Number 3 Flemming Larsen [noted panorama photographer] discusses specifically your Tokina Lens. It has a small discussion and a panorama
I understand about the realestate need for faster workfow. Maybe you should limit your HDR content on $500,000+ properties. I do not know any automatic batch that produces consistant results from image series taken under variable lighting conditions.
After several trial tests with this workflow I decided that the hospital project would be a good to actually do HDR. Glad it turned out as well as it did. Needless to say we do not do real estate. As far as HDR, "getting it to look natural" is important and from my 1 project experience.. requires a lot of hands on work.
You obviously are familiar with the typical work flow. Here is our HDR
RAW CR2's 4 click stops -2,0,+2 each stop
Convert Adobe Camera Raw batch each 3 image series sets
correct for common white balance say daylight 5200k, chromatic abberation LENS Tab Sigma 8 CA -44,+13 Vignetting+100+12 . Increase sharpening from +25 ->+65.
Repeat wash and rinse using same WB 5200 for next 3 sets of 3 images. Saving ALL out as 16bit TIFFS ( click stop 1 2,3,4 12 images)
HDR tab Load each set of 3 TIFS from . Genenerate 1 HDR, apply tone map transition using default settings. Save as 16bit hdr to single TIF file.
Repeat wash and rinse balance of the image sets.
Stitch 4 hdr TIF's to 16 bit panorama
Do very minor touchup work in Photoshop. We applied some brightening and and decreased the H&S to give them a neutral appearance. Usually NO sharpening is required.
The only reason we do not do HDR in panoweaver is because it does not let me remove the lens chromatic abberations. CA removal is what helps bring out the sharpness in the individual images.
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