Re: [PanoToolsNG] hope this isn't OT
- you mean 2 nadir shots?
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--- On Wed, 3/2/11, Roger D. Williams <roger@...> wrote:
From: Roger D. Williams <roger@...>
Subject: Re: [PanoToolsNG] hope this isn't OT
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 8:40 PM
On Thu, 03 Mar 2011 10:10:32 +0900, A Kielcz <roblee007@...> wrote:
> I shoot panos using NN5, Samyang 8mm and D300. Normally 4 around, 1 90
> deg for Zenith and 2 90 deg down for Nadir (using NN adapter and moving
> tripod). Question is, should I pitch lens down or up shooting 4 around?
> Still having problems stitching Nadir, but it is getting better.
> Thank you!
Opinions are divided on this. Because most of my panoramas are taken
outdoors, where the sky is largely blank, it can be hard to find
control points that link the zenith shot to the trees or roofs on
the horizon, so I usually point slightly up, leaving a hole at the
nadir. The nadir is where the foot of my monopod comes, and it is
also where the Peleng lens I use tends to produce halation. So I am
resigned to taking a zenith shot, which eliminates both the hole
and the halation.
If I shoot precisely horizontally, the Peleng gives me tiny holes at
zenith and nadir that can be easily cloned out. But when there is
halation (and there usually is), it tends to occur at and around
the nadir, so a nadir shot helps. And it looks like a sizable
"smear" that is hard to clone out.
I don't really see the need to take two zenith shots, though.
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- On Fri, 04 Mar 2011 00:05:55 +0900, A Kielcz <roblee007@...> wrote:
> you mean 2 nadir shots?Yes, sorry.