Are you using anything wider than 14mm for landscapes?

3 months 3 days ago #631615 by Ottis
Good evening p'talkers.  

Ebay has my attention tonight and I'm looking at some glass that is selling.  Just curious if any of you are using any thing that is wider than 14mm for your landscape shots?


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3 months 3 days ago #631616 by Nikon Shooter
Personally, Ottis, I prefer to use a less extreme wide
angle and stitch shots to do landscape panoramas.

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3 months 3 days ago #631620 by Ottis

Nikon Shooter wrote: Personally, Ottis, I prefer to use a less extreme wide
angle and stitch shots to do landscape panoramas.


You mind me asking what is the widest you are using then and how many shots do you typically stitch together to make your finished photo?  


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3 months 3 days ago #631621 by Nikon Shooter
All decisions aim at achieving the final goal — read final print.

For a magazine, I'll go for the 24 PC using the horizontal shift
when two or three shots are needed.

If for corporate work, I even use a 300mm ƒ2.8 on a robot for
360° panos. Up to 240 shots — 4 rows in 60 columns will be
stitched.

The tools are determined by the job and its final print.

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3 months 3 days ago #631622 by Nikon Shooter
ADDENDUM

Because of the required quality, I prefer to opt for the
stitching workflow avoiding the usual barrel effect and
lens distortions eventually, so nothing under 24 mm. 

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3 months 3 days ago #631649 by garyrhook
Depending upon what you're shooting, stitching can be perfectly suitable. 20mm, 17mm, 16mm, all can be suitable. I don't think there's any single answer.

This was created from 12 shots at 130mm (70-200, portrait mode) using my D750. The final image is 22347x5786.

Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D750
Lens: 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
ISO: 500
Aperture: f/11.0
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Captured: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:55pm


That said, if you want to be really particular when doing multi-shot panos, you might want to consider a nodal slide and tripod. I don't bother as I think post does a fine job fixing that sort of distortion for landscapes. Buildings would be a different issue.

My $0.02.


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3 months 3 days ago #631685 by Ottis

Nikon Shooter wrote: All decisions aim at achieving the final goal — read final print.

For a magazine, I'll go for the 24 PC using the horizontal shift
when two or three shots are needed.

If for corporate work, I even use a 300mm ƒ2.8 on a robot for
360° panos. Up to 240 shots — 4 rows in 60 columns will be
stitched.

The tools are determined by the job and its final print.



Well that's a handful of shots!  :thumbsup:


Yeh, I don't want to buy a robot, but I'm sure those shots look killer. 

Thank you for the clarification. 


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3 months 3 days ago #631686 by Ottis

garyrhook wrote: Depending upon what you're shooting, stitching can be perfectly suitable. 20mm, 17mm, 16mm, all can be suitable. I don't think there's any single answer.

This was created from 12 shots at 130mm (70-200, portrait mode) using my D750. The final image is 22347x5786.

Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D750
Lens: 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
ISO: 500
Aperture: f/11.0
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Captured: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:55pm


That said, if you want to be really particular when doing multi-shot panos, you might want to consider a nodal slide and tripod. I don't bother as I think post does a fine job fixing that sort of distortion for landscapes. Buildings would be a different issue.

My $0.02.


I'll take the advice.  Love the shot.  Those shadows you have going on there, really bring some character into this photo.  So as you are taking these 12 shots, how much overlap are doing on each shot as you are panning along?


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3 months 3 days ago #631722 by garyrhook

Ottis wrote: I'll take the advice.  Love the shot.  Those shadows you have going on there, really bring some character into this photo.  So as you are taking these 12 shots, how much overlap are doing on each shot as you are panning along?


Thanks.

Per the advice from LR, I try for at least 30%, up to 50%. If you do the math on 12 images at 3857 pixels wide, that's 46k pixels, and as stated, this image is 22k. That's just less than half (onaverage), or about 46% overlap, as I figure it.


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3 months 3 days ago #631723 by Stefan-Olsson
Im using a 12 mm sometimes. I'm not a pro like the other guys, just a hobbyist. 12mm can yield fine results yet foregrounds can tend to be distorted. So composition comes in to play. I love my 12mm though. The distortion can also be used to really showcase how big things really are.


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3 months 3 days ago #631736 by Nikon Shooter
A great advantage of not doing too far on the wide
side is the amount of overlap required: +/- 20% total!

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3 months 1 day ago #631953 by govindvkumar
I Use Sigma 10-20 mm wide angle lens with Canon 7D Markii for Landscapes. So, the APS-C body makes the effective focal length of 16-32mm. Mostly, I shoot at the widest focal length of 10mm and I am really crazy about wide angles.


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3 months 1 day ago - 3 months 1 day ago #631955 by garyrhook

govindvkumar wrote: I Use Sigma 10-20 mm wide angle lens with Canon 7D Markii for Landscapes. So, the APS-C body makes the effective focal length of 16-32mm. Mostly, I shoot at the widest focal length of 10mm and I am really crazy about wide angles.


No, the 35mm-comparable focal length is still 10-20mm. What changes is the view angle, and if your only experience with with a crop sensor camera, then who the hell cares about the equivalent view angle compared to a camera one has perhaps never touched?

Could we please just get over it already? The comparison is meaningless for most people. Learn what  a focal length does, and learn what view you have for a given lens on your camera. That's all that matters.

#rantover #movealong #nothingtoseehere

Oh, and if you're really crazy about superwide lenses, you should get a camera with a larger sensor. It's more fun.


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3 months 1 day ago #631967 by KCook
The OP did not specify the sensor size. I will assume it is full frame. My answer then is no, I do not go wider than 14mm for landscapes. Never had much success with stitching either.

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3 months 1 day ago #632079 by Soccer Mom
I had a Sigma 10-20mm which was nice, but now the widest I have is a 24mm. 

Canon 7D, 18-55mm, 55-250mm, 70-200mm L f/2.8, 100mm and 17-55mm f/2.8
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