A&P Panoramic Camera Settings..

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  1. verbal

    verbal Active Member

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    Going to Florida next week and I'm hoping to get some good panoramas on the beach. I don't have any special pano gear-- just a basic tripod.

    Any tips for getting good panos? What settings should I set on the camera? Should I use a CP filter or no?
     
  2. ///Mik3

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    Just try to keep your horizons level. Don't shoot w/ a super wide angle. or if you are make sure there isn't too much close to you.

    You probably don't want to use a CP. I would create different gradations in the sky in each shot if you don't adjust it between each, and even if you did it would be way too tough to match them.
     
  3. verbal

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    I'm letting CS3 do the stitching. :)
     
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    What mik3 said, as well as don't use any auto settings on the camera. Fully manual, including white balance.
     
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    everyone forgets about the WB
     
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    I did what you just said not to and I got this. :dunno:

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  7. mojito

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    its noon and 9p in the same shot lol
     
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    Mad skills yo. :mamoru:
     
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    Right, and you got the same effect he said would happen :rofl: Uneven gradient FTL
     
  10. verbal

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    I'm not good with full manual yet. Been using P.

    But I will do manual white balance.
     
  11. g33k

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    either lock the exposure and stop down or use a pano stitching program that compensates for exposure differences (cs3's pano thing is a pos) or you'll get shitty results
     
  12. verbal

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    define stop down,
     
  13. mojito

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    it won't work with out even exposure.

    take a pic, using whatever mode you normally use, review it and make sure its properly exposed, look at the exposure on the info screen, dial that into settings and shoot away.

    takes longer to say than do
     

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