Ok our tall friend, i'll answer your questions but I'm not really qualified
to do so. I'm just a hack. Greg downing should answer your questions. And
hey, you guys live in the same town!!! :-)
OK, I meant for when you cant get your eye to the viewfinder due to some
> giga-pano shooting contraption, such as Bernhard's potter's wheel or Ian's
> 6m high stand.
yes of course. but can the ziegfried give you a remote view from 6 meters
a way? I thought it was stuck on teh back of the camera?
> Could you please tell us some more about your hand-held mono-pole shooting
> of these panos? What do you do about focusing (how critical is it and do
> need to re-focus for each area)
i was in a tower 50m above the ground. hyperfocus and that's it. I shot at
f/11 i believe. f/16 can be ok too with a 5d but not with a crop sensor, as
I understand it.
> how far do you have to stop down to get a
> reasonable DOF. Furthermore - after your problems of last week (?) with
> processing these super large files, what technique are you using at the
> moment for stitching? Are you using strips?
4 disks RAID 0 :-) And you need another computer on hand for your regular
work because the computer you've got with this gigpixel open, won't be able
to do anything else.
> And finally, how would you do this with more than one photographer on that
> tower? would there not be large paralax problems when not shooting from
> same point? Or is that less critical with a telelens?
I'll upload a pano OF the tower. silly me, i should have shot a pano inside
it! Anyway it's got 8 windows, in an octagon, about 5m diameter. i shot from
each window. there are a few parallax errors, and lots of other minor
stitching errors. but it's not a big deal ;)
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