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Also posted in the related shots thread.

An in-camera 360° pan of the interior of the covered market in Chania, Crete. Built in the early 20th century, it still bears a few scars from the occupation during WW II. A great place to buy all sorts of stuff, from tourist tat (some at decent prices, some not!) through fruit and veg, including a couple of stalls specialising in olives to butchers and fishmongers. Not sure how many shots the camera fired off to complete the pan but you get an idea of the overlap from the person under the arrow below.

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Some lenses are better for pans than others... Deliberately left the edge-on sign as an almost double exposure (well, I suppose it IS a DE!!!)most things beyond it have paired up reasonably well. The colour difference is down to the D&P or scanning - done before I could do it myself.

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Another extra wide one done in-camera. This one's from my X-T1 (Fuji) using a zoom at 18mm. I was pleasantly surprised as to how well the camera coped with the inevitable distortions from such a wide angle. The feature is the long lion fountains at Spili in Crete, between Rethymnon and Aghia Gallini.

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Some greenhouses in Cornwall! In camera from the RX100/3. There's a hint of banding in the sky but it's done well with the geodesicality of the domes themselves. Took several tries to get both ends of the domes in.

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My all time favourite of Willow

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Some greenhouses in Cornwall! In camera from the RX100/3. There's a hint of banding in the sky but it's done well with the geodesicality of the domes themselves. Took several tries to get both ends of the domes in.

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tricky..well done!

been thinking again about pano's....if one uses a set exposure there will always be some variations, the angle being so big
keeping aperture constant is what i believe is needed...so setting at A and taking what you may consider is a good overall reading from spot readings seem the only way to do it..???

what readings do you take....anxious to know
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I take a normal reading from a neutral area.
 
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tricky..well done!

been thinking again about pano's....if one uses a set exposure there will always be some variations, the angle being so big
keeping aperture constant is what i believe is needed...so setting at A and taking what you may consider is a good overall reading from spot readings seem the only way to do it..???

what readings do you take....anxious to know
cheers
geof
I always shoot panorama images on everything manual. Only way to do it in my eyes. For exposure I just set the camera as I would a normal image and rotate the camera whilst checking the histogram for the full range of the anticipated shot.
 

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IF (upper case deliberate!!!) I remember, I set the camera to manual and take an average meter reading from across the scene but more usually I forget to do that and sweep in P mode. Often works fine, especially with the X-T Fujis but can result in banding with the compacts. Of the 3 compacts I have used most for pans, the RX100/3 is the best at it but the baby Fuji X cameras have a better user interface for them than the Sony.
When I use a DSLR or CSC to shoot a series for later stitching, I usually DO remember to go manual and get pretty even results for stitching - the mahoosive glacier pan I posted above is seamless, even at pixel peeping size but it's one of very few that I had planned and used a tripod to keep it as level as possible as well as having at least a 1/2 frame overlap between each shot. I was reasonably lucky in that the lighting was constant and the Sun was above a lot of cloud so no bright spots in the sky. I'm not sure a nice blue sky would have suited the pan either - plenty of blue in the old ice!
 
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thanks chaps...
manual it is with an aperture which cant vary...and exposure i guess you arrive at from experience..the histogram idea is good...!!
i can see now the finished panorama cant give the exact effect of the human eye...which would be soooooo difficult to do
lighting hopefully is even over the whole scanned area
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keep the advice coming
 
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thanks chaps...
manual it is with an aperture which cant vary...and exposure i guess you arrive at from experience..the histogram idea is good...!!
i can see now the finished panorama cant give the exact effect of the human eye...which would be soooooo difficult to do
lighting hopefully is even over the whole scanned area
cheers
geof

keep the advice coming
As I said, I work as normal. Expose to the right without blowing highlights.

I don't use A built in 'panoramic function' btw. Mine are always RAW files edited, stitched and edited in LR/CS.
 

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Manual focus too.
 
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that seems to bring it all together....overall assessment of fixed exposure
manual focus on a part of the scene which suits your depth of field for aperture selected
unless near items arent necessary to make the far items sharpness the most important.
put the chosen speed and aperture settings (exposure)histogram settings slightly to the right

i need to find the manual settings on my lens...there is a ring but so far i havent found how to switch off the auto focus..

its a lumix 5G...but i have the manual to check

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Better drop another image in.


From the little X-20, in camera. ISO 640. It's of Skridlof (otherwise known as Leather Street) in Chania, Crete. Still a couple of old, traditional shoe makers but all too many tourist tat shops too. (the tourist tat makes for more colourful shots than the leather...)

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Another 360° one. This is from just down from the taverna/café at the top of the Samaria Gorge in Southern Crete. The road at either end of the shot ends at the café. As is typical of the ultra wide pans done in camera with a bridge or a compact, the sky shows some banding... This one's from a Fuji HS30EXR bridge.
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Another couple from me. I didn't think this was so many images, but apparently 21 images looking at Venice from San Giorgio Maggiore.

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And this one, on not a great day weather wise sadly, is Cunard's Three Queens - the Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2 - which visited Liverpool in May 2015 for the 175th anniversary of the famous cruise line. 16 images stitched together because the ships were quite spread out along the river.

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Not sure how many shots or which camera I used for these stitched ones. I have a feeling that they were stitched by a Canon utility that came bundled with an old printer's driver.

They are of Elafonisi on the South Western end of Crete, taken from the Panorama taverna (appropriately!)

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Two of mine from Lulworth Cove Top One Taken February 2018 and the bottom October 2018

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A 5 shot pano @24mm in portrait format. Shot from the top of Castle Hill in Mere, Wilts.
Sunrise over Mere by Steve Jelly, on Flickr

And this was shot a few minutes later looking the other way towards Great Bottom. This was 6 shots each of 5 exposures; my 5 year old Macbook took a while to sort this one :)


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