I'd like to add stitching to my 35 mm tool box to fake a larger format. As I see it there are 4 options:
1-rotating the camera using the 3-way tripod head
2-rotating around the entrance pupil
3-shifting the lens, using a lens with larger image circle
4-same, shifting the camera
The hardware MUST NOT WEIGH ANYTHING AT ALL - well almost.
This excludes option 2 as well as retrofocus MF wideangles let alone dedicated T/S lenses.
For this reason alone, option 1 would be the most attractive to me.
Apart from the zero additional weight (and cost), it would work with my 35, 50 and 85mm Contax lenses, whereas options 3 and 4 would require hardware that limits the use to (LF or Digitar) lenses from ca. f=100 mm and up. However, a Biometar 80 (260 grams) could be used on the Zörk (250 grams).
I read http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....c=30503&hl=
>Modern programs like Autopano Pro using the "Smart Blend" rendering option reduce the need to rotate the camera around the nodal point of the lens
Just how good is this? Is it self-contradictory to try to improve IQ by faking a larger format, and at the same time accept interpolated rather than real pixels?
The same question goes for option 3. Can PanoTools handle the parallax? And if yes, how good is the IQ?
Kind regards - Hening.