Depends really.. If i have time its usually fully manual and a tripod... if i have loads of time... i use my home made panoramic head.. but in this instance I just took an expose reading in the centre of the image..Then panned over to the left and started clicking, without the use of tripod or anything.
so thats what your supposed to do, lots of times i take a panoramic shot every shot has a slightly different coloration to it, because of the auto settings. But i guess when you take in the exposure right in the middle then shoot from that, it fix that problem. Thanks
yeah.. ideally id take a reading from the centre.. well not always the centre but what i consider to be the most interesting focal point then, just take it from there, that way although some of the picture might not be correctly exposed it will look right once its all been put together.
Duuuuude, you need to let me know how you made your own pano head. I'm really getting more and more into panoramas and I looked at some pano heads but they are just waaay too much. So if you can maybe show some pictures and such that would nice. Thanks man.
Great panorama by the way. Everything is so perfectly even and the composition works very well. It's unbelievable that you shot it all hand held.
I kinda just developed it myself, got a few nuts off the internet that match the thread of the cameras mount.
Basically, the nodal point (the point which it need to rotate around is about half way down the lens barrel) Just try and work out a decent way to have this hanging over the rotating point of the tripod.
If you want a multi-row pano-head then you've got to have the up and down pivot point level with the center of the lens barrel again, so the camera mount is gonna be hanging off the back somewhere..
Did that make any sence at all?!
I havnt got any pictures of mine at the moment as i kinda just destroyed it, and in the process of designing a new and more effective one.
There is the exact way of finding the modal point, I kinda just guessed, and it worked out aright..
When I was designing mine, I just made it out of paper first of all, so that I could line up against the camera and get a decent template to cut it out of wood..
[link] this was my very first tempt at using it.. excuse the room was in the process of being decorated, but you can see how well it all lines up. It really made it alot easier and worked pretty well i thought.