I use my 12 mm rectilinear lens (Voigtländer Heliar, now on a very nice

Zeiss-Ikon SW) like this:

6x -20°, 4x +45°, plus zenith and nadir shots

However the 14 mm is closer to my 15 mm which I use rarely (for no real

reason).

Another comparable rectilinear lens is the 43 mm of my Mamiya 7II which

is comparable to 20 or 21 mm (different w/h ratio). With that lens I

shoot 7x -35°, 7x 25°, zenith and nadir. BTW my rotator has seven click

stops :-)

8 clicks around / 2 rows would easily work with a 14 mm lens. Plus z&n.

The easiest way to find a good "matrix" of shots that has enough overlap

is to use dummy images in hugin or ptgui. I also have a habit of trying

to start with the lower row in a way so it doesn't include my rotator.

Less work to mask unwanted details... just calculate enough overlap for

the upper row and start shooting. Hey, the D3 is a DSLR! =8-)

Carl

Posted by: "Harry van der Wolf"

>

> check <http://imaginatorium.org/stuff/angle.htm>

>

> So for a 14 mm rectilinear in portrait mode, you have a hfov of 81 degrees

> (remember: in portrait mode) and with 30% overlap (approx. 50 degrees hfov),

> you would need 7+, preferably 8 images around. Probably 2 rows.

> one shot for nadir and zenith with 2 horizontal rows in portrait?

> 2x2 shots for nadir and zenith with 1 horizontal row in portrait?

>

> 2009/3/31 Keith Martin <keith@...>

>

>> > I've just been asked how the field of view compares between a Nikkor

>> > 14-24 f2.8 fx lens and a 16mm fisheye. This is on a full-frame

>> > camera, the Nikon D3.

>> >

>> > This guy is trying out his first panos, but he's using that 14-24mm

>> > wideangle rectilinear lens. Assuming he uses it at 14mm, how many

>> > shots around is he likely to need, and how much work would it be to

>> > make a spherical pano?