Stefan Zeiger: I've been shooting for some months with a GigaPan EPIC and a Sony RX100. I also had problems with blurry pictures in the beginning but haven't seen those any more since I bought a more stable tripod (but, of course, that's with a much smaller and lighter-weight camera than the one you used in the review; plus, I spent more on the new tripod than on the GigaPan). I wish there were an option on the GigaPan for a delay before taking each shot to give the camera time to settle. As a work-around, you can increase the per-shot time and use a self-timer on the camera (2 seconds on the RX100, so it greatly increases the time needed to take all the shots).
I have to agree on the software. It's OK when it works but without a way to control it manually, it is very limiting. I tested many stitching tools and found Autopano Giga to be the most capable with the pre-aligned shots from the GigaPan (but also one of the most expensive options).
Actually the pre delay feature before each shot is available "pre trigger delay", you will find it in the extended menu, I am using it since day one and have Zero issues with blurred images
dkord: Fantastic shot, show great creativity. How can someone give it such a low score? I can never understand some people.
l_objectif: Why this shot got 0.5X4 ?Did someone try to sandbag?
I think you are right, looking back to recent challenges, some truly great photos were sandbagged!
DPR shall enhance the voting system, one user might decide to give votes for most photos, then photo#1 gets 0.5 , then another user decide to vote for only good appealing photos, then he neglects photo# 2 as it is the worst in the competition,. In such cases I think photo# 2 considered as better than #1 as it did not take 0.5
This is one example that came to my mind, or may be I am wrong.
when I received DPR mail informing me that I got the 2nd place, I thought that this one would be the first! Excellent shot BTW.
Infared: Why no increase bracketing? Three brackets on a $1600 camera body is embarrassing.......