Sigma 8-16mm doing one row QTVR

Lately I’ve been very busy making sure I handle my Manfrotto 303sph correct as I might have a job coming up that really needs 100% of my attention. I have the Canon 5D Mark 2 equipped with Sigma 12-24mm against my Sigma SD15 and the 8-16mm lens. I wanted to know what combo would make life easiest and as I’m not done testing, this is only a little something for you to look at – if you jump over to the Canon version, then all links are done and working – but the Sigma version only contains three rooms so don’t be angry if you find links without function.

panorama, qtvr 8-16mm

All Canon 360’s was shot using the RAW2 mode (smaller RAW files) and developed using Lightroom 3. Sigma files has been developed using SPP. All shots done in one single row, no upper or lower shots. 8-16mm required 8 shots, while the Canon with it’s full frame and 12-24 only needed 6. Kitchen was shot using 5 bracketing frames – but I deleted the darkest where I wanted light and the brightest at the window area – so it looks weird. :)

About Carl Rytterfalk

Welcome to my blog! I'm Carl Rytterfalk, a swedish photographer who loves everything that is interesting in the world of photography. In 2002 I fell in love with the three layered Foveon sensor and has since then been an addicted user of Sigma cameras. Though I use Canon and Nikon as well. :)
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10 Responses to Sigma 8-16mm doing one row QTVR

  1. If you wanted to find the portal, here’s a screen shot of it’s position.

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  3. Zenek says:

    Canon version is too much overexposed and is badly stitched. Can you put equirectangular jpg files in full resolution to download and compare?

  4. Zenek,

    I didn’t make them as a comparison.. The Canon version came first and I exposed as I sort of would have with my Sigma, which is sort of the oposite with a canon. So I’ll make a better comparison soon. Also, I just started to really enjoy the Sigma 10mm fisheye – much wider than 8mm rectangular. :)

  5. Zenek,

    Also, you can go further into the house – not only stay in the bright livingroom.. there is more. :)

  6. Ricky says:

    mmm that’s amusing! I like it

  7. Bob van Ooik says:

    Yep with the Canon (and Nikon too btw) you need to be very careful with the highlights… gone is gone. The Sigma (and actually the Sony too) leave much more room for the recovery of the highlights. Learned that the hard way ;) The closet came out really cool much more usable from what I remember.

  8. Matthias says:

    From my personal experience the 5DII is quite good in highlights recovery and pushing the shadows (compared to SD14 and DP1).
    But the 7D, that I have currently, is really poor in highlights, and you see noise in ISO100 blue skies… Really unexpected

  9. mert says:

    Hej Carl,

    How did you build this mov file? Tutorial?

    thanks.

  10. Idan says:

    Great job Carl. After reading and viewing your post I have decided to take a look at 360 Virtual tour Panorama software. There are many out there. Any recommendation on a good one?

    I also want to know what photography gear is recommended for panorama photos?

    Thanks.

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