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Forums » General Gigapanning » Aperture Priority

Aperture Priority
mippy mippy
Total Posts: 1

Hi there,

just wondering if you’d had any experience in Aperture Priority.

I am looking at shooting 2 gigapans per day, directly after one another, for a month, remotely, and need to decide whether to use aperture priority or one manual exposure setting for the whole month.

I have read that using Aperture Priority sometimes creates stitching problems.

Bracketing exposures is not an option due to file storage limitations.


Tom Nelson Tom Nelson
Total Posts: 45

Aperture priority is inadvisable. The camera exposes dark parts of the scene more and light parts less, giving a patchwork appearance. You might be better off using something like the sunny-16 rule and hope for sunny weather.

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Total Posts: 138

I agree with Tom – not recommended.

That said, if you’re inclined to try it anyway, I suggest that you shoot one or two test panoramas and pick up the demo of PTGUI. It has a facility to “even out” exposures shot on “Auto” prior to stitching. Depending upon the planned use of the resulting panos, that may give you acceptable results.

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