Sweep panorama fz200

Started Aug 13, 2012 | Discussions
PeterPenguin New Member • Posts: 23
Re: Sweep panorama fz200

The iPad camera sweep comes in at about 5.8 mb which is about the same as the fz200 sweeps I've done - which are around 8 mp. The iPad camera has a wider angle lens compared to the panorama mode of my fz200.

I do wish that Panasonic would improve the software and then just allow a software update instead of having to buy a whole new camera. I was happy to see the many improvements to iPhoto that came for free with the IOS upgrade to 8 - with no extra fee.

Here's a 180 degree panorama - but I find even just a small sweep adds a lot to increase the size of any photo... as shown in the wedding photo at the bottom.

djddpr
djddpr Veteran Member • Posts: 7,068
Re: Sweep panorama fz200

I do my multiple exposure panoramas manually and get satisfactory results.  Sweep panoramas generally set the focal length to wide angle.  This results in almost no near-to-far distance compression -- not necessarily a desired perspective.  I set the focal length according to the near-to-far distance compression that I want.  Then I take as many exposures as needed to cover the desired field of view.  Big (8 inch x 16 inch or 18 inch) prints with lots of detail.

For convenience in identifying panorama exposures on my computer, I make two marker exposures.  Before the first exposure, I take a photo of the palm of my left hand so that my thumb is pointed up.  After the last exposure, I take a photo of the back of my left hand so that my thumb is pointed down.

Freeware MS-ICE does a nice job of stitching and blending, automatically.

David Dollevoet

 djddpr's gear list:djddpr's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum MMy threads