December 18, 2014, 11:06:55 PM

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What lenses do you use the most for normal, single row panoramics?

Ultrawide (under 24mm)
10 (18.2%)
Wide (24-35mm)
17 (30.9%)
Normal (35-70mm)
20 (36.4%)
Telephoto (85-300mm)
4 (7.3%)
Other (comment)
4 (7.3%)

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Re: What Lenses Do You Use for Panoramics?
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2014, 09:38:03 AM »
I've used lenses from the 16-35 II to the 100-400 for panos, but the 24-70 II is the one I use most, usually in the 50-70mm range and in portrait orientation.
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Re: What Lenses Do You Use for Panoramics?
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2014, 09:38:03 AM »

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Re: What Lenses Do You Use for Panoramics?
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2014, 11:08:22 AM »
I've used lenses from the 16-35 II to the 100-400 for panos, but the 24-70 II is the one I use most, usually in the 50-70mm range and in portrait orientation.

Do you also stitch several rows together?

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Re: What Lenses Do You Use for Panoramics?
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2014, 12:07:23 PM »
I've used lenses from the 16-35 II to the 100-400 for panos, but the 24-70 II is the one I use most, usually in the 50-70mm range and in portrait orientation.
Do you also stitch several rows together?

Sometimes, yes.  My RRS gimbal works as a multi-row pano head.
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Re: What Lenses Do You Use for Panoramics?
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2014, 04:15:44 PM »
I was thinking about starting a photo sharing thread for Panos, but then I looked at my own work and realized I have yet to create one that I'm happy with :(  For me, the difficulty is in learning how to visualize the final scene, but like all things in photography, it's nothing that a whole lot of practice can't fix. 

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Re: What Lenses Do You Use for Panoramics?
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2014, 07:01:04 PM »
i have done a lot of panos and qtvr using a crop body and a 15mm fisheye with a panosaurus head then ptgui for the stitching

with the fisheye 2 rows portrait orientation 45 degree increments one row 30 deg and one at 60 deg plus a zenith and nadir. thats 18 shots total

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Re: What Lenses Do You Use for Panoramics?
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2014, 09:43:58 AM »
What pano stitching software would you recommend for a Mac user?

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Re: What Lenses Do You Use for Panoramics?
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2014, 10:10:38 AM »
What pano stitching software would you recommend for a Mac user?

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Re: What Lenses Do You Use for Panoramics?
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2014, 01:07:08 PM »
What pano stitching software would you recommend for a Mac user?

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Re: What Lenses Do You Use for Panoramics?
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2014, 04:11:03 PM »
When I have time to setup a tripod and filter kit, I'll use my 17mm or 24mm Tilt Shift lenses.

But when I don't have a tripod on me, then I'll use my 24-70 v2 at 24mm and will take overlapping photos then stitch them together in PS.
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Re: What Lenses Do You Use for Panoramics?
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2014, 04:27:49 PM »
When I have time to setup a tripod and filter kit, I'll use my 17mm or 24mm Tilt Shift lenses.

But when I don't have a tripod on me, then I'll use my 24-70 v2 at 24mm and will take overlapping photos then stitch them together in PS.
That's probably what I need to do from now on - you can't goof around  or rush with TS-E lenses and expect good results :)

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Re: What Lenses Do You Use for Panoramics?
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2014, 06:13:29 PM »
When I have time to setup a tripod and filter kit, I'll use my 17mm or 24mm Tilt Shift lenses.

But when I don't have a tripod on me, then I'll use my 24-70 v2 at 24mm and will take overlapping photos then stitch them together in PS.
That's probably what I need to do from now on - you can't goof around  or rush with TS-E lenses and expect good results :)

Yeah.  I often go on high elevation hikes and carrying a tripod in addition to my day pack is just too cumbersome.  By the time I make it to the top of the mountain I'm already too tired to fiddle around with a tilt shift lens.

Even lugging around a 5Dmk3 with the 24-70 can be bothersome.  Hence why I bring my 60D or 70D with the 17-55.  Great for both photo and video while weighing at least a pound less...plus I'm not too concerned if I accidentally drop it off a cliff face.
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Re: What Lenses Do You Use for Panoramics?
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2014, 01:51:52 AM »
Very nice pictures
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Re: What Lenses Do You Use for Panoramics?
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2014, 03:53:57 AM »
24TSE II, more recently Otus 55

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I use Fuji SW 90/8 on 617
















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Re: What Lenses Do You Use for Panoramics?
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I use Fuji 45mm/4 on Fuji TX-1














































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