AlphaMirrorless 041: Creating Panoramic Images

Spurred by the suggestion of one of our listeners, Juan and Andy share all their knowledge and experience creating panoramic images. Making panos is pretty easy but it can also be somewhat tricky. Listen to Juan and Andy as they make creating panoramic images easy.

Announcement: Juan and Andy are taking a short break from the weekly podcast schedule. This means that there will not be podcasts released on December 26 and January 2nd. However we will return the the normal weekly schedule on January 9. Happy Holidays!

For those more attentive podcast listeners, you may have noticed that we swapped the releases of episodes 041 & 042. We did that because we wanted to get the a6500 video out to you guys as soon as we produced which meant pushing this episode, which we had recorded earlier a week back. Hope you don’t mind.

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Wishes of the Week

  • Juan: I would like the built in Pano feature on the Alpha cameras to create a raw file
  • Andy: More people would shoot handheld panos

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  • Ariel Glaze

    Those panoramas really have that medium format feel to them done right. I really enjoy the show, I wish I had the courage to transition to Sony, but I’m too invested and I doubt I can get my money back, plus I like that extra bit of weather sealing on my camera as I find myself shooting in rain every now and then.

    Two rants:
    Sony’s RAW files are great, but the JPEG colors are ugly by comparison to both my nikon and fuji. Maybe I just need to adjust and tweak the defaults.

    I wish Nikon came up with a mirrorless Full Frame. As Sony unveils new lenses, I’m finding my transition to be less and less attainable because G-master and Zeiss lenses are pricey even by comparison to counterparts.

    I have a Nikon 24-120mm 4.0, a 70-200mm 2.8 VRII, a 24mm 1.8, a 35mm 1.8, a 50mm 1.8, and an 85mm 1.8. ALL the Zeiss and even the Sony G-master counterparts are extremely expensive by at least $200-500 each over the Nikon prices.

    On the other hand, I saw Miguel Quiles presentation at Creative Live on mirrorless cameras, and I have to say, I was impressed with the Sony a6300. If Sony Bought me out of Nikon I’d switch. hahaha! I’m still enjoying the show.

    • Ariel,

      You know you can still use many of your Nikon lenses with adapters right? You don’t have to convert all at once, you can do it slowly. We have talked about this quite a bit, specially in the early episodes.

      I can’t really comment on the color of jpg images, since I always shoot raw and don’t think I have made a single jpg image in camera.

      Glad to hear you enjoy the show.

      -J