1. This is a tough room to capture, the color is more accurate in the "flash" version.
2. I did some Photoshoping on both to bring out window detail.
3. The camera position was the same for both, but the lighting really changes the perceived shape of the room.
4. Yes, I know, I need to clean my lens!
5. Coolpix 5400, Nikon FC-E9. Kaidan Rotator, XFuse to blend, Panowever 5.0
HDR Vs. Flash
HDR seems to have a major problem in relation to Panoweaver.
Each individual tonemapped photograph might have a different look. Photomatix requires some skill to create a natural looking picture and every image requires different Photomatix settings. With my 10.5 Nikon fisheye that could mean 8 tonemapped images that were each processed differently in Photomatix. To then blend the 8 tonemapped images with Panoweaver surely has to be problematic?
Flash seems an easier method provided one can evenly light a 180 degree of lens coverage using a powerful handheld flash? Is that the best way to go?
Nikon D300, D3s, Nikon 10.5 lens, RingT105N+Footplate+MrotatorTCPs, Giottos MT9261 Tripod, Manfrotto 410 Jr geared head.
If you know the "secret" then everyday is a good day!