I have the combination you are thinking of.
It takes six shots around. Then you have to think about nadir/zenith.
One way is to angle the camera slightly up, leaving no hole in the
sky (I prefer this because sky is often difficult to stitch either
from lack of detail or from moving clouds on windy days). Then the
latest PTGui gives you a good way of taking the nadir. No need to
go over that. It's one of the more important upgrades to this already
Alternatively, if you use a unipod and minimalist bracket, you can
angle the camera slightly down, rely upon overlap in your images and
doctor away the tiny unipod image, and either take or fake a zenith.
The lens, need it be said, can give SUPERB results but you will
want to built into your workflow a stage of removing chromatic
aberration. This can become obtrusive if you allow people to zoom
in too far. As file sizes and the ability to cope with them both
increase this will become a more important issue, as it will allow
US to use higher definition images and allow THEM to zoom in to
On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 05:14:59 +0900, Martin Levesque <yvanmarl@...
> Hi all!
> Presently, I use:
> Nikon D200
> 18-200mm DX (I shoot only at 18 mm)
> Tripod head: 303SPH Manfrotto
> I need 15 shots to do a cylindrical panorama with my actual lens set
> I want to reduce the number of shots. I'm planning to buy a Nikon 10,5
> mm Dx. Is this a good choice? How many shot does this lens will need
> to do a 360 degrees? (I'm shooting in portrait mode). In other word:
> what is the angle of view of this lens mounted on a D200?
> Martin :)