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Old February 5th, 2009, 09:06 PM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is offline
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Default Review of the Gigapan Epic for Digicams like the G10 and the Ricoh GX200 and more!

II have just taken delivery of the Gigapan Epic, the small integrated programmable panohead to moun t on your tripod and hold your digicam. This version is for Digicams from any MFR where the focus and exposure can be set and there's enough ISO sensitivity for the lighting. I'll try it with the Canon G10 and then with the Ricoh GX200.

I was surprised by the small light package that arrived 3 minutes before UPS ceases to deliver for the day. This looks well made and there is a firm solid feeling to it. It's main box has a window with text instruction that's easy to follow. It's already assembled, just add batteries. That requires the door at the right to be swung open and the cord to the battery holder to be unplugged. Then, and only then can the holder be slid out.

Putting in the AA batteries is a challenge as the springs are too long! Compressing the spring to hernia force got in one side but not the other. So I did surgery and cut of a tip of the spring and said a blessing, LOL!

The loaded battery holder slides in easily, the plug works, the door closes fine and then the Gigapan fires up when the top right hand button is held down.

More soon!

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Last edited by Asher Kelman; February 6th, 2009 at 03:11 AM.
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