Leica External Camera Kit

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Re: Leica External Camera Kit

Post by Rikore » Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:51 pm

Shaun,
It could be the targets you are using for calibration. The ones supplied that had adhesive backing would not work. Had to print paper ones.
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Re: Leica External Camera Kit

Post by Slewis33 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:49 pm

For the C-10 it needs the HDS vinyl targets. I tried the printed ones and got an error message, later got clarification from Leica they need the blue/white targets.

Leica is hopefully working on a solution as I have been in multiple conversations with them about it. Waiting to hear back again, then if needed I will switch the location site of where I have been attempting the calibration.

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Re: Leica External Camera Kit

Post by Phil Marsh » Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:56 pm

When you bought the external camera solution it should have come with a calibration kit.

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Re: Leica External Camera Kit

Post by Jennifer.Colwell » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:59 pm

Hi I have been trying to setup a canon 70D external camera with a P20 I followed the pdf instructions and external camera wizard
but have some serious alignment issues going on not sure if it is to do with the new firmware on the scanner the image doesn't seem to cover the whole scan (firmware 2.60.847)
I have attached some images to show what is not working and any help would be much appreciated

Thanks
Jenny :)

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results from calibration

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photos misaligned at join

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misaligned scan with images

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Re: Leica External Camera Kit

Post by Rikore » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:49 am

Jennifer,
What targets are you using to align the camera. If you are trying to use the targets that is sent with the kit, they may not work with the P20. We had to print our targets and not use the vinyl ones. The one issue with the external is the parallax view due to the camera mounted on top. I would suggest using the nodal ninja. It gets rid of the parallax issues.
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