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This is my weblog, mainly concerning panoramic photography, but also covering my other computery pursuits. Expect some Linux, programming, science and electronic music too. Hope you enjoy your stay.

Tim

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    • Harry van der Wolf
    • Posted November 23, 2008 at 6:35 pm
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    Hi Tim,

    I didn’t know you had that ultrawide blog/tutorials website. Nice site.

    Harry

  1. Thanks Harry. Yeah I’ve been slacking off my uni work and embracing the joys of wordpress.. hope you like it. Thanks again for the help with Celeste.

  2. Tim, Thanks for this site, I’ve been looking for someone with pano experience to ask this question; do you know of any stitching program which will not try to warp the images? I’m using a 4 x 5 view camera that I’ve modified to accept my digital Pentax SLR. I can take 12 photos, say 3 across and 4 high, of the focused image and assemble them in photoshop with all the vertical and horizontal lines matching. When I try to use a panoramic stiching program, however, the preview image is always warped to a greater or lesser degree. Hand assembly is very time consuming compared to a stiching program, and I then have the problem of slightly changed light tint or shade. So what I’ve been looking for is a program which will ‘flat-stich’ the photographs, and then blend the colors to avoid seeing the seams. Do you know of any such program?
    Thanks for your time,
    Nick

  3. Hi Nick,
    I understand what you’re trying to do but I’m afraid I have no experience on how to go about it. Your best bet is to send a message to the Hugin/Panotools mailing list: hugin-ptx@googlegroups.com

    Try searching the archives too:
    http://groups.google.com/group/hugin-ptx/

    I seem to remember a thread about doing this sort of thing with medical images.

    Tim

  4. Hi Tim
    Just wanted to say your site is amazing your little planets of the natural history museum were so impressive. I was just reading that you are using a nodal ninja with your nikon d90. I have just purchased a Nikon D90 and am struggling to get the right settings with my ninja. I was just wondering what detent ring you are using?
    Thanks in advance
    Fern

  5. Hi Fern,
    Thanks, glad you like it! Hope you’re enjoying your D90. The dented ring you need depends on the angle of view of your lens. For my panos I use a Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens at 10mm (180 degree diagonal FOV), using the ring with 6 dents. I get about a 15-20% overlap between each shot which stitch fine. Basically, try and aim for about this overlap, and try to minimise the number of shots (dents) you need. Hope this helps,
    Tim

  6. Hey Tim, I love your Waterloo Station planetoids — glass roofs look really great that way.

    Here is an old one of mine, taken in a small fernery with a slit camera: http://tksharpless.com/Morris%20Fernery.html


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