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Photokina 2008 panoblog

Click on the thumbnails for the interactive panoramas, or click on the title for (slightly) more information. You can also browse the VR photos by day, by location and by photographer. Finally, if you need help, or wonder how we do it, read this page.

Testing the Panobot (again)

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Yet another go at calibrating the Panobot.

Tito Dupret and friends

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Tito Dupret of www.WHTour.org dropped by on Thursday afternoon.

IVRPA workshop presentations II

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Twice a day IVRPA members make at the IVRPA booth presentations about different topics of panoramic photography.

Photokina Tour

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There are a series of guided tours of the different photo exhibitions at Photokina, and the IVRPA booth is on tour 4.

IVRPA workshop presentations

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Twice a day IVRPA members make at the IVRPA booth presentations about different topics of panoramic photography.

Empty booth II

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The empty IVRPA booth on Monday noon when we arrived there.

Empty booth I

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The empty IVRPA booth on Monday noon when we arrived there.

Velbon Stand

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Underneath one of the Velbon tripods. If you're doing table-top panoramas, make sure you have a look at their Ultra Maxi Mini tripod which is really small and adaptable. I'll be doing a mini-review of the one I bought in the next couple of weeks...

Hasselblad Booth

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Hasselblad Master Photographer Dominique Amphones at Hasselblad stand , demonstrated lighning technics for portraits

Drew Gardner at Phase One

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Drew Gardner well known UK photographer is like in 2006 at the Phase One booth in Hall 4.1 at Photokina
The Model is Gary "Stretch" Turner who holds the Guinness Record for the world’s stretchiest skin

Tuesday Evening 4

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The Panobot in autonomous mode, wandering around by itself until it gets near an object and takes a panorama.

Tuesday Evening 3

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The Panobot in autonomous mode, wandering around by itself until it gets near an object and takes a panorama.

Tuesday Evening 1

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The Autopano crew, Matthias & Ian, during the get-together on Tuesday evening.

Here's your Kodak Moment

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At many of the booths where there are models to be photographed, men with long zoom lenses gather around trying to get as close as possible for a good closeup shot of the 'wares'. Take a couple of tens of photos and move on. Wham bam, thank you mam.

This gentleman took a different approach. He actually walked up to the lady in question to show her the image he just shot. Aw... Such gallantry... Or was it because he had his wife with him?

Nikon scoping out the competition?

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Nikon has one of the smartest setups for testing their longer zoom lenses. Most other camera vendors have some form of intricate display or stage, with models, cars, and big shows that actually have nothing to do with photography. But not Nikon. Nikon just lets interested photographers shoot the models across the hallway, at the Pentax booth. Good thinking Nikon, let the others pay for models!

VST Portret Systems

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It takes some confidence to take a position between a photographer and her model. I am still gearing up to 'close contact', but I am inching forward. I got close enough to get a 'hé, was gibt das denn??' from the photographer. Thanks for letting me finish my panorama...

Dome Theater

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At the IVRPA we are showing VRs in different ways. One of the ways to enjoy panoramas is using a Paul Bourke style immersive video projection on a 2.90m diameter hemisphere.

On day 2 we finally got our dome theater to work. We decided to have the dome projection shrouded in black cloth; the projector just could not cope with the ambient light at the booth. I am almost happy with the result. Some extra tinkering might be in order... Come experience the dome theater at out booth!

Matt Uyttendaele 'in da house'

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We've had our first panorama celebrity drop by; Matt Uyttendaele from Microsoft Research. Matt is the main developer of HDView, one of the most advanced viewers for gigapixel images. In this panorama, Matthias Taugwalder is proudly showing off some of his latest Alp gigapixel panoramas to Matt.

Testing the Panobot test 3

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Trying to get both the nodal point and the zenith working...

The south entrance of the Photokina

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At the south entrance of Photokina