Quote: Originally posted by pixelator on December-10-2008
Turn the dial to Av
I do not agree with using the Aperture Value (Av) as the setting for panorama shooting. This allows the "camera" to choose and adjust the Shutter Value (Tv = Time Value) and this can lead to colour and brightness issues (more so outside) or you run into the limit of the Shutter Value and the camera then adjusts the ISO to compensate.
If you are going to go to the trouble to move out of "Auto" you really do need to go full "Manual"
Anthony, Pixel does make a good point about "Smartblend" be sure you have it installed and it is set to be the "default" blender. That will help you with all those shadows and people moving about.
A note on RAW: The purpose of using RAW is so you can process all the images with the "exact" same values and to also fix images errors like Chromatic Aberration and Vignetting. If you are not processing the RAW images correctly (Knowing what you are doing) you are basically wasting your time. "If" you corrected your "dud" image in your panorama to have the exact same value with White Balance etc your chances are you would still get a fully usable set and be able to produce that panorama.