Ultra Wide Image
What if then, if you just want a really wide image and do not have no panoramic head?
For a few images, it is not a problem. The below is created with 3 images. The following are done using my point and shoot pano setup.
The 3 images (resized but the exif info is intact):
The above will product this, the only processing is setting the lens as circular 180 degrees and cropping them before stitching them in PTGui:
A little cropping is all you need to have the final image, I’ve included the moon to make the final stitch panoramas more interesting. Left out the sides where it shows my windows. This is the Pioneer MRT station, Singapore.
The following 2 examples do not use any attachments, the fisheye lens is removed.
It’s preferred in taking these panos using potrait but there are times, you will need to it it in landscape. See below. Taking it in portait generally allows you to “get more data” allowing you to crop away what you do not need later.
Cropped and done.
So when do you use landscape? When you need as little shots as possible of course. Like during a boat race, a marathon starting line when the gun is just about to fire to start the race, when you…well, you get the idea.
It creates the following:
A little cropping is all that is needed.
As you can see, you have lesser “data” to cropped away but you need lesser shots to have the same pano.
More examples with Ion Orchard (40D with 18-200 @ 18mm)