What can I do to improve my panoramas

by Brent.Longborough   Last Updated May 15, 2018 15:18 PM

I'm currently experimenting with mountain/countryside panoramas, using a Sigma 105mm f/2.5 DG macro HSM lens adapted to my EOS-M5. Here's my set of basic rules for making a set of photos to be stitched together:

  • Fully manual exposure (ISO, Aperture, Exposure time)
  • As small an aperture as is practical
  • Autofocus turned off, and focus fixed for the whole set
  • As far as possible, focus on something at the hyperfocal distance
  • Image stabilisation off
  • Remote control for the shutter
  • Carefully levelled tripod with appropriate head (I use a Manfrotto 3-way geared head)
  • Shoot in portrait orientation (long axis vertical)
  • 50% - 66% overlap between adjacent frames
  • Current stitching software: MS Image Composite Editor

Now, my questions are:

  1. What am I missing, if anything?
  2. What am I doing wrong, if anything?
  3. Beyond the general arguments between RAW anf JPEG, are there any specific considerations for one or the other in relation to panoramas?
Tags : panorama


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