without the camera grip as I feel the constant start/stop of GigaPan moving creates the potential for movement on the camera’s part if higher center of gravity.

My favorite lenses when using the D800 is the 50 and the 105. If additional reach is needed on the 105, I will utilize a Nikon teleconverter on it. I like this rather than a zoom due to the fact that the weight will be lower and the GigaPan battery will last longer on a shoot.

Whichever camera you choose, you should have great luck.

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