View Full Version : Handheld pano with Canon 350D and Sigma 8mm FE lens
December 23rd, 2008, 06:22 AM
Hello everyone, this pano I posted also on my introductory thread.
In intention was to be a pano from a child's point of view (low height)
I think it will be useful to post here as a reference, mean as a sample of pano made using only a Camera and a Fish eye lens with no panoramic head nor tripod
click on the link to see it immersively
Comments, thoughts, are welcome.
December 23rd, 2008, 08:26 AM
So this is Romania! :)
I am impressed with both the choice of combination of the Canon 350D and Sigma 8mm combination as well as the location. It's almost as if a full frame would be too much. given the price of the 350 D this is a bargain way of getting into panoramic photography at more reasonable prices and with considerably less effort. What's so special here is the immersive experience. I set your picture at the ground looking at the pigeons on the modern flat stone work of the city square. That alone was beautiful. Then I tilted upwards and forwards to bring in the buildings and people. There was such a welcome to the scene and when we found the children that was even more delightful and pulling back to see the entire vista was even more satisfying. I find the child's perspective especially refreshing.
This method of photography allows fast instant capture of presence in a wonderful location. It's almost as if one should carry this setup everywhere.
I wonder whether the experience would be better using more pixels with this 8mm Sigma lens?
December 23rd, 2008, 01:11 PM
welcome here; the pano within the pigeon is quite interesting - you managed the overlap of the moving birds well!
the 8 mm-fish on crop is comparable to the 15 mm-fish on FF: diagonal fisheye.... therefore filling the format.
December 24th, 2008, 01:30 AM
about the prices for getting into panoramic photography, some of my panos on my web page are made with Canon 350D and 18-55m kit lens.
was certainly a challenge being handheld, thought not techinical achivement was what interests me , more artistic, I tried to embbed some intersting, pleasent moments as well, a bit of the curiosity and joy for both children and grownups.
thank you both,
December 26th, 2008, 05:08 AM
Hi all, and Happy holidays to you.
Here is another pano from the same day, same child's POV, also handheld/freehand
the immersive variant here