ALO Photo Sphere Setup
Unpacking & Installation Guide
Before opening the wooden box, check the boxes' external integrity.
- Box 1:
2 side panels (one with control box and one without)
4 wheels (2 with brakes and 2 without)
4 rubber feet
ALO Photo Sphere USB connection cable
ALO macro lens
ALO USB cable
Allen key of 4
Test sheets and CE declaration
- Box 2 :
ALO Center Belt
External spot light
5 turntables (Matte and Glossy White, Matte and Glossy Black, Transparent, Smiley, Glossy White in both sides)
Holder for smily table
Useful Tools : scissors, Allen key n°4, screwdriver, wrench, slotted screwdriver.
Remove from the first box the structure's panels and the accessories below.
Fix one spacer using the 4 screws on the left side panel.
Once the spacers are fixed to the left side panel, add the right side panel (with lights control box) using the remaining screws.
ALO Photo Sphere has the pre-inserted rubber feet but it's possible to replace them with wheels.
To do that unscrew with your hand the rubber feet and screw the wheel using a wrench. Place the two wheels with stop in the frontal part and the two ones without in the back.
Remove the two hemisphere from second box.
Remove the central belt, 5 turn tables, the external spot light and the remains accessories.
Place the central belt in the appropriate joints.
Make sure to match the holes with the pins in both side panels. Fix the shaft only in the right side panel using an Allen key n°4.
Insert the cable from the right side panel through the central belt and place it inside the hole, in the support with motor.
Below, connect the cable to the motor.
Hemispheres and Backside Diffuser
Take away the semi-sphere, remove the external and internal protections
Place the Semi-Sphere on the central part and lower the two black hinges. Remove the four screws, already pre-inserted, raise the two black hinges and insert again the four screws using the allen key n°4.
Connect ends of the cables behind the hemi-spheres.
Inside the wooden box there are two diffuser : one white and one back for background purpose.
Unroll the white one and place it in front of the back lights and fit the holes in the screws of the central part.
Remove the plastic protection from both sides before placing the tables.
To insert the turntable, fit each rolling bearing into his groove.
ALO Photo Sphere has 5 different turntable :
Matte and Glossy White
Matte and Glossy Black
Glossy White (both sides)
Each turntable has a small point in the middle to help in place objects in the center. We do suggest to put the transparent table as per default to get pictures directly in white background and place over it the others turnatbales to create effects such as reflection or shadow.
Camera Holder and Cables
Remove the protection and cut the transparent envelope containing the screws. Place the support in the lower end of the black hole and fix the 2 screws using Allen key n°4. Make sure all the screws are tightened enough.
Add our macro lens in the end of 18-135 zoom lens, the one recommended. Screw the camera in the holder using a slotted screwdriver,the gray screw to the end bottom and regolate the blue knob to keep the zoom lens.
The holder is already fixed to the right distance: 125mm.
Connect the camera USB cable (not included in our accessory box), one end in lateral camera body and the other one in ALO Photo Sphere USB port on the right. Then, connect power supply behind the lights control box and the white cable, one end near button On/Off and the other one to the PC.
Take out the external light and remove the protection
Add to the side of ALO Photo Sphere the external light,instead of the transparent block on left using an Allen key n°4.
After screwed, remove the white cable from the lower semi-sphere and connect with the external light's cable.