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Apr 24, 2013 19:07 |  #16

I liked 80mm a lot, really depends on the location.


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Apr 24, 2013 19:36 as a reply to  @ maverick75's post |  #17

I recently used a 50D and a 40mm (pancake) for a stitched panaroma and was pleased with the result. It was mostly an experiment to see how the pancake would work out in this circumstance and I thought it was an OK combination.


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Apr 24, 2013 20:22 as a reply to  @ JRET's post |  #18

MattD wrote in post #13551236 (external link)
If you want to produce full 180x360 panos the a fisheye is the best bet.

+1. Definitely the way to go if you wanna shoot VR.

tricky500 wrote in post #13551253 (external link)
A fish eye for panos is ridiculous.

No, it's not. Some of us use decent software for stitching ;) and are VR photographers. It all depends on what type of pano you want to go for. Not everybody is going for high-res landscapes when they stitch a pano.

rick_reno wrote in post #13551537 (external link)
Got any of these fisheye pano shots sitting around you can post? I'd like to see one.

Try panoramas.dk (external link) or Eric Rougier's fromparis.com website (external link). :)

Here is one of mine:

Canon XT. Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG circular fisheye. Nodal Ninja. Tripod. Six shots rotated in yaw at 60-degree intervals, + zenith (straight up), and one handheld nadir (straight down) shot for patching out the tripod.

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Stitched directly from member shots above, using PTMac (today, I'd use PTGui; if you're cheap, you can use Hugin). No defishing required. Equirectangular (external link)pano represents the full sphere by mapping longitude, latitude to cartesian x,y.

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Interactive view (external link). (requires Flash). Be sure to drag up and down so you can see the ceiling and the floor.

Mirrorball remapping:
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Flexify plugin used.

Origami balloon remap (i.e., you fold it like an origami ballon, and you'll have a cube representing the space):
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Jun 13, 2013 13:01 |  #19

How did you manage that origami and the other mappings?

I'm using Autopano, so far I've only venture into landscapes, but I did one of my place using the 8-15mm. Those other rendering options are cool


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Jun 13, 2013 15:13 |  #20

Samyang 8mm fisheye is great for full sphere panoramas, used with free program Hugin. It only takes 8 shots to cover the whole sphere; 9 shots if you plan to edit out the tripod from the panorama. Ideally, the shots should be made from a zero-parallax pano-head (can be found for ~150$; I made my own, specifically for Samyang on 50D). Here are some examples:

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Foggy escarpment - panorama (external link) by syamastro (external link), on Flickr

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Jun 13, 2013 15:31 |  #21

If you are going to stitch shots together to get a nice wide pano I reckon it is best to shoot them with a good quality prime. That way you start off with good clear sharp shots before you begin to stitch. Yes, you can do it with zooms but I have found the best finished product comes when I use a prime lens like my 35, 50 or 85. If I use a zoom I also prefer the 70-200, although it is generally the lens I have on at the time (17-40 or 24-70).


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Jun 13, 2013 15:36 |  #22

I've also used my 70-200 with excellent results, I'll post a pic and a crop when I get home. But as people have said, it all depends on the subject and how far away it is. I've generally found that my 24-105 covers most of the range that I need when making stitching a pano though. Also, which software are you using? I found that Ptgui or Hugin made quick work of pano's when the photo sticher in CS6 come up with nothing.


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Jun 13, 2013 16:59 |  #23

Ryan0751 wrote in post #16027830 (external link)
How did you manage that origami and the other mappings?

With a Photoshop plugin called Flexify (external link). It has a plethora of remappings (external link). But you do have to start with a 360x180 equirectangular pano to get full coverage of the cube/sphere for most of them.

You don't need Flexify, though, to do stereographic little planets. Hugin can do that for you.


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Jun 13, 2013 18:22 |  #24

Any lens will work. It just depends on how much time you want to spend on it. I have used 70-200 @150mm I believe. but I have also used 17mm as well. I would practice first and use manual settings. I also overshoot since its better then undershoot some shots and maybe has an issue with the stitching. It can be fixed in Photoshop but I like to make things simple.


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Jun 13, 2013 21:31 |  #25

I use a Rokinon (Samyang) 8mm fisheye on a 7D to produce 360x180 panoramas. It's a great combo.

You can check two samples here (click on link to open full panorama):

C.B. Smith Park - I took 6 photos (60 degrees interval) plus 2 (Zenith and Nadir)
http://ironmanbrazil.w​ebs.com/panos/cbsmith/​park2.html (external link)

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Jun 13, 2013 21:51 |  #26

The Roki 8mm FE works well *if* you keep it level with the horizon. This pano is three shots stitched. It's actually 270 degrees. The point of land on the left where it thins out to salt and the one on the right where it thins out to salt are actually in a straight line behind the camera.

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May 28, 2014 16:12 as a reply to  @ post 15863869 |  #27

I am looking to get into Real Estate Photography. The only question I have right now is what would be the best focal length to make FULL 360 X 180 degrees Panoramic Views? My camera is a Canon EOS 6D. I read that a Fish eye would be the best bet but Distortion might be an issue when it comes to the stitching part. Any advise ?
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May 28, 2014 17:36 |  #28

If you're planning on stitching, the best software bar none is Autopano Pro. All distortions etc corrected and handles everything from hand held 2-frame panoramas to Gigapixel matrixes very well.


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May 29, 2014 08:27 as a reply to  @ puttick's post |  #29

Yes, I am planning on stitching (whenever applies) but I will use Panoweaver since you can publish right from it to 360 Pano View, instead of having to use another software (Autopano needs Panotour to export to 360 Pano View)
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Jun 02, 2014 16:26 |  #30

PanoNOTSONoob wrote in post #16936559 (external link)
I am looking to get into Real Estate Photography. The only question I have right now is what would be the best focal length to make FULL 360 X 180 degrees Panoramic Views?

Depends on how much stitching you want to do vs. how good you want the resolution to be. You can use any focal length you want, but if you want to keep a single pano to less than 10 images, you're going to have to use a fisheye. If you're happy stitching 30 shots per pano, an ultrawide can work.

Just a guess, but I'd say probably the best lens to consider would be the EF 8-15 f/4L fisheye.

My camera is a Canon EOS 6D. I read that a Fish eye would be the best bet but Distortion might be an issue when it comes to the stitching part. Any advise ?

The distortion only matters if your stitching software can't handle it. Some packages can, some can't. I use PTGui Pro, and have no issues using fisheye lenses to shoot spherical panos.


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