The combination of the GigaPanEPIC Prorobotic camera mount and Promote Control DSLR remote control provide unsurpassed flexibility in camera positioning and exposure control simplifying the creation of stunning HDR (High Dynamic Range) and focus stacked gigapixel panoramas.
The EPIC Pro and Promote Control automatically capture high-resolution images, giving photographers the ability to:
•Easily take up to 45 photos at an individual location during the capture process for HDR
•Control the camera to take up to 120 different focal planes at each location for focus stacking, creating an amazing image that is tack sharp from front to back (Canon only)
•Shoot up to 9.0EV steps between bracketed exposures
• Capture exposures anywhere from 1/8000 of a second up to several hours
•Automatically switch to Bulb mode bracketing for images longer than 30 seconds (*5DMIII, 6D and 60D require manual switch to Bulb mode)
•Compatible with nearly any modern Nikon or Canon camera and lens combination
A new instructional video demonstrates how the EPIC Pro and Promote Control work together (watch product demo above)
Reviewed by 4 customers
Still learning software. I was able to shoot a simple panarama and stitch it within a hour of un boxing.
Unfortunately, the product is sold by store employees, Daniel Gay, was not working. Seller is not warned that the device has been opened (there is damage). There is no way back. Would not recommend to your store, as a reliable partner.
The GigaPan Epic Pro makes taking very good panoramas easy and the stitching software (Stitch.Efx) is excellent; but very limited in "photo development" attributes. Therefore, it is advisable to develop each photograph in the panorama prior to importing to the stitching software using the same settings to ensure consistency in the finished panorama image. I have had some difficulty is setting the proper field of view, which may be a glitch in the firmware. It is too early to tell. The Epic Pro is fairly intuitive and does not require much training to enable effective use. It is a bit heavy so a stable tripod is essential. The Epic Pro is a great tool for large landscapes, or for indoor shots such as a detailed library wall. It may also have considerable value as a real estate marketing tool capable of 360 degree panos of rooms.
This is the absolute "must have" for panoramic photography! The robotic tripod head allows for taking panoramics virtually unattended. It is large and heavy so you need a good sturdy tripod for this head. Attaching the camera (I have a Canon 7D) is simple with the foot provided. All the cables you need are supplied, I could not see a mark as to which camera each cable was used for. Setting up the GigaPan is quite simple, the device walks you through. Taking your first set of shots is again a hand holding affair with the GigaPan, it walks you through. I was sorely disapointed with the software. I use camera RAW for shooting - the supplied software is for JPG. This is a small dissapointment as I use PhotoShop anyway. I purchased this as a kit and it came with an extra battery and the much needed case/backpack. I would not recommend not purchasing the kit because the GigaPan will NOT fit in your normal camera case or backpack. Overall I would rate this device as extraordinary! This is not a casual use item, it has but a single purpose and it does it extremely well. Don't think you are going to go merily skipping through the mountains with this device on your back, it is large, heavy, bulky and (again) requires a good sturdy tripod to work correctly.