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Job Seeker's Panorama - Revisited by David Engle

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
102
Size
0.78 Gigapixels
Views
2736
Date added
Oct 29, 2010
Date taken
Oct 29, 2010
Gear

Nikon D7000

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Kilgore661's GigaPans: Zoom Baby, Zoom (www.gigapan.org/gigapans/9802/) and Zoom Baby, Zoom - Revisited (www.gigapan.org/gigapans/63157/) motivated me to return to retake one of my more popular panoramas. There are others on gigapan.org that take *high* altitude panoramas versus panoramas taken from mountain tops, one of which is Tom Nelson (atypical is www.gigapan.org/gigapans/29680/ and his masterpiece: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/46074/) ... thanks to all for the continual inspiration.

The original version, www.gigapan.org/gigapans/25935/, was taken with a Canon SX110 (a $100 camera) and this newest pano was taken with a Nikon D7000 ($1200 camera) and the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 ($2000 lens). The origanal (0.33 gigapixel) was stitched from 44 photos and this most recent version (0.78 gigapixel) was stitched from 63 photos; however, it covers a larger horizontal angle (field of view).

It is my belief that both cameras are excellent for what they are designed to do; however, for a hand-held panorama project, the Canon SX110 may be a bit better when one considers weight and price. The main difference, as an example, can be observed when one compares the clarity of the antenna on top of the downtown buildings.

The hand-held panorama was stitched using the GigaPan Stitcher software. Additional information can be seen in Stitcher Notes.


Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (October 30, 2010, 12:08PM )

    Thanks for the nice compliment. I have two robot cameras (point-and-shoot): the Leica D-Lux 3 and the Canon SX110, which I have enjoyed in the past and continue to do so even now (i.e., www.gigapan.org/gigapans/18256/ and www.gigapan.org/gigapans/27287/ ); plus I have the two DSLRs, the Nikon D70 and the Nikon D7000, which again I have enjoyed greatly taking hand-held panoramas (i.e., www.gigapan.org/gigapans/40036/ and www.gigapan.org/gigapans/62435/ ). You live in an extraordinary city that has many vistas throughout the Bath area, and for the most part, all within *walking* distance. But as for me, the only real glamorous spot(s) is Rice University, and for the most part, my most popular panoramas and/or GigaPans of Rice have students in the view(s). To answer your question, I probably will not buy the GigaPan Pro because I could not do the same type GigaPans that I find the most rewarding ... those vistas of Rice including the students. I hope my health continues to be up-beat and that I will continue in the same manner as before (i.e., no change). However, if I return to Bath, I would hope that I could take a few panos with your GigaPan Pro and my camera, the D7000.

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (October 30, 2010, 07:02AM )

    Another terrific view point in Houston (www.gigapan.org/gigapans/63639/ being the other). Will you be getting a Gigapan Pro so that you can shoot this scene with your D7000 and Nikkor 70-200?

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0804 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 782 megapixels (135312 x 5784 pixels)
Input images: 63 (63 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 178.8 degrees wide by 7.6 degrees high (top=4.4, bottom=-3.2)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model: NIKON D7000
Image size: 3264x4928 (16.1 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-10-29 14:42:46 - 2010-10-29 14:46:21
Aperture: f/11
Exposure time: 0.003125
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 14.6 to 56.6 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 12:50 (12 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 1:55, Projection: 47 seconds, Blending: 10:08
(Preview finished in 3:50)

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