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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73818 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 6:26 PM


Quote: I reckon a dozen stitched from the D300 will beat a wide cropped D 800 shot every time.

Yes it will, but I'm fed up of spending hours stitching panos, whist know one sees the minute errors (and you know I'm picky Wink ), I know there there, so I end up spending ages with the clone and transform tools. It's not so bad with say 24mm but when you get to 16mm with all the lens distortions ..

Thanks Samuel, I'm not too bothered with online tech reviews, I know both will be more than what I need, just will I get annoyed with the different controls / lack of features on the D600, as for focusing, with landscapes it's not a problem, I do it manually anyway, for other work it could be - is it worse than the D700 (which I've never had a problem with, except very low light when I was at ISO4000).

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keithh
keithh  1022766 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 6:48 PM

Still reckon its a backward step in Pano terms, Nick. Personally 24 even 16mm won't cut it for a Pano. I find that the errors are few and far between on stitches unless its because I'm working too close without a Pano head. Most Panos take about four mins to stitch.

Buy a D800 but not to crop out wide angle lenses to create 'panos'.

JohnParminter


Quote: Buy a D800 but not to crop out wide angle lenses to create 'panos'.

I agree, buy the D800 plus an X-Pan for your panos then you'll be sorted Nick.

Smile

Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73818 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 8:01 PM

Lol... No I'm not getting an x-pan ( tho I have considered it John).

I know Keith is right, and I know I will still end up stitching some images. But I still maintain, say for moving scenes (seascapes etc) the crop will be the better option.

User_Removed
5 Jan 2013 - 8:31 PM


Quote: I reckon a dozen stitched from the D300 will beat a wide cropped D 800 shot every time.

I have absolutely no doubt that this is correct. But why stitch a dozen images if one, top and bottom sliced, is acceptable?

To be honest, since getting the D800 back in March I have not done any pano stitching at all and have been happy to top- and bottom-slice to produce a pano format. But I do not doubt that I could have got impressive results by producing the same scenes from several lower-res shots.

keithh
keithh  1022766 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 8:58 PM

Because the cropped shot will not compete and I would happily stand to be proven wrong. I posted a true Pano today and it simply could not be gotten with any lens on any camera.

Last Modified By keithh at 5 Jan 2013 - 9:00 PM
User_Removed
6 Jan 2013 - 12:53 PM


Quote: Because the cropped shot will not compete and I would happily stand to be proven wrong. I posted a true Pano today and it simply could not be gotten with any lens on any camera.

If you are referring to your MUDEFORD MORNINGS pic, Keith, then it is not really possible to tell without knowing the actual location and camera position. (Great pic by the way).

How much you can get in with a single shot obviously depends upon the angle of view of the lens. The Nikkor 14-24mm on a D800, for example, gives 114 at 14mm. The Sigma 8mm on a D800 gives a full 180 (although in the latter case you might lose a wee bit of it when correcting for lens distortion.)

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Last Modified By User_Removed at 6 Jan 2013 - 12:53 PM
keithh
keithh  1022766 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 1:07 PM

The Mudeford Pano covers over 180 and you're just not going to get that coverage with a single lens and retain an undistorted view...as you point out. In fact i am even using the epl - 3 for its weight on the pano head. 5 exposures x 20 images and leave PtGui to blend and stitch while i have a drink.

Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73818 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 1:15 PM

Thats interesting Keith I have a pano head and its back in its box, as the D700 is way too heavy for it - I have an EPL-1 which I may just try this with

keithh
keithh  1022766 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 1:25 PM

I use the olly and also a Nikon P7100.

Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73818 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 1:28 PM

The only problem with the epl1 is the auto bracketing is only +/-1 stop (I know I can do it manually, but it's a ball ache compared to the Nikon). But will certainly give it a go.

keithh
keithh  1022766 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 3:53 PM

You're getting lazy Wink

Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73818 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 4:36 PM

LOL... Yep comes with age, so you tell me Keith Wink

keithh
keithh  1022766 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 7:44 PM

Can't be bovvered to reply Wink

Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73818 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 7:47 PM

Credit where credits due for an old git you take to new dangled gadgets well Wink

But I will give the only a run out with the pano head, may just have a run out to a local spot I use to test ideas - when we get some decent light!

Last Modified By Nick_w at 6 Jan 2013 - 7:51 PM

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