The Atome is our precision panoramic rotator designed exclusively for use with fisheye lenses.
The Atome was designed to make the shooting of panoramic images and quick and pain free as possible.
Main benefits for the photographer include:
The Samyang 8mm f3.5 Atome features the first tilted design to allow the creation of full 360 x 180 degree panoramic images.
The 7.5 degree tilt improves the stitching quality at the zenith.
The Samyang 8mm f3.5 Atome ships as standard with a 6 stop rotator.
YES, as long as your tripod has either a 3/8" thread or 1/4" thread then it's compatible with the Atome. We do however recommend a professional level tripod with a 3/8" thread.
You sure can, again any accessory that has a 1/4" or 3/8" thread is compatible. We do recommend attaching the Atome directly to the tripod.
Yes it has click-stops, the Atome uses a twin-bearing, sealed ball plunger set-up with a stainless steel base for extremely accurate click stops. Simply rotate the Atome and it will automatically click into the next correct position for your lens.
We're afraid not, the Atome is a single row panoramic rotator. It's sole design criteria was for use with fisheye lenses. This allowed us to keep the Atome as small, light and as simple as possible. We offer a full range of panoramic heads for use with all lenses.
Yes, the stainless steel base in the Atome sets the number of click stops. Swapping over the bases takes less than two minutes. We have Atome bases from 2 stops up to 12 stops. Instructions for changing the bases can be found in the manual section.
Yes, as the Atome is completely modular you can re-configure your Atome for use with different lenses. In same cases you might only need an additional lens ring. For example, the Sigma 8mm base with 7.5º tilt can be used with the Canon 8-15mm, Samyang 8mm and Samyang 7.5mm.
Posted by Lorenzo Rossato on 5th Mar 2015
The quick release is just awesome but half a kilogram for this tripod head is too much..I believe you could launch a new edition with an aluminum body without sacrifying the robustness
The body is aluminium, most of the weight comes from the base/detent that takes up most of the weight. We used to have an aluminium option but we only ever sold ONE Atome with this option.
Posted by Ioannis Vasilakakis on 13th Nov 2014
Delivery was fast (6 days from shipping date). The parcel was packaged very well. The head came with the new 2 pieces ring. Fitting the ring on the lens was easy and fast. The head is solid and the usage is easy and accurate. After unboxing I created a 5-stops bracketing interior panorama for testing purposes. The stitching with PTGui Pro was perfect.