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(5th March 2022)
Simple Nodal Point Location for Panoramas

Some say that finding the nodal point of certain lenses can be difficult. And after struggling a lot with the same problem myself many years ago, I know how frustrating it can be, especially after getting back home and finding you have a really messed up your panorama!

So I have drawn a simple sheet to demonstrate what I find to be the easiest and quickest way to locate the nodal point of any lens (well all the lenses I have owned anyway). And I hope some of you will find it useful.

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On different lenses the Nodal point will be in very different positions and normally located between the front lens element and the camera shutter.

Improvement suggestions always appreciated.


 Article Adrian Harris