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12-30-2012, 11:15 AM   #16
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I have used several lenses for stitched panoramas, the ST 50/1.4, A 28/2.8, even the DA 55-300, but mostly the F 35-135.

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You should check out MikeSF's panoramas made with the FA77. They are the most detailed and least distorted panos I've ever seen.

Using the FA77 won't make you into Mike...but it will give you fantastically detailed pano potential!

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koper - ultra-wide-angle lenses are not the only way to do it. This guy used a 100-400mm lens @ 400mm! http://m.gizmodo.com/5529528/worlds-largest-panorama-shows-dubai-down-to-girl-in-bikini
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Some great photos posted here. The DA 35 is a great lens, but I would warn you that it doesn't have distance scales or aperture ring, so you cannot into hyperfocal. This might be important for landscape and stitching, but maybe you can deal with it. If you want to save some money, get a legacy prime, it will be cheaper, have all the controls you need, and just as sharp. Slap on a hood and you're good to go. A 50mm might be a good choice in terms of characteristics (sharp, cheap, no distortion), but might not be wide enough on APS-C.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kevwil Quote
koper - ultra-wide-angle lenses are not the only way to do it. This guy used a 100-400mm lens @ 400mm! World's Largest Panorama Shows Dubai Down to Girl in Bikini
That was how I thought "the pros" did it - hundreds of long telezoom shoots at the extreme end, stitched together to form ultra-detailed panos.

One of my favorite photos ever is a panorama of Vancouver, and I believe it was done with the same method.:

http://www.avision.ca/images/galleries/bySize/sizeA/larger/PA303-Amazing-Van...avision.ca.jpg

The linked version is in low resolution, but I have a large printed and framed version hanging on my wall, and you can see right into some of the windows.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kevwil Quote
koper - ultra-wide-angle lenses are not the only way to do it. This guy used a 100-400mm lens @ 400mm! World's Largest Panorama Shows Dubai Down to Girl in Bikini
wide angle lenses is the easest way for corect stiching without tripod

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QuoteOriginally posted by koper Quote
wide angle lenses is the easest way for corect stiching without tripod
I disagree. With a telephoto lens you are naturally farther away from the subject and parallax is much less of an issue, even shooting handheld. With WA you are likely to be closer to at least part of the subject (to my mind, much of the point of WA is the exaggerated perspective that comes from a range of near and far distances) and can have unresolvable parallax issues without a pano rig or at least very careful shooting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by koper Quote
wide angle lenses is the easest way for corect stiching without tripod
I don't believe that is what the OP was asking for.
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QuoteOriginally posted by baro-nite Quote
I disagree. With a telephoto lens you are naturally farther away from the subject and parallax is much less of an issue, even shooting handheld. With WA you are likely to be closer to at least part of the subject (to my mind, much of the point of WA is the exaggerated perspective that comes from a range of near and far distances) and can have unresolvable parallax issues without a pano rig or at least very careful shooting.
for shooting with telephoto you need Gigapan-
to caver wide area you need a large number of frames

i am speaking about simple ,easy,mode to make panorama stiching 2-3 wide angle pictures without tripod
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QuoteOriginally posted by koper Quote
for shooting with telephoto you need Gigapan-
to caver wide area you need a large number of frames

i am speaking about simple ,easy,mode to make panorama stiching 2-3 wide angle pictures without tripod
Panorama format is not necessarily about going wide angle. You can combine telephoto and say a 1:3 format

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The thing to remember about panoramic photos is that almost any lens (with the possible exception of fisheyes) can be used, each achieving different results. I've made handheld panos with small format (1:1.7") sensors, producing 100MB images with a DOF of 2' to 30'! It would have been impossible to get the same result with a larger sensor camera. I've also used 100mm on a K-30 to produce incredibly detailed images that far surpass the resolution of any medium format single image. Try using a wide and a tele on the same scene- you'll quickly discover that there is no "best" way...
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I think the F 28/2.8 or FA 28/2.8 would be another way to go.
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