I was reading the reviews of the LA-EA5 on Sony.com...

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Prognathous Veteran Member • Posts: 9,322
Horizontal vs. Vertical panoramas, A77 vs A77 MkII

tbcass wrote:

You use vertical orientation which I don't find useful for the panos I want to do. The discussion you linked to was in reference to getting the full left to right range. This discussion is relative to stitching problems. When using vertical orientation you can't get as wide left to right range as horizontal.

Maybe that's the reason for our different experience. I always shoot vertical panoramas and frequently choose Standard width and not Wide. When I do go for Wide I manage to get 180 degrees field of view (horizontal), which is more than enough for all scenarios I care about. To me the main benefit of the panorama mode is as a replacement of an  UWA lenses, and these at most provide 110 degrees field of view. I find it easy to get this width with sweep panoramas and without any stitching issues, be it with the original A77 or the MkII.

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Sony a77 II Tamron SP AF 60mm F2 Di II LD IF Macro Tamron 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 Di II PZD Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM Olympus Stylus 1s +13 more
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