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Re: Best panoramic camera ...

Postby Presto » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:36 pm

Don't know the camera ... but this is fascinating ... drag your mouse left to right or up and down to do a 360 degree view.
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Re: Best panoramic camera ...

Postby djkest » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:48 pm

mattpayne11 wrote:There's value in shooting panos at a longer focal length, just takes longer ;)

Depends on what look you're going for. Most my panos were taken with a 11-16mm lens on my Nikon D7000.

Here's the better ones (I think).

Wow, that Twin Lakes panorama is amazing... I'm always shocked when people get the calm water- It's always windy it seems when I'm up in the mountains.
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Re: Best panoramic camera ...

Postby RoanMtnMan » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:28 pm

climbing_rob wrote:
RoanMtnMan wrote:Best answer in my opinion. A full frame DSLR, 10mm prime lens, tripod, low ISO, 2 second delay, at f/22 or higher is gonna give you great results for the money. Otherwise a $200 point and shoot and a lot of editing.
There's a 10mm prime lens (non fish eye) out there that will cover a full frame????? Nirvana! Care to share what lens you're talking about? I cannot find it.

Good catch. There isn't a 10mm non-fisheye full frame out there. For non-fisheye you are looking at somewhere around the 18mm range. However I like the fisheye for panorama if you place the horizon exactly in the middle of the frame and then crop post production. 160-180 degrees of view without stitching looks nice in my opinion. Placing live subjects in a pano while using the stitching method is sometimes difficult, as is HDR.
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