Richard Cooper

Lives in United States Rochester, NY, United States
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On article The DSLR Field Camera (168 comments in total)

Thank you for the information about TS lens for panoramics.
I use a Minolta AF 35-105 lens on my Sony A850 for panoramas.
I usually shoot full manual at f22 and get my sharpness as follows. I focus on the distant objects (infinity) and slowly back focus toward my camera until infinity is just out of focus. Than I slowly move the focus toward infinity until it is sharp. My image sharpness begins about 3 feet from my camera until infinity. Gives almost a 3D appearence.
I do my stitching in PTGui with an added plug in that removes any blur in the over lap area by rerouting the seams. The blur is usually caused by moving objects such as people, birds, clouds, etc. PTGui also will remove lens distortions and corner vignetting.
I have been creating panorams for about 12 years and through trial an error found this method produces a sharp detailed panorama from front to infinity with no lens distortions or blur in the over lap areas.

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