Which equipment to get?
I'm new with 360 Panoramic photos, never having taken a single shot. But I need to take 360 view photographs of the interior of a submarine, so preferably (but not a must) the photos are relatively sharp to be able to expose the tiny details in the quite poorly lit room.
I'm in a dilemma of what equipment to buy. First a rundown of my current equipment:
Canon 300D DSLR, 18-55mm kit lens, 10-18mm wide angle lens, 70-300mm telephoto lens.
Budget for new equipment: Less than USD800.
Being an amateur, I thought of getting a 1-shot lens, but there are some tradeoffs. The good thing is its fast and easy to use, and that is important because I don't have exclusive access to the premise, so shooting 24 multi row images is rather difficult when other visitors are walking around the room. Additionally, it requires no stitching, which is perfect for an amateur like me.
The setback is the rather low resolution, which is not ideal. And it does not show the top ceiling.
So I was thinking of getting a 2 or 3-shot lens, as a compromise between the 1-shot and the 24-shot multi row. I think I can manage to squeeze off 3 or 4 shots max without much hassles.
My question is, does the 3-shot photo cover the top ceiling and ground too?
I need a pano head and was thinking of getting a Panosaurus as it is quite cheap and functional.
Should I get a fisheye lens, such as the sigma 8mm? Considering that I already have a 10-18mm wide angle.
Finally, which 1-shot lens would you recommend I get? I was thinking of the O-360, but then again, there are not many choices out there too.
Many thanks and my apologies if these questions seem so basic.