Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My Gigapan Blog

Well folks, I've ordered my Gigapan® Robotic camera mount and expect to have it by the time I leave for my trip to Vancouver Island in two weeks. (Sept 13)

I'll be putting it through some very precise shakedown tests...exposure values, maximum sharpness and detail, depth-of-field, color quality.

The two digital camera I'll be using:

Panasonic Lumix FZ20 (5 MP) with a 12x Leica Vario Elmarit zoom lens.

Panasonic Lumix FZ50 (10MP) with a 12x Leica Vario Elmarit zoom lens.

One thing I'd like to try in the future is to couple two cameras on side-by-side mounted Gigapans and shoot my panoramas in ...TA DA...Stereo!!!!

The attached photo is the FZ50 and the attached panorama of Abraham Lake in the Canadian Rockies near Saskatchewan Crossing. The panorama was shot in 4 sections and stitched with HP software. I expect it will pale in comparison to the Gigapans I plan to produce.

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