Open in new window
I've noticed that the Gigapan stitcher has a lot more visible seams than, say, PT Assembler/Hugin. But, it's quick and easy.
My Fuji F30 can make it hard to lock focus, too. Actually, the camera has no way of locking focus, but so far it's been able to focus before the shutter is fully depressed. I haven't tried taking large-scale outdoor images with it yet, and I foresee problems when it's taking a picture of the sky. That's why I like using a dSLR for gigapans... and why I wish the Gigapan bracket was more accomodating to dSLRs.
I was using my Canon S5 IS, as usual. I, too, see the focus issues that you noticed and it's possible that I didn't have the focus fixed - though I thought I did. Sometimes I wonder if there's some variation in the focus from one edge of the image to the other even when I'm using fixed focus. I'm noticing a lot more seams when I look closely at my stitched images - maybe that's just my trained eye, though. I even see a very faint vignetting in this image that I doubt most will pick up.
What camera were you using, and did you have the focus locked? It looks like large sections of the pano are not in focus (like this bird).
That was a very challenging one to find. There's at least one other that I captured, though it appears that I missed the flock that was darting about.
Not a member yet? Sign up