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Well, I've got a Canon EOS Rebel 2000.  If the Sigma lens fit this I suppose I could make do with the 'film' option.  It's just so much slower going back to the development stage.
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Yes, but much cheaper then buying a $8000 Canon 1Ds.

Prices are dropping all the time and technology moves so fast that fullsize sensor DSLR's are not that far away.

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Quote: Originally posted by smooth on June-29-2004

Yes, but much cheaper then buying a $8000 Canon 1Ds.

Prices are dropping all the time and technology moves so fast that fullsize sensor DSLR's are not that far away.

Regards, Smooth


Geez - you've got that right.  Sorry, I'm new to all this.  What's the significance behind a fullsize sensor DSLR?  Also, how would that compare with the present state of technology?    I imagine whatever it is, it'll cost a packet once it does emerge.

Cheers - Steiner


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The full screen sensor combined with the Sigma 8mm lens will allow u to take three shots and stich with panoweaver. All the other options require at least 4 shots and probably 2 shots up and down (zenith/nadir). The workflow in Panotools is more long winded and time demanding. However, once u've got that down pat u do get to make great quality panos for full screen work.
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Yeah like my fullscreen example done with my Canon 10D and Sigma 8mm

At the bottom of this page

Hmm, must get back to doing some more of these!

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Wow - that's a nice example - was that also done with 3 fisheye images using Panoweaver? 

Also, I''ve heard you've created some pano tutorials, are they available on your website?

Cheers - Steiner


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Hi Steiner,

Nah mate, it was done with Pano Tools and consists of 8 shots. Way too much work to be able to produce panorama's for customers because it just takes so long to get the final result. This is why I'm so jealous of those who have the canon 1Ds and can use Panoweaver to produce similar quality.

Of course it is easy to do quality full screen "Neck Brace" Panorama's with the 10D but lets face it we all prefer Spherical Panorama's for a true feeling of being right there in that position and the easiest way is owning a 1Ds and Panoweaver. (Not so easy to get the cash to buy one though! )

As for tutorials, I have started and will add more as time permits www.smooth360.com/tutorials.html

Regards, Smooth


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I'm beginning to wonder if a 'full frame sensor' using the old 35x24 dimensions is really a priority to most manufacturers eg Nikon. With the 1.5 crop factor there are many advantages eg:
- greater use of the centre (most accurate) part of the lens ie cropping just removes the less sharp outer part of an image.
- smaller lenses for telephotos due to the 1.5 multiplication.
Certainly the present non 'full frame DSLRs' are capable of stunning results which will get better as sensor technology etc improves. The 8 mp 8700 actually has a much smaller sensor (size only 8.8mm x 6.6mm) compared to a 6mp DSLRs (sensor size around 23.7x15.6mm) so in theory the next generation of 23mm DSLR sensor could deliver many more pixels. Perhaps the old 35x24 dimension will be a thing of the past with Nikon etc producing a 5mm lenses to cater for our needs or am I just dreaming .........just some thoughts!


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Quote: Originally posted by simon on June-30-2004

 The 8 mp 8700 actually has a much smaller sensor (size only 8.8mm x 6.6mm) compared to a 6mp DSLRs (sensor size around 23.7x15.6mm) so in theory the next generation of 23mm DSLR sensor could deliver many more pixels.


I'm really starting to think I should have bought a D70 over an 8700.  Damn - product specs are so bloody deceiving!   Oh well, at least this forum will help to avoid similar mistakes in future.

 


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Yo Smooth,

when I looked at ur Full screen I got an image that wasn't aligned properly (ie the cube faces didn't fit) and was out of focus... hhhmmmm


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