Posted by: "Keith Martin"
> Sometime around 18/6/07 (at 07:29 +0000) Carl von Einem said:
>> >There will be difference in resolution between a 3 or 4 shot panorama
>> >with the same lens/camera combination.
> I'm not sure it makes a difference where the same lens is being used,
> as greater overlaps just mean more is thrown away - doesn't it? That
> just gives greater flexibility when dealing with things like masking
> out moving people.
Sorry, I forgot a 'no' in that sentence, thanks for the correction:
There is NO difference. And I also like more overlap better than a tight
fit. Same goes for T-shirts... btw how are the plans for the panotools
meeting in August? We need T-shirts! :-)
> But certainly with a given camera MP resolution, using a longer focal
> length lens means more photos are required to make the stitched end
> result, leading to more pixels in that end result.
> If you shoot with an extreme fisheye you won't be able to produce
> nearly as large an end result as if you used a moderate wideangle
> lens - simply because you'd have to use more photos to create the
> full 360-degree stitched result.
Another nice thing about wide angle lenses (vs. fisheyes) is their fixed
NPP. Easier for stitching and post production. Yes, I know, smartblend
and enblend do miracles.
> It *does* require more shots around for a 360 pano. But aren't you
> talking about doing realtor photography work? You really won't need
> the two-shot difference that means.