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It is the 7.5mm fisheye that interests me. I shoot 360-degree panoramas, stitching them from four or more shots. You need plenty of overlap between adjacent shots due to the vagaries of moving subjects and the stitching process, so softness around the edges is not too much of a problem. But I suppose this is too much of a minority practice (and too cheap a lens) to justify a place in the DPReview test schedule...

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 00:42 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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I am astonished that after singling out the panorama mode for praise as the best currently available, I could find no examples. I find this quite incomprehensible. Can I have missed them? Is there some special area where such examples are stored?

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 10:24 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
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SeeRoy: "360 degree" panorama. Ok, what about the other axis? How many degrees? A true 360x180 "VR" (not my nomenclature) pano is not so easy to achieve. Where can we view examples of this miraculous product's output?

It certainly wasn't easy, but the Theta does achieve it. The field of view is seamless view of the full circle around the camera and the full vertical field of view in front of it (and on all sides, of course). There is a very small, essentially neglibile, mark that shows where the camera was actually held in the fingers. There is a Theta group on Facebook and you can see many examples there. The resolution is good enough for enjoyable viewing on the web, particularly on a smart phone or tablet. I wouldn't want to watch it on an HD TV, though.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 02:12 UTC

I am using the version of ACR within PS CS5 and wonder if I can install this version of ACR in it, or even if I should. I have updated to the latest version usable with CS5 but I have not purchased ACR itself. But the horror stories with Lightroom make me wonder whether this is too early to upgrade.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2012 at 10:56 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
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