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Old Jan 25, 2005, 10:38 PM   #1
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I have taken quite a few Panoram's with FZ1
Now that its a FZ1z2 I can set A priority say f4.

Ok I now want 4 panned shots of a wide scene the EV will vary because of the varying light but in fact I would prefer to keep it constant and expose for shadows.

After the first shot the focus / exp. can be repeated to obtain the last setting by framing the first again and doing the shutter EV lock with the 1/2 press. now pan to the second shot and press further ... both shots now exp. the same, unfortunately the third shot will be exposed differently unless you go back the the first shot to get EV locked value... a bit clumsy not fluid.

No way to set AP.// Shutter to one combination like SLR.
If the light variation is minimal over the 4 panned shots to be later stitched together then it tends to work out ok the Panoram looks even especially in the sky area.
Anyone done extensive Panorams with the Lumix 12X FZ's
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Old Jan 25, 2005, 11:03 PM   #2
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I have taken quite a few Panoram's with FZ1
Now that its a FZ1z2 I can set A priority say f4.

Ok I now want 4 panned shots of a wide scene the EV will vary because of the varying light but in fact I would prefer to keep it constant and expose for shadows.

After the first shot the focus / exp. can be repeated to obtain the last setting by framing the first again and doing the shutter EV lock with the 1/2 press. now pan to the second shot and press further ... both shots now exp. the same, unfortunately the third shot will be exposed differently unless you go back the the first shot to get EV locked value... a bit clumsy not fluid.

No way to set AP.// Shutter to one combination like SLR.
If the light variation is minimal over the 4 panned shots to be later stitched together then it tends to work out ok the Panoram looks even especially in the sky area.
Anyone done extensive Panorams with the Lumix 12X
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my gallery .. http://photobucket.com/albums/v307/boyzo/

The by Panoram.. #1 shot f5.6 1/500 #2 shot f5.7 /640
not a big diff. in this instance the stitch looks Ok
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...scapes/bay.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...capes/lake.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...pes/winery.jpg
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Old Jan 25, 2005, 11:18 PM   #3
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Two bring back wonderful memories. I am soon to go back there in two months.

Korbel Wineryand Pier 39 where the seals are hanging out.

Great Panoramics.

If you were higher up on Pier 39 you could have gotten the Golden Gate in the picture.

It looks like you wanted to get more of a ground level panoramic.
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Old Jan 25, 2005, 11:55 PM   #4
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Two bring back wonderful memories. I am soon to go back there in two months.

Korbel Winery and Pier 39 where the seals are hanging out.

Great Panoramics.

If you were higher up on Pier 39 you could have gotten the Golden Gate in the picture.

It looks like you wanted to get more of a ground level panoramic.
Higher vantage ok but you can't tilt camera down for Pana (distortion) would mean Portrait orientation and many shots
but hey you can stich 20 lol

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Oh heck that afernoon the light on the bridge was magic ... my flight was only hours away no more shoot time...
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Old Jan 26, 2005, 10:45 AM   #5
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Why don't you just set aperture and shutter speed manually?
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Why don't you just set aperture and shutter speed manually?
I set aperture manually to eg f4, as I pan around to create the panoram. auto exp.sets shutter speed accord. light conditions I can't lock shutter speed with the FZ2.
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Why don't you just set aperture and shutter speed manually?
I set aperture manually to eg f4, as I pan around to create the panoram. auto exp.sets shutter speed accord. light conditions I can't lock shutter speed with the FZ2.
Does the FZ2 not have a manual mode?
That's what I use on my FZ20.
I've read the thread a few times but I must be missing something.
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Why don't you just set aperture and shutter speed manually?
I set aperture manually to eg f4, as I pan around to create the panoram. auto exp.sets shutter speed accord. light conditions I can't lock shutter speed with the FZ2.
Does the FZ2 not have a manual mode?
That's what I use on my FZ20.

I've read the thread a few times but I must be missing something.
On the FZ2 you can lock the Aperture, the shutter speed then changes accord the light.

For a sequence of shot's like 4 for a nice panoram.
for each of the 4 shots If I use AP priority set AP to F4 then FZ2 simply sets shutter speed for each of the 4 shots and so may under expose the shadows...

I can't lock BOTH aperture and shutter speed onthe FZ2...
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With no manual mode I can understand your frustration.
I just assumed that all FZs had manual, that will teach me

A newbie with much to learn.
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Boyzo,

Does your FZ have exposure compensation? That way, you may still be able to get about the same light intensity over the different shots. Another option is to open them together, and adjust the levels for the different shots to make them match as muchas possible.

You also need to take a lot of pictures, so your stitching program has a lot of 'blending surface'. I use an amazing piece of freeware called autostitch. Does the job very wel (get it at http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~mbrown/autostitch/autostitch.html)
The below picture is build out of a darn lot of photos (35 :whack, without having the exposure locked. I overexposed the pictures nearby the rooflight manually, but if you have exp. compensation you should be able to do the same thing.



if pic doesn't work here's the link:

http://www.pbase.com/tvpopta/image/38025801

Cheerio! GB
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