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John Blake

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Location: Greeley,Colorado, United States
Registered: 3 Apr 2007
My Nikon D800 and 10.5 shaved fisheye file sizes findings
Posted: 2 Apr 2012 at 20:23 GMT
FYI
I have the new Nikon D800 hare are a few of my file size findings for those interested
With the shaved Nikon 10.5mm fisheye. four images @ 90 degrees each with the NN R10 rotator
equirectangular output 11,220 pixels wide by 5610 pixels high or 37.4" inches wide by 18.7" inches high @300ppi
Quicktime VR output 70% quality 5.6 MB file
Outputs created using PT GUI Pro
ALSO
THREE row panorama using the NN Ultimate L1 pano head and Nikon D700 with the Nikon 24-70 F2.8 lens @70mm @6837 pixels high

ONE row,no cropping using the D800 vertical images 7360 pixels high
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Morten Boe

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Location: Perth, Australia
Registered: 8 Aug 2005
Re: My Nikon D800 and 10.5 shaved fisheye file sizes findings
Posted: 3 Apr 2012 at 3:21 GMT
Excellent! This is very close to using the 10.5 on a DX camera but with half the shots required. It would be great to see a sample when you have time. How does the 10.5mm hold up to the scrutiny of 36 megapixels?

I guess it will highlight some of the fringing and softness at the outer edges. However, I am hoping the extra resolution will make this a new standard for economical workflow maximising the detail for PTGui to do its thing.

Thanks for sharing,

Morten
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Henri Smeets

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Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Registered: 28 Nov 2006
Re: My Nikon D800 and 10.5 shaved fisheye file sizes findings
Posted: 3 Apr 2012 at 12:20 GMT
Very curious indeed to the actual result John, please share it with us.

Thanks!
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lybarrondo

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Location: New England, United States
Registered: 12 Feb 2009
Re: My Nikon D800 and 10.5 shaved fisheye file sizes findings
Posted: 3 Apr 2012 at 23:07 GMT
John,

Any chance you have the 14-24mm Nikon lens. I'd love to see the quality of that combo.

Thanks,

Loren
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John Blake

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Location: Greeley,Colorado, United States
Registered: 3 Apr 2007
Re: My Nikon D800 and 10.5 shaved fisheye file sizes findings
Posted: 4 Apr 2012 at 15:27 GMT
I do have the 14-24 f2.8 and also the 24-70f2.8 lens.
The image quality of these lenses is simply stunning with the D800 raw files opened in Nikon Capture. I haven't created a panorama with the D800 and these lenses as yet. I'll try to create one in the next few days.
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lybarrondo

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Location: New England, United States
Registered: 12 Feb 2009
Re: My Nikon D800 and 10.5 shaved fisheye file sizes findings
Posted: 6 Apr 2012 at 2:23 GMT
I'd love to hear back on how they work with this camera. I have both lenses as well and they are simply the best. I have a D700 and occasionally use it with the 14-24 lens for some higher res panos, but the D200 & 10.5 make for a more practical workflow. I have been working on some large tours with close to 100 panos each and my clients seem to prefer the cost of the 10x5K images vs the more time-consuming, high quality ones. However, there are some occasions where detail is important. If at all possible, telling me the final resolution and posting a sample would be appreciated. I'd like to do my homework before investing in such an expensive piece of equipment. Any thoughts on D800 vs D800E. I sure like the detail of the latter, but fear killing my workflow with having to correct false color and patterns.

Another important question would be whether you have any stitching problems. Nothing kills workflow like having to correct stitch errors. I've got the D200/10.5 combo down and rarely have any touchups to do.

Thanks!
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