Tests with New Panorama Head

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  1. Chris Stegner

    Chris Stegner TPF Noob!

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    Well, I finally broke down and bought a Pano Head. Bought a Manfroto303. I've been shooting panoramics for about 3 years now and been manually rotating with semi-descent results, but I just wasn't happy with the finals.

    Here's 2 shots of my backyard shot with my 5D, Sigma 12-24 at 12mm. 12 shots at 30 degree increments.

    I'm not happy with the sky (blown out) but it's pretty difficult to expose for the garden and the sky both. Looking for a real nice "puffy cloud" day.

    I'd love to hear some comments. Thanks!

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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice backyard.

    The middle/top looks great but the distortion at the bottom isn't my cup of tea. I'd prefer to shoot panos with a lens that has less WA distortion.
     
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    Hey Big Mike, I agree with the warped sections bugging you on these flattened versions. I actually shot these to try some Quicktime VR. You can see the VR Movie here (still tweeking the codec on the QTVR movie so it's kind of odd):

    http://www.bluegrassphotography.net/PhotoForumImages/05-03-09-BackyardPano-1-2_out.mov
     

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