Need advice on taking and stitching panoramas

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OP Ken Barley Forum Member • Posts: 86
Re: Need advice on taking and stitching panoramas

Thanks for all your feedback

Some comments

Poldersnapper

Sweet spot on lens. Great thought. Can see that my favourite zoom is pretty distortion free at about 28mm

Tom Axford

Agree about keeping horizontal, Use grid on focus to ensure that stay in line. Also useful guide for overlap

Phil from Seattle

Agree. Never tried affinity, Will look.

Mfinley

Great tip about back button focusing. Makes life so much simpler.

Realised that the test done on a zoom in my earlier round of tests was poor not because it was a zoom but because had knocked focus when swapping to manual.

After the fog cleared yesterday got out and did some more tests using a 35mm prime and an 18-135 at about 30mm. Handheld in portrait format. Processed in Lightroom with lens profile allocated.

Here's an example

Nine-shot pano

No significant difference in quality compared to prime.

Better quality than shooting same with Sigma 10-20mm

Thanks for your help

Ken

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