They look very fine, Moose. My widest lens is 16mm (24mm efl) and I think I’ll
stick with that, using panoramas when necessary.
> On 17 Jun 2019, at 10:17, Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 6/16/2019 11:39 PM, Philippe wrote:
>> link won’t work here :-(
> Huh, thought I double checked it. Try again.
> Puzzled Moose
>>> Le 17 juin 2019 à 07:03, Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> a écrit :
>>> I've owned UWA lenses for many years, OMZ 18/3.5, 17-35 for Canon, Oly
>>> 9-18, Laowa 7.5/2 and Panny 7-14 for µ4/3.
>>> But they have soooo often not been wide enough. Familiar? For distant
>>> landscapes, my solution has long been to shoot a series of overlapping
>>> shots to merge into a panorama. Some work well in PS, others, not so much -
>>> weird perspective. Hugin takes care of that, but what a pain to use. I have
>>> to relearn the UI most times.
>>> MikeL gave me the clue, with a Fisheye shot he had corrected.
>>> The next step was finding the Imadio Fisheye-Hemi plugins for PS.
>>> I've had a Panny 8/3.5 Fishy for almost 18 months. In that time, leaving
>>> out tests to see it worked, I've shot only 83 photos with it. I've carried
>>> it around (tiny, light) for many days of shooting without using it. And
>>> yet, when it's right, there's no substitute.
>>> When corrected using Fisheye-Hemi, the horizontal FoV is about 150º. With a
>>> 7 mm rectilinear lens, it's about 100º. BIG difference!
>>> I was reminded of this again in Capitol Gorge in Capitol Reef NP a couple
>>> of weeks ago. I wanted really wide shots, but was pretty sure that stitched
>>> panos, done in my casual, hand held style, would be a big pain to process,
>>> if they worked out at all. So I shot with the Fishy lens and corrected them
>>> to (close to) rectilinear in post.
>>> Here's a big set of examples, starting in Capitol Gorge, and wandering to
>>> Bryce NP, Mendocino and Bhutan. <cid:part1.83CFBE31.189DB036@gmail.com>
>>> Three could be done easily with a pano merge, and I do have the shots for
>>> them. If I ever need high rez versions, I can make them. But for the web or
>>> a book, these are perfect.
>>> The Bhutanese farmhouse lunch shot I know wouldn't be done any other way.
>>> Perhaps the gorge shots could be done well with a fancy pano head, that
>>> rotates around the lens center on a tripod. I'll never know. I was there to
>>> walk the gorge, experience it, not spend most of limited time with good
>>> light on a few panos and hike only part of the gorge, carrying an extra
>>> bunch of heavy gear..
>>> Fishy Moose
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