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Which camera kit to get best image

Dear friends,

I am don't know exactly Which camera kit can give best panorama image with high quality and resolution in any time night or day have a good light or less. I need very high quality, could you please tell me which camera kit make good result also in best price.
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Thank you smooth regarding your help.

I think the equipment what you personally go on to get more best it's good for my Padget so. lets us take more explain regarding the best lens to do high quality panorama and how many pics could I take?!

My current tools is:

Nikon 5100 + ipix fisheye 180 + pano head simple to take 2 side pictures
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DSLR cameras with smaller APS-C/DX sensor (Canon 550D, Nikon D5000 etc) work like this:

  • Sigma 4.5mm Fisheye (3 rotational shots + nadir shot if required) Total 4 shots
  • Sunex Superfisheye 5.6mm  (2 or 3 rotational shots + nadir shot if required) Total 3 or 4 shots
  • Sigma 8mm Fisheye (4 rotational shots + nadir shot if required) Total 5 shots
  • Samyang 8mm Fisheye (4 rotational shots + zenith shot + nadir shot if required) Total 6 shots
  • Sigma 10mm Fisheye (6 rotational shots + zenith shot + nadir shot if required) Total 8 shots
  • Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye (6 rotational shots + zenith shot + nadir shot if required) Total 8 shots
  • Tokina 10-17mm Zoom Fisheye @10mm setting (6 rotational shots + zenith shot + nadir shot if required) Total 8 shots
  • Canon 15mm Fisheye (Two rows of 8 rotational shots + zenith shot + nadir shot if required) Total 18 shots.

Each jump up in lens millimeter size also gets you more resolution. The small 4.5mm/5.6mm Fisheyes you will most likely find too low in resolution. But still a major upgrade from the Coolpix/iPix combo.

I'll leave the fullframe/FX options until you decide on what step in level you are going to make.

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Great, what I understand now from last replay that's I can upgrade the resolution to more best by same my camera (coolpix P5100) but with other lens such as (Sigma 10mm Fisheye)! is it right?

also please I give you a green line :) to go on DSLR and with fullframe/FX options. could you please explain what I can benefit from those kind best than current tools I have and when may be the DSLR camera I must to use to do best panoramic photo?

thx alot
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You cannot use DSLR or SLR lenses on a Coolpix.

These are real lenses not converter lenses via adapters.

Fullframe cameras like the Canon 5DMKII, 1Ds MKIIII etc and Nikon D700, D3s etc:

  • Sigma 8mm Fisheye (3 rotational shots + nadir shot if required) Total 4 shots
  • Canon 15mm Fisheye (6 rotational shots + nadir shot if required) Total 8 shots
  • Nikkor 16mm Fisheye (6 rotational shots + nadir shot if required) Total 8 shots

It is also possible to modify certain APS-C designed Fisheye lenses to be used on a Fullframe sensor camera. The modification requires the removal of the sun petals/hood. Popular conversions are to "shave" a Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye, Sigma 10mm Fisheye, Samyang 8mm Fisheye and the Tokina 10-17mm Zoom Fisheye. These three can then complete a sphere with (3 rotational shots + Nadir if required) 4 shots.

Personally I think best value is the APS-C small sensor 18mp camera body with a 10mm/10.5mm lens (or Samyang 8mm) shooting 6+2 type panoramas. You get great resolution and a lot of bang for your money.

Regards, Smooth [8D]


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could you please provide me the camera model exactly in APS-C small sensor 18mp camera body? so I don't know which camera best I go on?
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In order of best models down.

Canon

  • Canon 7D = 18mp
  • Canon 60D = 18mp
  • Canon 50D = 15.1mp
  • Canon Rebel T3i/600D = 18mp (released soon)
  • Canon Rebel T2i/550D = 18mp
  • Canon Rebel T1i/500D = 15mp

Nikon

  • Nikon D300s = 12.3mp
  • Nikon D7000 = 16.2mp
  • Nikon D90 = 12.3mp
  • Nikon D5000 = 12.3mp

Read about all models at www.dpreview.com or www.cameralabs.com

Regards, Smooth [8D] 


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Hi Smooth,

as usual, short, precise and net.

Can you tell me if the D700 in still a valuable camera ?
I would like to "upgrade" my D200 and was looking for D700, but ... is there something announced to replace it, or better for the same amount of money (max 2.000 euros) ?

Thanks and best regards,

Dominique


Nikon D300s - Nikor 10.5 - (PW7 Pro + TW6 Pro) - W7 Ultim - DELL Prceision M6400 (Quad Core - 8GB - 2x160GB-SSD)
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I will go on Canon 7D do you recomened?

if yes.. now all kit I need :

1- Canon 7D budy only.
2- 10mm/10.5mm lens.

now could you please tell which Pano-Head I need to take the 6 shot+2panorama?
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Quote: Originally posted by DominiqueGEORGE on February-28-2011

Hi Smooth,

as usual, short, precise and net.

Can you tell me if the D700 in still a valuable camera ?
I would like to "upgrade" my D200 and was looking for D700, but ... is there something announced to replace it, or better for the same amount of money (max 2.000 euros) ?

Thanks and best regards,

Dominique


Hi Dominique,

The D700 is a fine fullframe camera although limited megapixels (12.1mp) which is ample "if" you are using the right lens. What were you going to use?

I would suggest the replacement for the D700 isn't all that far off. Maybe you should wait.

Regards, Smooth [8D]


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Quote: Originally posted by rawan on February-28-2011


I will go on Canon 7D do you recomened?

if yes.. now all kit I need :

1- Canon 7D budy only.
2- 10mm/10.5mm lens.

now could you please tell which Pano-Head I need to take the 6 shot+2panorama?

The Canon 7D is my favourite APS-C camera and a fine choice but like all cameras it does have some limitations. Notably like all Canon's suffers from the lack of a Auto Exposure Bracketing range. Limited to 3 shots -/+3ev. This can be overcome with the addition of a Promote Control.

If it was me buying a 10mm Fisheye for the 7D I would go for the Tokina 10-17mm Zoom Fisheye because of the price, versatility and quality. The other option is the Sigma 10mm Fisheye and this lens suffers more from Chromatic Aberration. In fact I would buy a Sigma 8mm Fisheye over the 10mm Sigma everytime.

Panoheads you have a wide choice.

The list goes on and on. You can even pick these up secondhand.

Good option is Canon 7D, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja R1 (only need 4 rotational shots + nadir if required) Sample here

Regards, Smooth [8D]