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Old Feb 17, 2011, 12:51 PM   #1
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Red face first real shot with Nex-5, and its a pano shot!

so i have been sick and broke 3 toes on my right foot so i have not had any real time to play with my 2 week old nex-5. anyway here is my first ever pano shot. its of my back yard LOL. it looks pretty good really, a few flaws on the far right side in the cream colored railing

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Old Feb 17, 2011, 11:23 PM   #2
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was that with the sweep pano feature. I have always like that ability with the sony's. It is not prefect, but fo someone that is not big into photo editing. Or when you do not have a tripod handy to take the 10 shot to stitch in PP. It does a decent job.
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Old Feb 18, 2011, 12:10 AM   #3
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yes it was with the pano feature. i noticed how the fence looks not level, is that due to my arm moving in a not so straight line? how would i make a shot like this with the pano feature better? while we are at it our tax returns are coming......id like to get into some editing sometime. is my best bet lightroom? i believe they support the nex-5 just not the 18-200mm lens? i think that's right?

anyway without editing software how can i improve in this handy little feature? and also how do i correct the "F" ups in editing software?
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How much are you looking to spend, and what system do you use, mac or pc?

There is not much you can do to correct the sweep pano when it is a bit off. The only way to get a good sweep would but tripod. The best pano stitcher use a tripod, and an rail to move the camera for each shot. Think a tripod, with a fluid pan head would give you better results then hand held. I would skip the ball head tripod for that applications.
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How much are you looking to spend, and what system do you use, mac or pc?

There is not much you can do to correct the sweep pano when it is a bit off. The only way to get a good sweep would but tripod. The best pano stitcher use a tripod, and an rail to move the camera for each shot. Think a tripod, with a fluid pan head would give you better results then hand held. I would skip the ball head tripod for that applications.

i have a PC. and im not sure about cost......i dont know whats all out there software wise vs cost vs options. it will be a long time before im a pro by any means, but it would be nice to play with pics and different effects, and fix some minor flaws etc....
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photoshop element is about 80 dollars, and is pretty good as well. Think there is more editing tools in it then lightroom. Lightroom is a better photo management system.

There is a bunch of stitching software out there for photoshop.
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photoshop element is about 80 dollars, and is pretty good as well. Think there is more editing tools in it then lightroom. Lightroom is a better photo management system.

There is a bunch of stitching software out there for photoshop.

thanks im looking at that now......and that software will it do all the things i see people talking about like get rid of distortions, noise reductions, and correcting over exposures etc? i like the fact that you can change colors around in it and "play" with your pics, but i also want to be able to make a picture "better" if ive over or under corrected in the shot.

also in lightroom can you remove items in pictures like in element? cause i like some of the features of both, but does lightroom do all the element does?

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It is pretty good, and will do most everything you want.
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