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0-360.com Panoramic Optic Quick Start Manual

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A note about Aperture, Depth of Field, and Field of View

Aperture-  a  mechanism  behind  the  camera  lens  similar  to  the  iris  of  your  eye, 
opening and closing to adjust the amount of light entering the camera.  The aperture 
opening also determines the Depth of Field of the image.
Depth of Field-  describes  the  objects  in  the  image  which  are  in  focus,  in  terms  of 
their distance from the camera.  For example, a camera focused at 30m, with a Depth 
of  Field  of  8m,  will  have  objects  from  26-34m  from  the  camera  in  focus.    Objects 
closer than 26m or further than 34m will start to become blurry.
Field of View- the vertical Field of View (vFOV) of the 0-360 attachment.  The 0-360 
has a vFOV of 115 degrees, meaning it will “see” from 52.5º above the horizon to 62.5º 
below the horizon.

A  smaller  Aperture  opening  (higher  F-Stop  number)  allows  less  light  to  enter  the 
camera,  but  yields  a  higher  Depth  of  Field.   With  a  high  F-Stop,  the  shutter  speed 
needs to be slowed down to allow more light (else a dark photo), but will have more 
Depth of Field in focus.

A  larger  Aperture  opening  (lower  F-Stop  number)  allows  more  light  to  enter  the 
camera, but a lower Depth of Field.  This means the shutter speed can be faster, but 
fewer  objects  will  be  in  focus.    (With  slower  shutter  speeds,  moving  objects  may 
blur.)

The  0-360  is  designed  to  operate  with  a  camera  F-Stop  of  F8.0  or  higher.    This 
provides a high enough Depth of Field to allow the entire mirror to be in focus.  With 
lower F-stops, the shutter speed can be increased, but the upper or lower portions 
(or both) of the mirror may not be entirely in focus.  This means the image far above 
or far below the horizon may not be sharply focused.  This may not be a problem, as 
many times the sky or the ground may not need to be sharply focused.  

With the Canon SX10 IS, you should be able to get a vFOV of over 110 degrees, with 
good focus across the entire image. 

For best results,  shoot a well-lit scene!   With high F-Stops, you need good lighting, or 
longer exposure times. 

0-360 Panoramic Optic Setup for Canon SX10 IS

1)

 

Attach collar adapte to camera, tighten ring, then attach Optic to adapter.

2) Mount Camera to tripod, securely, with lens pointing vertically.
3) Adjust tripod until Optic is vertical (refer to bubble level on top of unit).
4) Set Mode Dial (top) to 'Av' and turn Power on.
5) Rotate back controller wheel to set Aperture to F8.0
6) Press "FUNC" button and set:   

(Press FUNC again to exit)

 

Metering      'Evaluative' 

 

Image size      'L' (Large - maximum image dimensions)

 

Quality      'S' (Superfine)

7) Press "MENU" button and set:    

(Press MENU again to exit)

 

AF-frame     FlexiZone

 

AF-point zoom     Off

 

AF mode     Single

8) Adjust Zoom so that 'donut' is as large as possible,  without running off frame,  as shown:
9) Press Flash button on top to turn Flash 'Off'
10) Press 4-way controller down to the right and set ISO to 100
11) Press 4-way controller down to enable 10 second timer
12) Press 4-way controller left to enable Macro Focus
13) Press AF Frame Selector            (back, top-right), then use 4-way controller 
to set focus position to the horizon in the image, as shown:
14) Press the shutter release halfway to set the focus (a green box 
should appear), then press fully to shoot.  You have 10 seconds to hide!
15) Press "Menu" button     Save Settings      OK

(Now, you have stored all the settings in 'C'.  While it is always a good idea to check the image preview 
on the LCD screen before you shoot, you should never have to adjust  the settings again!  To shoot 
virtual tours, set the Mode Dial to  'C', and take the shot.  Very convenient!)

 

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Instruc

tions for use with

Canon P

ow

ershot SX10 IS

IMPORTANT!

Please r

ead the Car

e Instruc

tion on back page.

Quick S

tart G

uide

IMPORTANT!

Car

e Instruc

tions

Thank 

you 

for 

purchasing 

the 0-360 

Panor

amic Optic! 

 W

ith pr

oper 

car

e and 

handling, 

th

e O

pti

c s

ho

uld 

giv

e y

ou 

yea

rs 

of 

ser

vic

e. 

 H

ere 

are 

a fe

w im

po

rta

nt 

han

dlin

instruc

tions:

1) D

o not 

touch,

 handle

, or 

polish 

the mir

ror! 

 W

hile the 

mirror 

does 

have 

a pr

otec

tive 

coa

ting, t

ouching or 

rubbing 

on its 

surfac

e c

an c

ause scr

atches

.  

Use 

the dust 

blow

er 

provided 

to 

remo

ve 

dust b

efor

e sho

oting.  

Use 

lens cleaning 

paper 

or lens 

cloth only 

if 

absolutely nec

essary,

 and rub gen

tly.  NE

VER use a paper t

ow

el or other mater

ial to clean.

2) A

void dr

opping or mishandling the unit, as it is a sensitiv

e glass optical de

vice.

3) S

tor

e the 

unit in 

its car

rying 

case 

when not 

in use

, in 

an upr

ight 

position 

and in 

co

ol, dr

y envir

onment.

4) U

se car

e in threading the Optic in

to y

our camer

a, a

voiding cr

oss-threading

.

WARR

ANTY

The 

0-360 Panor

amic Optic 

is w

arran

ted 

against def

ects 

in ma

ter

ial and 

wor

kmanship 

for 

the lif

e of 

the or

iginal pur

chaser.  T

his w

arran

ty 

does 

not co

ver 

damage caused 

by 

accident, 

abuse, misuse

, e

xposur

e to 

the elemen

ts, or 

scrat

ches to 

the mir

ror 

surfac

e.  

If 

a def

ect 

in w

orkmanship 

or ma

ter

ial is 

discov

ered

, 0-360.c

om will,

 a

t its 

option, 

rep

air 

or 

rep

lace 

th

e O

pti

c fre

e o

f c

har

ge.

  

Pu

rch

ase

r m

ust 

fir

st 

ob

tai

n a 

Ret

urn 

Author

ization 

from 

0-360.com,

 and 

retur

n the 

unit pr

oper

ly pack

aged and 

freigh

prepaid

.  

0-360.com's 

liability 

is limit

ed to 

repair 

or replac

ement 

of the 

Optic only

.  

This w

arran

ty sup

ersedes all other war

ran

ties, e

xpress or implied

.

ENJOY!

TM

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 Not Zoomed in enough!                 Proper Zoom                   Zoomed in too far!

'Donut' doesn't fill frame            'Donut' fills frame                 'Donut' runs off frame

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