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2009-08-24
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Advantage of full frame VS Crop?

Hi everybody, I'm currently shooting with a Canon Rebel Xsi, with a sigma 8mm. I have to take 4 shots to complete a 360...

If I were to get a full frame canon such as the 5D, will that decrease the amount of shots to 3 or even 2? I noticed in Panoweaver's samples there was a circular photo, only 2 shots, when stitched together made an entire 360, top to bottom.

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Vito


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2009-08-25
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G'day Vito,

Should you upgrade to a fullframe sensor camera like the Canon 5D or Nikon D700 etc and use the Sigma 8mm you will need to shoot 3 shots 120 degree click stops as the minimum.

The Sigma 8mm on the Canon or Nikon fullframe is 180 degrees circular and joining/stitching these back to back is marginal at best because of the lack of overlap. Unlike the Nikon FC-E8 and FC-E9 used on Coolpix models where the lens can work at 183-190 degrees circular.

I hope this answers your question.

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Thank you very much, that's what I wanted to hear.
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Is there any example tours shot with the 5D/D700 posted online? I've looked but haven't been able to find it.
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There would be thousands online. But you would not really know if they were shot with a Sigma 8mm, Tokina (Shaved) 10-17mm, Sigma 15mm, Canon 15mm, Nikkor 16mm or even a shaved Nikkor 10.5mm.

That is unless it is pointed out to you.

What exactly do you want to see? There are examples of some of these sets ups on my demonstration blog some have explanations and others not.

Regards, Smooth
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May I ask what type of player you are using to present your 360's? It is of stunning quality, having a Mark 2 also helps too hehe.
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What you are seeing is DevalVR with allows you to present panoramas in multiple platforms such as Deval, Flash, SPV-I, Java and Quicktime.

It is free to use and downloadable from www.devalvr.com

Unfortunately Deval viewer does not work on a Mac for those that way inclined.

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Even though I'm a hardcore Mac User, for 360's I do use a PC. Thanks VERY much for the link.