EXCERPT page containing first few paragraphs. 2020-09-18 19:30:46
UA_SEARCH_BOT_null @ 184.108.40.206
The sun was setting vert fast— so fast that the shadow could be seen moving up the hill as I shot; I had perhaps 30 seconds to act.
Assembled from 6 vertical frames shot at 1/250 sec handheld at f/4 at ISO 200. Assembled in Photoshop CS6 using Auto Align Layers, Auto Blend Layers and the content-aware cloning tool to fill in a few gaps causes by uneven leveling (from handholding). The result after cropping is a 53-megapixel image.
The Olympus Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 ED on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 can make short work of such panoramas. Shoot at f/4 - f/5.6 in vertical orientation for best coverage of the scene; use manual exposure and fix the focus once (though in this case I did not have time, so I just shot as quick as I could with autofocus and auto-exposure, Photoshop fixed the discrepancies in exposure).
Article continues for subscribers...
Diglloyd Guide to Mirrorless is by yearly subscription. Subscribe now for about 25 cents a day ($90/year).
BEST DEAL: get full access to ALL 8 PUBLICATIONS for only 68 cents a day ($249.95)!
Diglloyd Guide to Mirrorless offers comprehensive integrated coverage of most APS-C and full frame mirrorless cameras and lenses.
Special emphasis is placed on Sony full-frame, including Sony lenses and the high performance Zeiss Batis and Zeiss Loxia lenses plus Rokinon/Samyang and others. Fujifilm X, Olympus and Panasonic M4/3, Sigma dp Merrill and dp/sd Quattro are also covered in depth. Years in the making, it offers a wealth of material for choosing and using a mirrorless camera.
- Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away. For example, the best way to set up your Sony camera.
- Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly with the numerous lenses available for Sony.
- Make better images, a sort of “cheat sheet” saving yourself months or years of ad-hoc learning—best practices and how-to and processing parameters are discussed and shown.
- Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to full camera resolution, plus large crops.
- Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
- Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
- Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.
Want a preview? Click on any page below to see an excerpt as well as extensive blog coverage, for example on Sony.