After publishing Jay Town’s review of the amazing GigaPan system – a tripod-mounted motorised device that lets you use megapixel cameras to take gigapixel images – in the March issue of Australian Macworld we started fielding emails from readers wanting to know where to buy one.
The bad news was buyers had to deal directly with GigaPan Systems in the United States. Now, the good news is GigaPan Systems has appointed photographic and graphic arts distributor Kayell Australia as its Australian distributor.
In Jay Town’s words: “What the GigaPan does it to take hundreds of photos with the lens set to maximum zoom and then creates the field of view you would have attained with a wide-angle lens. The result is an amazingly high-resolution image that allows you to zoom right into the scene in a manner that must be seen to be believed.”
Besides the compact-camera-friendly $765 GigaPan Epic reviewed by Town, Kayell Australia is also offering the $1495 Epic Pro system, which works with professional DSLR cameras and interchangeable lenses up to 4.5kg in weight.
“Now the GigaPan Epic Pro is available, I believe we are going to see yet more amazing photography of the Australian urban and country landscape,” Kayell Australia director Robert Gatto says.
“The applications in advertising, signage and display – especially wide-format printing, are a natural fit.”
For more information visit www.kayellaustralia.com.au or call 02 9439 9377.