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Old Oct 29, 2014, 1:24 PM   #1
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Hi , I've taken a few Panny's this summer some were good and some not so good mainly due to banding in some of them where I imagine the F number or iso has jumped.
So is it best to go into manual mode to take panny's?
The panoramas I've done in the past with my dslr I've used Manual and then stitched them in photo shop, I figured the FZ200 would do it all automatically..
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Old Oct 29, 2014, 4:20 PM   #2
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G'day DS

Panos with the FZ - and most other cameras with an AE/AF button - are easy peesy

1- go into the Menu and set AE/AF to "AE" only mode
2- when setting up a pano shot use "P" if you're happy with that
2a use rolly-wheel to alter "P" settings of speed / aperture if you wish
3- I set WB manually rather than use AWB, ISO usually on 200
4- point camera to centre of pano sweep, and press the AE button to lock the exposure
5- take your 5 - 10 -15 pano exposures, sweeping from side to side - focus will refocus every time, and exposures will be locked

I use the camera in portrait format to get a 'higher' image, tripod is best but optional if you are careful with your sweep-framing

From this I often end up with a pano of great length - when it goes into PS the first thing I do is to crop it to a format of 3 : 1 for printing at a later stage. Once cropped I do the usual 'levels' and 'saturation' and whatever else might be needed. My panos mostly end up as 10" x 30" and matted down by 1/2" after that

Hope this helps
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Old Nov 3, 2014, 12:19 PM   #3
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Hi Phil,
Thanks for the info.
I've also enjoyed looking at your pics on flickr etc, well done mate..
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