Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Ever used a Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor Auto 8mm f/2.8 for Panos?
- I own the same lens, early AIS version.
I strongly suggest you to use it with at least 3 shots on 1x sensor
cameras, 4 shots on APSC.
You will still be fast but quality increases enormously...
the coating of older examples is BAD, so beware of flares.
A bit lighter than original ipix rotatotr, more versatile (the rotator
can be used on other panoheads)
Swerz ha scritto:
> I own a 8mm 2.8 Nikkor and used it to produce many 2-hemisphere IPIX
> panoramas beginning in the mid 1990s when I did a number of online
> projects for the NY Times, Fox Sports and others. I know a lot of
> people didn't like IPIX, but as a long-time photojournalist, I loved
> the simplicity of that system which allowed me to shoot spontaneously.
> I still have a special custom tripod mount for the Nikkor 8mm that the
> IPIX folks gave me (aligns/pivots the lens on a single plane) and
> recently have been looking for software that I could use to again
> produce 2-hemisphere panos.
> I've heard from some people that you get much better quality when
> combining 3 or more images, but I'm still interested in being able to
> shoot quickly. I'm especially curious to try with a Nikon
> full-frame 35mm digital camera (D3/D700), wonder what the quality
> would look like if I captured 10-15 megs per image.
> If anyone has any thoughts on this, I'd be glad to hear them.
> Bill Swersey
> --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com
> <mailto:PanoToolsNG%40yahoogroups.com>, "luc.villeneuve"
> <luc_villeneuve@...> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I was wondering if someone ever used this lense to create Panos.
> > Have a great weekend