it´s all said already but:
I would have a look to the Sigma 8mm : Nikon D80 4 shots: 7600 x 3800
which is more than sufficient for online (3200 x 1600 Immervision)
because of the easy workflow and moving parts that makes a pano "alive".
Autopano has just released their Version 1.4 which really handles fisheye
images good - though beta still. But ist´s onla 99 $ I think.
PTGUI & Hugin are also very good solutions- and Hugin is free.
]Im Auftrag von sarah_lvv
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 28. Juni 2007 09:36
Betreff: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Spherical Pano with which lens is best?
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, "fstoflegend" <xkinetic@...>
> I'm currently doing research on a Pano project, and wanted to ask a
> somewhat specific question.
> I am ultimately going to be doing spherical panoramic photos, but
> getting contradicting information on what the best lens to use
> This is what I have currently to use:
> Nikon 10.5mm F/2.8 Fisheye Lens
> Nikon 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6
> Nikon 50mm F/1.8d
> Tokina 12-24mm F/4
> Sigma 105mm 1:1 F/2.8 Macro
> For spherical, would it make sense to use my 10.5mm? Wide angle
> Or should I go with something like a 50mm? Can you give me the
> and cons of each?
> I know that only a few programs will allow fisheye stitching and
To make s spherical panorama, I suggest you use Nikon 10.5mm F/2.8
Fisheye Lens with Nikon SLR camera, and use Easypano Panoweaver to
stitch. Cameras compatible with Panoweaver can be found here:
To shoot the 6 fisheye
images you need panohead to take an image every 60 degrees.
To use fisheye lens can save a lot time on shooting. Panoweaver is
also very fast in processing the stitching, and I think this is the
most important feature. Panoweaver 4.0 and 5.0 cna both stitch
fisheye images, and the difference is that the 4.0 version can only
output panoramas in java and quicktime while 5.0 supports flash as
well. 5.0 also offers HDR solution, camera raw image stitching and
right click stitching, and full screen mode is also available.
Panoweaver 4.0 used to cost $599.95, and after the new edition came
out, it is priced at only $299.95 now. 5.0 costs $499.95. I also had
a look at realviz stitcher, and there is also a version that supports
fisheye stitching, but the price is a little high.
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