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Old Sep 3, 2002, 6:56 PM   #1
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Default Ocean Point, Maine: Pano with D60

Hi,

I've been going to ME for about 10 years on vacation, and this scene is typical. It is a 10-shot pano with a 16-35mm lens at 35mm.


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Old Sep 4, 2002, 9:50 AM   #2
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Great picture, makes me want to go on holiday at once... :-)
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Old Sep 5, 2002, 2:00 AM   #3
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Beautiful pano..! What software was used to stitch it..?
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Old Sep 5, 2002, 7:03 AM   #4
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Great shot, and good work with the pano. One of these days I'll be able to do that.
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Old Sep 5, 2002, 2:51 PM   #5
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Hi Lil_country,
it's easier than you think. Just grab your camera, make a photo, turn right to do the next shot and so on. Take care, that the pictures are overlapping about 20%.
Get a stitching software (for example PhotoVista or Panoramafactory.
Stitch it. That's all.
A tripod of course would be useful, but is not neccessary.
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Thanks for the compiments. Hi Stefan!

Larry J and Lil_Country, Stefan is correct. It is much easier than you might think. I used a program called Panorama Tools, but it has a steep learning curve and, even though it is a free program, I\'d suggest some user-friendly ones like the ones Stefan named.

The most important thing is to lock the white-balance and exposure if you can on your camera, so that all the colorvalues will stay constant.

If it\'s hand-held, take the first shot of your left-most part of the scene. Don\'t move, and don\'t move the camera. You are the tripod now!

Rotate yourbody so that what was on the right side of the frame is now between 1/3 and 1/2 into the frame, and take the next picture. Repeat until you have covered the area you want to shoot.

A horizontal scene is best when you use the camera in vertical orientation.

Look through the software that came with your camera, computer, and scanner (if you have one). You may already own a stitching program. If not, they can be had inexpensively in MGI Photosuite, Canon\'s PhotoSuite, etc. These can sometimes be found on sale for $20.

But be careful...many people, like me & Stefan, become fanatics .
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Old Sep 6, 2002, 2:12 PM   #7
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Upps, I forgot. Walter is right!!! Once you begin, it's hard to stop...
Greetings, Stefan

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STEFAN:

Just went to your site. What awsome panos youve got.
People go there!
I can see that youre a real dog for panos.

I recon you use a tripod shooting ?
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Old Sep 7, 2002, 4:06 AM   #9
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Thank you Klaus DK, I have seen your very impressive (and professional) europe shots. Great! I think you can sell those one's to magazines.
Actually I use a tripod, but not always. The two shots from the town hall with view over hanover city were made "free hand".
And with my camera (Optio 330) you are very limited, as you might have seen. In a few days I will buy a Coolpix 4500 which will expand my capabilities....

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Old Sep 7, 2002, 4:47 AM   #10
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Thank you for the kind words.

Ive heard about, seen and taken a few shots with the CP4500. Its really great. The finish and design is so cool...
Ive had a CP990 myself a few years ago and the CP4500 is the improved CP990/995, and boy did they do a good job. Actually some of my photos on the site is taken with the CP 990. I regret I sold it.
You wont regret buying the CP4500 Im sure.
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