January 11, 2017
I didn't take a wide* lens to Greece last fall so I didn't get any of those mind-bending panoramas that a wide angle, a fish eye especially, can get you. Oh well. That I miss those shots so much tells me I may have to get another lens, like the Rokinon 8mm, or maybe a converter for the Nikon 10.5. It seems my shopping list is never empty.
On the other hand, I'm not really looking to add to my carry on.
The iPhone's panorama function works in a pinch.
Or, just overlap a set of shots by about a quarter frame then merge them later.
The cost of these hand-made panoramas is in immediacy, the time spent processing, and a potentially ungainly file size,
but it doesn't add to your bag.
Speaking of panoramas, here is an example of how not to shoot a panorama: the shots aren't lined up. It's not right, but I like it anyway.
*I'm gonna define wide as 10 to 12 on DX, 15 to 20 on FX.
A non-rectangular image like this has its limits - you're not gonna print it, some are gonna hate it. Whatever. Oh yeah, the full-screen link is hidden, its behind the camera icon.