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06-07-2015, 05:43 PM   #1
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Grand Canyon

If you had just one K mount lens on the K3 to try to do the Grand Canyon justice, which one would it be?



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DA*60-250 and a pano mount
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DA*60-250 and a pano mount


Wow! I guess I hadn't been thinking in that direction... I was wondering between the DA 15 or 14 or the DA 10 to 17... My one experience there made it seem impossible to capture the immensity of it all. Now I have another approach to consider.

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DA15. Or the DA21. Or even the DA35/2.8. Anything longer just isn't going to take it all in.

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The Grand Canyon is so big and you can be so far back that a UWA lens makes it look small

Longer lenses help compress distance
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12-24. Here's 18mm for reference.

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The Grand Canyon is so big and you can be so far back that a UWA lens makes it look small

Longer lenses help compress distance
I'm beginning to think that I'm going to have to learn how to stitch a series of pictures together which I think is what Jatrax was getting at. ;-)

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12-24. Here's 18mm for reference.
Nice sharp picture!
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if I can only shoot during the day 50-200 kit......if I can shot day & night 18-55 kit......my only wr lenses
btw very nice reference photo!

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stitching is very simple with Microsoft ICE (which is free) sure there are plenty other programs available.....but I have zero editing skills and it works for me

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if I can only shoot during the day 50-200 kit......if I can shot day & night 18-55 kit......my only wr lenses
btw very nice reference photo!

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stitching is very simple with Microsoft ICE (which is free) sure there are plenty other programs available.....but I have zero editing skills and it works for me




That's good to know! Thanks
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you bet!
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QuoteOriginally posted by woodywesty Quote
I'm beginning to think that I'm going to have to learn how to stitch a series of pictures together which I think is what Jatrax was getting at. ;-)
It is just too big to fit in a 'normal' photo. Your eyes have to move to see it all in real life they should move to see the picture as well. Many ways to do this, and I am just starting to learn. A good tripod and head are a must of course. The software can be free (ICE) or Lightroom or Photoshop or Elements or many others.

Besides, you said ONE lens so I want some adaptability. The 60-250 has that and with the pano you can get a good wide landscape as well. Now if I was really going to the Grand Canyon I definitely would not be taking only one lens.
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Now if I was really going to the Grand Canyon I definitely would not be taking only one lens.
true dat! hahaha!
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
DA*60-250 and a pano mount
The right idea.

I'd start with FA 77 and the pano mount, print at least 12 X 40 inches. 1 shot just isn't going to do it. The Grand Canyon deserves great detail seen big. Worth some serious stitching.
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It is just too big to fit in a 'normal' photo. Your eyes have to move to see it all in real life they should move to see the picture as well. Many ways to do this, and I am just starting to learn. A good tripod and head are a must of course. The software can be free (ICE) or Lightroom or Photoshop or Elements or many others.

Besides, you said ONE lens so I want some adaptability. The 60-250 has that and with the pano you can get a good wide landscape as well. Now if I was really going to the Grand Canyon I definitely would not be taking only one lens.


Well now I have a whole new way to view the problem. Lenses I hadn't considered now offer great possibilities. Thanks!

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If you are making panoramas, you will want to get a nodal slider to mitigate parallax in your final completed image.

I use a cheap macro rail off of ebay as the real nodal sliders (for instance from really right stuff) can be expensive. It works.
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