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Gigapan Epic Pro 
Gigapan Epic Pro

Finished Panorama Examples

While in the White Mountains and Yosemite, I shot half a dozen gigapixel images. A malfunction of the Epic Pro motor (2nd panorama, gear slippage!) erased my desire to invest too much time and effort into shooting anything more extensive.

Examples on this page were test shots; I did not have time to seek out the best scene or the “sweet light”, and given the motor malfunction, no inclination either.

Crooked Creek station (White Mountains of California)

One thing I underestimated is just how far one must stop down with a 180mm lens. The hills are not sharp at the pixel level, not at all, because I focused on the building in the foreground, and even at f/8 more depth of field is needed. For this image, I should have used f/16. See Making Sharp Images for more on depth of field.

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49716 X 13888 stitched final image = 690 megapixels

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